What’s in the Grow Your Own Food Seed Pack?

What's in the Free Seed Project Pack (2021)

We are delighted to provide the seeds to help you grow your food for yourself and your community!

Order a Grow Your Own Food Seed Pack here!

This pack includes healing greens, hearty veggies, tasty herbs, and a mix of beautiful and fragrant flowers for our bee, butterfly, and pollinator friends. There are enough seeds for you to start a good-sized garden that can fill your life with happiness, health, and sustainability.

The pack includes 12 different baggies of seeds. This page serves as a resource for you to

  •  Identify the seeds in your pack
  •  Get planting information for each seed variety

The bags are color-coded to identify the seeds. If different seeds arrive in bags of the same color, a seed characteristic to differentiate the two plants will be listed. 

We want to send packs to as many people as possible, so we keep costs low by publishing most information online rather than sending you multiple-page documents. Plus, it is more sustainable to use less ink and paper. A small guide that you can print is coming soon.

For information about each seed variety, including planting instructions, click the highlighted links in the following “What’s in the Free Seed Pack?” section. It will redirect you to the relevant page on johnnyseeds.com. 

Here is a key to help you identify your seeds. This key shows the seeds in their bags just as you’ll find them in your envelope:

Here is a key to help you identify your seeds. This key shows the seeds out of their bags:

What’s in the Free Seed Pack?

Carrots (25 seeds) bolero variety

Radishes (50 seeds) easter egg multicolor mix

Turnips (200 seeds) purple top white globe variety

Bunching Onions (120 seeds) evergreen hardy white variety

Basil (200 seeds) mix of Italian, red rubin, Thai and lemon varieties

Chives (40 seeds) mix of purly, staro and Chinese leeks/garlic chives varieties

Dill (100 seeds) bouquet variety

Kale (40 seeds) mix of toscano/ lacinato/ dinosaur kale, red Russian and white Russian varieties

Arugula (170 seeds) esmee variety

Mustard Greens (70 seeds) mix of red giant and green wave mustard green varieties and choi sum (Asian green)

Flower mix / Beneficial Insect Attractant Mix (flowers) (100 seeds) This mix contains approximately 19 different plants that attract beneficial insects. Perennial and annual varieties attract a wide array of beneficial insects that prey upon unwanted garden insect pests. Watch this video to learn about beneficial insects.

Herb mix (400 seeds) mix of lemon balmGreek oregano and chamomile


All the seeds in this pack are from Johnny’s Seeds. We have chosen them because of their high standard of environmental and social ethics as well as their extremely helpful website. To learn more about the seeds they provide click here. See their Grower’s Library where they provide clear, accurate, timely information that helps you excel as a grower. You may find their Ask a Grower option to be extremely helpful. Using this form, you have access to a knowledgeable team of experienced growers to assist you with your questions. They respond within 48 hours.

For help starting your garden please read our Free Seed Project Gardening Guide.