The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm Online Auction 2024
Auction Ends: Mar 29, 2024 10:00 PM EDT

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Thoreau Farm's Seed Kit: 19th Century Kitchen Garden at Thoreau's Birthplace

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$60 USD
$90 USD to msaa3e62d
Number of Bids
16  -  Bid History

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"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." – Henry David Thoreau

A unique gift for the gardener in your life!

Recreate Thoreau Farm's 19th century kitchen garden with seeds plantings grown on Thoreau Farm! Step outside your kitchen door and experience the fun of harvesting from your own soil with Thoreau Farm's seed kit.

The kit includes seeds for: 

Blue Coco Bean A pre-1775 French heirloom named for its chocolate seeds and bluish-purple pods. Rare and unusual. Sweet tasting raw. Fabulous variety. Pole bean.

Christmas Lima Bean Heavy yields, chestnut flavor. Dates back to the 1840s. Gorgeous quarter-sized beans. Ark. Pole bean. 

Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean Memorializes forced relocation of Cherokee Indians in the mid-19th cen; they carried this bean throughout this infamous walk, a death march for 1000s. For snap or dried beans. Beautiful shiny black beans. Pole bean.

Butterfly Weed A lovely orange blossom milk weed that Monarchs love.


Purchase of this item supports Thoreau Farm Trust (TFT) and the preservation of Henry David Thoreau’s Birthplace.




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