This page is about me, about David, about our business, and about our farm and journey into homesteading. My name is Juanita and I was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. We always had a small garden in our yard when I was a child. My grandparents had big gardens each year. When I was 16, my father got the notice that changed our lives forever. IBM (I've Been Moved) sent my dad to El Paso, Texas right in the middle of my junior year in high school. I was about to learn that not everywhere in the United States has a mild climate for growing. El Paso is a desert! We gardened but it was like learning how to garden all over again.
David is the founder and owner of David's Garden Seeds®. We have been married for over 32 years now. They have gone by quickly but each year, David has had a garden, even when he was working over in the Middle East during the Gulf War. When he was gone, the kids and I had a garden here in San Antonio.
David and I have lived across the United States and 20 years ago, we moved back to Texas because David is originally from San Antonio. When David was 12 years old, his family moved to a ranch in Leakey, Texas on land inherited by his mom. They gardened a lot in Leakey, so much that David got sick of it and as a senior in high school he told his father he would never set foot in a garden again! When he graduated high school, David joined the Army. He proudly served for 8 and a half years and got tired of the camping trips to the field.
We got married in 1987 and he has put a garden in every yard we have lived in.
Fast forward 22 years later...David came back from working in the Middle East as a civilian contractor and looked around for something he wanted to do. He started selling our books and DVDs on Amazon and then he decided he would sell seeds since he loves to garden. My response was, "Don't bother because it won't work."
David doesn't obey me and I am so happy about that. David started selling seeds on Amazon and it just took off! I have never been so glad to admit I was wrong! That was ten years ago.
Three and a half years ago, I quit my day job! It was one of the happiest days of my life! Now I work full time for David's Garden Seeds® building the website, doing social media, filling orders, writing paychecks, writing about our new farm, and whatever else needs to be done.
Ten years later, we still sell Non-GMO seeds on Amazon, as well as from our websites. We are David's Garden Seeds®, now a reputable seed company known for selling the best quality seeds we can find. We took the Safe Seed Pledge so you know you always get Non-GMO safe seeds from us!
We are David's Garden Seeds®. If you need great seeds, we've got about 1500 varieties to choose from.