TEXAS READY was formed in 2012 by Lucinda Bailey and Kurt Nauck in response to front page headlines. Since that time, the reasons for becoming nutritionally self-sufficient have only become more evident. As a result, an ever-growing segment of our society is becoming health conscious and concerned about the food they eat. Though fresh produce is an ideal source of vitamins, nutrients and fiber, the fruits and vegetables sold at the local grocery store may not meet the exacting requirements of today’s informed consumer.
Realizing that the only way to truly know what you are eating is to grow it yourself, we decided to assemble a turn-key sustainable backyard garden kit. We use only open-pollinated heirloom vegetable seeds in our banks, and the varieties we’ve chosen are both hardy and prolific. Cultivated properly, these non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds will perform well and provide a lifetime of excellent nutrition and food security for you and your family.
Our company was founded upon the Texas model of capitalism, freedom, independence, integrity, self-sufficiency, preparedness and civic responsibility. These are the values which inform our personal lives, our business practices and our product line.
Meet the Owners
Lucinda Bailey, CCA (aka, The Seed Lady) is a Master Gardener and Certified Crop Advisor specializing in the cultivation of heirloom vegetables from seed. Her interest began as a teenager in Michigan where she grew produce in her backyard to sell to neighbors. She now spends her time traveling around the country attending shows and presenting seminars on Mittleider gardening and food production.
Lucinda has been blessed with a wonderful daughter, and enjoys playing the piano, tending her livestock and working the Texas Ready test gardens.
If Lucinda is the bean planter, Kurt is the bean counter! A great-great grandson of Pink Higgins, Kurt Nauck is a Texas native and Wildlife Biology graduate from Texas A&M University. In 1984 he founded Wildlife on Wheels, an educational program currently operated by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Kurt is also the proprietor of Nauck’s Vintage Records, the largest company in the world dealing in vintage sound recordings.