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Non Hybrid Survival Seeds

My Survival Seed Bank arrived today!

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survival seed bank canister is HUGE

 

And I can’t wait to get in my garden and plant the seeds!

Survival Seed Bank is a canister almost a foot tall, I must say I was a bit surprised when I opened the package. Didn’t think it was THAT BIG. It’s HUGE! Check out the pictures if you don’t believe me! Inside this foot tall container are seed pack with individual seed varieties..

I wanted to buy a seed bank for some time, for a couple of reasons. I notices, and I’m sure you have too, that the prices of groceries are rising all the time. Frankly, it’s becoming alarming if you ask me.

I particularly hate when producers don’t increase the price, but instead make the container a little smaller (lets say, instead of 10 oz of product, the newly designed container now has 9 oz). It’s still a price increase, if you get LESS goods for the same price!
So, it makes sense to start growing at least some of our food ourselves..

We are lucky that we have a large backyard and part of it is already converted in a vegetable garden. My wife and I (well, mostly me, but she helps) are growing vegetables for a couple of years now..it started rather small, with just a couple of tomatoes, peppers, some lettuce and spices, but since than every year we increase the number of vegetables we plant, and the yields go up every season! We planned our garden correctly, started a compost bin, have some raised beds even..it’s really coming along nicely.

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nicely packed seed packages

Let me show you what you can expect in a Survival Seed Bank, if you decide to buy one. All the seeds are non hybrid NON-GMO seeds, and the usual varieties are listed below. I say usual, because sometimes, due to seed shortage, they may swap some varieties with others. But, always non hybrid non GMO! And the amount of seeds is always the same. Here’s the list:

Jacob’s Cattle Bean
Bountiful Bean
Black Valentine Bean, stringless
Detroit Dark Red Beet
Copenhagen Market Cabbage
Scarlet Nantez Carrot
Fordhook Giant Chard
Golden Bantam Corn
Reid’s Yellow Dent Corn
Straight Eight Cucumber
Rosa Bianca Eggplant
Oak Leaf Lettuce
Red Salad Bowl Lettuce
Hales Best Melon
Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion
Green Arrow Pea
California Wonder Pepper
Early Jalapeno Pepper
French Breakfast Radish
Bloomsdale Spinach
Waltham Butternut Squash
Brandywine Tomato

Nice assortment of delicious vegetables if you ask me!

In case you were wondering, I bought my survival seeds from here, because I was able to compare all survival seed banks in one place before making a purchase, which i really liked. There is a nice table which is really detailed, with every data about each seed bank you need: number of seeds, varieties,packaging, detailed review and of course price! Really nice. The direct link to the seed bank I bought is http://www.survivalseedbank.com

 

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Survival Seeds Bank – Save Money By Making Your Own

fresh organic vegetablesIt seems that everywhere you look, someone is offering Survival Seeds or a “Survival Seed Bank” for sale. I don’t know which is more unbelievable. The prices they’re asking for these Survival Seeds or the Survival Seed Banks or that there are actually people willing to pay the asking price! Many of these offers don’t have $10 worth of seeds in them and they’re being sold for $50 to $150!

Buying and storing seeds for survival is not hard and not expensive, certainly not as expensive as some of the survival seed packs being offered on the Internet.

How To Make Your Own Survival Seed Bank

First off, you want to use only heirloom seeds, not hybrid seeds. Heirloom seeds are open pollinated. You will get the same type of plant year after year by saving the seeds. With hybrid seeds, the plants are derived from two different plant varieties. The problem with seeds from hybrids is that when you save the seeds and replant them, you typically get one variety and not the other. That is, if you even get anything from the hybrid seeds.

You can find good quality heirloom seeds on the Internet. Several places that I re3commend are Heirloom Seeds, Baker Creek and Victory Seeds. Another good source of heirloom seeds is Seed Savers. Seed Savers is an exchange where people can share and trade heirloom seeds.

Before you start ordering any kind of seeds, sit down and figure out which varieties you want to plant and which ones you may want to plant in the future. Make a list before you start shopping for seeds.

For example, here are the seeds I buy, plant and put back in my seed bank.

Corn (sweet and field varieties)
Beans (pole, green and pinto)
Tomatoes (southern varieties that do well in the heat)
Onions (bulb and green type)
Potatoes (I prefer the red and Yukon golds)
Okra
Radish
Peas
Cucumbers (pickling and slicers)
Melons (watermelon, cantaloupe)
Peppers
Greens (spinach, turnip, etc)

The seeds that you’ll want to fit your situation will probably be different, but at least this will give you an idea of what types I put back. Make sure that you’ve actually grown the variety in your area to ensure that it grows well in your local climate. Here in the South, many Tomato varieties don’t handle our heat well, so we have to be selective in what we plant. For example, the heirloom variety Brandywines are great tomatoes but they don’t tolerate the heat near as well as Arkansas Travelers. So which one do you think I plant and put back the most of? You guessed it, the Travelers!

Now that you have your own list of heirloom seeds made out, go shopping. Depending on the variety, I try to buy all my seeds in bulk. I like to have at least several hundred seeds of each type in my bank at any one time. I will also add seeds throughout the early Spring as they become available and I also add some of my own seeds that I saved.

By saving seeds this way, you’ll soon find out that your survival seed bank grows quickly!

How To Make a Survival Seed Bank

Now let’s say that you have your survival seeds and you want to start your seed bank. I personally do not like to store seeds in the packets they come in, but I have done it without any ill effects. I normally put them into a plastic bag, put a label into the bag with the name of the plant and date I put them in and then vacuum seal the bag. Once I have a good variety of seeds, I will then store them in several manners.

My favorite way is to put all the vacuum packed seeds into a mylar bag and seal it. Once that bag is sealed, I then put it into a plastic bucket (2 gallon or larger) or a PVC pipe sealed at both ends (one end with a threaded cap seal).

Another way I store my seeds after I’ve vacuumed packed them is in a surplus ammo can with a good tight seal. These are normally seeds stored away from my home in remote locations that I can retrieve at a later date if I need them.

If this all seems over kill, just remember, moisture and air are your seeds enemy. Once your seeds get soaked, you’ll need to plant them right away or risk damage. Some may be okay by drying them quickly, but then again, you’re not generally around when your stored seeds become water logged!
Why Store Survival Seeds?

Many people question why anyone needs to store seeds for survival. If you find yourself asking this, you need to do some more research on hybrid seeds. I’ll just quickly give you my opinion here.

First, many genetically enhanced hybrid seeds produce great food. But I’m not real big on genetically enhanced anything and I prefer food from good ole heirloom seeds.

Some will argue that food from genetically enhanced food is not as good for you as food grown from heirloom seeds. I don’t know this to be true and have never read any hardcore evidence supporting this theory.

I know this to be true of many varieties. Heirloom seeds produced vegetables taste better than vegetables grown from hybrid seeds. This is true for Tomatoes, Melons, Corn and others.

Some also point out the controversy behind the so called Terminator Seeds or GURT seeds. These seeds are designed to be sterile and not reproduce. Although I can find nothing saying these seeds have ever been sold commercially, there’s always the thought in the back of some people’s mind.

So before you shell out big money for a survival seed bank or small packets of vacuum packed survival seeds, save yourself a lot of money and do it yourself. You’ll save money and come away with a lot more seeds for the money!

Are You Ready To Take Control Of Your Own Food Supply?

Vegetable gardenCould you and your family get off the grid and survive in a panic? Do you have enough seeds to plant a survival garden and feed your family? Do you have the right kind of seeds to plant? If you’re answering no to these questions, you need to stop wherever you are and ask yourself… “What would I do if the grocery stores closed?” The answer sadly is that you’d probably go hungry.

A survival seed bank (or seedbank) is a collection of viable seeds for common grains, vegetables, herbs, and fruits; many survivalists maintain such banks so that they can feed themselves if an apocalyptic event occurs or if oppressive forces attempt to wipe out those species.

Emergency Seed Bank Vs. Survival Seed Bank

I’ve bought my first survival seed bank few years ago, and I was very pleased with it. It was sold by this company, and the package not only included really generous amount of different vegetable seeds all sealed individually and packed in a plastic seed bank, but also special manual on 81pages with detail instructions how to start and grow your survival garden using non hybrid seeds.

But, I decided it was time to buy another survival seed bank and before “closing the deal” I thought I would look around to see what’s new on the market. To my surprise, today there is almost a dozen different suppliers of survival seeds and survival seed banks!

Some seem really nice and could be a nice deal, but some look quite phony and I’m not sure they offer a great deal of vegetable seeds for the asked price. It seems I’ll need to have a closer look at each and every emergency survival seed bank offered, and then make my choice!

I’ll keep you posted with my findings!

Gardening with Survival Seeds

In the event of any kind of local or global catastrophe, the vegetable garden can ensure survival food if you have planted it on time. Learning how to plant a vegetable garden will ensure that you have enough food during these catastrophic events.

Your urban survival kit should include: gardening equipment, gardening almanac and survival seeds or survival seed bank.
You can plant a vegetatable garden in any plot or in containers if you don’t have the space. Just make sure that the location is sunny.
Sharing your survival tips, knowledge  and your food survival skills with others will help them survive too!

P.S. Emergency Seed Bank is having a sale! If you buy a survival seed bank now, you can save $40! Check it out here: http://mysurvivalgarden.com/survival-seeds-compared/

Survival Seed Bank

Survival Seed Bank is a phrase which is gaining in popularity during the past couple of months because it is turning out to be one of hottest tendencies in disaster preparedness and survival gear.

Possibly you have by now heard of Survival Seed Banks since an increasing number of vendors are initiating to advertise Survival Seed Bank as a survival solution and also an integral part of each and every household crisis gear.

All Survival Seed Bank is usually a plastic box filled with tens of thousands non-hybrid vegetable seeds. Most Survival Seed Banks hold somewhere between 15 and 30 various vegetable types. Each variety is also packed in plastic – type or paper bag and then sealed together in a container known as Survival Seed Bank.

Non Hybrid seeds have always been generally being used for Survival Seed Bank considering their particular hardiness, dietary worth as well as possibility to generate crops which have viable seeds. So that you could benefit from this year’s crop by saving the seeds meant for following growing year.

Attaining the ability to plant an entire acre of survival garden in the occasion of an unexpected disaster may perhaps make the difference between all your family members eating or running starving in a catastrophe.

Stocking a survival seed bank and also thinking about a survival garden needs to be an integral part of each and every persons disaster readiness agenda.

Very much like storing food, water, electric batteries, as well as other survival gear, an integral part of household critical items should be the Survival Seed Bank.

Check the links on the left for Survival Seed Bank reviews.

Why Should Everyone Need a “Survival Garden”?

Survival seeds safely stockpiled in a Survival Seed Bank and ready to grow survival garden is something every survivalist should have. In case of economical or natural disasters food production and food shipment might get disrupted.

Most grocery stores only carry a few days worth of supplies, which in case of wide spread disasters, isn’t enough. When panic buying kicks in, those grocery stores would be run over and wiped out in a matter of hours! And the only way to obtain food for you and your family is to grow it yourself!

Every time a hurricane makes landfall, or some flood is approaching, all the grocery stores in that area are practically cleaned out. The same would happen if there were any other type of world wide event (like the recent economical crises).

People who live in cities and other urban areas and who are dependent on the grocery stores and retail chains for their food – they especially need to take home gardening seriously and think about purchasing survival vegetable seeds for emergency.

Saving seeds for future years is a very essential project without a doubt. Actually, the modern society is slowly moving in direction of a critical point of no return, from which there will be no way back. The survival seed banks must be established so that the upcoming generations can at the very least have the most essential thing like food. For the reason that food is essential of the people, along with drinking water. But the issue that obviously comes up is this: why at all should all of us be worried about stocking food for the foreseeable future? This is because Mother Nature is really going for a disaster.

Environment experts indicate rising cases of climate alterations, erratic weather behaviours, raise of global temperatures, also known as global warming etc. These plainly suggest, that if we don’t prepare for the foreseeable future with prepper resources, we are going to be in a lot of trouble. There is also the importance for realizing that consumers cannot use the type of agricultural inputs that are applied these days. For instance, lots of inorganic components like pesticides and fertilizers are used in modernday agriculture.

But down the road, when things become really hard, people will have to use basic forms of gardening, like survival gardening and organic farming. So besides just storing vegetable seeds, there is also a neccessety of conserving the knowledge. This can only happen if the information and approaches for traditional gardening are handed down from generation to generation. To endure, people will have to return to the very basic principles and this is where the essential requirement for survival seed bank takes place.

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