I'm going to put my seeds in the freezer for an emergency and give some a try next year in the garden. I've never used any non-hybrid seeds before. Any pointers?
Of all the things we can do to prepare for the unknown, garden seeds is the best. Seeds, soil and water provided by mother nature will allow you to produce nutritious food for your family at close to no cost.
Thanks for this info. I have tried to buy non-hybrid and heirloon tomato plants with limited success. I will definitely be adding this item to my storage for immediate use and for preparedness.
I have planted mine and they are doing very well. I am going to order 2 more cans for reserve. Just remember to keep them in your fridge and it will add many years to their shelf-life.
I bought one of these cans about 5 years ago and opened it to rotate and check seed. I have been getting an average of 95% germination rate for all the varieties planted. I wanted to test these so I didn't plant them directly, I germinated all of the in starter trays or cellulose, but I am still impressed with the start rate.
Finally, open discussion on heirloom seeds. I grow and harvest vegetables, fruit, and am trying some nut trees (I harvest and can/freeze for a year supply for family of four). I am changing all seeds for heirloom as harvesting your own seeds is very easy and cost effective!
I would love to see discussions on drying, canning, freezing and sharing of recipes for harvesting the fruits of out labor.
I am excited about getting these seeds and it is good to know about storing them in cooler temperatures
since we live in the desert!
I am happy to have an explanation of what an Heirloom seed is. My mother was telling me that I should get them but I didn't understand until now. I actually planned on getting seeds from all the plants I am growing this year but they are mostly Hybrid. I will probably be getting these seeds! Thanks!
I also store trees and shrubs I get from the Arbor Day foundation (in the fall and winter) in the fridge for the winter- I have some out in a pot right now, and they are thriving!
I just ordered this can of seeds. I've been gardening for years. I grow enough to feed myself and spouse, plus have enough to share. We raise chickens and have fruit trees.
Nice I was worried about storing seeds bought from the store, didnt know these were available. ill be picking some up right away.
I am so excited about your new blog. I know very little about survival in an emergency so I will come here often to become informed.
I will also send this link to my family and friends.
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Thanks again and God Bless,
I remember reading somewhere that someone had planted their seeds after storing them for about 10 years. They all grew just fine. Definitely a great idea to include some of these seeds in your food storage.
I agree, this is great info. I look forward to the blog about how to harvest and reuse the seeds. Thanks.
Thanks for the info. I’ve never really thought about including garden seeds in my food storage. Great idea.