100% Certified Organic Safety Seed
No other company out there currently offers a 100% Certified Organic Survival Seed Package
Why is that important? You can not save and replant seed from Genetically Engineered seed.
How can you be sure you are getting seed that is NOT Genetically Engineered?
Is it enough to be labeled "non GMO"? Who guarantees or regulates that?
The rules of the National Organic Program prohibit farmers from planting transgenic seeds.
"Organic crops must be grown in safe soil, have no modifications and must remain separate from conventional products. Farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers and sewage sludge-based fertilizers."
Do not be fooled! "All Natural" does not mean certified organic. Look for the certified organic seals. It is the only way to be safe!
Our seeds are certified organically grown in accordance with the National Organic Standards and meet or exceed Federal germination requirements.
Our seeds are listed with OMRI. The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing.
Our seeds are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Sustainable Seed Company meets the National Organic Standards established by the USDA / National Organic Program (NOP) for handling.
Recently many of us have become concerned about issues such as economic collapse, natural disasters, and food security. Most of us realize that we are totally dependent on big business to feed us and what they are feeding us in the form of GMOs in not only unhealthy, but can evaporate over night. Food safety and availability is number one in most intelligent people's mind today.
Just like you would store water or can goods in an emergency, you need a seed bank. If you don't already have a garden when an emergency strikes you had better plant one and fast. That stock of food will not last long and your very survival may depend on it. What will your family eat if the grocery store shelves are empty? It is a scary thought considering most people don't even plant a garden anymore. Did you know that the U. S. census bureau no longer has "farming" listed as an occupation anymore? That is how far removed from our food we are!
Why we started selling seed banks
In 2009 we started getting numerous phone calls and emails about about "survival seeds". So we did a little research on the Internet to see what came up. We were shocked at the outrageous claims being made by people who are not even seed companies.
Beware of non-seed companies selling "survival seeds". Seed companies must adhere to federal germination guidelines. You have no guarantee these folks didn't just buy the cheapest seed, and many times, foreign seed. You have no idea what the germination rates may be. A few say they buy from a "trusted national seed company"...if it is so trusted then why don't they say the company's name? This is similar to going to the local feed or hardware store to buy your seed.
Here are some very important things to consider when buying a organic seed for a survival seed bank:
Organic Seed Packaging
All seeds are packed in individual packages, then packed in a large, resealable, space age Mylar package for maximum protection. This package is sealed in a steel, airtight container to keep harmful moisture from destroying your seeds. The package is also rodent resistant, being made out of steel (you must choose the steel option). If you live in a high humidity climate or will be storing this in a root seller, you might want to choose the plastic option. Steel does rust. That is a fact of nature and we cannot guarantee cans against rust. We have no control over the environment you place your can in. Please choose the plastic option if you cannot keep your can in a very dry place. All organic seed cans are packed with with a silicon drying agent and all seed packets are double bagged for protection.
All of our organic heirloom seeds have planting instructions
Unlike survival seed bank companies that package seeds in a plain envelopes with just a mailing sticker attached containing the variety name on the package, ALL of our organic seed is packaged with complete planting instructions. In a time of crisis you may not be able to run to the Internet and look up planting instructions. If you guess and plant seeds too deep you may reduce your yield as much as 80%, or worse. Knowledge and information are key to survival. You need planting instructions to be successful.
You get 50 packages of Certified Organic Heirloom Seeds:
*Substitutions to this list may be made depending on seed availability. How Long Do Organic Seeds Last?
We sell only certified organic, open pollinated heirloom seeds. Which means in the event you don't have access to seed again, you can save the seed from the food you grow and plant more next year. As opposed to hybrid or genetically modified seed. This is key to being self-sustaining in a time of crisis.
Learning How to Save Seed
Seed to Seed by Suzzane Ashworth 228 pages
It is not enough that you have the seed. It is imperative that you understand how to save your seed as your very life may depend on it. Many vegetables will cross pollinate. If you blindly save seed you will not necessarily have something edible next year. Learn how to save seed! Knowledge is the key to survival success that is why we offer this book. No one else does this.
Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds.
Seed to Seed is widely acknowledged as the best guide available for home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a small scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable featured in the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the techniques she recommends for the home garden.
This newly updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed, which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge about seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by expert gardeners from seven regions of the United States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, and Northwest.This book is listed at $25, it is yours with this package. If you are looking for a simpler seed saving book you may substitute Seed Sowing and Saving. Please say so in the customer notes section when checking out.
All seed cans are packed with with a silicon drying agent and all seed packets are double bagged for protection.
A Final Note
Honestly, it doesn't matter what "survival seed" or safety seed option you choose if you do not have the knowledge to grow vegetables. There are many things out there that just love veggies like deer, gophers, insects, fungus and disease. Then, you must understand soil nutrition if you actually want your vegetables to produce a bounty. LEARN NOW while your belly is full and you are not preoccupied with where you next meal is coming from. Right now you have the luxury of searching the web or reading books, but later you may not. Buy a safety seed can, BUT buy a few other $1.99 cent packages of vegetables and start experimenting in your backyard if you don't have a great deal of knowledge. We carry an excellent guide to organic gardening. READ IT. Talk to other gardening folks, join a community garden and learn how to grow food for your family. It is not hard, but you are not going to be able to "pop a top" on a can of seeds and hope to grow enough food to feed yourself unless you know something about growing the veggies.
*This package may not be big enough for a large family. If you have a large family (more than 4) or want a more complete package see our Homestead Package.
*Further shipping charges and packing time may apply to large bulk orders. You will be notified by email.