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 peoples 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 of phone calls and emails about about "survival seeds". So we did a little research on the Internet to see what came up.
This package gives you not only vegetables, but life-sustaining grains. Grains are essential for long term sustainability. Think how many things you eat daily that have grains in them. No one else currently offers grains in their package.
Our package also has herb seeds not only for flavoring, but for highly important medicinal purposes. An example is California Poppy. You may ask what the heck is a flower doing in this package? When prepared correctly the root of California poppy has historically been used as a sedative. These seeds were chosen based on our experience of homestead food needs. For instance, Lucullus Chard was chosen not only because of its nutritional value, long growing season or great quantity/size of leaves produced. It was chosen because it is dual purpose. Meaning, it was the standard years ago for feeding livestock and more specifically chickens. You like eggs and chicken? Here you are worried about feeding yourself, but did you even think about what you are going to feed your animals? That is why a dual purpose vegetable like Lucullus Chard is so important. With limited resources, growing many dual purpose foods is essential.
There are many types of pumpkins and winter squash offered in this package. Why? Pumpkins/winter squash are also an extremely useful dual purpose people and livestock food that stores for months without refrigeration. There are beans in this package for drying. Meaning you let the beans dry on the plant, thresh them and store them (again without refrigeration) for winter soups when no other protein is available. There is dent corn (not sweet corn, as you cannot do the same thing with it) in this package that you will also dry, similar to the beans, store and feed it to your animals or eat it yourself as cornmeal.
You get the point. When you buy this package you are buying the knowledge that we have accumulated over the years.
High Calorie Crops
Medium Calorie Crops
Nutritional Green Crops
Herbs & Misc.
Trucker's Yellow Corn
Golden Bantam Corn
Contender Bush Bean
Blue Lake Fm1k Pole Bean
Oregon Sugar Pod Pea
Black Beauty Zucchini
Straightneck Yellow Squash
Red Mammoth Beet
Early Wonder Beet
Danvers 126 Carrot
Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Harris Model Parsnip
Bloomsdale Long-standing Spinach
Waltham 29 Broccoli
Charleston Wakefield Cabbage
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
LI Improved Brussel Sprout
Ruby Red Chard
Fordhook Giant Chard
Boston Pickling Cucumber
Small Sugar Pumpkin
Purple Top White Turnip
Evergreen White Bunching Onion
China Rose Radish
Italian Large Basil
Sweet Banana Pepper
Anaheim Chili Pepper
Hungarian Sweet Pepper
Utah 52-70 Celery
Honey Rock Melon
Sugar Baby Watermelon
*Substitutions to this list may be made depending on seed availability
Customize Your Seed for Your Region
We can customize your seeds for your growing region for an additional $25.00 We are the only company that can do this. Many of these survival seed companies say they sell "grow anywhere rare heirloom seed". What the heck is "grow anywhere"? If the seed is "rare" I'm guessing it doesn't "grow anywhere"??? I know as a farmer each global region has plant varieties that will do better than others. For example you wouldn't try to grow dent corn in Washington state. Cornbread (made from dent corn) would be tasty, but in those cool summer nights it would never develop. We will custom pack each survival container based on your growing region when you order a custom package. Please choose the customized package from the drop down menu below. We will customize your package based on the zip code provided at checkout. IF you are not buying for that area, please specify in the customer notes where you would like the package customized for.
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.
*Please note that custom packages MAY take up to a week longer to ship. Your order must be dried to seed storage specifications before sealing to prevent excess moisture.
*We cannot recommend via email or phone what seed var. would work for your region. When you customize the package it will be customized for your region based on varieties that are known to grow well for your area and current seed stock availability. You will not get a "list" of how the package is customized. That is extremely time consuming for us and it takes much longer to customize packages based on your region already.
*Further shipping charges and packing time may apply to large bulk orders. You will be notified by email.