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Large Safety Seed in a Can

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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 is 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.

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 seed for a seed bank:

 

  • Seed is not manufactured, but grown on a farm by a farmer.  Many people forget this.  It is a living embryo.  It must be treated as such.
  • How seed is stored waiting to be sold.  Yes, that seed looks nice sitting for months in the greenhouse garden center, but it is hot and humid (very bad for seed).  Or worse, someone's garage that is running a survival supply company over the Internet. Seeds are living organisms.  Temperature fluctuations and high humidity drastically reduce the viability of seed.  We store our seed in a temperature and humidity controlled room.  We go to great expense to do this.  Our seed is kept at 55* until the time it is shipped to you.  If your very survival is dependent on this seed wouldn't you want the best and freshest seed?
  • Germination Standards.  This dictates how much of the seed you get actually sprouts or germinates.  Seed companies must follow federal guidelines set forth based on these standards.  Who regulates the survival seed/supply companies?  They should fall under the same laws if they are selling seed, but do they even have a license to sell seed?  Did you know that it is perfectly legal to sell onion seed for instance that only geminates at 70%?  Or what about carrots that only have to germinate to 55%?  What if you went to the grocery and the checkout clerk rung you up for an apple then cut it in half and threw half away? That is what 55% germination basically is.  We are a seed company.  Our very reputation is staked on having the highest germination and success rates.  When buying from someone who is not a seed company how would you know the quality of the seed till you 'pop the top" and try to grow it?  What if only a small percentage of your seed germinates?  If you truly were counting on that seed/garden you would starve!  Why in the world would anyone wanting "survival seed" buy from anyone but a reputable, licensed seed company?
  • Foreign grown seed.  Most seed companies and seed brokers buy seed grown around the world.  Many buy from the cheapest sources like China or India.  Why is this bad you ask?  Despite the obvious of not supporting American farmers Click here to read the list.  In short think of it this way...  You want seed as closely adapted to your region as you can possibly get.  Seeds/plants are not widgets.  One type doesn't grow everywhere and produce abundant harvests.  Your success depends on seed that is regionally adapted. I know that most Indian seed companies for instance are not producing plants/seeds that are adapted to my California conditions.  We don't get that hot, humid and have that kind of moisture available to us.  Plants from those seeds will not succeed well here.  If my life or "survival" depended on this I would at least want seed that was produced on the same continent! 
  • Seed is a seasonal commodity.  Did you know most seed crops are contracted out a year or more in advance?  There are only so many American farmers growing heirloom seed  these days and most are contracted to large wholesale seed houses that dominate the market.  If you want American grown seed and you are a seed company you must buy from these companies unless you grow it yourself.  Most of these companies will not deal with anyone who contracts small amounts of seed like the hundreds of small survival supply companies or other seed companies popping up overnight on the web.  What does that mean?  That means they must buy from another sub-dealer or seed broker.  So instead of getting the seed straight from the farm then the seed house, they get what has been through many hands, what other bigger seed companies didn't want and lower germination rates .  This seed is transported all over the country through many warehouses, temperature extremes and many types of storage facilities all handling a living organism ... seed.  You can see the problem?  We grow our seed, we contract directly with local farmers and directly buy from reputable seed houses. 
  • Is the seed genetically engineered?  Is it a hybrid?  Can I save seed year to year and have it come true?  Where does it come from? Did you ask?  Most people don't even ask where their food comes from much less their seed.

"The "worlds largest" supplier of vegetable seed to the market is Seminis. Seminis is owned by the makers of Agent Orange, DDT and RoundUp. Monsanto is also the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed, holding 90% market share for various GE seeds." [1] (Source Wikipedia)      Click here to see what seed companies are selling Seminis seed.

  • Many of these survival seed companies have greatly over exaggerated claims as to food production from their seeds. They say these few seeds will produce "thousands of pounds". How do you get "thousands of pounds" from 20 seed packets?  Others offer seeds in nothing but paper packages with nothing to protect the seed from rodents or moisture. We directly emailed a one of Internet's most visible "Survival Seed" companies asking how long their seeds would store this way and we were told "seed will store ten to a thousand years when kept dark and dry". Maybe, if you store it under ground in the desert or in a cave. I assumed he was referring to the seeds found in Egyptian tombs or Anasazi caves??? Most of us don't have a cave handy or live in a desert.  Not to mention some seeds like onions only last a couple of year in the best of conditions.  Obviously, these people don't grow seeds or food for a living! 


This is supposed to be a family's life line in case of emergency!!! This really outraged us so we designed our own safety seed in a can. Put your trust in a seed company. Even if it is not our seed company. The whole idea is these seeds must grow food in an emergency!

What do we offer?
We offer a package of our finest heirloom seeds for your peace of mind. 50 varieties of open pollinated, heirloom vegetables, grains and herbs that will be the key to your survival success. Properly planted, this is enough seed to plant over an acre of vegetables, grains and herbs to feed your family. 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 plastic (see picture) airtight container to keep your harmful moisture from destroying your seeds.

We sell only 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. You must learn to save seed to be self-sufficient that is why we include the best book on the market for just that as a part of this package. No other package on the market currently offers this. It is not enough to just have the seed. You need to understand how to grow it and how to save seed for the future. Many vegetables will cross pollinate and if you blindly save seed you will not necessarily have something edible next year. Learn how to save seed!

All of our heirloom seeds have planting instructions.  Unlike survival seed companies that package seeds in a plain envelopes with just a mailing sticker attached containing the variety name on the package, ALL of our 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.

 

Many times we are asked how long will vegetable seeds last? This chart is a good guide.  Many times seeds store much longer if stored properly in ideal conditions.  
Seed Type Years Seed Type Years
Asparagus 3 Muskmelons 5
Beans 3 Onions 1
Beets 4 Peas 3
Broccoli 5 Peppers 2
Cabbage 5 Pumpkins 4
Carrots 3 Radishes 5
Cauliflower 5 Spinach 5
Corn 2 Squash 4
Cucumbers 5 Tomatoes 4
Lettuce 5 Watermelons 4

 

The Large Package offers
 

50 packages of Vegetable, Grain and Herb seed.
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.  It also has herb seeds not only for flavoring, but for highly important medicinal purposes.  In a crisis without immediate medical attention medicinal herbs can be the difference between life and death some times. 

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 Storage/Canning Crops Herbs & Misc.

 Wheat
Common Barley
Hulless Oats
Grain Sorghum
Forerunner Triticale
Juan Triticale
Trucker's Yellow Corn
Golden Bantam Corn
Contender Bush Bean
Blue Lake Fm1k Pole Bean
Oregon Sugar Pod Pea
Dundale Pea
 

Spaghetti Squash
Black Beauty Zucchini
Straightneck Yellow Squash
Red Mammoth Beet
Early Wonder Beet
Danvers 126 Carrot
Tendersweet Carrot
Emerald Okra
Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Snowball Cauliflower
Harris Model Parsnip
Bibb Lettuce
Bloomsdale Long-standing Spinach
Arugula
Premiere Kale
Waltham 29 Broccoli
Charleston Wakefield Cabbage
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
LI Improved Brussel Sprout
Lemon Cucumber
Ruby Red Chard
Fordhook Giant Chard
Boston Pickling Cucumber
Small Sugar Pumpkin
Roma Tomato
Rutgers Tomato
Purple Top White Turnip
Evergreen White Bunching Onion
Daikon Radish
China Rose Radish
Italian Large Basil
Mammoth Dill
Borage
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

 

*We may substitute the above list made depending on seed availability.  Choose your own in the Deluxe Package.


Seeds are air sealed again in a water proof bag

Not only are our seeds sealed in an airtight, rodent proof, but they are sealed again in waterproof bag for even greater seed longevity.  

Seeds are sealed with silica gel
It is imperative for the long life of seeds that they remain moisture free.  These survival seeds are sealed with silica gel to wick any remaining moisture away from your valuable seed.

***You may not customize this package for your region.  Please See Deluxe Package.
***Does not come with the seed saving book.  Please See Deluxe Package.

Planting instructions for your survival seed bank can be found on every heirloom seed package we sell. Remember to store your seed vault in a cool dry place so that your heirloom seeds will have a long life. Cool means about 55 degrees F. Many survival seeds store for years, but others such as onions and carrots may only last a few. So treat your heirloom seed bank just like your emergency food stores and rotate your seed bank out for a new one every few years. Plant that old seed bank and enjoy the heirloom vegetables theses survival seeds can bring.

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