Saturday, June 9, 2018

Seed Saving and Seed Storage For Survival

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Seed Saving and Seed Storage 

Why Keep Seeds?

There’s a wide range of reasons that a person may want to start saving seeds.
That being said, there are also a ton of different methods for saving, drying, and storing seeds.
It is important that when using seed saving techniques, you first know a bit about why you may need to save seeds, how you can save them, and how to use them after they have been saved.

Knowing some possible uses for seeds that you have dried and stored can help make sense of the process and make it that much easier to get started and to carry through to the end.

Re-Planting Seeds

The first and most obvious reason that you may want to try seed saving is that it is great for replanting.

Not only does it save you money from year to year, it can also help you preserve species that you liked the year before, customize your garden, and really get a feel for how to utilize every part of the plants you grow.

When it comes to saving tomato seeds for replanting you may want to look into saving heirloom tomato seeds for a bit of variety.

Friday, June 1, 2018

How to Start a Food Stockpile on the Cheap

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As a homesteader, one of your strong points is, by far, the food you produce and stockpile. Should something major happen, you’ll be one of the “lucky” ones who will have food on your family’s table.
But what if you’ll be unable to grow that food? Maybe a volcanic eruption will hinder your gardening endeavors. Maybe people will be so hungry that they’ll ravage all gardens they can find, including yours.
What you need is a back-up plan for your food-producing homestead, and that plan is called a stockpile. Now, before you object that it’s hard to store that much food, hear me out. You don’t need to much for now, you just need to get started and grow little by little.