Most preppers know all about stocking up on survival food, survival tools, and survival water. But what about survival seeds?
The most incredible thing about survival seeds is that they’re already present in many of the fruits and vegetables you already eat. And, when you buy the organic versions, you can simply remove the seeds inside and collect them for your survival garden.
These seeds can provide you a practically limitless abundance of survival food in a crisis. And it’s one of the absolute cheapest ways you can get sustenance for a crisis!
It’s truly astonishing…
How Saving These Seeds Can Keep Your Family Fed
New to saving seeds? Here’s a video outlining the basics of what to do:
Drying The Seeds
All survival seeds will need to dry completely before heading into storage. This may take a few days, depending on the size of the seed.
Place the seeds on a piece of newspaper or printer paper. This will help them dry faster, and more evenly. Also, place them in a spot that’s between 66 – 70°F, and rotate them as they dry.
If the seeds are in direct sunlight, they’ll need to have a covering over the top of them. Be sure to bring them inside at night.
Increase Their Lifespan
Certain seeds will naturally last much longer than others. However, there are various things you can do to increase their shelf-life.
One of the things you can do is keep them in the freezer once they dry completely. This will help keep them fresh. It’s also helpful to place them in an airtight container, or a bag with a tight seal.
Which Seeds To Buy
Open-pollinated seeds are some of the best to collect when prepping. That’s because these seeds tend to produce plants that are identical to the ones that came before it. This helps give you an indication of what to expect from your crop year after year.
Non-hybrinized and non-GMO seeds are also critical for collecting. That’s because seeds that are hybrinized and are genetically modified generally become sterile after the first planting. And you’ll want your seeds to last as long as possible.
Non-hybridized and non-GMO seeds will also often produce plants that are very dissimilar to the previous ones. They’ll have deformities, come in differing sizes, etc. This makes them far less predictable, and they can either be disappointing or altogether unusable.
Think About Which Seeds Are Worth Saving
Many preppers make the mistake of only saving a small variety of fruits and vegetables. For instance, they may only save those for cucumbers and tomatoes. However, this is a mistake. After all, in an SHTF event, you’re going to need a large assortment of fruits and vegetables to ensure you get the necessary nutrients and vitamins your body craves.
Instead, collect a vast assortment of herbs, fruits, and vegetables. This will ensure you produce a bountiful harvest. It’ll also allow you to stock up on the excess foods to enjoy eating in the winter months.
Consider the picture below. It’ll help you determine when to save the seeds from the fruits and vegetables you want to begin growing.