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It has been almost alarming to see the amount of Survival Seeds companies popping up lately. They all make it seem as if you can just open he can and have an instant garden.
To most people that sounds great and they buy the survival seeds and just store them in their garage. This is a major mistake. I have been gardening now for years.
Gardening is not an easy thing, there is a lot of work and trial and error that goes into a garden. Most of the things I learned were from failed crops and bad yields. A the time it was disappointing but in a survival situation it could have been deadly.
If you are going to rely on Survival Seeds and survival gardening to sustain you though a situation I highly suggest starting a survival garden now! Check out my post on Victory Garden!
Gardening in general is a pretty basic thing but when you bring into the equation weather, your local weather, your local water and ph levels and many more things it can get pretty tricky.
Don’t get me wrong this isn’t rocket science but in a situation where your family is relying on the food that will come from eh garden you really don’t want any surprises or learning curve.
As for the Survival Seeds themselves I highly suggest making your own Survival Seeds Vault.
I mean really most of these companies are selling $10 worth of seeds for around $50 bucks! Here is how you can make your own Survival Seed Bank!
The first thing you want to do is get some Heirloom Seeds. Heirloom seeds are open pollinate seeds and they will give you seeds year after year.
Unlike heirloom survival seeds GMO seeds and hybrid survival seeds will either give you a completely different plant next season or none at all. There are plenty of great heirloom seed places on the internet some of my favorite are Victory Seeds and Heirloom Seeds.
Before you go out buying lots of seeds sit down and figure out what you want, what you need and what will work for your location.
My suggestion is to order what you think will be best for you and try to grow them. You will quickly find out if they are easy to grow in your area and if the yield is what you need.
Remember with heirloom survival seeds you get a huge variety and there are tons of different plants that do better in certain areas.
Now on how to make your own Survival Seeds Vault
I never store my seeds in the packs they come in. First thing I do is put them into a Ziploc bag and date the bag with the date that I put them in. Then I take that zip lock bag and put it into a vacuum sealed bag.
Now once I have a bunch of my survival seeds individually vacuum sealed I go one step further. I have tried a few ways of sealing them and here Sealing Methods I Have Tried:
- Put the vacuum packed survival seeds into a Mylar bag and then put that into a 2 gallon bucket. I have used oxygen absorbers but they don’t seem to make a difference because of the vacuum seal I think.
- Put my vacuum packed survival seeds into a ammo storage container with a really well fitting lid.
I know this can seem like overkill but trust me, water, air and even sunlight are your seeds mortal enemies. Once seeds get moisture on them they need to be planted right away because they start to germinate.
The main benefit of making your own Survival Seed Vault is you don’t have to worry about what your planting. With a pre-made seed vault you can’t just open it up and try the seeds and see if they work in your area, you just have to trust they will.
If you make your own Survival Seeds Vault you can take a few out and try them before you store them!
If you follow all of these simple steps you can easily make your own customized Survival Seeds Vault. The benefits to making your own Survival Seeds Vault is not just money.
Sure you’ll save a bundle of cash by making your own but you will also be able to choose exactly what you want and exactly what will do best in your geographical location.
Remember that you really want to try out the survival seeds before you store them so you know what to expect from that variety. With this plan you should come away with more Survival Seeds for less money!
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