Preparedness Seeds for an Emergency Garden and Urban Survival Supplies

Article by Susan Hovis

Are you prepared to grow your own food? Preparedness seeds are also known as non-hybrid, open-pollinated, heirloom, non-gmo and survival seeds, and are a great addition to your survival gear. Some type of emergency garden or survival garden should be a part of your urban survival supplies in preparedness for a disaster. Heirloom seeds can also be used in your everyday garden too.

Preparedness seeds may be saved at harvest time and used to replant in next year’s garden. Survival seeds may also be stored for long periods (years), making them a valuable item for your own emergency garden or for barter/trade. The seeds should be dried to their optimum moisture content to lengthen their storage life. Storage conditions and packaging affect the viability of the seeds. By keeping seeds cold, you can greatly extend their life expectancy. More details for seed collection and seed saving should be researched for each individual plant.

Compare this to the modern hybrid seeds, which cannot be harvested and planted from year to year. If you try to save hybrid seeds and replant, they will not look the same as the original plant. In this way, the seed companies keep you dependent on them to buy seed every single year. Not so with preparedness seeds. With the non-hybrid survival seed varieties you make an initial investment/purchase, and as long as you save seed at harvest every year, you will be able to produce delicious fresh food for you family indefinitely.

There are many different garden types out there, which range from container gardens, raised bed gardens, traditional garden beds to farming. It really varies. This depends on available land, climate and soil conditions and how much time you have to grow your own food. Just start small and expand as you gain more experience. I live in the city and have enjoyed using container gardening. Container gardens are suitable for getting maximum production out of small spaces, and are a great part of your urban survival supplies. When choosing a location for your garden, find a place that has full sun and is well drained. If your soil is dense clay, just add compost and gradually improve the mixture for better conditions.

An emergency garden, survival garden or your everyday garden should have a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and grains for a healthy diet. Non-hybrid varieties include vegetable garden preparedness seeds, fruit preparedness seeds, salsa preparedness seeds, culinary herb preparedness seeds, medicinal herbs preparedness seeds and ancient grains preparedness seeds. Proper nutrition is greatly improved with more food groups, and saves money for your grocery and health care expenses. It also helps your sense of well-being to have more choices of foods to eat. You could get pretty tired of rice and beans, if that is all you have for chow.

Survival seeds are suitable for rural gardens, city gardens, urban survival supplies and everyday gardens. Non-hybrid, open-pollinated, heirloom, non-gmo survival seeds are a step towards self-reliant living for your survival gear.

About the Author

Susan Hovis has many interests which include economics, history, music, golf, the outdoors, nature/animals/birds, gardening and emergency preparedness. She also enjoys studying the monetary system and global influences, and loves to spend time up the North Shore of Lake Superior and at the family cabin in Northern Minnesota.http://www.survivalkitfood.com/

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Susan Hovis has many interests which include economics, history, music, golf, the outdoors, nature/animals/birds, gardening and emergency preparedness. She also enjoys studying the monetary system and global influences, and loves to spend time up the North Shore of Lake Superior and at the family cabin in Northern Minnesota.http://www.survivalkitfood.com/












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