How To Set Up A Survival Seed Bank

How To Set Up A Survival Seed Bank

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Some people avoid reading or watching the news because they don’t like what’s going on in the world. But avoidance can’t stop what’s coming because you can’t control the things that affect the world’s food supply.

There’s an impending sense that a major food crisis is on the way and the government is trying to prepare right now for that crisis.

But if you know anything about how the world is run, then you know that if you’re not the one in charge of your family’s food supply, you and your loved ones could very well end up standing in a ration line for a small handout of food, or worse - going hungry.

Why You Need to Have a Survival Seed Bank

Far too many people have the mistaken belief that if something bad does happen that interrupts their access to food supplies, the government will have a backup plan to save their family.

When millions upon millions of people rely on the same belief that there will be enough to go around, they’re going to end up disillusioned.

There won’t be. The government isn’t going to be prepared for any major food crisis.

Why? Because they simply can’t stockpile enough food to feed millions of people for a long term situation.

It’s up to you to know what to do and to be prepared for any food emergency situation.
That means that you’re going to need to know how you can live off the grid.
When every method of getting food is suddenly stripped away from you, it can’t be the catalyst that rocks your world.

You have to have a way to replenish your food supply long term.
Even if you have prepped well and have a stash of canned goods stocked away in the event of a food catastrophe, having goods that will last you a few years isn’t enough.

You have to be able to bring food back in.

If there’s no way to get food from a grocery store and the government’s hands are tied, then what are you going to do?

You need to be able to have a survival garden that will take care of you and your family’s nutritional needs for many years to come.

You start this by having the seeds that you need to raise a survival garden - and you need to have enough of them to plant as big an area as you can. This means that you need to have the kinds of seeds that have the ability to reproduce themselves.

They’ll keep on producing for you. And you also want to look for seeds that haven’t been modified. When you plant seeds from a seed bank, you can guarantee that you’ll have food year after year - regardless of what’s going on in the rest of the world.

By using seeds from the foods you grow (and replanting those once your crops come in), you’ll ensure that your food supply will continually produce.
You want to make sure that you look for seeds that offer a lot of produce return as well as ones that are high in nutrition and are long lasting.

What Seeds Do You Need to Have in Your Survival Seed Bank

To sustain life, there are certain seeds that are a must have, so the seeds that you buy for your survival seed bank need to have these seeds in the container. You must have varieties of - 

Bean Seeds

Some of the better varieties are bountiful beans, October beans and the string-less black Valentine beans. Beans can produce a crop in a time frame of 47 to 90 days, depending on the type of bean seed that you choose to plant.

Beans are staples that provide you with protein as well as fibre. Beans are also very sturdy crops and can produce an abundant supply of food.
Because of their protein and fibre content, they can give you plenty of energy.

Corn Seeds

Corn seeds are something that you also need in your survival seed bank.

Corn is a staple food that can keep your family sustained for long term food survival.

You’ll want corn that can grow quickly, in less than three months.

For that, look for seeds like Reid’s Yellow Dent Corn or Stowell’s Evergreen Corn.

These usually grow in twin ears with an average length of between 8-10 inches, so they’re very hearty.

Cabbage Seeds.

Cabbage seeds - like the Copenhagen Market ones - need to be in your seed bank. These heads usually grow to be a decent size and can offer gardeners a little over 3 pounds of cabbage per head. They can reach maturity in just over two months.

If you choose beet seeds like Detroit Dark Red Beets, these are a food loaded with anti-inflammatory assistance for you. Plus, they promote some internal organ benefits, too. These seeds can reach maturity in about two months.

When considering which seeds to get for your seed bank, you want to take a look at how those foods will help you maintain good health. You’ll want to look at whether they offer anti-inflammatory properties and other benefits.

Now Eat Your Greens

Remember when your mom told you to eat your greens because they’re good for you?
She was right - especially when it comes to spinach grown from Bloomsdale spinach seed.

These will grow into tasty plants that are packed with nutrients, including the A and K vitamins. Plus, they’re rich in Vitamin C and folate. These seeds produce a fast crop and you can usually have viable plants in about six weeks.

Also for greens, you’ll want to get loose leaf lettuce such as Oakleaf or Red Salad Bowl. Both of these seeds can reach maturity in less than two months. Other greens you’ll want to include in your diet are Green Arrow Peas. These can be harvested in about two months and produce an abundant crop.

Cucumbers like Early Long Green Bush are also a great addition to your survival seed bank. These can be ready for harvest in about six weeks.
Carrots are also part of a healthy diet. Seeds that produce Sweet Candle can be ready to eat in a little over two months. This kind can usually produce carrots of about 7” in length.

Tomatoes can be eaten fresh, canned or juiced and ones that come from seeds like the large and delicious Red Brandywine will not only give you plenty of antioxidants, but these are loaded with vitamins as well.

Squash and Eggplant also add much needed vitamins to your diet. Look for ones like Waltham Butternut Squash and Rossa Bianca Eggplant. Don’t forget to bank plenty of fruit seeds as well – like cantaloupes and melons and other varieties.

You’re going to want to make sure that you have a wide selection of good choices to grow, not just for the vitamin and mineral content, but for the taste and preferences of each family member.

If you’re wondering where you can get the seeds, feel free to use the links above.

They are online at speciality companies selling through Amazon which gives you great peace of mind, should anything go wrong your in safe hands with Amazon.

They are definitely the best prices for the best quality seeds.

END OF PART 1:
part 2 - how to store your survival seed bank coming tomorrow 

This is the first part of a 3 part series on long term seed survival bank food prep.

Happy Prepping Folks.

Steve

Steve Hart UK Preppers Guide

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2 comments

    • Vero Sercanto on August 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm
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    In the US, seed sharing is becoming illegal in some states – basically, control the food supply and you control the people. http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/garden-planning/seed-sharing-snafu-zm0z15amzmar.aspx?PageId=1

    and Monsanto is a big No, No the world over http://www.alternet.org/food/monsantos-rural-police-state

    So keep quiet about your seed stash.

    • Hayley on July 23, 2016 at 11:13 am
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    Why mention the F1 carrot seed, those are hybrids, any seed saved will not grow true. Better to buy heirloom

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