How to Store Your Survival Seed Bank
You need your survival seeds in order to start the garden that’s going to keep you and your family sustained for however long it takes, so know just how to store your survival seed bank is very important.
Right now, with food still being plentiful and most people able to get whatever they need from the grocery store, seeds aren’t considered all that valuable.
But when a crisis hits and getting food becomes a free-for-all frenzy, the seeds that you have are going to have a high value.
Think of these as your currency and amass as many of them as you possible can, because once the crisis is here, it’s too late and there will be a run on survival seeds.
When you have these in your possession, you don’t want to go around talking about the fact that you have them.
Keep your survival seed bank hidden away, out of sight from prying eyes in order to keep the seeds from getting stolen.
Seeds need to be protected from
bacteria, fungi, pests, fluctuating temperatures and moisture.
The most important issue that you need to know about storing seeds is that moisture is not your friend.
If moisture seeps into your seed storage, it can ruin it.
And moisture isn’t the only culprit that can harm your seeds.
If you keep the seeds stored in an area where the temperature is too high, that can cause some damage to the seeds as well.
You want to make sure that the moisture percentage is kept as low as possible.
If you can get it to less than 4 percent, that’s considered to be a safe moisture percentage for the seeds.
It is very important the storage temperature is kept
around 40 deg Fahrenheit ( 4.4 deg Celsius ).
By taking care with how you store the seeds, you can ensure their longevity. You also want to make sure that you don’t keep your seeds anywhere in the sun.
The heat from the sun can change the storage temperature, rising it above what’s healthy for the seeds. If moisture and heat combined get to the seed, then it kills the seed’s ability to grow plants.
When you get the seeds, if they’re not in containers that are said to be moisture proof, then you need to be put them in ones that are.
When you harvest the crops that you grow from your original survival seeds, you’ll want to save those seeds as well.
This is an important step in how to store your survival seed bank seeds, because you don’t know if you’ll have access to anymore once your original supply has been planted.
You’ll want to air dry the seeds from the crops you harvest and then securely store them in water proof containers in a cool, dark place until it’s time for you to use them.
This is part 2 of my 3 part survival seed series,
Happy Prepping Folks.
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