How To Save Vegetable Seeds Without The Work

There are no guarantees in this world we live in today. We can’t rest assured that the grocery store will always be there or that its shelves will always be stocked full of food. We can’t count on our local home supply store having rows and rows of different seed packets to choose from if we were to ever need to grow our own food. We need to face the reality that things may “go south”, and if they do, we’ll only be able to count on ourselves, and the skills and knowledge we have acquired, in order to survive.

In this, my first guest blog for TheSurvivalistBlog.net, I’d like to share with you a few tips on how to store your own seeds. These are tricks I’ve picked up from my mother and grandmother, other survivalist and organic gardeners I know or have known in my lifetime, or just simply by me learning the hard way and adapting my methods.

The Ultimate Guide to Unusual Plants for Your Survival Garden and Yard

I thought I would offer some suggestions for those who enjoy and use gardening as part of their preps. I don’t have a huge garden; as a matter of fact, it is fairly small in terms of square feet.

I did produce a tremendous amount of food out of that space last year as I concentrated on growing plants that produced a lot of food for the space involved. Here are my thoughts on plants that give best production for the space.

Frugal Gardening Tip For Preppers – Grow More in a Small Area

This month I though I would touch on a couple of money saving tips and a few money making tips, living on a fixed income does have its depressing moments. But with a bit of thought and some possible foresight and planning those bumps or potholes can be smoothed over.

Just the other day I was in a group conversation about mowing and all of the various plants that grow in my yard. Among those are dandelion, bitter lettuce, and yarrow. In the span of 20 minutes I had people who wanted to buy or trade for these “weeds” this is fine with me. I can harvest from the yard before I mow let them dry in the carport them mail the plants to the folks that want them. Granted it’s not a lot of cash, but to let it build up as a sort of emergency fund it’s surprising how much money can accumulate in a short time.

Extreme Frugality – Using Eggshells as Seed Starter Containers

Also, the seed starting bug has bitten, checking prices of peat cups in the stores and I’m appalled by the scalping prices. And peat is not really a renewable resource. So I feel back to a technique I read of years again. Using eggshells for stater cups. This is not without a mishap or three. I selected some of the larger farm eggs I have, then I gently (not gently enough with the first couple ) tapped them against the bottom of a coffee cup. I wanted to break a hole in the large end, big enough to pour the egg out into a hot skillet. After a few try’s I achieved moderate success! Yea me! Afterwards, I rinsed the inside of the shells and let them dry.

Want to Save Money from Excess Veggies? Here’s How

If you have a garden filled with vegetables, or you have decided to buy a lot because they’re on sale, then there’s a huge possibility that you’re thinking of what can be done to avoid your excess veggies from getting wasted.

For fruits, there are a lot of best juicers on the market, that it’s not that difficult to use them all because you can simply turn them into fruit juices. However, it’s a different case for veggies. Thankfully, there are a number of ways on how you can make good use of this, and here’s how.

EASY SEEDS TO SAVE

American pioneers pushing westward had to save their own seeds for next year’s planting if they wanted to grow anything again. I applaud people who are learning to garden today, but if you don’t learn to save seeds and start your own seedlings from them next spring your gardening skills won’t help much in hard times when the cheap seeds and nursery plants sell out at the stores. Fortunately, many seeds are extremely easy to save if you just let them develop fully, watch for the right time to harvest and dry them out for next year.

Most important thing to stock for WROL or for the collapse.

Unusual Plants for The Survival Garden and Yard

I thought I would offer some suggestions for those who enjoy and use gardening as part of their preps. I don’t have a huge garden; as a matter of fact, it is fairly small in terms of square feet.

I did produce a tremendous amount of food out of that space last year as I concentrated on growing plants that produced a lot of food for the space involved. Here are my thoughts on plants that give best production for the space.

Combatting Fungus Problems on Fruit trees

Let’s start with a comparison in the human vitamin world. The government gives us minimum daily values for nearly all vitamins. However, manufacturing companies sell vitamins in much higher doses then the minimum recommend by the government because taking the higher amount makes people feel better. Vitamin E comes to mind for me. I take 400 mg every day because it helps me with pain but the government states the daily value needed is only 15 – 30 mg. (Not sure these numbers are correct, I looked up the daily value stat up on the web and found many different values. I combined them all in the range I displayed here.)

Saving Seeds: A Different Point of View

All ‘preppers’ or ‘survivalist’ know that the only seeds you should be saving are from heirloom plants. But is that really accurate? I have a different point of view. There may come a time when you are faced with a barter opportunity and the only thing offered to you is hybrid seed. They may be carrots, green beans, squash or tomatoes or something else entirely. Do you turn down the barter because they are hybrid seeds? What if you no longer have any seeds from that vegetable?

My answer is “it depends.” The simple fact is some seeds saved from hybrid plants make very acceptable second generation plants able to produce good quality vegetables/fruit. The trick is if you don’t practice saving seeds from hybrid plants now, you won’t know which ones are viable and which aren’t.