It’s often a good idea to prepare yourself for the future. We like to make sure we have what we would need to survive just in case something goes awry. This includes food (seeds), shelter (tents), and clothing (lightweight, waterproof). Today we’re going to talk about the seeds.
What is a Seed Bank?
A seed bank is a store of seeds that can be used in an emergency for sprouting and/or growing. These seeds should be a variety that grow well in your geographical area. It’s worth it to have many seeds that you can grow quickly and some larger staples that take a little bit longer. These seeds should be stored in a completely dry, room temperature or cooler container that is easy to access.
What Kind of Emergency?
There is a large bag of situations that can be considered emergencies where you would need to use your seeds. If the power is out for an extended period of time there will be a lot of food in the stores going to waste in the coolers. Many nature disasters leave whole communities homeless and without transportation. You may lose part of your income and need to save more money by eating out of your garden. There are many situations that warrant an emergency supply of seeds.
Where Do I Get the Seeds?
Great question! There are a few sources for heirloom seeds that can help you build your own awesome seed bank. One of the most popular seed suppliers/seed banks is Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Here is the founder, Jeremiah “Jere” Gettle explaining the vision.
Do you have seeds in your emergency kit? If so, which seeds did you choose?
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