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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Let's take a few minutes and talking about stockpiling seeds for a doomsday event. for people who are new to stockpiling seeds, I am going to keep this real simple. Heirloom / open pollinated - Bear true to form. Meaning, if the seeds are saved and planted, the resulting plant will be just...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    news article on Mexican Heirloom Beans https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/23/the-hunt-for-mexicos-heirloom-beans?google_editors_picks=true ***To a bean breeder, the difference is more than academic. Mesoamerican and Andean beans have different yields and tolerances; they get different...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    First video for my new youtube channel. This is an exciting time of year, simply because the weather is getting nice and everything is coming back to life after winter. How does everyone feel about GMO crops? Are they really needed? Remember Golden Rice? It has yet to be cultivated for...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wanting to buy some seeds for garden and storage. Looking for products and costs that dont break the bank on seeds that one can store as well as replant.
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I've looked and looked and want to get more bang for my buck. Where would/did you buy yours from? Suzanne
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Down to Earth Seeds Garden!! We grow almost all our own vegetables. Since I don't like hoeing and weeding, we gather many bags of leaves in the fall. In the spring, after tilling, we lay down t-tape for irrigation and spread the leaves in a thick layer. We only have a few weeds which are...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking for seeds I can storage away if needed. Thanx http://www.survivalseedbank.com/
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For taking two years of ag.science in high school I didn't learn a lot about the plant side of things. Under the impression that heirloom seeds are ones that you can plant a stock to save for the next year. I'm clueless. What methods do you have for saving the seeds? Preferably ones that work...
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    It's getting close to start thinking about gardening, does anyone have a good place to buy heirloom seeds? Thanks, Joe
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Tony discovered that S.510, the "outlaw your seeds and back yard garden Act" has been moved up to be voted on TONIGHT. Please disseminate this as widely as possible and take action. information http://www.naturalnews.com/030418_Food_Safety_Modernization_Act_seeds.html How to protest Senate...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Basically, one of our local grocery stores also stocks local organic produce, purchased from local farmer co-ops. They sell heirloom tomatos (those wacky irregular, multi-colored tomatos) which made me wonder, are the seeds in those considered "heirloom" seeds, as discussed on this forum, or is...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Yep, I know.. many sources for these. I've googled the term and found most of the retailers but I'm concerned with quality and performance. This is the kind of life-and-death item that you must be certain is the best quality. If you have first hand experience with these I would like to hear...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found a great site that offers a wide variety of heirloom seeds (Those handy ones that you can keep taking seeds from). There is enough to plant a 1 acre plot. They come in a container, a seed bank, that can be buried if you are worried about authorities trying to confiscate them...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    looking for a book on how to save my heirloom seeds(vegetable's). i did some searching on the internet and found "seed to seed by Suzanne Ashworth." has anybody read this?
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen a lot of survival-profiteers pimping non-hybrid (heirloom) seeds as if they were the only thing that would grow year after year. Whats that actual truth on hybrid seeds? Are they that bad? And when shopping for non-hybrid, are there any brands to look for, or are either hybrid or...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I plan on trying to save a bunch of different heirloom seeds this year for planting next year. My question deals with similar varieties like tomatoes or beans. I tend to plant all my tomatoes near each other. How much do I need to worry about the Brandywine variety of tomato (for exampe)...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    When you're buying seeds and want to be able to save seeds for next year's crop, you need to avoid hybrids because they will not breed true the following generation. So, then, should you look for and buy open pollinated or heirloom seeds? The answer is both. The reason for this is...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Just to let everyone here know that I just created a new "Social Group" for those that are, or would be, interested in sharing Heirloom seeds with other members. Hope to see you all there!! http://www.survivalistboards.com/group.php?groupid=169
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I apologize in advance if my question is stupid. I am starting my first vegetable garden this year and even though I have done a lot of research, I am still completely confused with the terminology. Some websites advertise their seeds as either Heirloom or open pollinated. From my...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Came across this web site for survival heirloom vegetable seeds. www.abceeds.com/searchresults.asp?cat=361 I have no experience with this company myself, but thought the prices and selection looked good. elgin
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