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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Local farm supply stores are getting their summer seed shipments in. If any survivalist are looking to start a seed stockpile, or add to their current stockpile, now is the time. The key is to buy your seeds early. If you wait too long, certain types of see will be sold out. Take corn for...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Is genetic diversity in your seed stockpile a consideration? I know a lot of people here save their seeds, and that is great. However, wouldn't using the same cross pollinated seeds over and over create a genetic bottle neck? To prevent this, I try to buy my seeds from various sources. In...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well, my mustard greens have bolted and have blooming stalks, some over 6' tall. I've been waiting to collect some seed from them but I can't find any. The buds open to little yellow flowers then fall off leaving a bare twig where they were, no seed anywhere. Anybody know what's going on...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I recently put out a request for baby food jars to use for some other things, and I got a ton of them! I thought I'd try saving my seeds in them, and then I could store them in the bottom drawer of the fridge. I printed out labels for each one so that I know what's in each jar. Anyone else...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Whether you are going to bug in or out WTSHTF, when the food supply dwindles to nothing, you will have to get your provisions from elsewhere. Usually when talking about self-sufficiency, farming is the solution. But then you will need seeds. And if The **** Hitting TF was of the grave and...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Pretty simple.. This isn't all of them, because they wouldn't all fit on the chair.. lol But this is how I store my seeds.. Just pop them in the deep freezer & they're all organized & ready to go. :) I duct taped the box to hold the flaps down and also duct taped the corners on both top &...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I anticipate seeds from store bought peppers would still have a decent chance at being viable - is this correct?
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How long does it take pumpkin seeds to dry? What is the best way to do it? And is there any way to speed it up? Also once they are dry what is the best way to store them? Right now I have them laying out on a sheet.
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Here is good information on planting and saving Heirloom Seeds. SeedSaver
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Recently there has been a differentiation of seed-types at the feed-shop we get most of our seed from. "Heirloom"(Supposedly non-genetically altered, or from what I can construe "purebred" seeds) and conventional seeds. Now, the marketing I've read has put into my mind the thought(And this is...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey Bunkies, How does one go about harvesting seeds from the plants they grow? I'd like to be able to harvest watermelon, tomato, cucumber and squash to name a few. Also, how do I keep the vegetable from rotting while I wait for it to go to seed? Enquiring minds want to know!
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Saving seeds from tomatoes with the fermentation process. Saving seeds from tomatoes is improved by using the fermentation method. Fermentation is what happens as an overripe softens and eventually breaks down into a gooey mess. The advantage is three fold: 1. the little capsule around each...
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