While browsing through YouTube I came across a video about nutrition during wartime. This is a classic black and white film which provides a great deal of insight to how the British fed themselves during World War II.
The video is 10 minutes long, but well worth the watch. It starts out...
Went by a local feed store Friday January 4th, and they had bags of fresh seed in stock.
Owner told me the bulk of her seed orders will start arriving on January 7th.
Lot's of seeds already in stock. The time is upon us to take inventory and stock up on whatever you may be needing.
yes, I know, heirloom can be saved, giving you a perpetual supply. I store some for long term us and use some yearly.
But I also use hybrid seeds. In my area, we are approaching the time when they will be put on sale. usually $0.10 to $0.25 cents a package at hardware stores and walmart etc...
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...
Late winter / early spring is when the farm supply stores start getting their seeds in. February 10 I stopped in at Country feed in Kirbyville Texas to check on chicks and buy some seed potatoes.
While I was there I noticed something like 40 pound bags of seeds laying on the floor. There must...
So like anyone on this board I'm thinking about prepping, about the preps I have and what I need and all that.
If anyone here has an account at Amazon, they (unless you turn it off) send you recommendations based on what you purchased in the past to your email.
This week they sent me a...
As a group we try and prepare for anything, unfortunately, we can't always prepare for the thing called life all the time.
as Lillians parents found out
Lillian J. Skaggs is a playful two year old girl who has the most...
I was not sure whether was better in the gardening section, of in general discussion. Since we are talking about preps in general, I decided to post this in the general discussion.
Spring is here, that means its time to stock up on seasonal preps. The local feed and fertilizer stores are...
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...
Lets say that the world goes to crap tomorrow. Some kind of long term SHTF situation has happened - plague, meteor, massive climate change,,,,, what does your SHTF seed stockpile look like this very second? If you walked to where your seeds are stored, pulled out the container, would you be...
This is being posted as a topic for discussion. In this one picture we have:
Seed storage box
Beans - frozen to kill weevils
long package on the top is 3 racks of baby back ribs.
frozen coke bottle has...
My wife bought me a new seed container.
I had a wal-mart bag full of seeds in the deep freezer, plus a plastic container in the freezer. My wife got tired of having this big bag in the freezer, so she bought me this plastic box.
In the big box I have 3 pounds and three different types of...