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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Will beans that have been stored in mylar bags sprout? Since I am on a gardening seed sprouting kick, I decided to dig out some of my beans that are stored in mylar bags. These are store bought beans from the grocery store. I have: Pinto beans Navy beans The bags are dated March 2011...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The question is, how long can seeds be stored in a freezer? I set out to answer that question. I recently made a video about saving seeds. I then posted the video to reddit.com/r/preppers/. Saving seeds video: Germinating video: Planted the seeds: Squash large enough to harvest...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well I know I can get some seeds for pretty cheap since winter is just around the corner, but I was wondering if I could store them until spring. If I could How would I go about doing it? I'm looking to maybe make my first garden next year.
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I work in a chemistry lab and we have hundreds if not thousands of different tests that we run. And we use standards for all of these tests. We store our standards in 20 mL glass scintillation vials, basically a small glass vial with screw cap. Then I thought why not organize and store seeds...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have several army surplus ammo cans that have good seals and are air tight. If I put in the paper packets of seeds from the local garden shop along with O2 packs will they store well enough to germinate for several years? I wanted to avoid the mylar bags if possible and thought the ammo...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife and I are getting ready to start our garden - we've got about a month until it'll be time to actually start planting. We have about 2 years experience with gardening and are trying to go bigger this year. Part of what we want to do is start stockpiling seeds. First, I'm not an expert at...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What's the best way to store packets of seeds that you aren't immediately using? I just keep them out in the wash house for now, but am concerned about them becoming less viable for it.
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Some random thoughts about projects I want to work on during 2012. Build a portable chicken coop Plant a summer garden Look into building a rabbit pen Stockpile more seeds The chicken coop I am looking at building is going to be 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall and 10 feet long. The unit is is going...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just a quick question, if vacuum sealed, how long will typical garden seeds last?
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've heard a lot about seed storage, but on corn seeds I have there's an exp. date of 2 yrs. after I bought them. How should I store seeds long-term?
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have bout 30-40 packs of seeds i was gonna vacum pack them with some dissicant what do yall think thanks
  12. 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...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This past weekend I was going through my seed stocks looking for some snap beans, squash and zuchinni. The problem I was having, I have all of my seeds in one tub that I keep in the freezer. My tub right now has 1/4 - 1/2 pound packages of corn and beans, mixed in with a lot of those small...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi Being from the uk i thought i would collect seeds relating to the uk. But how do i store them for the future. Is it in a cool dark place. the uk survivalist
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Are there any special tricks to storing seeds long term? I have a "survival box" that I put together and want to keep seeds in it in case the worst happens. I'm looking for help to ensure their survival. Right now I have seeds in zip-lock bags but I don't know if that's the best way to store them.
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Just got an e-mail from these guys, they are having a two for one on seed banks. 74,000 seeds for $119 seems like a good deal to me, but I am wondering what your opinions are? Here's the link, tell me what you guys think. (I didn't mean to make that rhyme)...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Can I just by seeds from Home Depot/Lowes and store them for a few years as long as they are kept dry and cool? Or do they need to be rotated out every couple of years or so? Do I need to get some sort of hybrid seeds that are designed to store longer? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have started a seed bank about a year ago after seeing kev online. but i dont have access to a freezer cause i live in an app and my freezer is tiny. But how long to seeds tend to last, ive heard toms and peppers live forever but what about my squash, peas, cuccs, and other larger fleshier...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I just bought a pretty good supply of non hybrid seeds, http://www.internet-grocer.net/seeds.htm and I was wondering a few things. 1. How long can they be stored? 2. What would be an ideal condition to do this? Thank You.
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I've decided to start storing seeds. I live in a rural area and we always had a big garden (about an acre) when I was growing up. I was also heavily involved in agricultural education all through school and was the vice president of our FFA chapter so I'm not new to agriculture. I was just...
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