All Natural Preparedness Seeds provides a Missing link in your food storage plan. Each #10 can contains 16 popular varieties that will plant nearly 3/4 acre of garden! Because they are non-hybrid, seeds may be harvested at the end of the growing season and then used for the next year’s planting.
· 16 large seed packets sealed in a #10 can.
· Plants nearly 3/4 acre of Garden.
· Packaged for long term storage. Will keep up to 4 years if stored at 66 to 70 degrees and much longer if kept colder
· All Non-hybrid, open pollinated varieties
· Equivalent of more than 100 average size seed packets.
· Harvested seeds can be planted year after year.
· Packets are re-sealable for lasting protection.
· Complete planting instructions included.
In the uncertain times that we live in today, many have begun to store food and other supplies to prepare for the possibility of shortage in the future. More and more, you will find people of all ages, income levels and subcultures filling up their spare rooms with buckets of wheat, oats and beans and cans of freeze dried meats and vegetables.
There is a general feeling that the time has come to “hunker down” and prepare for hard times. Still many ask, “What will we do in six months or a year when the stored food runs out?” Or, “What will we do when our friends and family come to us pleading for help and because we choose to share; our year’s supply only lasts three months?”
These are important questions and the answer to which many are coming is that we will need to be able to grow our own food. And, in order to grow our own food we must have SEEDS. Seeds contain the hope of every new season – the promise of life if carefully stored, planted and nurtured. They are the beginning of self-sufficiency and independence. If truly there are desperate times coming, seeds will be the bridge that our children cross into the future.
In order to store seeds long term, the following should be considered:
1. The seeds must be non-hybrid. A non-hybrid seed will produce a plant from which seeds can be harvested and planted the next year. This is essential since the goal is to be able to produce food every year.
2. Seeds must be kept out of moisture. Even moisture fluctuations in the air will degrade their life expectancy.
3. Seeds must be kept cool. A sealed container of seeds will store four to five years on a shelf at 70 degrees. Seeds stored in a root cellar, refrigerator or freezer will store much, much longer.
Preparedness Seeds provides a #10 can with 16 non-hybrid seed varieties inside. Each seed variety is individually and hermetically sealed in recloseable mylar bags. Each can contains enough seed to plant nearly ¾ acre of garden! If you were to purchase the same amount of seed at your local garden center; you would need to purchase 100 – 150 small packets. Complete planting and seed harvesting instructions are included.
SWEET CORN, Golden Bantam 5oz
ONION, Utah Sweet Spanish 10g
SPINACH, Bloomsdale Long Standing 10g
WINTER SQUASH, Waltham Butternut 10g
SQUASH ZUCCHINI, Black Beauty 10g
RADISH, Champion 10g
TOMATO, Rutgers 5g
SWISS CHARD, Lucullus 10g
PEA, Lincoln 10oz
BEET, Detroit Dark Red 10g
CABBAGE, Golden Acre 10g
LETTUCE, Paris Island Cos 5g
CUCUMBER, Marketmore 76 10g
CARROT, Scarlet Nantes 10g
PEPPER, Yolo Wonder 5g
BUSH BEAN, Spike 5oz
These are all natural and have ...
1) No fungicides, etc.
3) Non-GMO (Non-Genetically modified)
There are some non-hybrid seed companies that make claims that the seeds will store for 20-100 years but this is only under optimal conditions with a decreased fertility rate over time. Preparedness Seeds claim that their seeds will keep AT LEAST 4-5 years on a shelf at 70 degrees and 10+ years if kept refrigerated or frozen.
The reason that the seeds need to be sealed is not to keep the oxygen out (it actually needs a little to stay viable) but to keep the moisture out. Inside of the #10 can, each variety is hermetically sealed in a mylar bag that also has a zip lock seal - kind of like the items that you get at the store that have a top section that you tear off leaving the zip lock seal at the top that can be resealed. This way a person can open the can and plant only a few varieties without effecting the shelf life of the ones that weren't opened.
Included with each can are complete planting and harvesting instructions.