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Are you a prepper, a survivalist, or one who plans ahead for natural disasters or the end times? Then you will want to add our doomsday home page to your list of sites to visit. A few years ago I started watching the "Doomsday Preppers" show. I was fascinated with the prepping people were doing.
I did notice some things with "seeds" that were not right or that were left out altogether. So I decided to develop a plan for those prepping and needing information on seeds as far as to what, how many, and so forth to plant.
For instance, one show talked about a family who was saving seeds from the produce they bought at the store. The problem is that if these seeds were from a hybrid plant, (being store bought, they probably were) they will not grow as expected. Don't be fooled when it says "organic" because hybrids can be grown organically.
For seed saving, open-pollinated seeds are needed.
You may even be able to use some of your stock to trade or barter for other things you may need.
Flowers will be needed if somehow the bees have survived (there are always survivors) to produce honey. Sunflowers will be needed to produce oil as well as to eat and feed fowl.
Herbs will be needed not only to add spice, but also for health since many aches and pains can be treated with herbs. There are also herbs and plants that will help keep away insects.
So as time goes on I will be developing these pages and then suggesting which of our products would be best to use.
One thing that I came up with is the 1/3 rule. (If someone else has this I do not know about it.) Plant 1/3 of your seeds for this season. Keep 1/3 for next season. Store 1/3 for emergency or trade purposes.
And you would want to make sure you keep these in separate places. So if something happens and you lose one cache, you do not lose them all.
Save fresh seeds each season for your doomsday collection because seeds lose some of their ability to germinate as each year goes by. Some of the seeds will still come up or germinate so don't throw away unused seeds.
One thing I have noticed is a lot of survival garden packs out there on the market do not tell you how many seeds are in each packet. One really has no clue how much of what they buy will last. All of our packets have the total seed count.
Our seeds will last from three to five years when kept in a cool place. I know some companies say theirs will last from 10 to 15 years. I am not sure about this. Maybe if they are kept in a freezer they would last this long. It is a big chance to take though, so keep your seeds fresh.
Different herbs have different properties for cooking, healing or both. You would only need to plant a few plants since it would be impossible to live off herbs alone.
For this reason we do not list them here separately but you can see them by going to our Herb Section.
You can grow many types of vegetables for farm animals. Chickens and rabbits are easy to feed. Goats are also easy to feed. They will eat any extra food you have.
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