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Seed Sources
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Author:  L2L [ Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:40 am ]
Post subject:  Seed Sources

Post your seed sources here

Great Canadian Source, I have personally placed an order with them and they came HIGHLY recomended by family.

Another recomended site but I have yet to order from is


Author:  Sky [ Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Seed Sources

I had these in my Survival list lib:





Can't vouce for them, as I have not yet ordered from these...


Author:  Selene [ Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Seed Sources

If I may add a point here:

- Cold storage of your seeds makes all the difference to their viability and germination later. Colder and drier is always better, so - yes - you can and should store your seeds tightly sealed in your freezer or at the bottom (coldest part) of your fridge, and seal them in a ziplock plastic to keep the package dry.

And you will need to rotate your "crop" every two or three years - just to be safe.

I now try to buy a few good heritage varieties to stash of "whatever" every spring planting season. I label each package by year. And toss the oldies when I get some fresh examples. I stuff the seed packs into a sealed jar, toss into the bottom drawer of my fridge.

-Be sure you are saving "heritage" i.e. not F1-Hybrid seeds. Remember that if you need the seeds, you will really,really need to save the next season's seeds from the crop that you grow this year. And hybrid seeds do not "breed true" from their own seed - the subsequent crop will be weak, disease-prone and scraggly. Not what you want. "Heritage" crops are tried-and-true proven, tough, productive and good under a variety of conditions. Most survival seed sellers provide heritage seeds, but check before buying.



Author:  L2L [ Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Seed Sources

Thanks Selene I know I had read about that but had forgotten

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