About those “survival seed banks”…
I thought I was getting a good deal. Dozens of seed packets for less than $40, all non-hybrid. I’d be able to grow acres of produce. My family would never go hungry!
All seemed well and good until I took a closer look at the varieties I’d received. Living smack in the middle of the Arizona desert, I quickly noticed that many of these plants would never live through one of our summers. They need more humidity, more water
and way less heat.
If you’ve been taking a look at one of these so-called Survival Seed Banks, ask yourself:
1. Are the varieties of seeds compatible with my climate zone and growing season?
2. Assuming that everything grows and produces, will my family eat what is harvested?
3. Am I better off creating my own customized seed bank by buying individual packets?
4. Will the selection of seeds allow me to plant over multiple seasons?
Like a pre-packaged, “One-Year Food Supply!”, a survival seed bank has its place. Just think and analyze before you buy!
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