Saving Seeds After the Harvest

1/2/2015 9:33:00 AM

Tags: seed saving, winter gardening, Toby Grotz, Kansas

Seed saving is a skill that has kept us alive since the dawn of agriculture as we slowly drifted away from hunter gathering cultures. In this age of GMO frankencrops, climate change and the inevitable global financial crash that will accompany the failure of Keynesian economics, it is becoming more important.

Where Does Your Seed Come From?

The first seed company in the United States was the Landreth Seed Company, established in 1784. Before seed companies were established farmers saved their own seed. If you are like most of us your seed comes from a store or mail order catalog with a web based business. There is a great list of seed companies from MOTHER EARTH NEWS. But what are you going to do if the worst prepper nightmare arrives one day. I mean like, if super storms wipe out the port cities on the East and West coasts, or like when the Federal Reserve Bank loses control and the government collapses and the country divides into Jericho like regions plagued by marauding hoards?

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/saving-seeds-after-the-harvest-zbcz1501.aspx#ixzz3NiJRWDif