So, you know I am a second-year gardener. (Information about our first year here.) And, this means that I have to do some planning at the beginning of the year and buy seeds/transplants.
But, this year I was super blessed because my friends at Hometown Seeds sent me over their Survival Seeds for the garden this year.
And, boy! What a haul! Enough to plant 3/4 of an acre (much more than our modest, city yard). But, the 16 types of seeds also store for 5 years (or 10 years in the freezer), which means this will really help with our long-term garden planning.
I love that the concept of the Survival Seeds is to be able to sustain your family in the time of a crisis. And, it really struck home with me because I recently learned that in our region, only about 2 percent of our food is local. And, if we were to have a natural disaster or crisis, we could be without any food in 3 days.
Did I mention that we live in the Midwest? Amongst farmland and corn stalks and such? I just couldn’t believe it.
So, this is just another reason that for Ryan and I, growing our own food, buying local and preserving makes sense.
Have I lost you yet? I hope not. Off my soap box, now.
I’ll be posting soon with our garden plan (assuming that I put together a garden plan). Thanks again to Hometown Seeds. Go check them out if you have yet to buy your own seeds. Their individual seed packets are priced very competitively (much more so than the seeds we had already purchased).
How’s your gardening planning coming?