|A friend of mine just sent me the link to this movie (about two hours long) which really tells you how to manage the land we live in. The best I have seen yet, it opens your mind at how to work the land to plant. Never use any fertilizers, they are all in the land. To see this movie, click on This link I hope you learn from it.|
In time of survival like the one we are going into, you must grow the crops that will give you the most nutrition, that is, more fiber, more vitamins and more minerals and stay away from greens that provide you with very little nutrition such as Iceberg lettuce. By the way, This year 2016, all of my seeds are organic.. Even the soy seeds I buy to make my milk are certified organic. The seeds on this page were not picked for their looks, taste or pedigree of any kind, they were picked because they were the ones with more nutrition, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. and they are organic.|
There are a few survival plant seeds in this page, Malabar Spinach and Kang Kong. I will add more as I get the seeds.
Seeds from very ripe squash, zucchini, etc, can be dried in a dehydrator and then vaccumed and stored .
Seed Count You will not find 20 seeds in any package. You will find more. I use a set of measuring spoons to "count" these, for example I use the smidgen spoon to count the Swiss chard seeds. A smidgen spoonful will give me between 25 and 45 seeds. that is good enough for me.
Pests. Aphids. One of the worst pests. My latest approach is Neem oil. Yes, you get it on the Internet. and Yes, it works. This is how you mix it:
1/2 tsp Neem
Mix this and if you have an infestation apply the neem every other day for a couple of weeks. Don't forget to shake it often to keep the neem in suspension. After you have gotten rid of all aphids, continue spraying neem every couple of weeks or so. Neem oil is organic.
Other Important Crops which you can get locally. Potatoes and sweet potatoes will give you all the starch you want, in fact, you could live on potatoes alone and get more fit. Many experiments have been made over the years to prove that point. Yes, grow potatoes, many of them, after all, they don't take any surface space, they are underground and will stay there, for several months before you have to harvest them. I don't sell potato seed because it is easier for you just to go to the feed store and get some local potato seeds. After harvesting them, save a few potatoes to be used as seed. You can grow potatoes and sweet potatoes in the garden or on your deck in large plastic bags. The plants are very attractive looking.
A piece of advise I have seen, is being given in several web sites is that you should if at all possible buy a small farm out of town and plant the whole thing. This is over and above the old suggestion that you should have a large garden. Maybe they know something I don't.
Dehydrating If you do this, keep in mind that most vegetables that produce leaves such as Swiss chard, Spinach, Kang Kong, can be dehydrated to the point of turning a bushel's worth of leaves into a quart of powder which with the proper packaging (vacuum and Oxygen absorbers) will remain viable for many years. Swiss Chard must be boiled for 3 minutes in order to remove an acid that prevents the absortion of vitamin D into the body. Zucchini and Summer squash can be sliced thinly and dehydrated to be used as chips to munch on, or in soups. These also can be packaged in quart bags and vacuumed to keep for a long time.|
Here is a list of the seeds I have
|PA 54||Beets 20 seeds||$3.00|
|PA39||Broccoli - 20 seeds.||$3.00||PA 49||Bok Choy 20 seeds||$3.00|
|PA39||Butternut Squash - 20 seeds.- From Cookies to soups and fried sage. The options are many, this versatile vegetable lends itself to many different dishes. You get about 8 fruit from every plant and it matures in 100 days.||$3.00|
|PA46||Garlic Chives 20 seeds. It grows easily from seed, but once you have plants established, the best way to propagate is to dig the whole plant up, divide the bulbs and roots into small sections & replant. Within a week you will have new plants. High in vitamin C also A& B, Iron, calcium, sulfur and magnesium. Good tonic herb to take regularly.||$3.00|
|PA55||Carrots - 20 seeds.||$3.00||PA ???||Cucumber Ashley I have never seen a vegetable as prolific as this. I planted 20 plants and that was too many, every time I go out on the garden I find at least 10 more nukes to pick, and some of them are already too large.||$3.00|
|PA42||Kale Blue Curled Scotch/Vates. Seed sprouts in 4 days. Kale is rich in Vitamins A and C, high in potassium, calcium and iron, and is a good source of fiber. Kale does not like hot weather, so you can plant very early Spring and/or late summer. Plant seeds a foot apart and half inch deep.||$3.00|
|PA45||Kang Kong 20 seeds. Also called Water spinach. A prolific plant that grows very fast. Put soil in a container that has no drainage holes in the bottom, water it well, and plant the seeds. Start taking leaves when they are about 5 inches long. A summer plant, will grow best when there is plenty of heat and water. Very fast grower. These seeds come from Malaysia. While this plant is in the noxious invasive weed list of the USDA, and seeds are being confiscated at the border, it is a highly nutritious plant with high levels of protein, calcium, iron, potassium, & vitamins A B & C. Requires warm temperatures to sprout.||$3.00||PA35||Malabar Spinach - 20 seeds- This plant is grown all over the world, the vine grows to about 14 ft. Nutrition: Has high levels of vitamins A,B, & C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, zinc, and decent amounts of Iron and copper. It has good levels of mucilage which is a valuable aid in detoxifying the body. A highly nutritious plant. The young, juicy leaves make a great addition to salads and sandwiches and are often plentiful when other leaf vegetables are struggling with the hot midsummer sun. I made the mistake of planting 20 seeds of this plant. Now I have enough malabar spinach to feed 40 people on a daily basis and the plants continue growing. Taste? better than any lettuce I ever had.||$3.00||PA43||Mustard Greens - Florida Broadleaf. Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep, in moist soil in a sunny location. Only about 50% of the seeds are viable. Seeds sprout in 4 days. Keep the soil moist and fertilize once a week, preferable with a liquid fertilizer. Plants grow and spread fast. Leaves can be picked when they are 4" long but you can wait until they become curly. Space plants about a foot apart and keep them weeded or mulch them. Seeds can be planted 4 weeks before the first frost and in late summer. Plant and harvest twice a year. Photo shows mustard plant 18 days after planting. Mustard greens leaves are spicy.||$3.00|
|PA 50||Onion, Sweet Spanish||$3.00||PA 51||Pepper - California Wonder||$3.00|
|PA36||Spaghetti Squash. 20 seeds - The fruit is yellow in color. Its center contains many large seeds. Its flesh is bright yellow. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti.||$3.00|
|PA38||Straightneck Summer Squash - 20 seeds Very fast grower. Pick fruit when they are about 6" long. Check daily. Produce about 25 squash per plant. If allowed, they will grow to about 20" long. Large fruit is used to collect seeds for coming years.||$3.00||PA44||Swiss Chard - Large White rib. : This food is a good source of Thiamin, Folate, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Can be planted in spring and Fall. I grow 16 plants indoors all winter long. I get enough greens to take every day. The leaves can grow as much as 14" in diameter and the plants grow unstoppable. If you are into dehydrating, you can dehydrate about 200 leaves into a quart jar (make powder).||$3.00||PA 52||Swiss Chard - Rainbow Same as the chard above but this one includes very colorful red chard and yellow chard Stunning colors, specially in salads.||$3.00|
|PA41||Tomato - Marglobe 73 days - 20 seeds|
Not too big, not too small, just a lot of tomatoes for you to dehydrate, make tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce. Plant all 20 seeds indoors and transplant them when all danger of frost is over. When you plant tomatoes most of the plant should go underground, the plant will make roots up to 10 inches from the original seed.
|PA40||Zucchini, Black Beauty - 20 seeds. start seeds indoors 4 weeks before the last frost, once transplanted they will grow fast. water them often and deep. Fertilize regularly. Fruit must be picked when they are about 8 inches long, the ones allowed to grow longer are used for seeds, wait until they reach their full size (about 2 ft.) before taking.||$3.00|
|PA53||Goji Berry - 20 seeds. Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. They are a member of the nightshade family (Solonaceae), which contains many other common vegetables such as potato, tomato, eggplant, and pepper, as well as some poisonous plants like belladonna and deadly nightshade. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry is now grown in many other countries as well.|