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The ultimate one-bucket food growing kit for a self-reliant future.
I've been asked by individuals and organizations interested in seed saving and self-reliant living to expand on our Victory Garden collection, and come up with a comprehensive one-bucket food starter kit that would give the purchaser the best chance of growing their own food supply into perpetuity. I've been hesitant to go further than our popular Victory Garden collection because I don't like being seen as trying to scare people into buying products. But after being prodded into reviewing the doomsday seed collections being offered to people on talk radio and prepper sites, I've become convinced that those products are being promoted by otherwise good people who know a lot about marketing, but not too much about vegetable seed.
To be honest, if folks want the peace of mind and are willing to spend their hard earned money to have a starter seed collection, that collection should at the very least give them a fighting chance of success should they need it. As a savvy consumer, I would prefer that a collection be put together by a seedsman, someone who has spent his or her working career growing and evaluating seed varieties. I'd want a seed collection chosen by Rob from Johnny's, or John from Stokes, or Tom from Territorial. Since I am Tom, here is what I would want my family, friends, and customers to have. Please note: I would suggest that the seed in this container be considered a seed saving starter kit. The seed should be grown and replenished as the seasons pass. Simply leaving this kit on your shelf in case you need it in the future, is probably not in your best interest long term.
The seeds chosen for this collection include 70 open pollinated seed varieties that represent the most dependable, top-performing varieties available in the world today. They have been field grown, evaluated and known to be strong, hardy, and high yielding. Also contains 2 cover crops.
In addition, 2 comprehensive books: Seed to Seed by Susan Ashworth will teach you how to reliably grow, harvest, and save your own seed, and Gardening When it Counts by Steve Solomon, founder of Territorial, will be the perfect guide for growing a sustainable food garden with minimal resources. Seed saving containers, Mylar bags, and desiccant packaging to keep moisture at bay. Natural fertilizer for productive crops, plant tags, and a permanent marker to keep plantings organized. Territorial's Spring and Winter catalogs will also be included.
For a list of the seed varieties included please click here.
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