Getting into the business of heirloom seeds isn’t something that just anyone can do. It takes a lot of specialized knowledge and equipment to keep seeds viable over extended periods of time to maximize germination rates of the seeds.
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Thomson, IL (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
More and more Americans are turning to government aid and bread lines (1 out of every 8 Americans are on the food stamp assistance program, according to the New York Times, November 27, 2012). With food prices expected to continue to rise thanks to weak harvests around the world, a growing number of Americans are turning to a different path. They are seeking self-reliance through home food production.
The first and biggest choice a gardener can make is where to buy seeds. Some families are content to try their luck with hybrid or GMO seeds from big box stores. However, more and more families have become educated about the benefits of heirloom seeds. Demand has increased dramatically for these precious seeds.
Heirloom seeds breed true year after year. Gardeners can save the seeds from their vegetable gardens and plant them without ever spending another dime. In addition, the vegetables that result from heirloom seeds are nutrient-dense and don’t have the genetic modifications that can be a cause for concern. The seeds outperform their hybrid counterparts, making them a fantastic investment for self-reliant families, reducing the need for government aid.
However, as demand for heirloom seeds has gone up, more and more companies are attempting to jump on the heirloom bandwagon without really knowing much about the seeds or how to maintain them.
Senior Botanist Nick Huizenga advises anyone who is thinking of buying seeds to be cautious about who they deal with: “Getting into the business of heirloom seeds isn’t something that just anyone can do. It takes a lot of specialized knowledge and equipment to keep seeds viable over extended periods of time to maximize germination rates of the seeds. Everything from temperature regulation, to humidity control, to third party germination testing, not to mention countless hours of studying heirloom seed varieties, and I could go on and on. These are just a few things that the ‘Average Joe’ does not have access to.”
In other words, don’t purchase heirloom seeds from just anyone and carefully research the companies that you do business with before assuming that you’re getting genuine heirloom seeds that have been properly cared for.
Heirloom Solutions has been a trusted provider of non-hybrid, non-GMO heirloom seeds for many years. To help meet demand, they are currently offering a $300 voucher for seed purchases at the Heirloom Solutions store whenever gardeners purchase a Survival Seed Bank. The Survival Seed Bank contains enough properly stored and handled heirloom seeds to plant a full acre crisis garden year after year. Those who take advantage of the offer can watch their grocery prices decrease dramatically. Next holiday season, enjoy foods from your very own garden and save your family money.
The Christmas season is coming up quickly and whether you want to give the Survival Seed Bank or the $300 seed gift card as a gift or keep them for yourself, now is the perfect time to start preparing for the next holiday season. For more information visit http://www.SurvivalSeedBank.com/hl.html.