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The Best Survival Seed Kits

Updated on August 16, 2014

Survival Seeds - are you prepared?

What is a survival seed kit? It's a special container of hermetically sealed, non-gmo seeds that you can keep to ensure that in the event of a disaster, emergency or other crisis, you have the ability to grow your own food. Survival seed banks have special packaging that protect the seeds and prolong their life. You keep these heirloom survival seeds for much longer than normal seeds and there are plenty of great kits to choose from.

photo by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Best Survival Seed Kit:

These emergency heirloom survival seeds are the best value and offer a wide variety of fruit and vegetables and helpful extras like the booklet. The packaging is quite nice as well. I think it would make a good gift for an aspiring gardener too, it's enough to get anyone off to great start.

Learn from John Lipscomb and see his garden:

Give your seeds a great start:

This seed germination station is a great way to start delicate seedlings indoors.

Don't wait for an emergency!

Start your garden when your seeds arrive - by saving the seeds at the end of the harvest, you'll always be able to start a new crop. Here are some reasons to grow your own heirloom vegetables:

  1. The taste. Nothing compares to home-grown, organic fruits and vegetables.
  2. Familiarity. If your survival garden is your only source of food in an emergency, you can't risk a low yield or failed crop. Learn how to farm now while there's no pressure.
  3. Savings. Growing food for yourself is exponentially cheaper than buying in a store.

Grab a book or two and start learning.

These books contain lots of valuable information you can use to get familiar with survival gardening,

Heirloom tomatoes from the garden of Bethany Nowviskie

Grow culinary herbs for even better tasting meals.

Fresh herbs can make growing your own food even more enjoyable and many herbs make great companion plants for veggies,

Medicinal herbs too!

These medicinal herbs have a wide variety of uses and are easy to grow.

Are you prepared for an emergency where you couldn't buy food?

Will you start a survival garden?

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      4 years ago

      I grow fruit and vegetables, so was very interested in this idea. I was particularly interested in the medicinal herb garden plant kit, as I hadn't come across this before. I'll check this out

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      Maria Burgess 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I am as prepared as I can be at this time. Gardening and food storage are an important part of my crazy life. It is essential that a survival plan include a garden and of course seeds. I would like to add a tip to your list. These should be rotated out about every five years so they do not lose their growing power. Buying a new set each year and using up the older stash is highly recommended. Excellent lens!

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      5 years ago

      The advantage of survival seeds is that you have a wide variety of different vegetables to choose from. Whether you stick to your favorite tomatoes, potatoes, lettuces, and roots or you decide to grow heirloom vegetables as well, you have a truly diverse selection to consider.

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      5 years ago


      Just noticed your video is listed as private. Let's hope we never need these seeds, but I guess it is good to be prepared.

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      5 years ago

      Very interesting concept! Thanks for sharing!

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      5 years ago

      These sets of seeds are a great idea. Might give the idea of a survival garden some serious thought.

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      Tony Bonura 

      5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I usually have a vegetable garden each year, but we have never called a "survival garden." We usually grow tomatoes (lots and lots of tomatoes), cucumbers, beans of various sorts, peppers of different types from bell to jalapeno, squash and some other things at different times. This reminds me that I need to break up my garden beds and start the seeds inside. Although it is warm enough here to grow them in the ground, I prefer to sprout them and then plant outside.


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      5 years ago

      This is a great idea, to be self sufficient.

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      6 years ago

      Not necessarily a "survival garden" per se. I've got an urban plot here in Pasadena and plan on doing some container gardening at my apartment, as well

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      6 years ago

      How do you put the youtube video up? Looks good

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I'm going to give my best friend that survival seed vault for Christmas. He will love it.

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Not yet Tom, but I will be. This is a really important issue. I have become very interested in urban gardening and container gardening, and I believe anyone can raise either food or herbs that are helpful. Pinned to my board "how does your garden grow."

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have to say my garden is far too small, but I have thought about herbs and vegetables in containers! :)

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      6 years ago from USA

      This year is the first year that we have had a garden and after much research we started planing a bigger garden and gathering survival seeds. While we hope that we never need it for survival purposes (just to have non-GMO seeds) and as you mention, heirloom seeds do produce the best tasting fruits and veggies.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Interesting idea. I don't have a garden, so I guess in case of emergency hunting would be my first choice...

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      Renaissance Woman 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      I can sure appreciate how critical a survival garden would be in the case of an extended disaster or emergency of epic proportions. I guess it wouldn't even have to be that big of an emergency. I'm going to grow a "thrivival" garden. Moving from survival mode to thriving mode. Thanks for a very timely topic and for some excellent resources. Heirloom and organic is the way to go.


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