Survival Gardening–Get Info on Food Drying and Seed Saving from “The Heirloom Gardener”

“The Heirloom Gardener” magazine’s Winter 2010 issue has a couple of articles of particular interest if you’re gardening for survival. I won’t try to summarize them here but want to let you know about them.

One article is on drying fruits and vegetables, which you can do in your oven or in a dehydrator. There are several tips and do’s and don’ts.

Another article discusses starting your own seed bank. This is a good idea because of the genetic modifications going on with numerous seeds. It goes beyond mere hybridization. Saving and storing seeds doesn’t have to be complicated, but again there are pitfalls to avoid, such as moisture. Among tips discussed is how to store seeds in your freezer properly.

“The Heirloom Gardener” is published quarterly and is well worth the inexpensive subscription price. Click here to view “The Heirloom Gardener” Web site.

By the way, I have no vested interest in promoting this magazine. It’s just a good gardening magazine, and I recommend it.

Also, if you’re looking for non-hybrid, non-GMO survival seeds prepackaged and vacuum sealed, go to the Prep Mart page on Survival Gardening or the “Survival Gardening” category in the Links of Interest page.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.