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7 Reasons Why You Need to Start Saving Seeds Today | No Ordinary Homestead

BESIDES preparing for post-apo times, there’s other reasons,too.

If you’re giving them as a gift, making hand decorated or computer printed seed packets are fun.
These made by alisa burke are beautiful.

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If you’re looking for a variety of envelopes, ask one of your local stores that sells greeting cards if you can have the cast-offs to recycle. The greeting card companies ask the retailers to send the actual cards back or destroy them when the cards are out of season but the envelopes are usually tossed in the garbage or recycling. Some stores gladly give whole boxes away instead of having to deal with the waste.



This is a handy quick reference guide to the basic of checking seed viability from Let This Mind Be In You. You can find more on seed viability here.

It’s a good thing to know ot just for your own home gardening but if you ever plan on exchanging seeds with others. I had a swap worked out with a friend…my Thai hot pepper seeds for some garlic. I’m glad I checked for seed viability first. The seeds weren’t viable. I would have felt terrible for my friend.




How fresh are leftover seeds? Viability & Vigor.