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Long-Term Seed Storage

Survival Seed Vault Non-GMO Hardy Heirloom Seeds for Long-Term Emergency Storage – 20 Variety Pack in a Sturdy Can

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Grow Your Own Food…

…This Year…

…Or Years Down the Road When a Crisis Strikes

The Survival Seed Vault from Patriot Seeds gives you everything you need to grow your own food and survive. Ideal for this year’s garden or as part of your long-term emergency preparedness plan!

What’s Inside the Survival Seed Vault?

• Blue Lake Bush Beans <150 seeds
• California Wonder Bell Pepper < 70 seeds
• Market more Cucumber < 150 seeds
• Scarlet Nantes Carrot < 800 seeds
• Parris Island Cos Romaine Lettuce < 900 seeds
• Golden Acre Cabbage < 530 seeds
• Detroit Dark Red Beet < 260 seeds
• Lincoln Sweet Pea < 100 seeds
• Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn < 260 seeds
• Beefsteak Tomato < 180 seeds
• Champion Radish < 320 seeds
• Green Sprouting Broccoli < 500 seeds
• Waltham Butternut Winter Squash < 100 seeds
• Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach < 260 seeds
• Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion < 145 seeds
• Black Turtle Bean < 70 seeds
• Hales Best Cantaloupe < 70 seeds
• Snowball Cauliflower < 285 seeds
• Black Beauty Zucchini < 50 seeds
• Crimson Sweet Watermelon < 60 seeds



1st question is about shelf-life:

Stored sealed and away from heat, sunlight, and moisture, these seeds will last 20+ years. The ideal place to store them is in your fridge. 


EACH PACK CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING 32 SEED PACKETS: 

1. Tomato Beef Steak ≈ 180 seeds 
2. Eggplant Black Beauty ≈ 80 seeds 
3. Bean Tendergreen Green Bean ≈ 20 seeds 
4. Zucchini Dark Green ≈ 25 seeds 
5. Lettuce Buttercrunch Butterhead ≈ 2280 seeds 
6. Lettuce Ruby Leaf ≈ 2280 seeds 
7. Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson ≈ 2280 seeds 
8. Brussels Sprouts Catskill ≈ 230 seeds 
9. Bell Pepper California Wonder ≈ 40 seeds 
10. Radish Cherry Belle ≈ 180 seeds 
11. Okra Clemson Spineless ≈ 50 seeds 
12. Beet Detroit Dark Red ≈ 180 seeds 
13. Onion Evergreen Bunching ≈ 200 seeds 
14. Cabbage Golden Acre ≈ 280 seeds 
15. Corn Golden Bantam ≈ 45 seeds 
16. Cantaloupe Hales Best Jumbo ≈ 20 seeds 
17. Winter Squash Jumbo Pink Banana ≈ 10 seeds 
18. Kale Vates Blue Scotch ≈ 280 seeds 
19. Lima Henderson ≈ 15 seeds 
20. Swiss Chard Giant Fordhook ≈ 90 seeds 
21. Cucumber Marketmore ≈ 40 seeds 
22. Spinach Noble Giant ≈ 130 seeds 
23. Carrot Scarlet Nantes ≈ 1750 seeds 
24. Turnip Purple Top ≈ 430 seeds 
25. Pumpkin Sugar Pie ≈ 15 seeds 
26. Cauliflower Snowball Y ≈ 280 seeds 
27. Pea Sugar Daddy ≈ 25 seeds 
28. Broccoli Waltham ≈ 330 seeds 
29. Winter Squash Waltham Butternut ≈ 25 seeds 
30. Sunflower Mammoth ≈ 20 seeds 
31. Parsnips Harris Model ≈ 250 seeds
32. Celery Tall Utah Improved ≈ 3000 seeds

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Summer Food in Wintry February

 

16 Popular Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

1. Garlic – You can freeze whole garlic, garlic cloves or chopped fresh garlic. Frozen garlic does lose some of its texture, but the flavor remains intact.

2. Corn – You can freeze fresh-picked corn on the cob for up to one year. Pack it in freezer bags — husk and silk and all. For store-bought corn, husk and blanch it before freezing.

3. Avocados – The bad news is that frozen avocados lose their consistency. The good news is that they do not lose their taste, so you can use them for guacamole or dressing. Wash and halve them before peeling. Freeze as halves, or puree them with lime or lemon juice and then store for up to eight months.

4. Mushrooms — You can freeze raw button, creminis and portabellas mushrooms for later use. Chop and slice mushrooms and then spread them on a cookie sheet. Freeze. Then transfer the pieces to bags or containers.

5. Onion – You can save chopping time – and tears – by freezing onion for cooking later. Store peeled, chopped onion in plastic freezer bags. The best part is you can just toss them into your recipes without thawing them first.

6. Hummus – Scoop your fresh hummus into plastic containers. Then drizzle a thin layer of olive oil on the top to keep it from drying out. Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before mixing and serving.


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