Thursday, April 01, 2010

Growing Your Own Garden from Open-Pollinated Seeds and Heirloom Seeds

Growing Your Own Garden from Open-Pollinated Seeds and Heirloom Seeds,

Atlanta, Ga. 4/02/2010 12:05 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
With the recent upheaval in the global financial markets there has been growing concern over the direction the world is heading. Every day we hear about another government bailout to aid a troubled company or industry and this push for continued government control has many people concerned over the level of involvement they are prepared to take.

As the financial crisis continues to mount people can expect to see the government’s involvement in other areas of life increase. One such area is in the government’s push to control the food supply and this involvement could not only result in critical shortages but also a dramatic rise in prices.

Now more than ever individuals are realizing that they must be prepared for a scenario in which grocery stores and markets will have empty shelves. Many of these people are uncomfortable with the idea that the government will take care of the problem, they want to know they will have the ability to take care of themselves as well as their families.

That ability lies in preparation and this comes in the form of a survival garden, something that will produce nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables during a severe food supply shortage. Understanding the importance of a survival garden is just one aspect of self-sufficiency though, you must be planting the proper seeds, seeds that are not readily available from most outlets.

Today’s food supply relies heavily on hybrid seeds, a genetically modified type that produces a crop but does not have the ability to reproduce itself. During a food crisis these seeds provide little assurance that you’ll be able to remain self-sufficient. That is why many people are turning to non-hybrid seeds and open pollinated seeds for their survival garden. These non-hybrid seeds have the ability to produce a crop and the seeds from those plants can then be used for the next planting.

These non-hybrid seeds are not genetically modified in any way and by saving some of the harvest seeds from year one you will have more than enough to plant for year two. Each “survival seed bank” produces thousands of pounds of nutrient-dense food for pennies per pound. Also included are detailed growing instructions for each variety which includes helpful information on harvesting of seed stock for the following year in a survival situation.

FEATURED: Mexican Miniature Watermelon -Melothria scabra

This plant is a native of the southern part of North America, where it is called "Sandita" (little watermelon). It is believed to have been a domesticated crop before western contact began.

The fruit is very tasty. They have the sweet cucumber flavor, followed a mouth-watering sourness that is almost addicting.

The plant climbs any trellis and are an addition to your lanscape.

Fruit can be pickled like a cucumber.

Take 50 days to harvest. They fall off vines when ready