Once upon a time, I was a different person entirely. I hated history and gardening both equally. I always thought it was boring and pointless. Who cares what they did then? We live now! Who needs to garden? There’s a grocery store right down the road!
Thankfully, I’ve developed into a completely different person than I was 15 years ago. I’ve come to love history and my favorite work on the homestead is the work I do in the garden. There’s something enlightening about knowing where we’ve been and empowering to know I can feed my family from right here on my own land.
The past month or so I’ve been studying the Great Depression era and drooling over gardening books waiting on the weather to break (don’t judge). I find the Depression era incredibly interesting because if something similar were to happen today…
the outcome would be completely different.
So few know how to garden. Our supply chain is far from local. Many more people live in urban areas and were raised in urban areas. Feeding our families without the grocery store would be a very large undertaking and for many, almost an impossibility. We’ve grown so far detached from our food supply and knowing where food comes from, I can only imagine how much more devastating The Great Depression would be today than it was 90 years ago.
That thought is alarming. While a back to the land movement is certainly well under way, there are still millions of people who don’t have a clue how to grow food. Even if they do, they’re probably like me and have seeds from heaven knows when sitting in their shed that may very well never germinate.
If things were to take a turn for the worse today and all of the stores ran out of food, could you feed your family? Do you have enough seeds to grow some food to make it through until things start to improve?
Or are you like most of us? Even those of us who have the knowledge to garden generally rely on the system to buy seeds in season. We buy them before the start of each season and maybe, maybe try to save a handful from the harvest. We don’t have enough to make it through something similar to the depression, or worse.
I don’t want to be stuck not being able to grow food to feed my family, no matter the situation. This is why you should invest in a personal seed vault. You can have a bucket full of seeds that will keep for a long period of time. You can use them now or keep them for a situation where you can’t buy seeds, or a combination of the two.
We chose a combination of the two after we found Heaven’s Harvest. This is a great, family owned company from here in the United States. All of their seeds are open-pollinated, heirloom varieties. They come sealed in resealable mylar bags to keep them fresh up to ten years in a nifty, portable, sealed bucket.
I can plant seeds now, harvest them and save those seeds. I can keep them and plant them when our newborn is 8. As long as I properly store them, I can keep them for up to ten years! That’s such a comforting feeling. Knowing that if a situation arose that I couldn’t buy seeds, I have some ready to go.
I’ll admit, when I first saw the prices of these kits, I thought it was insanely expensive. We’re a growing family on a brand new homestead with one income. To say we have a tight budget would be an understatement. Throwing that kind of money at seeds is a bit much. But, honestly, it’s a great deal and I can have a garden from now until forever as long as I store the seeds correctly and save seeds from our harvest.
If you want to be prepared for any situation, I cannot recommend investing in one of these buckets enough. They have a variety of buckets to fit your needs and even individual seed packets.
Heaven’s Harvest Seed Buckets
I love knowing that my family and I can be prepared for whatever comes our way and grow our own food with heirloom varieties from a great company for years to come.
Are you prepared?
Click any of the links above to get your bucket and be prepared to feed your family no matter what happens.