|The variety of seeds inn Ark's Survival Seeds Pack|
One of my fondest childhood memories was the hot summer nights when my dad would get us out of bed to "hear the corn grow". We could hear it crackling and popping. This would happen in July and August when the corn would grow so fast -- sometimes more than 4" in a single night! My dad (who knew everything back then) explained that during the day under the hot sun, the plants would suck up all the life-giving energy from the sun, and when it cooled off at night, the photosynthesis process would begin -- it would take all that energy and.... GROW. We were so amazed at the miracles that we were able to witness in our garden.
|This is how the seeds come packaged|
And because I am a huge proponent of non-GMO, natural foods and nutrition, I can put my stamp of approval on these Ark Survival Seeds.I recommend them for a variety of reasons:
|Here are all the varieties included|
- They are heirloom. What does that really mean? The term heirloom is used to describe any type of seed that has been saved and grown for a period of years and is passed
down by the gardener that preserved it. It has a provenance, of sorts.
To be capable of being saved, all heirloom seeds must be open pollinated. Open pollinated plants are simply varieties that are capable of producing seeds
that will produce seedlings just like the parent plant. Not all plants
- They are non-GMO. It is true that when you go to the store to buy seeds for your backyard garden, you most likely won't be buying GMO corn seed, but with this organic labeling from Ark Survival Seeds, you can guarantee the best quality and most nutritious vegetables from your garden.
- They are non-hybrid. Hybrid plants are very popular. This is what you are most likely going to get at your local gardening center if it isn't specifically labeled "heirloom".
Plant breeders cross breed compatible types of plants in an effort to create a plant with the best features of both parents. These are called hybrids and many of our modern plants are the results of these crosses. Seed from these hybrids will not produce plants with identical qualities. This is important if you are going to save your seeds to plant next season!
I use Biogrow 365 as my natural, organic fertilizer in my garden, along with compost and aged manure (either horse or cow). I don't use pesticide or herbicide in my garden, and I weed by hand. It is very comforting and relaxing to be in my garden, with my hands in the soil, growing something.
I have recently started saving my seeds for future seasons of gardening. I purchased the book "Seed to Seed" by Suzanne Ashworth (see Amazon link below for a quick click to the book and to the seeds themselves). The book is AMAZING I have been able to successfully save most seeds. Tomatoes are the hardest for me so far, and hopefully this next season I will be able to save some for next Spring!