Seeds of life: Keep your food supply alive after SHTF

Foraging wild seeds is a valuable skill to have in a total collapse scenario or after SHTF. The plants are always there, but most people don’t have the training to recognize them. While most people see dead lands after prolonged droughts, the trained eyes see things that can make them survive. A sunbaked land where nothing … Continue reading Seeds of life: Keep your food supply alive after SHTF

Seed starting 101: 4 Good reasons to start seeds indoors

Though it’s possible to grow a vegetable garden by buying seedlings from your local garden center, it’s better to start your garden by growing seeds indoors. For one, it’s way cheaper than buying seedlings every time you want to grow something. Plus, you can buy seeds for more varieties than you will find for sale as … Continue reading Seed starting 101: 4 Good reasons to start seeds indoors

Indigenous communities are tackling food security and protecting the environment by saving seeds

The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has upended the global food supply chain, revealing a fragile global food system strained in large part by agrochemical companies’ privatization of seeds. But at the same time, it’s also showed how seed banks can help combat hunger in times of crisis. Indigenous seed banks, in particular, may have a key role to play in addressing global … Continue reading Indigenous communities are tackling food security and protecting the environment by saving seeds

Musk mallow seeds can protect the brain against degeneration caused by fluoride toxicity

Abelmoschus moschatus, commonly known as musk mallow, is a flowering plant native to East Asia and Northern Australia. It belongs to the same genus as okra, a flowering plant whose seed pods are eaten as a vegetable. Musk mallow is a multipurpose plant: Besides being an ornamental, it is also cultivated as a source of food, … Continue reading Musk mallow seeds can protect the brain against degeneration caused by fluoride toxicity

Home gardening tips: For how long can you store vegetable seeds?

Growing your own food gives you access to fresh fruits and vegetables – something that is invaluable post-SHTF. Knowing how to store seeds properly ensures that you’re always ready for the next planting season. To the untrained eye, dry and brittle seeds may seem useless. However, gardeners know that vegetable seeds are key to starting … Continue reading Home gardening tips: For how long can you store vegetable seeds?

Cheaper seeds and better-tasting vegetables: Why you need heirloom seeds for your homestead

When it comes to seeds, most gardeners are familiar with hybrid seeds, but not all know about heirloom seeds. While using hybrid seeds has certain perks and advantages, planting heirloom seeds can become a wonderful addition to your homestead. What are heirloom seeds? Heirloom seeds refer to seeds that have existed for at least 50 years, … Continue reading Cheaper seeds and better-tasting vegetables: Why you need heirloom seeds for your homestead

Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

The phrase “big things come in small packages” could very well be talking about pumpkin seeds. The flat, oval-shaped seeds are equal parts healthy and delicious, making them a great addition to soups, salads, and desserts. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. revealed that these seeds can even help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. The … Continue reading Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

Avocado seeds contain compounds that reduce inflammation

Pennsylvania-based researchers announced a new medicinal application for avocado pits. They recently derived an extract from avocado seed that helps regulate inflammation linked to cancer and other serious diseases. After eating or removing the edible part of the avocado, people usually throw away the inedible pit. But the new study suggests that the seed may be a good source … Continue reading Avocado seeds contain compounds that reduce inflammation

Reasons to eat chia seeds, the fiber-rich superfood

Chia seeds are popular among health buffs for a reason. This superfood is tiny but packed with many vitamins and minerals. Eating chia seeds can also boost your heart health. The nutrient profile of chia seeds Chia seeds refer to the tiny black seeds of the plant Salvia hispanica, which is related to mint. In ancient times, Aztecs … Continue reading Reasons to eat chia seeds, the fiber-rich superfood

The powerful antihyperlipidemic effect of celery seeds

It’s nice to munch on a few sticks of celery (Apium graveolens) every now and then, but these aren’t the only beneficial parts of the plant. Numerous studies have shown that celery seeds confer many health benefits as well. Recently, a team of scientists from India found that one of the possible therapeutic uses of celery seeds … Continue reading The powerful antihyperlipidemic effect of celery seeds