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

How to make seed paper that can grow into plants for your survival garden

Seed paper is considered by many to be nothing more than a novelty item. But as a prepper, you might find that this ingenious item may help you increase the amount of food you’re growing in your survival garden. As its name suggests, seed paper, or plantable paper, is a kind of handmade paper that has been … Continue reading How to make seed paper that can grow into plants for your survival garden

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

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