The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) celebrated its third anniversary February 24, 2011 with the arrival of seeds for rare lima beans, blight-resistant cantaloupe, and progenitors of antioxidant-rich red tomatoes from Peru and the Galapagos Islands. The arrival of these collections, including many drought- and flood-resistant varieties, comes at a time when natural and human-made risks to agriculture have reinforced the critical need to secure all the world’s food crop varieties.
I’m bringing up the Svalbard Global Seed Vault because I feel that more earthlings need to be aware of the critical importance of having a supply of garden seed on hand in case the world situation may bring about the need for us to grow more of our own food, i.e., be able to be more food independent if the situation presents. Of course most reading this are more informed than the average about many of these type of issues, so do pass this one to those that may not be as informed.
Be aware also that there are a number of thought leaders who feel strongly that seeds will be worth more than gold at some point in the near future. That is to say, we cannot put gold or silver into a palatable form no matter how much preparation effort we might put into it. Furthermore, those thought leaders strongly suggest that many may even find it necessary to use some of their survival seed for bartering rather than planting. That is how valuable seed could become.
Of course the best and preferred seed to store for emergency times ahead is seed that can be naturally pollinated referred to as “open pollinated.” However, be aware that the better the quality, i.e., the better the mineral sugar content in the seed, the better and longer it will keep. Dr. Carey Reams discovered a long time ago that the higher the natural sugar content that could be grown into a fresh fruit or vegetable, as tested with a refractometer, the better the fresh keeping quality, as well as its nutritional value. Likewise, the higher the natural sugar content of a fruit or vegetable, the higher the mineral sugar content its seed will contain. The result will be seed that is heavier and denser for its kind. This translates into fewer seed per unit of weight. If you are wanting to know how to determine which of two or more brands of the same seed are high in quality, then compare the seed count per pound. The heavier and denser high quality seed will show fewer seed per pound than the lighter weight lower quality seed.
So how does one get high quality seed to grow in their garden? The only real answer can be found in the science and technology known as Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization or RBTI. The best source, for the home gardener, from which to learn how to grow high quality fruits and veggies that will result in high quality seed from your garden is to get the book Nourishment Home Grown. If your in commercial farming then you will want to get obtain the farming and soil management textbook.
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