Morgan Rogue 08.05.22
I’ve always been hesitant of ‘seed vaults’. They’ve generally been very low quality seeds with poor germination rate.
When I first heard about Survival Garden Seeds, I was, again, hesitant, but said ok whatever, let’s give it a shot.
I didn’t want to just set the seeds aside until the apocalypse and ‘hope’ they worked out, I needed to try them out and see how goods the seeds are straight away. If they germinate well now, they have a much higher chance of continuing to germinate well years later.
So I decided to grow a few varieties and see how it goes!
Before I go any further, there are a few different options:
- Home Garden which has 30 different seeds
- Homesteader which has 50 different seeds
- Farmer which has 100 different seeds
I decided to pull some seeds from the homestead collection. The packaging is impressive and each one is clearly marked and identified.
The fact that it came with popcorn seeds really sealed the deal for me. Not a lot of seed vaults come with popcorn seeds, and popcorn is life around here.
Anyway, I decided to grow some okra and a few bean varieties.
After just a few days I began to see the okra sprouting and after a week, I began to see everything sprout.
This is what my okra looks like now, a month after direct sowing the Survival Garden Seeds okra seeds:
It’s a little forest! It’s started to bloom and I’m starting to see okra. Success!
It’s been brutal temperatures here so some of the leaves have gotten a little burned, don’t judge the seeds by the burned leaves, that’s all the suns doing.
The beans are taking a little longer to grow, again, our temps have been brutal. But everything has been growing and they’re really starting to thrive.
The seeds can only do so much, it’s up to us as gardeners to keep them alive and help them thrive and produce.
The germination rate and how quickly they germinated was truly impressive though. These are incredibly healthy seeds.
- Open pollinated
How long can seeds last?
If you store seeds in a dry, cool, dark area, absolutely away from all moisture, they can last many, many years. Germination may reduce slightly, but if they’re kept in ideal conditions, you should have a good enough germination rate to at least get a good enough crop so you can save those seeds for the following year.
I am saving the rest of the seeds for next year and probably many years down-the-line. Each packet comes with so many seeds, I didn’t use all of them, so I have plenty left over for the future, in addition to the other seeds that I never even touched.
They’re about $1 per seed packet, which a really great price for heirloom seeds. The Home Garden kit is $29.99, the Homestead is $49.99 and the Farmer is $99.99. Fantastic prices considering how many seeds and varieties you get.
Out of all the seed vaults out there, this is the only one I’ll ever recommend again. I’m so impressed and will be using them for years to come.
Get your Survival Garden Seeds today!