Non-Hybrid and Heirloom seeds allow you to "collect the seed" from your survival garden crops for future planting, unlike Hybrid Seed varieties which produce sterile seeds that CANNOT be collected and reliably used for future planting.
If you are planning to plant what we call a survival garden, and your goal is to become more self-sufficient and prepared with emergency garden foods... then you should consider using survival seeds from which you will be able to raise a good portion of your own food.
You buy the seeds once, collect, dry, and store the seeds from your garden plants, which will save you about 1/2 the cost of buying the seeds every year.
An additional reason to raise non-hybrid plants is that most of the open-pollinated varieties taste better.
That is the opposite of what we have been led to believe... often by seed companies, who by the way, often hold the rights to certain hybrids they developed and/or sell.
Try not to buy seeds off the racks in most stores. Here you will
usually find those trusty hybrids, along with higher prices for the
quantity. You can sometimes find seeds on sale, but usually there are
few seeds in the pack.
Learn how to dry and store your garden seeds on our page here:
Storing Survival Garden Seeds
Years ago when self sufficiency was much more prevalent, neighbor could rely upon neighbor to barter and trade for essentials, and the local town store filled in the gaps. Times have changed...so we need to prepare for the Times.
Be Wise. Don't be one of the un-informed "sheeple", that actually believe we have limitless resources, and that the government has the capability of always being able to take care of us with an endless food supply. When we face a true food shortage, will you be prepared? Start learning how to grow and store your own foods as soon as possible.
With that in mind, take a moment to browse through the different seed products in the right side column of this page and also below, they are all Non-Hybrid and/or Heirloom Seed varieties .