START YOU SEED COLLECTION NOW. MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY PRESERVED IN A SEALED GLASS CONTAINER. YOU CAN TAKE MY WORD FOR THIS - VERY SHORTLY NOW FOOD SEEDS WILL BE WORTH MORE THAN GOLD.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, AFTER THE POLE SHIFT A COW PIE WILL BE OF MORE VALE THAN GOLD. YOU CANNOT GROW IT AND YOU CANNOT EAT IT AND NOBODY WILL WANT TO CARRY AROUNS A HEAVY BAG OF GOLD RATHER THAN A JAR OF SEEDS.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
*****2010 Food Crisis for Dummies*****
by Eric deCarbonnel
USDA estimates for 2009/10 make no sense. Specifically, the USDA has declared half the counties in the Midwest to be primary disaster areas, including 274 counties in the last 30 days alone. These designations are based on the criteria of a minimum of 30 percent loss in the value of at least one crop in the county. The chart below shows counties declared primary disaster areas by the secretary of Agriculture and the president of the United States. The USDA is terrorized by the implications of higher food prices for the US economy, most likely because it knows the immediate consequence of sharply higher food will be the collapse of the US Treasury market and the dollar, as desperate governments and central banks dump their foreign reserves to appreciate their currencies and lower the cost of food imports.
Preserve the germinating capacity of seed. Humidity and temperature are Factors, as Pocket advice shows. Pollination can be by Self Pollination or Cross Pollination, and Unwanted Crossing can be prevented by Isolation, Alternate Planting, Caging, or Hand Pollinating the Flowers. Culling, or Roguing eliminates poor genetics. Seeds often need a Resting period before they will germinate, and some biennial root plants such as the Potatoe can also be propagated by Cuttings. Harvesting is best done when the seed is Ripe or Dry, and some need more Time on the Vine. Tips on saving seed, reducing Diseases, and a Starting Mix are available. Hybrid seed is not likely to produce viable seed and is Genetically Altered to prevent reproduction by Mega Merger companies seeking high profits, a trend temporarily Halted. Seed for sustainable gardens needs to be from the old, reproducible strains, with the Parent Plant selected from the best. The Arc Institute offers survival seeds and Geri explains how to Save Seed, and how the Terminator Gene in hybrid seeds is a threat. Nitro Pak, Seeds Blum, J.L. Hudson, I Can Garden, Ready Reserve, Denali Seed, and Seeds of Change offer non-hybrid seeds, as do many other Sources. A Troubled Time TEAM has been formed to grow and pass along non-hybrid seed. For beginners, there is advice on Saving Seed, Pollinating, Types of Seed, Harvesting Seeds, Storing Seed, Testing Seeds.