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What seeds are good to buy for when the SHTF?

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    Red face What seeds are good to buy for when the SHTF?

    I want to buy some seeds, but I have heard some are not good to buy for reasons that I am not smart enough to know.
    Can anyone help me out?
    Also somewhere I could buy these seeds? A site that would send to New Zealand. I really struggle to find good prep stuff here.

    Much appreciated fellow preppers.

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    Heirloom seeds. You will get new seeds from a present garden that will germinate next year. Not always the case with those that are genetically modified. I recall reading that the nutritional value of some of the genetic modified plants is lacking.

    What Are Heirloom Seeds?

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    You may have to inquire as to what New Zealand allows in and who ships. The US bans some things so I assume it would be the same for you.
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    Yep Heirloom Seeds is what your looking for!!! Not sure of a source for you to use tho...sorry.

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    There must be organic gardeners in New Zealand that could hook you up. There are probably websites and the like along with businesses that ship seeds. Might want to google it.

    Best to also start a little garden and learn what grows well and how to grow it. It is a lot harder then non-gardeners think, and novice mistakes can lead to most everything dying or being eaten by bugs. Folks don't need heirloom seeds to learn how to garden, any seeds will work.
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    Try these guys out @Jackangus ,

    Tell 'em Slippy sent you!

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    even if your gooberment would allow US seeds thru import restrictions - I don't think any of the US growing zones would represent your growing situation - just possibly Hawaii on a wild hair chance ....
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    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (Rare Heirloom Seeds | Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds) will ship to any country, it is up to you to determine with your customs if they will let it thru, if you order just one packet it will be pretty small and thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post
    even if your gooberment would allow US seeds thru import restrictions - I don't think any of the US growing zones would represent your growing situation - just possibly Hawaii on a wild hair chance ....
    Sure they will, New Zealand is down under, so Spring here is Fall there...

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    Organic, is that what I need to be looking at?
    How many seeds do you guys have? They seem to sell them in this place I just found in NZ in packs of 15.
    I know that is a terrible question, but I have no idea what a decent amount is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackangus View Post
    Organic, is that what I need to be looking at?
    How many seeds do you guys have? They seem to sell them in this place I just found in NZ in packs of 15.
    I know that is a terrible question, but I have no idea what a decent amount is.
    Organic is always good but what the others were talking about is Heirloom seeds. Monsanto and others have a lock on regular seeds. GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds are modified and produce no reproductive seeds. The GMO parts bothers me but even more than that is the fact that the modified organisms produce no seeds for you to sow again. The point is you have to keep buying product for them every time you want to replant.

    The amount is up to you. I'm a firm believer in more is better.

 

 
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