This article is on how Heirloom Seeds can help you, and those around you survive an economic collapse.
- Ensuring your own food supply.
- Camouflage Gardening
- Bartering with Heirloom Seeds.
- Bartering with the vegetables produced in your own garden.
Many people are concerned about the possibility of collapse of the economy or the U.S. Dollar, and rightly so. With all the triggers in the world and the 22 trillion in US debt, the odds are in the favor of a collapse. Many experts have been warning of the likelihood of a collapse in recent times, and things only seem to get closer and closer. After a collapse of the dollar, its value would soon be worthless. In a very short time, we would see the price of everyday things go up dramatically, and this would eventually lead to a subsistence crises which is a lack of food, and essential resources. There would be empty store shelves because it would be too expensive to buy or transport food into the stores, the whole economy would come to a grinding halt. This scenario we have seen played out throughout past months in present day Venezuela.
If the credit market seizes up.
“If the credit market seizes up, you will not be able to buy goods at your local grocery store, Wal-marts, etc. The distribution system, trucking, shipping, they all rely on credit. Nothing gets done without credit. This is going the affect the real economy like nothing we’ve ever seen in our lifetimes.“ – Bill Holter – jsmineset.com
This is where Heirloom Seeds come into play as a vitally important asset.
Ensuring your own food supply
Ensuring your family’s food supply, and even those around you in need is the primary reason to have heirloom seeds. Heirloom Seeds can be saved year after year, and provide valuable nutrition when food is scarce. You would essentially become your own seed supplier, by being able to save your own seeds for growing next season.
In a time of economic collapse, the inner cities would become very dangerous, as people crazed by hunger seek to provide for their needs at any cost. If you plant a garden out in the open, odds are the fruits of your labors would be stolen or vandalized. “Camouflage Gardening” is the art of having a garden and hiding it in plain site.
Bartering with Heirloom Seeds
Many people talk about the importance of having precious metals like gold and silver to use as money in the event of a dollar collapse. While precious metals may ensure long term financial recovery, they will not be worth much in the immediate aftermath of a crash. In the event of the collapse of the dollar, the economy will primarily be a barter economy until a new form of currency is introduced. In the mean time, things will be pretty scary, and panic will be high as people suddenly stop worrying about their new I-phone and start to wonder where their next meal is coming from. In a subsistence crises, you could have all the money, gold, and silver in the world, but if there is nothing to buy, the value of these precious metals suddenly becomes worthless for day to day needs. The value of heirloom seeds during this time would be sky high as people would instantly realize their value in providing a food source for their family.
Bartering with the vegetables produced in your own garden.
Not only will seeds be a great bartering item, but the produce you can grow if you have the knowledge of how to garden would also be a huge asset to use in bartering. Not all people know how to garden, but if you do, and can grow produce from the seeds you stock up and store, you will be very popular with those in your area. During times of economic collapse, food will be scarce. If you can be a producer of food as well as a consumer, it will serve you well. Garden vegetable’s can be traded for other supplies or food you do not have. If your neighbor is an avid hunter and fisherman, the two of you would be able to survive fairly well until the crisis is over.
And Most Important!
If the unthinkable happens, remember to pray hard and rely on God to help you to take the next right step and to provide for your family’s daily needs. Remember to be a “man of your word” and a person of integrity in these times. If you become known as a person in your neighborhood who doesn’t keep his word and can’t be trusted, all the seeds and vegetables in the world will not save you, in the end.
7 thoughts on “Survive an Economic Collapse with Heirloom Seeds”
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The Robert Taylor family.
I’m discerning that now is the time to start preparing for the next growing season. With all the unrest going on, we might not be able to get supplies if we wait a few more months.
Hello John and Sarah! I am so excited to have found you! My first order of seeds just came in the mail last week. Looks like I ordered JUST IN TIME! Thank you for the free Brussel Sprout seeds. I have never grown them but can’t wait to try as I do love Brussel sprouts. I started gardening last Spring so I am very new to all this. I have always lived in an apartment until we bought our first house in 2019. Once the pandemic hit last winter we quickly built two 8′ X 4′ raised beds (due to an underground sprinkler system that we inherited with the house) and this year we are building two more. I am chomping at the bit to get my seeds started but we live in NH so I need to wait until April. We only have 126 day growing season so I am excited to try succession planting this time around. I tried to leave a positive review on Dave’s Garden but it would except my password no matter how many times I tried to reset it. I have an e-mail request to them for help because I’m not giving up yet. I was immediately enraged when I read the 2 negative comments. Those “cancel culture” evil doers need to crawl back into the black hole they came from. I will be ordering again when you get stocked back up. Thank you! God bless!
I am so thrilled to have found your site via lifesite news. My family is in the somewhat amatauer gardening class, but excited to get growing more seriously!
Do you have any recommended “gardener’s bible” or advice for proper seed starting, sees harvesting etc?
God bless you and Viva Cristo Rey!
Hi there. I was searching online for heirloom white Dixie butter peas. The few heirloom ones I saw had all been sold out. A lot of non-heirloom ones sold out as well. I have ordered some from you, so thankful to have found them. I share your concern over he country, economy and food supply. I have been collecting seeds for some time now. I appreciate you making them available. God bless and keep you.
We need to keep these seeds in our gardens to insure healthy nutricious food is available and it can be passed to future generations.
U hav a great site, just found. Ordered some seeds and read small article mentioning Worm Droppings. Something u sell? Could not find. Gene McMaster firstname.lastname@example.org