Did you know that many “seeds” you buy for food consumption can also be planted to create a seed "bank" and generate more food?
My sunflowers are black oil sunflower seeds that came from a bag of “bird seed”! I grew them, then saved seed and then planted the next growing season. The germination rate has been amazing!
I also have taken black beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans from the pantry and grew them and also collected the seed for my “bank”. Most of the harvest I use in food consumption, but I always save some for next year.
In doing this, you always have your own seed that has become acclimated to your area AND no need to keep spending each year!
Last year mercy gave me a couple pods of lima beans she grew, so I saved and planted them this year, and they will multiply to many seed next year for my own crop and seed saving!
Know your seed!!! This is why its so important to have heritage seed and NOT hybrid!