When our pioneer forebears prepared for their westward trek, foremost among the few articles they could take with them were seeds. Carefully packed to protect against “varmints” and moisture, the seeds were a cherished possession, for they represented future food for family and livestock.
Today the pioneer mentality again becomes meaningful. If I wish to maximize the possibility of my food supply, I need to know more about the beginning and ending of the growing process; namely, seeds. I would like to give a broad sketch of how to select and grow a supply of vegetable seeds. Growing and saving seeds could provide a new challenge as well as a feeling of security.