which seed bank is the bestOn this site you can read unbiased reviews and comparisons of the most popular survival seeds banks on the market today. Not all Survival Seed Banks are the same, and I’m here to help you learn why!

My name is Adam, I’m a prepper,  and I’ve been looking for the best survival seed bank on the market to add it to my emergency supplies. I have this website since 2009. and during that time I bought more that a few of survival seed vaults, so I thought I would share my findings with you. You can browse through complete reviews, as well as summary of my observations and analysis of each product.

I included my own reviews as well as reviews and votes from people who have bought any of the seed vaults and sent me an email about it. I get couple of dozens emails from buyers every month, so it takes me some time to go through all of them and update my chart, but I do it as regularly as possible.

Also, I added my own opinion and findings, based on the fact that I own five different vegetable seed banks, and have planted seeds in my survival garden from each of them (not in the same year, of course!). I try to make my reviews unbiased as possible, although I have a favorite seed bank. I’m sure you can guess which one it is. 🙂

Here are some conclusions that are true for most vegetable seed banks in this chart:

  • Every emergency seed bank can provide you and your family a lifetime food solution.
  • Each one has enough seeds to let you grow a from half a acre to a full acre survival garden, using non hybrid heirloom seeds.

Which Survival Seed Banks Are The Best?

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Survival Seed bank Comparison Chart

For every review I wrote for this website I reviewed the offering of that particular seed company and have ordered the vegetable seed bank in question, so I could review it first hand. I currently own five seed vaults from different companies that I think offer the best quality to price ratio on the market.

Comparing Survival Seed Banks – Some Problems  I Noticed:

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The Quantity of Seeds

Some emergency seed banks that I bought and reviewed really disappointed me with the quality and quantity of seeds they offered. This is the most important feature of any survival seed vault: to hold a meaningful mix of heirloom seeds from vegetables that truly offer enough nutrition to feed a family and can be stored well. For example, one of reviewed survival vaults had over 30,000 celery seeds and more than 20,000 lettuce seeds, but only about a hundred seeds from vegetables like corn, peas and beans! In my opinion, that’s a bad seed bank! Nobody needs 20,000 lettuce seeds because lettuce is low on nutrition, does not keep well and can only be grown for a relatively short season. Besides, you can’t be only eating lettuce, can you?

I prefer seed vaults that hold more peas, potatoes, carrots, beans, corn and other highly nutritional vegetables. “Real food” vegetables, if I can call it that.

Some survival vaults hold a lot of seed which are not very helpful in a survival situation, like radish, cauliflower, basil, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, spices and lettuce. It doesn’t matter if a seed vaults contains 100,000 seeds if most of those seeds are different varieties of radish, lettuce and other salads. These emergency seed kits really skimped on staple vegetables – staple vegetable is a plant that is relatively easy to grow and the crop can be stored for a long time (even without refrigeration). Staple vegetable seeds your survival seed bank should contain, like soup beans, cabbage, winter squash, sun roots, carrots, potatoes, dry beans.

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Seed Variety in Seed Vaults

Another issued that troubled me is that some seed vaults have the right kind of vegetables and sufficient quantities of seeds, but the choice of particular vegetable variety could be better. For example, tomato varieties like Brandywine and Beefstake are suitable for a long growing season, so will not do well in less than perfect climate conditions. Cherry tomatoes are far better choice, because they are more reliable, demand less care and produce more fruits in less time.

Also, better survival kits contain more varieties of each species, because it is difficult to know which species or varieties will perform well in any garden. That’s why I really like heirloom seed banks that offer at least two or three varieties of each species; if you plant them all it’s more likely that at least one of them will thrive in your garden. Then all you have to do is collect the seeds from best performing variety for next year growing season.

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Regionally Adapted Seeds

Not all seeds can grow in every region, so it’s important to choose the seed banks that contains seeds suitable for the region you live in. Yet, only a few seed manufacturers take this issue into account, while others offer only one-size-fit-all product, which certainly is not a great solution. I’m really pleased that I found few seed companies which choose the varieties of seeds for every emergency seed bank based on the region of the buyer!

What you need to know to choose the best survival/emergency seed bank!

In my search for the best survival seed bank I have found, bought and reviewed quite a few from different seed companies. Overall, after reviewing about a dozen of survival seed banks (I continue to review new ones as they appear on the market) 6 of then really disappointed me. Only 4 offered the right choice of varieties, more than one variety of most important vegetables, enough seeds in total and  reusable well designed packaging.

So, although I don’t consider survival seeds to be a scam, I would recommend you read carefully my  reviews and take a look at the comparison chart, so you can choose one of the top products that received best score from me and from other buyers.

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