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Originally posted by stanstheman
Packaged Ramen (although I do have some in stores as a comfort food) has no nutritional value and is chock full of salt which is a diuretic and will make you go through your water faster than you need to.
and seeds to start up a small garden. I would live off the land.
In essence, seed storage behaviour refers to the capacity of seeds to survive desiccation.
An important safeguard is to work out germination requirements and test the seed regularly for viability. And of course conventional seed banking does not at present work for all plants – around 20% of species have so-called ‘recalcitrant’ seed.
This is an area of great concern, being that, for one, the land may or may not be able to produce if contaminated.
Actually, if you turn / remove 1 foot of soil, as well as protect the garden from natural rain you will still be able to grow your vegetables.
If the worst case scenario should occur: 1) how long would one have to wait before clearing the soil? 2) how do you protect yourself while clearing all that soil 3) what do you do with the soil you have cleared? 3) to remove 1 foot of soil requires heavy equipment or a strong back, that is not as easy as it sounds and depending upon the size of the plot it can be a tremendous undertaking. That is the reason I opted for some indoor items and perhaps storing a small simply built (plastic and frame) greenhouse for future use. Like I said I am still working on solutions and trying to keep it simple.