Simple Way Not to Starve after SHTF: How to Harvest and Save Heirloom Oregano Seeds [ Prepper Food ]
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Simple Way Not to Starve after SHTF: How to Harvest and Save Heirloom Oregano Seeds [ Prepper Food ]

November 9, 2019

So how many of you have seen Preppers (in their videos) telling you how important it is for you to stockpile heirloom
seeds? But how many of you actually see these same Preppers in their videos
actually showing you how to grow heirloom plants and actually save their
seeds? So in today’s video you’re actually going to see how easily this is
done, as long as you know what you’re doing. We just have to face it: after shtf
your beans your rice and your oats and other foods that you have stockpiled
back is going to grow boring very fast. So in today’s video you’re going to
learn how to grow the very tasty herb oregano, and you’re also going to learn
how to harvest its heirloom seeds so that you can grow 100 times more of it
the following year. Right after the channel intro: Okay many of us Preppers
have the basic stockpile back such as beans and rice and pasta and potato
flakes and oats etc. But let’s be honest: you can only make so many food
combinations out of those items, and food boredom will set in very fast.
I’ve even heard of people who have quit eating during a time of crisis; I guess
from a combination of the stress of the crisis itself, but also because they have
grown bored of the only handful of foods that they have to eat; and then
they just start withering away. So in today’s video you’re going to learn just
one of the options that you can use to help flavor your food (which is growing
and saving the seeds of heirloom oregano) so that you can continue to grow food
year after year. Now if you’re not interested in oregano itself, then don’t click off the video yet because this video will still contain
information that will benefit you the prepper. Now even if you have stockpiled
seasonings with your food, eventually those will run out. So all Preppers should learn how they can make how they can make their own food
and make their own seasonings. Simply put: learning how to grow and save
the seeds from your own heirloom plants is what’s actually
going to make you truly self-sufficient. And one of the great things about
today’s video is that you’re going to learn how you can take one plant and end
up with hundreds of new plants, just from the seeds of that one plant. This is
hundreds of new plants that you can plant the following growing season. Okay, so
the first thing that you’re going to need (and since this video is about
growing heirloom oregano) is you are going to need heirloom oregano seeds. And
if you want to check out a link to the brand that I first started off with, I
will put a link below and you can check them out if you want to. And you can see
just how tiny these things are these things are, how itty bitty they are. Now real quick: if
you are not familiar with heirloom seeds here is a super simple quick explanation
of what they are: most of the seeds that you buy at the grocery store are called
“hybrid seeds” and hybrid seeds make for a great one-time garden, but if you try to
save the seeds from vegetables that are grown from a hybrid seed, usually those
seeds will be sterile and they won’t produce a new garden for you the
following year. However, heirloom seeds (also called open pollinated seeds) they are
not hybrid, they are true to form. Which means that once you grow your garden
from heirloom seeds, you can save those seeds from the vegetables and the fruits,
and then you can plant those seeds next year, and they will actually produce
plants and fruits and vegetables for you. And another excellent thing about
heirloom seeds is (and I think this is something that enough preppers stress in their videos about heirloom seeds) is that you
will usually get dozens and sometimes hundreds of seeds just from one heirloom
plant. So you start off with one little plant, then the following year you can have a
hundred new plants producing hundreds more vegetables( if you have the space to
expand like that) So anyways with planting these (since these seeds are so small) you just grab a pinch of them and you just
drop them right on top of the soil, and I’ll plant these about
two feet apart (or something close to that) and then once I drop them on to the soil
(about four or five six seeds or whatever) once I drop them onto the soil, then I’ll
just push just a little bit of dirt over them. Basically these seeds are basically
remaining at the top of the soil. Anyways once some or all of these seeds
germinate, then once the plants reach about three inches high, then I will just pluck all of
the smaller ones and leave the largest one to continue
growing. What you’re doing here is: (because they’re so small) when you’re planting multiple of the
seeds, you are ensuring that at least one will germinate and start growing for you;
and then by plucking away the smaller ones you are not leaving them to all
compete for the soil there; so you’re just allowing the biggest and the
largest the largest one to continue growing to provide your food. So then
as these plants keep growing, then you can actually start harvesting the leaves
as they’re actually growing, because they’ll produce more more leaves that
you can use to flavor your food with. And you can either pluck them off the plant
and use them while they’re green, or you can actually pluck them off or cut the
stems and hang them up to dry so they can flavor your food and feed
you throughout the winter time. Now I will pretty regularly pluck leaves off
and throw them into a roast and into stews; but me
and my wife have combined the oregano that we grow with the heirloom Cherokee
tomatoes that we grow, and we have made some kick-butt spaghetti sauce with that
with the stuff out of our garden; and that sauce will go great with the pasta that I’ve
gotten from the LDS Family Home Storage Center. Now after a couple of
months of growing and after the warm season… when it starts getting later into
the season you will see that the oregano plants will actually start to develop
flowers. Now just a quick tip: once the plant goes to flower, a lot
of the oil and a lot of the energy in the plant goes towards those flowers, so
your oregano leaves will have a stronger and better flavor before it comes to
flower. But anyways the heirloom seeds to those heirloom oregano plants are
actually inside those little flowers. And again, you can see here in this video
I’ve got purple flowers that are still viable flowers that you
do NOT want to harvest the seeds from yet, because the seeds won’t be formed
yet. But what you want to wait for is for the flowers to turn brown and crumbly
and to die off… those will be the flowers that you get the seeds from. Now you
just take those brown crumbly flowers you point them downwards and just flick
them with your fingers and those little tiny Oregano’s heirloom oregano seeds
will just fall out into your palm or the plate or whatever you’re using to
collect the the seeds that are falling And again hopefully you can
see just how tiny these oregano seeds are they are just tiny little dots. Now I
almost always get just a tiny little bit of debris that will also fall from the
flower down onto the plate with the seeds, and what I do there is I just very
ever so lightly just blow on the plate and that chafing will usually kind of blow
away and leave the seeds behind. Now oregano is actually a perennial which
means that you could actually plant that and leave it and it will grow back year
after year without having to plant new seeds, but if shtf happens and if you
only have three oregano plants and you want 20 oregano plants because you
can no longer buy oregano or food from the grocery store, this is where you
would want to know how to save the seeds. And plus eventually those plants (while
they do come back year after year) eventually those plants will die off and
you will be forced to plant brand new plants. Also you can save these seeds
and you can barter with those seeds to trusted people. Now after I collected the
seeds all I do is just simply make up a packet and I put them in that seed pack
and I just store them in my office or in a closet over the winter months. And come
the following spring: I never have any issue (at least with the brand that I’ve
bought in the past) I’ve never had any issue with them germinating and growing
new heirloom oregano plants the following year. So if you haven’t started
experimenting with growing heirloom plants heirloom vegetables and fruit yet,
I really highly suggest that you do as a prepper. I really highly suggest that you
do because not every seed gets saved like what you’ve seen in this video. Some
seeds are easier to save, and some other seeds can be more difficult. And
some seeds need to go through what’s called a “stratification process”
where you have to mimic that seed being wet and cold for so many months,
otherwise it won’t germinate the following growing season. Now these heirloom
oregano seeds are very easy: just flicking the dead flower,
and the seeds fall out for you, and you throw those in a packet… these are very
easy. But again as a prepper you really want to practice and learn on these
heirloom seeds so that you have a better chance of survival after shtf
and the grocery store shelves are stripped bare. So let’s now make this
video a wealth of information for anybody that stumbles
across it. Please do me a favor and please comment below with some of your
favorite tips and tricks with growing and saving heirloom vegetables. And also
comment below with what you feel like would be the best heirloom vegetables
and fruits for Preppers to grow and why do you think that. And if you would like to learn what kind of lighting that most Preppers will be using after shtf
then click on the video that should be appearing at the top of the screen (just
about now) to learn more about that. And if you would like to learn how serious
Preppers will be purifying their water after shtf, and to also see what method I
utilized to take green dirty lake water and turn it into perfectly crystal clear
safe water to drink (and I also drink this water on video) then click on the
video should be appearing on the right side of the screen (just about now) to
learn more about that. Anyways folks, if you made it this far: hey thank you very much for watching And I pray that you have a good night.

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  1. Link to Heirloom Oregano Seeds that have worked good for me:

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  2. I have had a big problem keeping my oregano plants. I think they do not like sudden temperature changes. Right now I am nursing my third attempt on a window sill after letting the plant sit in an outdoor container all summer.

    It is very important to have a system of maintaining the plants and it takes time to learn the individual needs of plants. They are like people, some are tougher than others.

    I have been growing the same tomatoes from heirloom for three years and last winter when I was sick for a month my tomato vines all died, but I was able to get cuttings from my neighbor whose tomato vine came from my original tomatoes.

  3. Nice video brother gave enough information and wasn't to long love it.
    I haven't tried oregano but do grow my own tomatoes and cucumbers also peppers,but with the info you just shared I'm going give it a whirl ty my friend.God bless be safe

  4. Oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, chive, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro/Mexican parsley/Chinese parsley/coriander, chervil, cumin, lemon grass, lemon balm mint, bee balm, mint, rue, nastrutium (mustardy), ground and water cress (mustardy), mustard, anise, fennel, finnochio, hyssop, horehound, borage, lovage, lavendar, caraway, dill, basil, betony, purslane, savory, sorrel, valerian, shisho (sushi leaf – raspberry-citrus taste).

    Also have sriracha sauce, hot sauce, chili sauce, pepper sauce, tabasco … soy sauce, teriyaki (honey and pineapple), sweet hosin sauce, fish sauce, … worcestershire, A1, BBQ, … keep up the tastiness of the food – and the body, stomach, and brain won't revolt against blahness and the same-old-same-old flavors.

  5. I have a salad garden in one windowsill pot: a beautiful Malabar spinache vine with my oregano and some onion chives. The Malabar spinache is incredible for SHTF. It grows like a weed, making seeds continuously and the cuttings take root easily. It is a beautiful vine with succulent spinache leaves on a purple stem and the seeds are in purple berries. The whole plant is edible and delicious, just like regular spinache, but because of It's beautiful appearance, you can grow it as a houseplant on a patio if you live in one of those horrible neighborhoods where they pass regulations against gardens or if you live in a condominium.

    You may think I exaggerate but in some areas that is a problem. I actually started researching which edible plants can be mistaken for "ornamentals" by the roving neighborhood regulators (I call them nanny-goats) after reading about this and finding out that one of the ways those neighborhood groups take over is to deliberately drive out the self-sufficient residents with these rules.

  6. Having seeds from which you can plant crops for food is only half the issue. The greater problem is what to do the following year because you won't have a store to go to for more seeds. Many think getting seeds is easy when it is not. Some are easy like with corn, but others are more difficult. Tomato seeds won't grow unless they have been scarified as though they had traveled through the digestive tract. Onions only produce seeds in their second year of growth. The list goes on.
    To get around this problem one should buy The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs By Robert Gough. It costs around $20 on Amazon and is an extremely important reference book that should be on everyone's shelf.
    Lastly, just as important as growing crops and saving their seeds is the idea of rotating your crops to guard against disease, rebuilding your soil, and such. Many books including the Farmer's Almanac will provide much information on this.

  7. I am just learning the tip of the iceberg of growing, a gigantic field that one lifetime could never learn it all. I love Oregano and Garlic. I will tell you one thing oil of Oregano got rid of my cold fast but the oil almost killed me, it burns and taste horrible. Thanks for the info boss.

  8. i started an herb garden a few years ago. OMG now I have a huge problem they have taken over everything it's almost scary lol

  9. Hi Ep. A few thoughts for everyone to consider there are many different types of herbs that people should try I suggest try as many as they can. Dill and parsley come to mind – during the WW people manage to survive off dill and parsley soup accord to some elders I talk to from both Ukraine and France. Some plants like carrots produce seeds only every second year called biennials so you need to really be careful if you plan on getting seeds from them research and practice are a must. Each growing zone has it challenges and benefits know your own one well. As some plants that have an abundance of seeds you can find other uses for the seeds they can be sprouted or roasted to eating some can be ground to make a paste like mustard or an oil. (warning some seeds are poisonous even though their fruit and leaves are edible – apple and gooseberries come to mind) A couple of tools you may want for your kitchen are a mortar & pestle and also an infuser.

  10. I loved this one no one really talks about this kind of stuff enough. thanks for sharing and please have a great weekend as well

  11. This is a great plant, its anti bacteial. it makes a great tea, and can be used to suppilement many different meals. the oregano patch will come in thick and its very cold hearty. This makes a great survival tea, if its not in your garden your missing out. make sure you keep it under control, it will take over, i have purple and white heirloom. great video, this is a unknown most dont have or use it.

  12. Inspired by you last year I started a small heirloom garden this past spring. I got started late in May which set me back but have had good success. My oregano and basil failed, not sure what happened. But 2 out of 3 larger tomato varieties did good but think I had them too crowded. My big success was cherry tomatoes. Hand fulls every week for several months. Still getting some ripening after a few below freezing nights. Have seeds stored and will attempt new plantings using what I have learned next spring and will try some new crops too. Thank you for your inspiration and advice.

  13. You make so many good videos, whys do stuff like this Not have more likes? -People need to pay attention- Or they may not make it.

  14. I'd imagine spices would also be a great barter item. Eating flavorless food wears real thin real fast. It made people rich back in the day, it could make you rich in the future.

  15. Squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoe, I pick these three foods because they will give you everything you need to live a healthy life, and you can feed those 3 foods to your pets and they will be healthy, plus they taste great.

  16. I admire those who can get their comprehensive gardens really going.

    In Arizona, I have Rosemary of course, but not a lot else. I have a fig tree, an olive, but nothing else really.

    I am trying onions.

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