I know this is not possible for most people but a pond can be a forever pantry. We brought our farm and it had a 7 acre pond and dam that was drained when the pipes rusted out. I rented a excavator and brought some massive pvc and fixed it. I found a guy that works with the wildlife services to stock ponds and we planned out the best way to create a sustainable pond. We put in 8000 brim and minnows .12 a piece, then waited 12 months and put in 800 channel cats .85 a piece, then waited 12 months and put in 200 3 inch large mouth bass. In the last year we have caught several 6lb + large mouth bass, numerous 5lb+ catfish and a mountain of fat bluegills. We calculated that we can pull 200lbs of fish a month and maintain its production indefinitely. 6lbs a fish a day goes a long way. The best thing is that I just go into the woods turn over a few logs or large rocks and I have all the bait I need. Protein with no refrigeration required and I don't have to figure out how to store hay for the winter. I only write this so people will understand the huge benefit of a pond on your property. Even a 1 acre pond about 6 ft deep can be a great source of protein.
I hate to jump the gun, but I have no experience in harvesting seeds or seed storage. I'm a novice garden and I'm under a grow light. I'm trying for an herb garden and some veggies on the side. Does anyone have any advice or tips on how to harvest seeds so that if I'm successful this year, I can recoup some of my expenses for next year? I'm totally open to ideas of how to make sure seeds are pollinated, harvesting, and storing seeds for long-term storage.