It is one thing to be able to grow your own food from seedlings bought at the store, it is quite another to know plant propagation and be able to collect those seeds from last years plants and grow them into seedlings.
This is one area of self-sufficiency that I am not very accomplished in.
Heck I have a black thumb, it seems like every plant I grow from seeds dies.
That is why I own so many books on plant propagation, I want to be able to grow my own food from seed. However, my problem is not knowledge, it is skill. Mostly its patience, but that is a skill….
I strongly recommend any person interested in self-sufficiency or disaster resiliance (prepping) buy seeds, but don’t JUST store them, get out and PLANT them.