Sunday, May 12, 2013

Some Really Easy Produce To Grow Yourself

Easy To Grow Food 

Of course, one foundation of prepping for survival is food storage. However, we all know that a better long term strategy is being able to grow our own food. The type of food that you select will certainly depend upon the climate you live in.

For example, people in the north have long and cold winters, but may enjoy very fertile soil. In some areas in the south, soil is sandy and rain is scarce, but there is a long and hot growing season.

  • So you will want to do some research for your own climate, but these are some good general suggestions for lots of different areas. 
  • Practice now. You will already have supplies on hand AND have some experience if you really need it. Plus you will reap the benefits of delicious, home gown produce you can eat and share. Here's some instructions to starting a raised garden which is a good way to get started. 

Advice: Keep a rain barrel (or 2) in the backyard. You can make or purchase one, and I may publish an article later on this. Basically you will keep a supply of water for your garden that way. 

Turnips: Where I live you grow turnips one year, you've got turnips like weeds forever. These are very similar in a lot of ways to potatoes, and potatoes and even sweet potatoes are another suggestion.

Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes: Have you ever left potatoes out on the counter for too long and had them start sprouting? Well, this is a sign that you could practically toss them in the ground and with any care at all - have vines of food growing in the yard.

Corn: In the corn belt, you can practically toss the seeds in good dirt and expect a decent harvest. If you live in an area where rain is uncertain, be sure you keep them watered.

Do you need some suggestions for a container garden kept inside or outside of the house? Research squash, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, and several types of herbs. Practice now, and you may be thankful later.

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