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Survival Garden

A successful vegetable garden is the result of more than physical work. It is also the result of mental work in devising strategies for overcoming challenges such as space issues, pest problems and other challenges. But imagine the pressure that you will be under to produce a harvest after TEOTWAWKI when your family's life depends on it. After the SHTF, an ordinary vegetable garden becomes a Survival Garden.


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It is vital for everyone to grow some food where they live. In order to replenish your food stores, a survival garden must be fully utilized. It used to be that all people grew food, they had to, that’s what they ate, they preserved it to get through the winter.  Everyone should know how to grow food, and the best way to do that is to do it, and do it every year.  I’m not a big fan of buying cans of anything that are supposedly good for 20 or 30 years, it’s too much of a gamble for me, if it doesn’t work and you need it, it’s too late!  If you just grow what you can every year and replenish your seeds every year you will always be ready for one season.

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What do you grow in your Survival Garden?  If you haven’t gardened before, start small with just a few things you like.  Peas are great and they can start when it’s still cool.  Then you can grow bush beans, carrots or potatoes.  If you are in the U.S., you can contact the local Extension Service office and find out what’s best in your area and get helpful tips on when to start and what the favored varieties are. 

Also consider growing alternative medicines and medicinal herbs.

You don’t have to go big though, some people don’t have much space. Room to create a survival garden should be an important consideration in choosing your bug out location.  There are lots of ways to grow a survival garden, the best thing is to grow whatever you can and do a little gardening every year to keep in practice.  Stay tuned for more helpful advice.

Take this from experience. You will want to practice and experiment with your survival garden now as the learning curve is steep.

Check out this infographic:

10 tips for starting a garden