How To Grow Your Own Food
We have talked about a food crisis several times on this prepper site. But stocking up
on pantry goods isn’t the only thing you can do to prepare your self and your family for any coming disaster.
How to Grow Your Own Food via a vegetable garden is one step you should definitely take to beat the coming food crisis.
The benefits to you and your family are not only the savings that can be made by raising produce from seed to great food you can use, but the fact that this is a hobby (and
savings that can be made by raising produce from seed to physical exercise!) that the whole family can enjoy!
Certainly there is no better feeling than harvesting fresh produce that hasn’t been treated with sprays and non-organic fertilizers.
It will taste so much better and without any contaminants be much healthier too, also you may be able to enjoy seasonable produce at almost no cost – even though it’s expensive at the farmers’ market.
Watch this video to learn a way to grow your own food:
Here are some tips on growing your own food:
The size and situation of your plot will be determined by the amount of spare land you have available and how much time you are prepared to commit.
Don’t despair if you only have a few square feet. Even small herbs can save you money and add a little lush appearance to your property.
The best advice is to look for an area where a raised bed can be created to allow easier access for planting and weeding.
The best garden plans ensure protection from prevailing winds and are south-facing to get maximum sunshine.
When you have a site, then ensure the soil allows for free draining but retains moisture at root level.
Compost will assist with this, and as you can begin collecting it right away. Mulch can be created from food waste and garden or lawn clippings.
Make sure it’s easy to water your garden, and consider options such as storing rainwater and grey water from household sources.
Gardens are thirsty, especially during harvest times, so try to avoid the need to carry buckets too far uphill. A long-reaching hose is best.
Before planting, consider what type of vegetable you would most like to grow. What’s the return for your effort?
Planting several zucchini at once will give you many more than a family can enjoy and they take up a large area when mature.
Consider growing varieties of vegetable that are not always available in your market and are even a bit exotic. However keep in mind that you are growing for survival if and when a food crises should happen. Plant wisely!
Most vegetables can be raised from seed, and heirloom varieties can be sourced from online growers happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with a novice gardener
Some vegetables can also be planted in hanging baskets to decorate a patio while providing food.
One thing you may consider if you have little ground of your own is to start a community project in the neighborhood.
Or, involve your children and their classmates so they can learn how to grow your own food principles too.. Learning together, not just the techniques of production but the math and science involved, will produce results that go far beyond having something for the table! Other survival techniques will be learned too.
Remember also that there are many helpful garden center suppliers and online sites where you can go for additional free advice on what may be best for your local climate.
Sometimes things will go wrong, but don’t give up.
Even the most experienced growers can have a crop disaster brought on by a sudden change in weather.
At the very least, you will have had some time in the open air and exercise!
Take the the time to watch another important video, which shows you another way to beat a coming food crisis before it’s too late.
Other Ideas On How To Grow Your Own Food:
Why should you consider growing your own food TriCities.com. There are a number of reasons why families choose to buy local supporting their community eating fresher safer food. But generally people tend not to consider growing their own produce. The average carrot travels more than 1,800 miles