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Prepper Tips: What to Plant and How to Care for a Survival Garden

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Have you heard of a survival garden before? Those of you who are searching for ways and means in which to provide healthy produce in your own home may look toward planting one. A survival garden consists of enough vegetables to allow your family to live on the crops from that plot alone. Without knowing how long the economy may take to bounce back from its current status, no one can truly say whether a survival garden is an option that’s necessary. However, for those here in Texas who wish to plan and prepare for hard times, a survival garden will require only a few plants to support the calories you and your family will need on a daily basis in order to survive.

Prepper Tips: What to Plant and How to Care for a Survival Garden

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If you’re unsure of what’s needed, you aren’t alone. This is why a survival garden has become a hot online topic. From how to begin designing one to how best to work the soil and improve it, there are plenty of online resources to assist you. It can be small, depending on your individual family needs, or you could even do simple container gardening if required. Things which are easy to grow and will require very little know-how on your part are peas, carrots, and potatoes. Over time, you’ll become more familiar with the actual process of gardening, and you can then begin to consider what items will provide the most calories within the space you’re using for the survival garden, in order to help your family to the best of your ability.

Prepper Tips: What to Plant and How to Care for a Survival Garden

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Squash, corn, and beans are also high in calories and would go well in your survival garden. Sunflower seeds and peanuts also support a diet well, with healthy fats and fiber. Vegetables that store well, depending on your household situation, include beets, turnips, cabbage, rutabagas, onions, and leeks. Readynutrition.com also shared a link identifying 10 of what they believe to be the best seeds for a survival garden. These included such things as berries, broccoli, grains, peppers, spinach, and tomatoes. Lewrockwell.com shared details with respect to gardening with high calories and high nutrition at the same time. For those located in urban centers, details on small plot gardening in a city are available at the link provided here.