How and Why to Start Your Own Survival Garden

 

Having prepared food storage in the time of emergency is very necessary. Thus growing an organic survival garden is a great idea because it will product enough extra for storing all the nutritious food you grow. This growing garden for storing all the nutritious food is known as “survival garden” in the modern time. The food which you will grow in your garden will be useful to you in the time of emergency.

Benefits of growing a survival garden

Growing a survival garden is very much necessary these days. The reason most of the men/women do the gardening is to grow some nutritious food in outskirts of their home so that it can help in the time of emergency. Nowadays we see that there is a rapid decline of the food supply and the financial system. Thus it is a clever idea to store food in your home. This food storing technique can only be best done by having a survival garden first.

The survival garden also reduces the cost of living. In the market the price of vegetables are so high that sometimes it is impossible for the middle class people to buy all the vegetables. If you have garden in your house then you can have all the nutritious vegetables without paying any cost. Thus survival garden reduces the cost of living for the people.

There are certain benefits of growing your own survival garden:

  • You can be prepared for a food crisis. In the time of emergency you don’t have to stay hungry as you will be having emergency food in your garden.
  • Time, money, and fuel will be saved from going to the grocery store very day.
  • It is very cheap than buying food from the market.
  • Organic vegetable which are grown in your garden will be much healthier and fresher tasting than the vegetables which are found in the market.
  • The survival garden will make you self sufficient and less dependable on other means.

 

How to start the garden

It is sometimes difficult to start a new garden. Thus you have to do more research on the vegetables’ you’ll want to grow in your garden. You may have to use many types of natural fertilizers your soil so that the vegetables which grow in your garden are much fresher and healthier. You should always use heirloom seeds which are not genetically modified. These seeds allow you to get the best fruits vegetables. Prepping is also needed for the soil to keep in good condition. You have to water your plants at the right intervals so that they get just the right amount depending on the variety you have.  Therefore, you will need to take care of your plants on a daily basis. You have to give maximum time for your garden so that you can take care of them properly. Daily maintenance is necessary to have a good survival garden.

 

4 Reasons Why The Victory Garden is Back

Victory gardens, often also referred to as war gardens and even food gardens for defense used to be quite widespread in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Germany during both the first and second world war. These gardens comprised mostly of vegetables, fruits and herbs which were grown at private houses or in public parks. The victory garden has gained its glory again in recent years for practical reasons. Planting your own crops has proven to bring considerable savings while guaranteeing quality produce. Some of the other benefits of growing your own war garden are listed below.

 

Victory Gardens are Survival Gardens

1. Personal Gratification
Seasoned gardeners will tell you that their is nothing as gratifying as stepping out of your back door to cut some fresh basil, pick some tomatoes or dig up some carrots to throw together a hearty lunch. You can guarantee that food that you grow yourself comes from sustainable conditions and that any form of pesticides and herbicides were kept at bay. All these just by the sole energy that you have put in growing your plants.

 

2. Save Money
Food costs have skyrocketed in the last few decades. All this due to a certain extent to the rise in prices of gas and oil. The majority of food that we consume are being imported, shipped from factories and farms from all over the country and sometimes even worldwide. Various studies have demonstrated that about 40 percent of food is damaged while in transit and have to be discarded. This shows the extent of waste involved. Growing your own crops allows you to have real local produces with guaranteed freshness while taking care of your wallet.

 

3. Taking Control
Growing your own crops allows you to take control over the type of food you would like to eat and serve to your family. The idea that the food that you are eating daily is safe and highly nutritious is quite priceless. Families way back in the 1940s had that sense of control when they used to provide for themselves.

 

4. Getting Prepared for Emergencies
A primary reason to start growing your own crops is for preparedness. As food is a crucial resource, living with it is impossible for even the shortest period of time. In times of emergency, whether brought by natural calamities or situations such as the loss of a job, it is of great relief to actually have a stock of food to feed the family.

 

Quite unfortunately, skills and knowledge for food production are less prominent with every passing year. The younger generations are quite unwary about the value of real food and in some shocking cases, some children cannot even distinguish and name common vegetables such as carrots.The key is to go for educations and it all starts with adults educating themselves about food production. Adults would then be able to impart these knowledge and passion to kids. Planting your own crops is not just a matter of savings and catering for emergencies, it is also about starting a food revolution, albeit a passive one.