Category Archives: gardening

6 Advantages of Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables have several advantages: 1. The variety has proven to be reliable In the context of gardening, an heirloom plant is a particular cultivar that has been grown and used successfully for many generations. These seeds are … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Grow Corn in a Survival Garden

Grains are an important staple crop. Corn (maize), wheat, and rice are the top three staple crops in the world. The world agricultural system produces a vast array of food crops. But very few crops are grown in nearly the … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Achenes

Grains include cereals, legumes, and achenes. A cereal is the seed of a grassy plant: barley, corn (maize), millet, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, teff, triticale, wheat. Legumes include beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, and lentils. An achene is a pseudo-cereal; it’s … Continue reading

Drought Tolerant Crops for the Survival Garden

The current U.S. drought afflicts 38% of the continuous U.S. (48 States), including all of California, large portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, all of Kansas and several other States. The drought began in late 2010, and has waxed and waned … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Leafy Green Crops

Forget about iceberg lettuce. It’s one of the least nutritious vegetables you could eat. Iceberg lettuce is 95% water and low in pretty much every nutrient, even fiber. So why give it space in your survival garden? By comparison, many … Continue reading

12 Expensive Foods that are Cheap to Grow

… and easy to grow, and very healthy. If you have the land and the time to go totally self-sufficient and grow all your own food, more power to you. I think that’s great. But a large percentage of Preppers … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Carrots

I wouldn’t attempt to grow rice or wheat. The harvested crop needs to be threshed and hulled. It’s too much work for a food that is inexpensive to buy and easy store. On the other hand, carrots are a difficult … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Soybeans

Storing food is all well and good. But the ability to grow food will improve your diet when the SHTF and the commercial food supply is disrupted. (Disaster Scenarios that Disrupt the Food Supply) That is why I’m offering a … Continue reading

Winter Planning for Spring Gardening

It’s early January. If you live in a region that has snow in winter, as I do, gardening is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But now is actually the best time to start preparations for spring gardening. In … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Berries

Storing and/or growing food is one of the cornerstones of prepping and survival. On that score, my first concern is the macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. For short-term survival, those are the three main nutrients that you need. Long-term, though, … Continue reading

Why Preppers should back the National Food Freedom Initiative

What is the National Food Freedom Initiative? It’s a project of the non-profit Institute of Justice to protect every American’s right to produce their own food, advertise and sell food, and eat as they see fit. Here’s the official website. … Continue reading

How Survival Gardening differs from Ordinary Gardening

Many people have a garden, large or small, in which they grow different fruits and vegetables. But this prepping and survival blog post is about how survival gardening differs from the ordinary backyard garden used to grow food. I think … Continue reading