Food Discussion : What Would You Have In Your SURVIVAL GARDEN?

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  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    We are in class now, with Brother OldSoul, talking about food, things wrong with it, survival tactics, etc.

    I just asked in class, this question, and so i'm asking the Family too ...

    What plants / foods would you have in your SURVIVAL GARDEN?

    In this garden, you'd grow all the food you needed to sustain yourself, and get nothing from elsewhere.

    Thanks in advance.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. Maîtresse

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    Although I am aware that this post is old I decided to chime in just to give some sugestions.

    Some plants / foods that I would have in my SURVIVAL GARDEN are as followed:

    Sweet Garden Corn

    Pole Beans

    Sweet Garden Peas

    Carrot

    Onions

    Cabbage

    Beet

    Winter Squash

    Tomato

    Zucchini Squash

    Lettuce

    Pepper

    Radish

    Spinach

    Cucumber
     
  3. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I would have some of the same things as Maîtresse

    How many have space and land for Gardens?

    I have some space.. but not like a garden should be. A garden should be at last 10 feet by 10 feet.


    Couldn't we buy a empty lot next door and use it as a neighborhood garden?

    I would plant some Mustard and Spinach Greens.
     
  4. MzBlkAngel

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    tomatoes, collard greens, turnup greens, cabbage, carrots, onions and some kind of pepper.
     
  5. nikkinakiya

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    Two summers ago when I started my survival garden, I planted two pear trees and 4 cherry trees, 3 raspberry bushes, a currant bush, black berry bushes and grapes. That year my husband grew green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes corn, peppers. I also planted some strawberries but I will need to refine my technique because they died.

    This coming summer I plan to try Blueberries and/or strawberries, carrots, black eye pea, red kidney beans, black beans. I am also starting a medicinal garden with things such as echinacea, st johns wort, cohosh, etc... Also I will continue my effort on identifying what "weeds" I already have and their uses so that I'm not removing a something nature already provided only to buy it and replant it (have done that too) such as dandelion and red clover...

    I dedicate space and time to growing things that once established come back (perennials) such as the berry bushes, small trees and alot of medicinal plants.

    I also learned how to identify and save the seed from the carrots so I don't have to buy those and I'm going to try to save the seed from the tomato plants cause i'm tired of buying them when I can grow them myself.

    Also for survival purposes, I started investigating what plants that can be used for food and medicine are growing in empty lots, parks etc in my neighborhood...
     
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    http://foragingpictures.com/

    hopefully this website can assist in finding the wild edible, fruits vegeatbles and herbals, in your area
     
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    Hi Bro. HODEE,

    Actually, you don't NEED space as large as the dimensions you posted, in order to grow a vegetable garden. That's if you want to plant a "traditional" garden that is organized in a horizontal pattern on the ground. But now, you can design a garden with vertical dimensions which takes up less ground space and maximizes the use of air space using stakes. It's called, container gardening or intensive gardening. With proper care, you can grow a prolific garden of vegetables and floral / herb plants and with fewer pests and spoilage caused when plants lay on the ground subjecting them to fungus / rot, insects and critters. Even vine growing plants like melons...even watermelons...can be grown this way. As the fruit develops and gains weight, one method is to grab an old pair of pantyhose and create a cradle for the fruit to rest in as it grows without ripping from the vine.

    There's plenty of reading material on these garden designs that can be made cheaply.

    Also, for those who aren't allergic...for survival purposes, we will need people to maintain honey bee farms for pollinating plants; and earthworms for aerating soil and providing essential soil nutrients. Instead of using pesticides or herbicides...place preying mantis in the garden to feed on destructive insects (you can actually purchase them) and plant marigolds near veggies to deter critters. They hate the smell and the taste.
     
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    Fruits and veggies high in anti oxidants and soybeans.
     
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    Collard Greens
    spinach
    kale
    tomatoes
    basil
    cucumber
    lemons
    avocado
    carrots
    beets
    dandelion
    Onions
    Lettue

    That's all I can think of now. Lol
     
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