Survival Seeds for Your Garden

When disaster strikes you are going to have to learn how to grow your own food, that is, if you don’t already know how.  Living off of the land and being a farmer sound like really easy jobs, but the reality is that it can be rather difficult to start a garden and have it be successful to bear enough food to feed you and your family.  Plus, you need to have seeds and you need to know how to collect seeds for future use.

Now is the time to start learning how farming, the seasons in your area, insect repellants, seed storage, and the like.  You need to start to understand how much food one plant will yield for you and what to do when things start to go wrong.  The best way to learn all of these things is to start practicing now.  Even a small plot in your backyard can give you a good picture of what gardening is going to be life.

The first step is to get seeds that are heirloom and non-GMO seeds.  These seeds are able to reproduce and you can use the seeds over and over again.  The GMO seeds only yield once and you can’t use them again.  This is a racket to make you buy new seeds or seedlings every year.  The best seeds are the ones that grow easily, offer nutritional value, and have a larger yield.

You will want to make sure that you have a variety of food choices.  Learn about gardening in your local area.  And start now.  Here are some of the plants that you should consider:

  • Beans – An easy vegetable to grow, beans are available in a wide variety of styles.  They are high in fiber and offer a wide variety of vitamins.  They can be planted in the early summer.
  • Broccoli – This is also an easy vegetable to grow and it will yield for a long time.  It handles frost well and it is a good source of protein.  It should be planted in the late summer.
  • Carrot – Easy to grow and requires little attention.  It grows well in cold weather and should be planted in the fall.
  • Corn – It is a warm weather crop and it works best when planted after the last frost.  It is a very healthy food that can be used for wide variety of options.  Each stalk will give two ears of corn.
  • Cucumber – This is an easy to grow crop that will yield a large amount of vegetables.  It is also good for pickling.
  • Lettuce – Wait two weeks until after the last frost to plant this vegetable.  It is very good for you and it will yield for a very long time.  You can keep cutting from it and it will keep growing.
  • Onion/Garlic – These two plants grow in the same fashion and are easy to grow.  They should be planted in late fall and can be pulled throughout the seasons.
  • Peas – A good plant for winter veggies.  It is easy to grow and comes in many varieties.  They also grow very quickly.