SURVIVAL GARDENING: STEPS TO TAKE BEYOND CONCEALMENT
IN PAST ARTICLES WE HAVE DEALT WITH TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING CONCEALED GARDENS THAT WILL BLEND IN TO THE FAUNA WHICH IS PRESENT IN ANY GIVEN TERRITORY THAT YOU FIND YOURSELF IN. IN A RECENT ARTICLE I READ ON “FREEDOMPREPPER.COM”, I FOUND SOME FURTHER INFORMATION THAT YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL IN DETERMINING THE TYPE OF GARDEN PLOT YOU WISH TO GROW IN A SURVIVAL SITUATION OR IF YOU WERE TO EVER FIND YOURSELF IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC SURVIVAL ENVIRONMENT.
THE USE OF HEIRLOOM SEEDS IS ONE ASPECT OF GARDENING THAT I HAD NEVER TRULY CONSIDERED, ALWAYS THINKING THAT HEIRLOOM SEEDS WERE MERELY FERTILE AND NOT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY SELECTED FOR A MULTITUDE OF MORE FUNCTIONAL REASONS THAN THAT.
“Heirloom varieties are seeds that were passed down because they were particularly good at what they do, whether growing in a particular area, producing an abundance, being cold tolerant, bug tolerant, drought tolerant, or some other good quality. Gardeners saved these seeds because they were reliable and good tasting. Heirloom seeds will give you the same type of plant as the parent plant. In some cases, particularly squash, in order to avoid open cross pollination, you should grow the plants in separate areas.”–Michelle Carol, Freedomprepper.com