Survival Garden

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#2: Choose easy to grow plants.
When starting out, don't get fancy. Gain confidence in your ability
to grow food, by starting with easy to grow plants:
  • Cherry tomatoes.
  • Basic, rosemary and thyme are almost foolproof!

#3: Sprout your own food.
You need virtually no space at all to grow sprouts successfully!
The handy tray, pictured left, will have you growing healthy
sprouts in just a few days. Enjoy sprouts for tacos, salads, and

#4: Grow food vertically.
When there's no space in the garden, the only way to grow us up!
Try growing:
  • Tomatoes on spiral stakes
  • Strawberries dangling from a basket

#5: Set up a hydroponic garden.
Create a hidden food supply in the space of a medium closet with
a secret garden. You can create a simple, scalable hydroponic
food system for your family's needs. The Aero soil-free indoor
garden, pictured at the top left of the page, grows plants 5 times
faster than soil.  You can grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad
greens, and more.

#6: Start your survival garden with heirloom seeds.
Heirloom seeds are non-GMO, which means you have the
opportunity for seed saving and can plant them again.

  • Survival Seed vault: The Survival Seed Vault has the highest
    quality heirloom vegetable survival seeds, which are  100
    percent Non-GMO, open-pollinated and placed in specially
    sealed packets allowing for long term storage. Package
    contents: Blue Lake Bush Beans (150), California Wonder
    Bell Pepper (70), Market more Cucumber (150), Scarlet
    Nantes Carrot (800), Parris Island Cos Romaine Lettuce
    (900), Golden Acre Cabbage (530), Detroit Dark Red Beet
    (260), Lincoln Sweet Pea (100), Stowell's Evergreen Sweet
    Corn (260), Beefsteak Tomato (180), Champion Radish (320),
    Green Sprouting Broccoli (500), Waltham Butternut Winter
    Squash (100), Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach (260),
    Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion (145), Black Turtle Bean (70),
    Hales Best Cantaloupe (70), Snowball Cauliflower (285),
    Black Beauty Zucchini (50) and Crimson Sweet Watermelon

  • Open Seed Vault Survival Garden. The Survival Garden
    Heirloom seeds package, pictured immediate left in mylar,
    includes 30 varieties of all natural vegetable seeds -- they
    are non-hybrid, NON-GMO, and heirloom, naturally grown and
    open pollinated seeds with high germination rate. The kit
    1. Tomato-Beef Steak ≈ 180 seeds
    2. Eggplant-Black Beauty ≈ 80 seeds
    3. Bean-Bush Bean Provider ≈ 20 seeds
    4. Zucchini-Black Beauty ≈ 25 seeds
    5. Lettuce-Buttercrunch Butterhead ≈ 2280 seeds
    6. Lettuce-Ruby Leaf ≈ 2280 seeds
    7. Lettuce-Black Seeded Simpson ≈ 2280 seeds
    8. Brussels Sprouts-Long Island Improved ≈ 230 seeds
    9. Bell Pepper-California Wonder ≈ 40 seeds
    10. Radish-Cherry Belle ≈ 180 seeds
    11. Okra-Clemson Spineless ≈ 50 seeds
    12. Beet-Detroit Dark Red ≈ 180 seeds
    13. Onion-Evergreen Bunching ≈ 200 seeds
    14. Cabbage-Golden Acre ≈ 280 seeds
    15. Corn-Golden Bantam ≈ 45 seeds
    16. Cantaloupe-Hales Best Jumbo ≈ 20 seeds
    17. Winter Squash-Jumbo Pink Banana ≈ 10 seeds
    18. Kale-Premier ≈ 280 seeds
    19. Lima-Early Thorogreen ≈ 15 seeds
    20. Swiss Chard-Giant Fordhook ≈ 90 seeds
    21. Cucumber-Marketmore ≈ 40 seeds
    22. Spinach- Noble Giant ≈ 130 seeds
    23. Carrot-Scarlet Nantes ≈ 975 seeds
    24. Turnip-Shogoin ≈ 430 seeds
    25. Pumpkin-Sugar Pie ≈ 15 seeds
    26. Cauliflower-Snowball Y ≈ 280 seeds
    27. Pea-Sugar Ann ≈ 25 seeds
    28. Broccoli-Waltham ≈ 330 seeds
    29. Winter Squash-Waltham Butternut ≈ 25 seeds
    30. Sunflower-Mammoth ≈ 20 seeds
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#7: Grow food in potted plants.
You can grow food in pots ~ chives, lettuce and other salad
greens, radishes, rosemary, basil, parsley and even pole beans.

To help your plant retain the soil, pot your plant with a coffee
filter at the bottom. Depending on the plant you can even use an
old coffee filter filled with coffee grounds when you pot. The
coffee grounds will be a rich addition to your soil. As the coffee
grounds decompose, they release nitrogen, phosphorus
potassium,  and other minerals that support plant growth. In this
way you'll fill the planting hold and simultaneously nourish your
new plant.

"Grow food not lawns," is the prepper's motto of self sufficiency;
however, it isn't just about growing food for your family or group,
but it's about being able to truly thrive an economic hardship or

  • Food you grow is a commodity. In bartering the food you
    grow for trade, it will help you in getting other things you
    need. As it's nearly impossible to grow everything you'll need
    to eat.

  • Food you grow is victory! You will be ahead of the curve
    when wartime hits or the stock market crashes because you
    can put fresh foods on the table while your neighbors may
    have to ration what they can get.

  • Food you grow is medicine.  You can grow medicinal plants
    to provide for your family or group when the pharmacies
    close. To boot, your locally grown food is more fresh, which
    is healthier.

  • Food you grow has more nutrition. Growing organic, non-
    GMO foods will provide your family with more nutrition than
    food that must be trucked to get to you.  That's because
    most foods lose their nutrients the minute you pick it. The
    bonus is that organic produce will have more vitamins and
    minerals, according to a 2002 University of Missouri study.  
    What's more, organically grown produce has more
    antioxidants as a defense mechanism against insects. This
    translates to more flavor!

Happy endings...
Survive a food shortage by planting your own secret survival
garden. You can prepare to live happily ever after.

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How will you replenish your food when you've emptied the
preppers pantry? The only answer is to grow your own!

Start growing and raising your own food, so you can survive when
the store shelves are emptied by desperate shoppers and looters.
Below are the ideas to get your secret survival garden growing.

How to Start a Secret Survival Garden

#1: Pack a seed vault.
Even if you don't currently have space for a garden, you can do
something important ~ pack a survival garden and create an open
seed vault.

Survival Garden Pack , pictured right, contains enough
vegetable seeds to plant over an acre of food! The survival
garden heirloom seeds, pictured right, produces a hearty selection
of food including turnips, beets, green beans, radishes,
cucumbers, winter squash, zucchini, okra, and more.

#2: Plan a secret garden.
Plant a survival garden to grow even if you have very little space.
With the right kind of seeds, tools and ideas, you can get as
much as five times the food per square inch of a traditional

In his book, Secret Garden of Survival: How to grow a
camouflaged food- forest., Rick Austin shares his secret prepping
hack of planting food once in your lifetime and growing it to
provide food for your family for the next 30 years! He shows you
how to grow more food  per square food than traditional or
commercial gardening and takes it one step further: you never
have to week, never need to use fertilizers and don't need to use
pesticides. It's very clever indeed.

Below is the survival garden featured on Doomsday Castle, by
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