- Growing Food
- March 1, 2022
For thousands of years crops such as wheat, corn and oats have been grown on a large scale by farmers, however many homeowners have always grown much of their own fruit and vegetables to supplement this, until the 21st century it seems when many now have become fully reliant on supermarket produce and takeaways.
There are numerous benefits to growing your own food, whether a SHTF situation is taking place or not. When you create a survival garden of your own, you become independent from large supermarkets for your food supply so if there was ever a problem in the supply chain you and your family won’t go hungry.
Another great benefit is that you can grow your own food organically, without all the chemical pesticides and other treatments commercial farmers have to use to keep control of weeds, diseases and pests. Supermarkets usually charge a premium for such items.
It also helps you to get active, out and about in the garden in fresh air instead of stuck in the home or an office for most of the day. It will give you the ability to get back in touch with nature, to discover the cycles of the seasons again in relation to food growing, and take pride where your food comes from.
You’d be surprised at the bounty of food which can grow in the UK if you’re a prepper, and you don’t need hot weather all year round for a wide variety of produce.
You’ll quickly discover once you try your hand at gardening for survival that everything from potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, sweetcorn and carrots to herbs of all kinds, onions, leeks, garlic, blackberries, apples, strawberries, peas and radishes can all be grown with relative ease in the UK.
This section is filled with lots of helpful information when it comes to growing your own food as a prepper, including how to grow a hidden survival garden as well as tips and tricks to grow a huge selection of vegetables and fruit.