Food Survival

Survival Garden Plants for Every Prepper

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You can have any type of crop for your survival garden, but some are just easier and more practical to grow and have especially when an SHTF event occurs! your potatoes in five-gallon buckets or grow bags. When the tops yellow and die down, you’ll find a container that’s jam-packed with delicious roots that are ready to harvest, so here are some survival garden plants you should grow!

Basil

Basil is a fragrant herb that can be used for spicing up your favorite dishes. It is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as magnesium and eugenol. Some sources say that eating basil helps relieve joint pain and reduces stress and anxiety. These are definite reasons to grow basil in your survival garden, especially during a time of crisis when you can expect to be more stressed and anxious.Β 

 

Basil can be grown outdoors during the summer. Its leaves should also be pruned consistently so it grows stronger

Beans

Beans like adzuki beans are a great staple crop. There is a lot of nutritionally dense material in each tiny bean, so it would be great to have them for sustenance in case of a disaster. Beans your potatoes in five-gallon buckets or grow bags. When the tops yellow and die down, you’ll find a container that’s jam-packed with delicious roots that are ready to harvest

Asparagus

Asparagus helps in lowering blood pressure and improving digestion by providing fiber, folate, and Vitamins A, C, and K. However, in an SHTF scenario, it’s too low in calories. Nevertheless, it would be a healthy ingredient to your favorite disease. Remember that when asparagus is planted, you cannot harvest it the first year But it will grow year after year for about a decade once they start blossoming.

Potatoes

Potatoes have helped many people overcome famine, so it’s ideal to have one in your survival garden. It’s easy to grow even in an urban setting! Simply plant your potatoes in five-gallon buckets or grow bags. When the tops yellow and die down, you’ll find a container that’s jam-packed with delicious roots that are ready to harvest.

Potatoes are loaded with carbs, as well as potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6!

Garlic

Garlic can be used in treating injuries and enhancing your food’s flavors. Use it in your food to strengthen your immune system but be careful not to overdo it. Otherwise, you’ll end up having stomach pain, heartburn, and other problems when used in large quantities.

 

You can grow garlic anytime and it will ward off pests in your yard. It can also be grown year after year using the best bulbs from the previous season.Β 

Berries

Most berries are rich in antioxidants and make healthy desserts. Whether you choose to cultivate raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, or even lingonberries, there is a berry out there which will be to your liking. These fruit crops are essential for providing us the sweet fruitiness that we all crave while also giving us a great source of additional nutrition. Store these by making canned jams or jellies, freezing, or dehydrating them

Corn

Corn may be hard to grow in a small apartment, but it should be a staple when you own a yard. You can grow dent corn, flour corn, and any other type for your survival garden.Β  Once your corn is ready for harvest, you can dry it, nixtamalize it to increase its nutrient density, and grind it into corn flour which you can store in an airtight container. This plant is beneficial because it is a perfect living trellis for your bean plants. Simply plant your corn first then grow the beans around it.Β Β Β 

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