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Emergency Food: Growing Your Own

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Emergency Food:  Growing your own

How important will be the ability to successfully grow you own emergency food in the future?  Supply of food is diminishing in our world compared to our population growth.  You can see the results when you go to the grocery store.  Food prices are ever increasing.  Organic produce prices are higher than regular produce.  People who have the desire to eat a safer product have to pay the extra price.

Fast food alternatives that work?

Fast food prices remain fairly low and seem to fit into many peoples budget.  Although these prices remain low, what are the health costs when you submit to eating fast food?  Is there a way to eat healthy and keep your grocery costs low enough to live a more comfortable life?

Seeds of change

By purchasing seeds you are starting to make a change.  You can safe money and insure that you and your family eat more healthy foods.  One packet of seeds can save you a lot of money.  There are many ways to grow herbs and vegetables in small amounts of space.   It is fun when you use creative ways to to plant food around your house, even if you only have a small area to grow.

Before you buy seeds

The quality of the seeds that you buy is super important.  I have bought seeds in the past and have been terribly disappointed by the results.  You need to make sure that you are buying quality seeds that will give you the best results when you start growing your own food.  Here is a list of some great seed companies that I use here in the North West:

  1.  Territorial Seed Company
  2.  Seattle Seed Company
  3.   Seeds of Change

I also found this interesting article discussing the ten best seed companies that have heirloom seeds for sale.

Check out the link here! 

It is time to start planning your garden

Before you start planning your garden you should consider:

  1.  How much space do you have?
  2. What type of food do you like to eat?  We love tomatoes, and have successfully harvested and grown them even though this is not the perfect place to grow them.  If absolutely love a specific vegetable, trying being creative when you plan your food garden.
  3. What grows well in my area?  Here is a link to discover what grows well in your area:  Link! Here is another link that will give you a schedule of grow times for specific vegetables that you are trying to grow:  Link!

Creative solutions for small space food gardens

Don’t be discouraged if you have small garden space to work with.  It is fun and rewarding when you get creative with the space that you have.  Try looking at these links for creative ideas for your garden.

Don’t be overwhelmed or discouraged!

Like any new home project, you will have obstacles and failures.  You only stop learning about something if you decide to quit.  If you work at it you will find yourself being successful producing your own vegetables at home.  I hope you found this article interesting.  Please check out the rest of our website to find out more about what we are about!