Survival crops to grow in the zombie apocalypse!

I think these suggestions are great ones. I just started watching this guy’s videos, and there are some really good ones, especially for those of us who grow mostly in containers.

Preparedness, prepping, SHTF – it all can seem a bit like a maniacal obsession with the end of the world. At the same time, there’s real value in becoming even a LITTLE more self-reliant in our modern society – that’s what growing your own food is all about!

PS: I have always wanted to grow potatoes, but never have. Have you? Did you have good success, and how did you do it?

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3 Responses to Survival crops to grow in the zombie apocalypse!

  1. Re-Farmer says:

    I recognise that video! One of way too many channels I follow. LOL

    Growing up here, my mother always grew massive amounts of potatoes. I recall the year we had the most potatoes because my father picked up “blue” potatoes (they were purple inside and out) to try. We had 27 rows of white potatoes, 25 rows of red potatoes, but I can’t remember how many rows of blue potatoes we had anymore. Each row was about 30 feet long.

    We’re not doing that. LOL

    Our first year growing potatoes, we tried the Ruth Stout method. It worked, though we had some slug issues. Our second year, we tried them in grow bags we made out of feed bags, with the plan of slowly unrolling the bags as the potatoes plants got bigger and soil was added, to do potato towers. I didn’t know until after we’d chosen our 4 different varieties to try that potatoes came in determinate and indeterminate varieties. Indeterminate varieties grow well in towers, but determinate varieties prefer to spread out. All the varieties we had were determinate. They still did really well! Especially considering the drought and heat waves we had.

    This year, we have ordered 3 determinate varieties that mature at different rates, and will be doing the Ruth Stout method again, as part of our efforts to reclaim garden space using no- or low-dig methods.

    Over time, we’ll figure out which varieties we like best and will start saving seed potatoes instead of buying new ones ever year.

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