Whether you’re hunkering down in your home or bugging out in a remote location, it’s important to keep yourself fed and healthy. One common prepping strategy is simply stockpiling enough food to sustain you and your family for as long as it can. However, no food can last forever. This is where having a survival garden and growing your own food will come in handy. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com)
A survival garden is a little different from a regular garden. When bugging in or out with your loved ones, it would take quite a few plants to sufficiently feed everyone, especially during scenarios where food supplies are running low. However, before you start planting anything, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning for your survival garden.
The first thing you should consider is the amount of space you have. While it’s definitely possible to grow food regardless of available space, certain types of vegetables might be difficult to grow properly. (Related: Gardening 101: Ten crops you can grow in buckets throughout the year.)
Next is the amount of sunlight in your area. If you can reliably expose your garden to about six to eight hours of direct sunlight, you will be able to plant a large variety of plants. However, if you don’t, you can grow plants that do well in partial sunlight.
Lastly, you must consider the nutritional value of the vegetables. Plant those that are both easy to manage and nutrient-dense that will help keep up your health. In addition, if living with other people, you should consider their preferences to make sure everyone is fed.
If you have decided to start your survival garden, here is a list of nutritious and fast-growing vegetables that you can start planting:
Learn more about keeping your home self-sufficient for survival at Homesteading.news.