Survival Gardening Tips: Planting an Edible Food Garden at Home

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com shares his tips on how you can be prepared just in case… He encourages everyone to start a survival garden to su…
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25 Responses to “Survival Gardening Tips: Planting an Edible Food Garden at Home”

  1. if there is a situation where there really is no access to food, I.E a
    survival situation, then your garden won’t last long. It’s best to have it
    out of view, or have a garden dispersed in the forest or something.

  2. Where would I get the best organic seeds? Also, how do I prevent cross
    pollinization between my plants? Thanks for everything you do. You’re my
    inspiration.

  3. Growing food in plane sight for everyone to see is fine as long as live is
    as now, but lets just say shtf life some project. Then growing like this in
    the frontyard, is not really brilliant, because lots of people will come
    looking for that food.
    But Survival does not have to mean the end of the world scenario. I mean
    everyone needs to eat, which is survival. So as long as other people will
    let you have it to yourself and family, its perfect to grow your own.

  4. Great information and ideas! Having the right seeds makes a big difference
    in how well they thrive! Make sure you have good seeds!

  5. Thank you for the encouragement and info. You mentioned drying kale. How
    could I do that?

  6. StarksBrothersHomes Reply November 13, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Very informative, thanks for sharing. 

  7. gardening and shooting guns only in america 

  8. Financial Survivalist Reply November 13, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I love your vids. I’ll definitely dehydrate my kale this year, but you do
    realize that humans lack the proper enzymes to digest the same fibers that
    cows can, right?

  9. Very educational John ! You have the most extensive knowledge that i know
    can and will help mankind in the difficult times ahead….but not only for
    survival and good nutrition but also for such great tasting natural foods
    that this earth has to offer ….keep speading the good news dude!! (:

  10. I strongly agree that having a garden at home planted with plants that can
    be eaten, directly or through cooking, is absolutely an awesome idea! Aside
    from the fact that you can save some of your money, food is readily
    available in your garden. 

  11. Survival Gardening Tips: Planting an Edible Food Garden at Home

  12. Man, how the hell do you have the time or energy to maintain that kind of a
    garden?

  13. BigBearHuskyMusher Reply November 13, 2014 at 3:50 am

    I’m surprised you haven’t any vids on aquaponics. Man … I bet you could
    grow some killer plants and fish. Now that’s survival foods

  14. Your videos just keep getting better.

  15. John- it seems sometimes that there are 2 kinds of people in the world- 1)
    those who decide to learn from every moment and 2) those who are compelled
    to always comment negatively and complain about every moment. Great job at
    handling the # 2′s. I appreciate your videos and learn something every
    time.

  16. I like the idea of doing this in my back yard.

  17. It’s terrible how almost everybody forgot how to grow their own food. Even
    during the Victory Garden days during WWII, so many more people knew how to
    garden. Now we have to look our grandfathers and great-grandfathers (and
    mothers) and ask how they survived as kids. I’m always amazed when I hear
    my wife’s family, who were all farmers, talk about how they had and
    ice-house and root cellars and how much work they did just to keep food on
    the table. Me, I started square foot gardens this year.

  18. Do you know that there are laws against gardening in your front yard in the
    US lol, crazy place man… your neighbors probably don’t have a problem
    with it… pay them off with fruits and vegetables to stay quiet lol.

  19. Wow, I’ve thought about converting our front yard to garden style but was
    so worried about people stealing our veggies or it looking odd. Your place
    has a unique look to it, and I also noticed none of the ‘recognizable’
    veggies are on the outskirts so less chance of theft. thank you for making
    the video.

  20. your getting good. garden looks great. Root crops are actually very high in
    vitamins. beets, carrots for example. Potatoes are tuberous and not a root
    crop. lower amounts, good calorie source

  21. If you had to pick one fruit / vegetable what one would you pick

  22. GR8 VID THANX

  23. Another good one… but it is KILLING me seeing all that unutilized
    vertical space in your greenhouse! Have you learned about Will Allen and
    Growing Power, his huge gardening project? There’s a couple interesting
    vids on here of his greenhouses & how they stack, hang, etc to use the
    height in their houses.

  24. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply November 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Yes, they are. They do like full sun; however they do produce for me on the
    shady trellis next to my house.

  25. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply November 13, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Point taken. I was trying to make a point, on how nutritious greens are..
    We could certainly can get all the nutrients we need from greens, but not
    all the calories, so yes, cows can get more out of them because they can
    digest cellulose and we can’t. Cows can even eat wood stumps and get
    calories from that, but we obviously can’t.