reply to post by WyrdeOne
Totaly agree. Most crops take anywhere from 45days up 90+ depending on the plant and weather conditions. You will NEED a root cellar. And, if you plan
on having any fresh vegis whatsoever during the winter months, you will also need in ground "hot boxes". If you build an above ground green house
everyone will be able to see it(at least in populated areas), and could make you a tartget of undesireable people. Staple crops would be
potatoes,carrots,parsnips, and other root based plants that can store all winter in your root cellar. If you grow corn, dry and grind
it(flour,grits).If you have the space, try growing some grains like barley, or some type of oat. The hot boxes will provide greens(various
lettuces,spinich,spices,ect) year round. Strawberries, and rasberries can be grown in the summer to produce jams as well. A few apple trees couldnt
hurt either(or cherry,pears,ect).
Also don't forget to learn about EVERY edible food in your area, there are hundreds usually in most states. If you live in an area that once or
still has indians, go and learn this info from them, they might include many local cures you had no idea about.
Unfortunately, if you are in a large city, you are screwed unless you move now.
You cant subsistance hunt in a city(save squirrl,cat, and doog meat), you cant forage in a city(except possibly acorns), and in alot of cases you
cant fish there either. A small garden on a building top will not provide enough food, period. And a BOB will not last long enough to provide yourself
with a new secure self sustaining home/land.If SHTF in the winter you are as good as dead.
People in suburbs are not as bad off, hopefully you have a large enough yard to convert into a impromtu farm in your back yard. However, not everyone
will do this, and again you will most likely become a target of hungry people
who were too stupid.
If you do hunt, cure,smoke, or dehydrate all the meat that can not be eaten in one day or serving. Store the meat in your root cellar.