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Originally posted by rickymouse
A survival garden is a great idea. If the shtf it is important for people to understand that having all ones eggs in one basket is not good. Hiding some plants amongst nature is a good idea, not all in the garden. Plant some potato plants lining the yard, people don't usually know what a potato plant looks like unless they have raised them. Just dig a hole, plant the potato, and cover it with leaves or grass clippings. Go back later and toss some topsoil and or straw around the plant and disguise it with some leaves or clippings.
This can be done with a lot of plants, people will be looking for gardens to rob.
Why do things have to fit into the way that we have been conditioned to do them to work?
Originally posted by tropic
Awesome organic/survival thread!
with white potatoes, i pick the one purchased for eating that has the most buds then cut the potato into 1-eye cubes, let air dry for 2 days then plant. Not all grow but the yield from a few buds is amazing.
My favorite staple are taro and cassava. most people don't seem to recognize elephant ears as edible. Likewise I allow the edible weeds to grow in abundance as 'wild' spinach without as much kidney-stone causing calcium oxalates as western spinach - in the west you have lambs ears, red/whiteroot pigweed, and for me chinese pigweed I forgot what its called but it looks so weedy and sprawly yet its secretly packed with vitamins and some proteins.