posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 12:36 AM
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?
This is a good idea, but around here there are things to consider in nature, outside of fences, like cows and other animals who will eat your plants.
Perhaps not potato tops (hopefully not) as those are toxic to most animals, including humans.
On planting potatoes, at least around here, you don't just drop a potato in the ground and expect it to grow. You need to let the potato(s) sit in a
cool dark place for around a month, so the eyes will start to sprout. When the potato has started to sprout, remove all but 1 sprout, and then place
the potato in the ground, sprout up, covered in soil except the sprout. That sprout will become the leaves etc.
Another "easy" (if you're good with a shovel) crop to grow/harvest are sweet potatoes. You need to break up the soil very well first, and have
sweet potato roots. Just plant pieces of the roots and let them do their thing. They create a LOT of ground cover, and can become a pest if you cannot
remove all of the roots during harvest, but at least it's an edible pest! =D