Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gardening Is The Answer

If you have not been paying attention lately the cost of food is skyrocketing and has nowhere to go but up.  The cost of all food has been dramatically increasing at an alarming rate.  There are all sorts of reports coming out recently that point to a huge increase in wheat prices within the next few months.  There are huge changes on our horizon and I, for one, am terrified of the implications.  If there ever was a time to advocate storing food that time is now.  No longer are we, as prepper's, being considered a strange and paranoid group.  Everyday folks are finally becoming aware of the seriousness of the economic situation we are facing. 

There has also been a huge rise in the number of people becoming interested in gardening over the past year. That number is increasing daily as more and more folks realize that there are things they can do to help themselves.  I spoke with the owner of a local nursery who told me his business had increased over 50% from last year.  He says that is because of the new-found popularity of growing your own fruits and vegetables.  The numbers are bound to increase as more and more people realize the benefits of raising their own food. Knowing where your food is coming from and exactly what has been "done" to it from the time it is planted until it makes its way to your family's table brings great peace of mind.  It also, over time, save you big money.  Not only that, there is a great satisfaction in knowing that YOU grew it yourself. 

So why not consider starting a garden? Don't use the old excuse "I just don't have any room to start a garden".  You don't need lots and lots of room.  Don't want to dig up your backyard and put in a garden?  Why not start growing some vegetables in one of your flowerbeds?   Even if you live in an apartment you can grow fruits and vegetables.  There are literally thousands of sites on the internet that can help you start.  Don't let that intimidate you.  Container gardens are easy to start and you just might be surprised at how much you can get from them.  

So if you are not already gardening, wouldn't NOW be a great time to start?  There is still plenty of time to start some fall vegetables and you could be eating fresh healthy food by the time the snow flies!

                                             ~~Hey... I'm just sayin' .....~~


  1. As soon as my bum leg heals up, me and the Terrorist Farmer will turn over the garden for fall production. And again, when I can waddle more than ten feet at a time, I'm hitting the canned food aisle to replenish what I've robbed from my stash. I love the looks I get with a cart full of cans...

  2. This is my number 1 goal for next have some raised beds or at least containers for veg' are right is skyrocketing...I really feel for the people that are on fixed can they possible keep going? I urge everyone to make sure your neighbors have food to eat....

  3. Howdy,

    LOVE the site - haven't "chatted" with ya' in awhile. It is late, here in Michigan, to plant, however, I just landed some herbs and a few pepper plants that I'm going to get into containers. We don't have a permanent home at the time so we're limited...but I figure every little bit helps. Thanks for the encouragement and prodding! Be blessed,
    MaMaBear in the Mitten