As people are worried about store shelves being empty in these times of COVID-19 crisis. We are here to help relieve your anxiety and help you prepare for the worst-case scenario.
Growing homegrown, nutrient-dense food is always a good option that empowers you to be self-sufficient and find your independence.
High-calorie food like rice, wheat and oats can be easily accessed through supermarkets and can be stalked in bulk even for a longer survival period. So survival garden needs usually cater to supplement your food storage.
Here is the list of daily values for one’s vitamin, mineral nutrients, macronutrients and sodium need. From the above link, you can see how crucial it is to satisfy all your nutritional needs which rice, oats or wheat can satisfy.
We have categorized the following seed list to supplement your diet besides the grains that you can get easily from stores.
- Swiss Chard
- Garlic (coming this fall!)
- Winter Squashes
- Perennials Herbs
Other non-survival crops that are good qualities but have a high crop failure are land-intensive, are labour intensive, are water-intensive and have insect issues.
Other useful links:
Basics of Freezing Swiss Chard
How to Store Kale for Salads, Smoothies, and More
How to make black garlic
25 Best Winter Squash Recipes for Healthy, Filling Meals
How to Keep Carrots and Beets Fresh All Winter
Harvesting, Winnowing and Storing Dried Beans
Italian Grandma Makes Canned Tomato Sauce
How I Freeze a Year’s Supply of Herbs