Will you plant a garden?

A friend recently started his own garden as a result of everything that is happening with the possible long term quarantine and whether our economic hit will include a shortage in the food supply or not.  He had read about World War II Victory Gardens and thought it was a great idea.  This is a great quick read on what happened during World War II and what the result of Victory Gardens was – truly amazing at how much they produced.

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So, in light of my friends suggestion, I purchased some seeds today and the whole family pitched in to help plant our garden.  We have gardened in the past, but it has been over 7 years since we had a decent garden.  We usually have a couple of tomato plants and maybe a hot pepper plant or two.  But this year we are going to try to grow enough to feed ourselves and help a neighbor or two.

We planted:

  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Okra
  • Green beans (snap beans)
  • one green pepper plant
  • tomatoes
  • strawberries
  • and later this week we will have cucumbers planted

I also talked to one of my neighbors and I have plans to talk to several more by the end of this coming weekend.  He and I are on the same page with prepping for the worst case but we are really hopeful that it won’t get to that point.  I would rather be prepared than be late to the game.

So my encouragement to you is this: grow a garden.  Even if it is just one plant.  If you live in an urban environment then see about growing some plants on the roof.  Or get some potted plants and make a go of it.  It gives you something to do and it may even keep you alive in a few months….not to be all morbid and stuff.

https://garden.org/learn/library/foodguide/

The expectation is that growing a garden will help us build  unity as we share our resources to support one another.  Grow at your school.  Grow it on your property.  Get permission to grow one in your city on public land.  I think the healthier we are the more likely we are to live through any virus that we get and we may even prevent the virus from infecting us.  Let’s drop weight and eat greens!  Maybe then we will figure out what to do with all the toilet paper.

Keith

8 thoughts on “Will you plant a garden?

  1. I like this idea. I’ve been wanting to grow a garden for years, but our property isn’t good for it. We live in what used to be a swamp, so it stays absolutely muddy all the time. A raised garden would be great, but it costs a lot more money (boards and planks, and lots of bought soil instead of our own dirt). Maybe I can get the hubs to hop on board with it. Hopefully.

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    1. Use your soil and pile it up. You don’t need wood or anything. Put it out front towards the road too or on the right side of the driveway as you pull in. Get mom over to look at it and give you advice. I wouldn’t buy anything but the seeds. For your trelace use limbs from you wood burning pile if you haven’t burnt them. If you have then trim off a branch from a tree. Get creative. Think about it from the standpoint of not having access to stores. What would you use? And use that link towards the bottom. Lots of good I formation there.

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      1. I don’t think you realize just how wet everything is here. When I say it’s swampy, I mean it is SWAMPY. We have water standing all over the place. We’re always the last to mow because our yard seriously doesn’t get dry enough until June. I’d want it in the backyard, because people steal. Sad but true. Plus I want our in laws to enjoy watching it grow too. They can’t get out like they used to. Chris is on board with doing a raised garden. I have a friend from my old job who did this at the Preserve that can give me advice. Some of things around here we can definitely use if it isn’t water-logged. We’ll see how it goes.

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