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.
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.
- Green beans (snap beans)
- one green pepper plant
- 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.
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.