The Survival Garden: Because sometimes even a regular Wednesday can feel like Armageddon…
Some of us have no trouble figuring out what to buy (i.e., five of everything)–it’s what not to buy that causes real dilemma. For the rest of us (and by “us” in this sentence, we mean “you, perhaps?”), it can be a challenge to know where to start, particularly when it comes to plotting a vegetable garden. If you find yourself hemming and hawing about the best way of achieving vegetable diversity in your plot, we have the following suggestion for you: The “Survival Garden.”
A survival garden is really a collection of seeds that will fare better when stored for several years in a so-called “seed vault,” which, from what we can tell, is just a metal can or other package containing sealed seed packages. The idea is that you keep your seed vault on hand with your other fancy-schmancy survivalist stuff and then, when disaster strikes–and we mean everything from near annihilation of the human race to maybe just losing your job and having to tighten your belt for a year–you plant the garden and are able to feed yourself on the variety of vegetables included, then gather seed for replanting the following year. We will leave the issue of whether man or woman can survive on vegetables alone to a qualified nutritionist, but we just love the idea of an instantly diverse bounty. It’s like “eat the rainbow” in a can. In addition, many of these seed vaults or banks come with books or other materials on both planting the seeds and gathering and storing seeds for the next generation.
So why wait for that alien invasion when you can buy one of the survival garden kits below at a super reasonable price and get started today on growing the beautiful collection of vegetables (and, in some cases, fruits such as melons) inside. Go ahead and open that vault!