Start Seeds for Your Victory Garden Now
Start growing your own food today from the comfort of your home.
Many of you have told me you’re tired of reading about nukes, and frankly, I’m tired of writing about them. So here’s a nice breather about something also urgently important. Alas, I must finish what I started. The next — and hopefully final — nuclear war post is coming soon.
Worried about rising food prices? Here’s what to do about it: Start some seeds. Do it now. The season is ripe, food ain’t getting cheaper anytime soon, and being able to transform seeds into edible plants will put you on a path to greater resilience. The first step is to master transforming a seed into a plant, and you can do it in your home.
(Actually, last month would have been an even better time to start seeds, but this publication didn’t exist yet. We’ll remind you next February.)
You don’t even need a garden bed yet. Start your seeds and figure it out after you manage to get plants to germinate. If nothing else, give your plants to friends who garden. Or enemies who garden. Seeds are cheap, small plants are expensive. Pennies vs. dollars. You might even be able to sell your plants.
The Food Resilience Triad
Storing food is only the first step to food supply resilience. Eventually, that food will run out. Meet what I call the Food Resilience Triad:
In case of a long-term emergency, your stored food will hopefully buy you time to start producing your own. And once you produce your own, you need to then know how to maximize its shelf life to survive the winter. If that seems like a lot, it is, which is why we’re taking baby steps.
“But I Don’t Have a Green Thumb!”
You don’t have a thumb problem, you have a “not killing enough plants” problem. Gardening takes a lot of trial and error. Books and YouTube videos can only take you so far. Getting your hands dirty and failing repeatedly is the only way to truly learn. All the more reason to start today.
The secret to good gardening is timing. Knowing when to start seeds at what point in the season. And you can only learn that through practice and attuning yourself to nature’s clock.
Some people have the opposite problem: they think growing food is easy. Some preppers buy big cans of survival seeds, put them on a shelf, and forget about them, not realizing that seeds have a limited shelf life. And again, growing food takes time to learn, and you don’t want to be learning while the stuffing is hitting the fan.
Some preps may make you feel silly, like buying potassium iodide tablets and never needing them (at least they’re cheap). The worst-case scenario with gardening is you gain a new, useful, and socially acceptable hobby.
So you have no excuse to not get started. Starting seeds is easy, quick, and — in the long run — cheap.