Carson City, NV – November 11, 2017 – Survival gardening is considered one of the most crucial survival skills for preppers to learn. Individuals who know how to grow food will have an easier time providing food for their families during and after a tough survival situation. Homegrown foods are also healthier and more nutritious, so prepper families can meet their nutritional needs. Such are the advantages of survival gardening that a great number of preppers are now growing their own survival gardens at home.
But while survival gardening presents several benefits, there is one problem that needs to be addressed: how to keep intruders away from the garden. After a massive disaster or survival scenario, there will certainly be mobs of hungry people desperately scavenging for food. They will take whatever they can find, leaving preppers at a real disadvantage.
“It’s unfair to preppers who carefully kept a survival seed bank and grew food for their long-term survival, but this kind of situation is unavoidable. Even if you guard your garden 24/7, people will still find ways to take your food. For us, the best solution is to hide your survival garden in plain sight,” advised a representative from Home and Garden America, a Nevada-based company.
It might seem impossible, but a secret survival garden can actually work. By following some practical techniques, a prepper can successfully plant fruits, vegetables and herbs without attracting attention from trespassers. Home and Garden America revealed 3 ways to effectively camouflage a survival garden:
Plant Food in Several Locations
A good practice is to plant crops in different locations, ideally at home and at a bug out shelter. Having several survival gardens helps protect a prepper’s food supply so if the first location is ever compromised, there’s still a backup source to count on.
Disguise Edible Food Through Landscaping
Edible plants can also be hidden by using landscaping to one’s advantage. The trick is to grow plants that aren’t easily recognizable and then planting them around the main house and bug out location. Some examples are chicory, prickly pear, sorrel, sweet potatoes and wild leeks which all have edible parts that aren’t familiar to the untrained eye. Plant them alongside bushes, and intruders will most likely ignore them.
Grow a Secret Food Forest
A secret food forest is designed to be one with the surrounding environment. In this technique, low-maintenance companion plants are chosen to create a three-dimensional habitat. Trees, herbs, vines, shrubs and other edibles are grown together—giving the illusion of a random jungle when in fact, all the plants are completely edible. The result is a natural-looking ecosystem that regularly produces food but disguises them from sly pillagers at the same time. A food forest requires less work and maintenance, making it suitable for survival preppers.
With these 3 camouflage techniques, prepper families can protect their survival gardens from pesky freeloaders. For more survival gardening tips, readers can visit the Home and Garden America website.
About Home and Garden America
Home and Garden America is the gardening division of the Charles C Harmon Co LLC. The small family-owned business offers a survival seed bank that’s highly recommended by master survivalists and avid gardeners.
Company Name: Home and Garden America
Contact Person: Chuck Harmon
City: Carson City
Country: United States