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Tips for the garden of a survivalist. Gardening is the only long term food supply solution.
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We’re here for the first harvest of the season, we’ve got bunch of squash and zucchinis to pick. We will be talking about cross comparison, production. Just for all of the crops we planted back here behind us, what we’ll be picking today costs us about 30 to 35 dollars. You’re going to get about half a case of MREs for that. Plus, the MREs, once eat them, you’ll be able to take the container, the plastic part where the food came in. put that in the ground and next year you got some more MREs. Maybe some MRE bush sprout out of that. Then you can pick some humanitarian daily ration MREs out of your MRE bush, I don’t think so. Some of these you can. In just a second we’re going to go start picking and then we’re going to have all the zucchini and squash lined up here in the tailgate so you could see what I did. Now all the seeds were planted about 2 months ago, about 60 days, so let’s just go what it did. And this right here, we only covered half of the first three rows with all that right there. We spend about 30 minutes picking squash and zucchini. As you can see, we’ve got a pretty good harvest for our first picking. Now the ideal zucchini size is this big right here, whatever we came up here last week, we didn’t find any of this size. All we found was about 4 inches long, about an inch cross. In a week, say week and a half, they will grow from this to this. Now the squash in the other hand, you want to pick it small. If it starts getting up this size, the outside skin will get hard. And you will not be able to eat it, and that’s where most of your vitamins and minerals is in the skin. Now the zucchinis can get to about 3 foot long, big around as your arm, in fact we’ve lay off 6 or 8 plants just for seed production. Now, let’s just do a little comparison here. What are the cost to produce this as much food? Costs about 30 dollars, each MRE is 75 dollars. So, like I said earlier, MRE’s, can goods, they are all fine and dandy. Have a limit, have a supply of those, more to two supply of those. Whenever those run out, what are going to do? Do you have seeds in your house, ready to plant right now? Some type of fertilizer? Probably not. Okay, let’s talk about the long term survival situations. 6 months a year, next year, what are you going to do? We are going to take some of this squash and zucchini plants and we are going to put them in just for seed production. And next year, you will take them seeds, save them, and next year we will able to plant us another garden off of those seeds. This is but one harvest, this plant will not just going to make one time and that’s it. It’s not like corn, these plants will continue to produce to the whole summer. From now, this date is May 20th ? 19th? May 19th, these plants will continue to produce for 2 months. So, it’s just gardening, saving your seeds is something you might want to consider. Thank you for your time.