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The conventional, annual garden can be a real problem for lots of people. There are a number of ways you can grow food and they don’t all have to be about traditional methods.
Many preppers store seeds and that is likely a good idea for both growing food and bartering. However, perennial plants are going to give you the ability to do that, too! You are not going to have to worry about planting seeds year over year!
There are all kinds of great foods that are perennial.
- Walking Onion
These are just an example of a few great perennials that grow year over year.
Dividing and Bartering Perennials
Not only will your perennial plants come back year over year to feed yourself, but they can also be divided at the roots and spread around your property.
When you divide a perennial you will find that by dividing the roots, you can often share plants with others or barter them.
Of course, if your plant’s roots do not divide well, you could always barter with the seeds. The seeds of the walking onion will come back years and actually plant themselves. Tomatoes will grow one year and be finished.
Which seeds do you think will carry a heavier value during a barter situation?
Adding Perennials to your Garden
It is Fall now and we are going to be finishing up the growing season soon. Maybe you are going to add some new trees in the fall. Be sure you plan on adding these plants to your garden so that they come back year over year.
Remember, the first year or two will be investment years and you might not get much or any production but in time you will be feeding your family from perennial plants.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar