How to Grow a Tactical Garden

How to Grow a Tactical Garden

( – When contemplating food shortage, most people think of third-world countries or bad crop seasons that limit our availability of certain foods. What if SHTF, and you discover that garden you tended to all season caught the eye of a hungry looter? Or worse yet, what if the government came in and commandeered all the food supply you’ve painstakingly stocked? Is there a way to avoid these situations?

The answer is yes, if you think outside of the box a little. In fact, when done correctly, your food supply could be growing right before other people’s eyes and they would never know it.

A vast majority of people walk right past edible beauties every day and don’t even give them a second glance. With food insecurity on the rise, knowing how to prepare for the inevitable is a must.

Berry Bushes

Bushes that supply edible fruits, such as blackberry, raspberry and gooseberry, are perfect for those of us who produce jams and jellies. Aside from allowing you a sweet treat or bartering item, they can also double as home defense. These thorny bushes can deter common pests from important areas — like your vegetable garden.

Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are another example of what we can grow tactically. To many people, these treasures just look like flowering trees when in season. To the trained eye, these specimens are a bounty of deliciousness that will produce a nice harvest year after year.

Climbing Vines

Grapes, beans, zucchini and cucumbers, to name a few, will also supply a wonderful abundance of food. Looking for some added security or privacy? Plant them where they have space to climb and vine out, and they can create an extraordinary privacy fence — with munchies to boot!

Even your landscaping and weeds can serve as excellent sources of nourishment. Lilac flowers, rosehips, hostas, wild onions, dandelions, marigolds and so much more can become a great supply for sustenance when prepared correctly. If you find that you would rather hunt for your food, check out which wild meat is best in a survival situation.

Have you ever thought about camouflaging a garden to keep unwanted visitors from stealing your produce? Do you think it is a good idea, or just a waste of time? Reply to your email and share your thoughts, we would love to hear from you!

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