Have you noticed the increasing cost of produce lately? From food shortages to rising prices, the threats to our food supply are significant and we can’t ignore the signs and think we will be okay. A food shortage is looming over our nation and we need to be prepared, start by growing your garden before the crisis hits.
In the News
From Business Network News Sticker shock in the produce aisle as inflation surges.
A scientific model has suggested that society will collapse in less than three decades due to catastrophic food shortages if policies do not change
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A nationwide food shortage is threatening your dinner table and your bank account, and it’s about to get worse, as it gets harder for local restaurants and stores to feed their customers’ needs.
“Major shortages from every region that we try to buy from,” said Steven Turnier, a purchaser from Creation Gardens.”
“Florida…got major, major rains,” he added. “And it wiped out tomato crops, cucumber, zucchini, squash…as a result, almost A to Z, there is nothing out there that is particularly good quality.”
Venezuela Faces Severe Food Shortages Last week, opposition lawmakers in Venezuela declared a “food emergency.” That’s because Venezuela is facing widespread shortages of milk, meat, bread and other staples. Critics blame the government’s socialist economic policies. But instead of changing course, President Nicolás Maduro is calling on Venezuelans to help feed themselves — by starting urban gardens
While the economic implosion progresses this year, there will be considerable misdirection and disinformation as to the true nature of what is taking place. As I have outlined in the past, the masses were so ill informed by the mainstream media during the Great Depression that most people had no idea they were actually in the midst of an “official” depression until years after it began. The chorus of economic journalists of the day made sure to argue consistently that recovery was “right around the corner.” Our current depression has been no different, but something is about to change
During World War II there was a major food crisis and shortage, food was rationed. The government urged people to grow Victory Gardens to help supplement the food shortage. With over 20,000,000 Victory Gardens, they were able to produce over 40% of all vegetables grown in the United States during that time. People with no yards planted small Victory Gardens in window boxes and watered them through their windows. Some city dwellers who lived in tall apartment buildings planted rooftop gardens and the whole building pitched in and helped. Many schools across the country planted Victory Gardens on their school grounds and used their produce in their school lunches. More than one million tons of vegetables were grown in Victory Gardens during the war.
Regardless of the reason for the food shortages and rising prices, the answer is loud and clear- It’s time to start growing your own food and FAST. Before the Food Crisis comes knocking at your door learn how to grow Fast Food that is healthy and nutritious.
Below is a list of healthy foods you can grow in under 60 days, including meat! Start by picking the ones that are right for your climate and zone (many you can grow indoors) and become proficient at growing them. Stock up on heirloom and non-GMO seeds and save your seeds from a bountiful harvest to replant.
Gardening in a Crisis: Over 30 Veggies You Can Grow in 52 Days or Less!
Sprouts– 3-7 days
Microgreens 8-12 days
Mushrooms 14-21 days
Sweet Potato Leaves 14-30 days
Radish 22 days (Cherry Belle, Scarlet Globe)
Mustard Greens 23 days (Giant Red)
Green Onions 20-30 Days
Turnips 35 Days (Tokyo Cross)
Squash Flowers 30-45 Days
Kale 40 days (Russian Red)
Lettuce 45 (Salad Bowl, Simpson, Green Ice, Red Sails)
Squash 45 Days (Yellow Crooked Neck, Spineless Beauty, Zucchini, Florentino, Sundrops)
Tomatoes 45 Days (Tiny Tim)
Spinach 45 days (America , Bloomsdale, Long-Standing and Winter Bloomsdale)
Endive 46 days (Salad King)
Okra 50 Days (Annie Oakley)
Carrots 50 Days (Baby Finger)
Chard 50 Days (Lucullus)
Snap Beans 52 days (Top Crop)
Cabbage 52 Days (Charmant)
Fast Growing Meat
Cornish Cross Chickens 8 Weeks
Joel Salatin, author of Pastured Poultry Profits, raises Cornish Cross meat birds in portable chicken houses called chicken tractors. The broilers are slaughtered at 8 weeks, with an average carcass weight of 1.8 kg (4 lb.) with a live weight of 2.4 kg (5.3 lb.).
Rabbits 6-9 Weeks
You breed about every 90 days. Gestation only takes 30 to 32 days. The young nurse for five or six weeks, learning to eat as they go along. At six or seven weeks you put the young fryers in another hutch or two and eat them between then and ten or twelve weeks. Or you process the whole tender crop at eight or nine weeks and quick-freeze all except the one you want for dinner then.