Preparing Your Survival Garden for Spring

starting seedsAlthough winter is still holding on in many parts of the country, it won’t be long before the snow melts and the temperatures slowly come up. In a true survival situation, you would need to be growing all year round or at the very least, a good 8 months out of the years. The time to get started on your survival garden is now.

No matter where you live, you can get a jump start on the growing season by starting seeds indoors. Things like tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins and peppers have long growing seasons and need plenty of warmth. You can ensure your vegetables have the time they need to mature enough to harvest before the first cold snap comes by starting early.tomatoes

You never know what the weather has in store and this winter has proven Mother Nature is always in control. You have to be prepared for extreme weather that could negatively impact your growing season. Starting early also gives you the best shot at getting multiple crops throughout the season.

You don’t have to have anything fancy to start seeds indoors. You can use old yogurt or butter containers or even the bottom of a milk jug to start your seeds. A nice, sunny window will provide the warmth and sunlight needed for the seeds to germinate and sprout. If the weather is still chilly by the time the seeds are ready to be transplanted, move them into a larger container. The container can be put outside during the day and brought in at night.

By the time full spring has rolled around, you will have a garden full of mature plants that are ready to start producing. Your harvest will be much sooner than normal and you can start enjoying the fresh fruits and garden months ahead of schedule.