20 Survival Gardening Plants For Spring

By ‘Above Average’ Joe

Survival gardening is something to look forward to since spring is just around the corner. We recently posted tips on preparing your garden for the winter and now that the frost will soon be leaving, it is time to get back to your backyard.

Survival Gardening: Plants to Grow This Spring

We have always believed it is a good thing to be prepared in all facets of life. Self-sufficiency is one benefit you can enjoy when you maintain a garden, especially one that includes vegetables and herbs that have a variety of health benefits. You are also homesteading and enjoying natural, organic, and most of all–nutritious food. At the same time, you’re saving money in the process.

Here are, in no particular order, some vegetables and herbs that can supply your necessary nutritional requirements and hopefully sustain you in times of disaster, crisis or SHTF.

1. Potatoes

Potatoes | 20 Survival Gardening Plants For Spring
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Potatoes have been a staple of many people’s diets for thousands of years. They are fairly easy to grow, although they do have certain pests and diseases to contend with. Potatoes are also great for storing and eating throughout the winter. Here are homemade potato dishes you can try with your harvest.

2. Beets

 Beets | 20 Survival Gardening Plants For Spring
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Beets offer a great deal of nutritional value in the form of beet tops or greens, while the storage friendly beetroots offer calories and nutrients. You can learn these 5 gardening tips and tricks to make it fun.

3. Sweet Potatoes

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