Mitt Who?

While Survival Sally and Diane were chatting on the phone the other day, Diane brought up another gardening question.

“It’s getting to be fun thinking about warm weather projects when the weather’s cold,” said Diane. “But what’s this Mittleider gardening I’ve heard about?”

“Don’t let the name scare you off, dear,” Sally said. “Dr. Jacob Mittleider ran nurseries in California years back and was a university professor who developed simple gardening methods for anyone. He’s written several books on things like grow-bed gardening and growing in containers and bags.”

“That sounds different.”

“It’s natural and organic, too,” Sally said. “Natural fertilizers and no harmful pesticides. Mittleider’s practices focus on growing a lot of food in small spaces, and they use much less water, too. He wanted to make gardening simple for everybody, no matter where they live and no matter what their soil is like.”

“That covers about everybody, doesn’t it?” asked Diane.

“that’s what he wanted to do. No matter whether it’s overseas or here in the U. S., he wanted to make it practical for people to grow their own wholesome food. His methods have literally been taught in countries all over the world. In fact, if you buy any of his books, part of the proceeds go to the Food for Everyone Foundation.”

“I like that idea. I’ll be sure to take a look at his books.”

“I know you like tomatoes, Diane. One of Mittleider’s books is on nothing but growing tomatoes.”

“I guess I’d better ketchup on my gardening reading!”

“Well, now you can get all of the Mittleider gardening books in digital form in one place. Just order The Mittleider Gardening Library.”


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.