The Ball Blue Book Guides You Through Survival Gardening Abundance

One Sunday at church the pastor talked about sowing and reaping, and he made the point that we reap more than we’ve sown. To illustrate, he told about some of his family’s experiences as first time gardeners. They planted lots of zucchini seeds and had an overabundance of plants, each with their overabundance of zukes.

They’ve had zucchini bread, cupcakes, and fried and baked zucchini. He offered bags of zucchini to anyone in the church if they would simply talk to his wife about it.

We’re each bound to make mistakes and have surprises as gardeners, whether new or experienced, and we live and learn.

A few years ago I grew more cucumbers than my wife cared for. Some years I’ve had a wonderful crop of green beans, much of which I put into the freezer. Frankly, I’d rather err on the side of having too much of anything than too little.

It is food after all and shouldn’t be allowed to go to waste. So an overabundance is a good mistake and a blessing in my opinion.

If you’re one of those new gardeners engaged in survival gardening this season, and you’ve got too much of something, get the famous The Ball Blue Book. It’s the resource you need when it comes to know how and what to preserve. The book covers…

  • Learning About Canning
  • Acid Foods
  • Soft Spreads
  • Pickled Foods
  • Low-Acid Foods
  • Special Diet
  • Something Extra
  • Freezing
  • Dehydration
  • The Problem Solver
The Ball Blue Book also has an appendix and glossary. It’s your basic guide to canning, freezing, drying, pickling and making soft spreads with dozens of recipes. If your survival gardening is producing the abundance it’s supposed to, you need this book now. Click on the title of The Ball Blue Book wherever you see it in this post. That takes you to the page where it’s featured. Place your order from there.

Happy gardening. And enjoy your survival gardening abundance when you can.


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.