Survival Gardening When It Counts

This week’s DestinySurvival Pick is Gardening When It Counts, by Steve Solomon. More people are gardening than ever. Perhaps hard times bring out the gardener in us.

If you’re a first time gardener, this book is meant for you. Veteran gardeners can glean a lot from it, too. Solomon offers practical information based on his experience as a long time gardener and founder of Territorial Seeds in 1979. He knows his way around when it comes to growing vegetables.

It may sound strange, but Solomon isn’t a proponent of intensive gardening any longer. He tells you how to grow much of what you need on 3,000-5,000 square feet of ground. (A 50 X 100 foot plot is 5,000 square feet.)

How much space you need for growing all the vegetables to feed your family for a year depends on many things, such as climate, soil fertility, and available sunlight. Solomon’s grandfatherly guidance makes room for these allowances and puts you in control as a survival gardener. Discover how to become more self sufficient and cut your food costs significantly.

Solomon wrote Gardening When It Counts in 2005 especially for gardening in hard times. Did he see what would happen? He certainly saw the trends. Besides, the need to grow our own food in difficult times isn’t a new thing.

Solomon shows you low input gardening methods that require little cash outlay, a few top quality hand tools, complete organic fertilizer, and efficient watering. You don’t have to be an experienced gardener. In fact, he shows mistakes made by experienced organic gardeners and tells you how to avoid making them yourself.

If you’ve got adequate space, or if you’re moving soon so you’ll have it, get Gardening When It Counts, by Steve Solomon. Simply click on the title of the book wherever you see it linked in this post to be taken to the page where it’s featured. There’ you’ll find more info and you can place your order there.

Gardeners are always looking ahead. Get this book and incorporate its knowledge and ideas into your survival gardening for now and in the future.


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.