I know a little bit about a lot of things, but when it comes to gardening, I know a lot. Most of my knowledge has to do with gardening organically and relying on what nature provides for us—rather than depending on man-made chemicals and means to grow foods. I also have a fair amount of knowledge when it comes to other survival skills and just plain common sense skills that most people should know, but many don’t.
I have gardened organically all my life (I am 57), but it wasn’t until recently (the last 10 years or so) that I actually realized I was in the minority. My mother and grandmother both had vegetable gardens, and they gardened naturally, so that’s how I learned to do it and that’s how I’ve always done it. Somewhere along the lines it became odd to rely on natural means to grow foods. I don’t know about you, but I feel like people who don’t rely on natural means might be the odd ones!
Fortunately, I never succumbed to the “easy” way and have continued growing for decades using organic fertilizers, organic pest and weed control, and heirloom seeds. In fact, time has shown that, although conventional gardening may seem like the easy way out, long term effects of conventional gardening have many going back to the “old ways.” I say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…but that may just be me!
When I’m not gardening or doing something to do with survival preparedness, I enjoy reading, doing a bit of woodworking, and eating my wife’s cooking! I have a blog, Grow Like Crazy, which I try to keep up on, but am not very good about! I am also the “main guy” for My Garden Walk: Protect your Perimeters. I write all the blogs for that site and also keep up with the Tips and Prepper Resources. In addition, I enjoy writing Ezine articles. You can read all my articles by clicking here. And of course, who are you if you don’t have a Facebook account? My personal page is here and my page for Protogrow, an organic fertilizer I promote, is here.
For John and his site, I will mostly be writing about gardening; offering advice, tips, and encouragement. I think it’s so important that all of us know how to garden, and how to do it organically! Because if things “go south” with regards to our modern society and all of the modern amenities we’ve become so used to, only those of us who know how to grow our own foods (and build/find shelter, clothe ourselves, find water, etc.) will survive in the long run. So, enjoy the ride while it last, and hopefully, through my writing contributions, I can make life after the ride a little easier!
Editor’s note: Jerry’s posts will appear here about once a month. – John