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Three Survival Crops To Grow

Shortages may have been engineered but things are still likely to get scarce regardless and when that happens food is a priority. The solution, if it’s practical, is to have a garden.

With Spring approaching in the Northern hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern, an eye on what can be grown to make nourishing vegetable stews is a good idea and I’ve narrowed it down to just three essential crops. Of course other crops can compliment these three but for survival purposes, these will go a long way.

Pumpkins
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Thiamine, Vitamin B 6, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fibre.

These are the goodies that these easy to grow vegetables bring to the table. Plant them on a compost heap , make sure they have plenty of water and let them go for it.

Potatoes
Carbohydrates, Vitamin C, Potassium, Fibre, Iron, Vitamin B 6, Protein.

Surprisingly, potatoes are more energy-packed than most other popular vegetables and even have more potassium than a banana.
Growing potatoes is a learned skill in my opinion. Knowing when to heap soil on to them to increase crop size and when exactly to harvest is critical.

Beans
B Vitamins, Potassium, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Antioxidants, Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates, Fibre, Sugar.

There are few foods that are as important as the humble bean. This versatile vegetable is essential to many cultures as a primary food source. Beans are pretty tasty too. 

So, that’s a short run down of the health benefits of these three crops. Having them in the garden is a great basis to build upon with other vegetables like tomatoes, peas, cucumbers, Courgettes, onions etc.
Composting too is a great way to build up soil and create nutrients for plants to thrive on.
Have fun gardening.

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