It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than by talking about the number one survival crop you need to know how to grow – potatoes! Potatoes are the ideal crop for preppers and survivalists because they are a reliable source of food that can easily be stored for long periods of time.
When it comes to growing potatoes, there are a few things you need to know. First, potatoes need plenty of sunlight and a nutrient-rich soil. It’s important to make sure the soil is well tilled, free of debris and adequately watered. When planting potatoes, make sure your seed potatoes are firm and free from blemishes or damage. Plant potatoes in small hills or mounds of soil, with the potato eyes facing up. Make sure to fertilize your mounds or hills with well-composted organic matter and cover them with a few inches of soil.
Potatoes are also incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes. Mashed potatoes, french fries, chips, baked potatoes, potato soup and much more – the possibilities are endless. Potatoes also provide essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, B6, Iron and Magnesium, which are all important for overall health.
When it comes to survival crops, potatoes are the number one choice for preppers and survivalists alike. Potatoes are easy to store and provide essential vitamins and minerals for a healthy diet. Additionally, potatoes are incredibly versatile, making them the perfect survival crop for any situation. So get out there and start planting, it’s time to get your St. Patrick’s Day potato crop growing!