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One question none of us want to think about, and that makes us squirm in our seats, is what will we do when our food storage runs out? It won’t take long for the grocery stores to be empty. Then what?

If you are growing your own food, you can replenish your food storage during the growing season. This means you need garden seeds, and you need to learn how to garden – even if the only place you have available is on your balcony or patio in buckets because you live in an apartment or condo.

Don’t think that if you have seeds on hand (but have actually never tried your hand at gardening) that it will be a slam dunk to grow what you need to survive, or, better yet, thrive during times of food shortage. Gardening isn’t really hard, but it isn’t something you want to learn to do when the stores are closed and your food supply is running low.

You need to try gardening before the time you need the food. You need to learn the life lessons of gardening. It takes a few years to learn many of the basic lessons, so the sooner you get started, the sooner you will learn the steps to be a successful gardener.

Some of the basic steps include learning how to set up a self-watering system, one that runs without you, since if you forget to water 2-4 days (or go on a vacation and whoever you have left in charge of the garden forgets to water it) and your garden will die.

Another lesson is to learn about the soils where you live. Many of us live in alkaline or acidic soils, and will need to add some soil amendments to make the soil better for growing vegetables and herbs. What type of soils are in your area? If you don’t know, a simple way to find out is to ask a local nursery or garden center, and then to ask what type of fertilizer helps in your area with your types of soil. I can see a huge difference in my garden within 24-48 hours of putting fertilizer on my plants.

Here at eFoods Direct, we sell garden seeds. They include seeds for 20 different vegetables. They are not hybrids, or GMOs, and are guaranteed to last at least 5 years when kept in a dark cool environment. They can be a great way to be prepared to grow your own food – and there are plenty of seeds so you can learn how to garden over the next few years.

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