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QUESTION: Gardening for Survival - What would you REQUIRE?

If you could take only five seeds or plants on a deserted island, what would you take? What could you absolutely not live without?

Leave your answer as a comment to this post.

Some suggestions:
artichoke
asparagus
beans
beets
berries
broccoli
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
celery
corn
cotton
cucumbers
eggplant
garlic
grains
greens
melons
okra
onions
peanuts
peppers (bell and hot)
potato (baking and sweet)
radishes
rhubarb
soybeans
spinach
squash, summer
squash, winter (incl pumpkins, butternut, etc.)
sunflowers
tomatoes (several varieties)
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trees like almonds, walnuts, pecans, filberts, apples, pears, apricots, cherries, pinion pine, etc.
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herbs like soapwort, basil, chives, tarragon, oregano, borage, sage, motherwort, cilantro, parsley, thyme, dill, echinacea, etc.
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bushes like elderberries, bayberry (wax), raspberries, blackberries, holly, etc.


We've been wanting to ask this question for a while - for people who have limited gardening space, this would be a great post to read.

Personally, I'd have (1) corn (2) almond tree (3) beans (4) squash like zucchini and (5) apple tree

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great question! (1) soybeans (2) tomatoes (3) that five-in-one-fruit tree with plums, apricots, etc. (4) spinach and (5) potatoes. It's hard to choose just five bcoz that doesn't leave room for spices and herbs and garlic and onion! Lulu

nfmgirl said...

--Sweet Peppers
--Red Onions
--Some sort of berry
--Sweet Potatoes
--Corn and zucchini (I'm cheating and squeezing in two as one, since I like to saute them together. :)

That's tough. I have a feeling that after eating just these for awhile, I'd be craving things that I don't care for, like artichokes and radishes, just for a little novelty!

Anonymous said...

I'd choose
-apple trees (cider, vinegar, applesauce- very versatile)
-wheat coz I gotta have bread
-pumpkins
-onions coz almost everything tastes better with onions
-carrots

I'd get bored too but I guess at least I'd be alive to get off the island.

Anonymous said...

JIMBO SAYS>>TATERS, ASPARGUS, BEANS, BUTTERNUT SWUASH, AND CABBAGE. CAN THE WIFE BRING A DIFFRENT 5?