Time for Victory Gardens again?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by WAB, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. WAB

    WAB Well-Known Member

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  2. HilltopDaisy

    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well, the price wasn't too bad, I guess. I like the fact that they have so many organic seeds. But I don't think that's really your question..........

    I don't think anyone who doesn't already garden would go for a Victory Garden. If TSHTF, people will steal food from us, the folks who took the time and made the effort to be prepared. Go to the city and look around you.

    Personally, I love the idea of growing almost all my food. Most of my family and coworkers think I'm odd for trying to do it.
     

  3. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Great idea! Unfortunately too many Americans prob don't buy $90 worth of veggies in a lifetime and wouldn't know what to do with a parsnip if it bit them on the nose. It is incredible how many think that canned corn is a veggie. Maybe that is why it is so hard to find canned 'veg' besides corn, green beans and peas and tomatoes. Even the tomatoes taste like the can and those are the only canned veg we will eat. (Did you know ketchup is considered a veg serving for the government sponsored school lunch?)

    In one of Ruth Stout's books she talks about going to a local school and gardening with the children. I think perhaps more gardeners could try this and maybe make more progress with encouraging the next generation towards self sufficiency.
     
  4. anniew

    anniew keep it simple and honest Supporter

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    First, I think gardening is great for those who like it or want
    it. I happen to love it. But those who don't probably won't
    ever garden. My neighbor was layed off from work a few
    years ago. With three kids, two of which were teenagers,
    I offered to loan him my BCS tiller to start a garden to help out
    their financial situation, or till it up for him myself.
    His response: I hate to grow things, even grass (he has about a
    six acre lawn).
    Second, The link you gave appears to be mostly a marketing
    tool. I didn't see any company listed. PLUS, the premise that
    it would help the economy to grow your own and then use
    the money you'd save on other commodities is ridiculous. What
    about the farming community...it would take from them to
    give to McDonalds or Wal-Mart??? So if gardens were
    successful, it would be just switching the
    way people spend their money. And, we all know, we spend a
    lot on our gardens, so how much would go into the rest of the
    economy?
    Third, they give no indication in the link (I didn't go to further
    links) how many seeds are in a packet. If it is the normal
    amount (whatever that is?) then it might be a bargain as it
    would cost only a little more than a dollar a packet. However,
    I'm not sure if they are giving 5 seeds per packet or 50.
    Last, suppose they encourage people to buy this "deal"...the
    varieties listed may not be what would grow best in different
    parts of the country, and a lot of gardeners, especially new
    ones, would fail.
    So, I see it as a marketing thing. People can donate to the Red
    Cross or any other organization any day of the week, without
    being tied to a $89 deal.
    By the way, you failed to mention your own opinion.
    Ann
     
  5. WAB

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    The link just happened to cause me to think about it. I am not pushing for any advertiser.That "package" is not appropriate. The idea of Victory Gardens is great.I talked to my sister about doing that and gave her stuff to read and she said "The article is too long and besides I dont like to read"!
    That info would be good to pass on to family,friends,etc. Maybe some of the info would sink in and they could do a little something for themselves.Just hate to hear the sheeple "BBBAAAAAAAA!!!!" when TSHTF. I know they will and Mother Nature will take care of things but a lot of good people will suffer because of the sheeple.
     
  6. WAB

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    Lady,
    I agree with you 100%! I still try to get the sheeple to do something for themselves because that might keep a few of them from "visiting you". :haha:
    I know that I will have those same problems as well.
     
  7. Timber

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    Amen, Amen.... Thanks too post a vent,

    And for the lucky ones that sitting on their survivor can of seeds for WTSHTF they are in a world of hurt. Other than the two legged to battles there's Mother Nature, and storage adversities too.
    As raising a garden for over two decades for primarily food source. We had Victory gardens but the last five Mother Nature is making it harder to accomplish this task. I feel lucky not have too resort back to chemicals and other measures, but finding natural countermeasures. We must be doing something right as many others in the area went belly up with.
    IMHO better off for some with out practicing their concepts too eat the survivor can seeds now then trying to make it through a cold winter.


    HTD as you aren't standing alone in the abuse line. One thing rest assured, their greed of pride, or their self-denial will breakdown with hunger. ;)

    Timber