There are often times when backyard crops mature and you as a gardener get an abundance of certain vegetables.Gardeners often need to make quick choices of what to do with their bounty of vegetables. There is only so many salad a person can eat in a day. There are only so many tomatoes and zucchini a person can leave on the neighbors’ front porch before they start throwing them at you and your house. Saving seeds from abundant vegetables and composting others is always a good ideas, but I look to other ways of getting these wonderfully nutritious foods in my family’s bellies.
The United States federal Emergency Management Agency, "FEMA" website FEMA.gov, a website you should visit, recommends households should have enough "food, water and other supplies to last 72 hours". This is there saying we won't reach you in a disaster for at least three days, so be prepared!!! Most preppers recommend at least three months of food, water and supplies including cash and power. After seeing first hand the devastation of hurricane Andrew in Miami, images of hurricane Sandy and Katrina, Multiple tornados, earthquakes, wildfires and floods, I lean closer to the preppers recommendations. Why not make some of your storage healthy foods from your backyard gardens. In this section I will discus a few methods of preparing foods storing food in your refrigerator, root cellar or pantry. For ideas and lessons take a look at all of the following. Canning Dehydrating Flash Freezing