The following article has been contributed by a fellow prepper named Mike. It has been published with permission of the author.
Growing veggies on a boat during a bug-out situation presents its own unique set of challenges. In the first post in this series, I discussed the benefits of sprouts. In the second post, I shared how to grow sprouts in a confined area such as a boat.
In this, the final post of the series, I’ll share a few other ideas for growing veggies on a boat.
Fresh is Best
Recently, I began thinking of other ways to supplement our onboard fresh food. I reviewed many vegetables to discover which could be container grown, after all, we can’t really have a garden aboard our boat.
I came up with a simple method to grow some vegetables and be able to take our garden with us. A trip to Wal-Mart produced 3 trays about 18”x28”x9” and some potting soil. The containers were filled with soil and planted with lettuce and radish seeds. These vegetables were selected simply because they have shallow root systems.
We have purchased spinach seeds that we’ll plant when it cools back down. Our SHTF seed supply now has 7 different lettuces, swish chard, radishes, and spinach.
Both the lettuce and radishes are doing very well and we have already begun to harvest some for our meals.
In addition, we have a 5-gallon bucket that we can grow tomatoes or peppers in.
Have you given any thought to growing vegetables in a confined area such as a boat?