Preparing for Soaring Food Prices

Spaghetti Squash Seedlings

Spaghetti Squash Seedlings

California is experiencing the worst drought in history. They supply America with more vegetables than any other state. 11 States have been declared disaster areas because of the dry conditions. This should sound an alarm to pray and prepare. Pray for  families who will be out of work, family businesses that will close, ones who can’t afford  escalating costs of food…and prepare by planting gardens.

We can grow our own gardens to help offset soaring prices of food for our families and those we know in need. I planted seeds indoors this past weekend for a spring garden. I’ll plant my summer seeds indoors in a couple of weeks.  Just tonight we ate Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai. The squash was as fresh as when we picked it out of our garden seven months ago. It’s rewarding to grow your own produce and enjoy it all year. Even though this has been a harsh winter my kale is still growing- amazing. It is being said by public officials that this drought could have cataclysmic impact on food prices.

The California Farm Water Coalition said that the hardest hit crops will be tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, cantaloupes, garlic, peppers and corn. Many other foods will be affected but these are at the top. Purchase some organic tomato seeds now and  plant  in the next week indoors. Plant transplants after danger of frost (when will that be this year?).

Proverbs 31:25 “Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” KJV

The kale hasn't minded the snow this year or sub zero temperatures

The kale hasn’t minded the snow this year or sub-zero temperatures

Spaghetti squash from our summer garden

Spaghetti squash from our summer garden

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Storage of Winter Vegetables

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai recipe

 

 

Comments

  1. Hi. Where can someone purchase organic seeds? I am not a gardener by any means. How do I even begin? We live at the base of a mountain and our ground is pretty rocky. Will vegetables and fruits survive in that type of soil?

  2. OK. Great. Thank you.

  3. Ruth Skinner says:

    Dear Sharon,

    What a timely post. Last summer I planted a veggie garden for the first time in many years!! I was finally given permission to bend over and have my head lower than my waist, in God’s mercy my eyes were strong enough again!! I planted tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, beets, carrots, swiss chard and lettuce. There wasn’t enough to bottle but the success was fantastic. So I’m just in the process of planting organic tomato seeds, organic sweet pepper seeds, and organic zucchini seeds. I’m excited to grow mine from seeds this year. When I’m able to plant them outside then I’ll tend them carefully and ask God to give the increase. Here in Ontario, in Canada, you can get organic seeds from the local gardening centres, they also sell, for a very reasonable price, the planting trays. While planting these seeds I have been thinking about the parable of the sower and I’m so thankful that God has seen fit to show my family and me the gospel message.
    By the way the banana muffins have been a real hit, I seem to be making a batch every night! :) I’ve discovered that they don’t seem to suffer for having an extra half cup of banana in them.

    Thanks so much Sharon, you are a blessing,
    Ruth.

  4. Hi Sharon. It’s Amy again. I do live in America…a little north of you in Pennsylvania.
    Do you compost? How does a person begin to compost. Haven’t been able to check the video yet, so I apologize if it talks about composting in the video.
    Thanks again!

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