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The Hunger Gap

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A True Doomsday Prepper
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Sep 30, 2022
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The Midwest
The What's For Dinner thread got me thinking- for those of us who live in an area where we experience a Hunger Gap (Or "Hungry Gap," depending on where you live), what do you grow in your cold frames or to overwinter that will fill the gap?

Of course, hopefully we all have enough food stored for that time, but I like to think in terms of how I would survive if stores were all gone, too. Storing varieties of beans, grains, potatoes, squash, etc. are essential.

We are trying some new varieties here this year that I'm hoping will be good fresh foods during that time:

Prestige Cauliflower- long dtm, overwintering
White Queen Leaf Parsley- short dtm, but overwinter
Green in Snow Mustard-Grows during winter
Spring Rapini Broccoli Rabe- I have grown but never overwintered.
Giant Winter Leek
Buck's Horn Plantain- perennial
Salad Burnet- perennial
Red Core Chantenay Carrot- good for winter cilultivation and harvest

Most of these are from Adaptive Seeds.

Others we grow- Miner's lettuce, corn salad, brassicas, lettuces, radicchio. I'm not big on any root crops other than carrots and potatoes, but I do grow them.

Any overwintering things you grow for early spring when not much is ready? Any wild edibles like spring beauties that you would plan to harvest? Recipes? If love to hear your thoughts.

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