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Supplement Your Food Supply With Your Local Farmer's Market

• Organic Prepper - Rick Marshall

Even though we had an awesome garden last year, we still shopped our local farmer's market to supplement our food supply. No matter how terrific your garden is, sometimes, you need a bit more food to feed the family. And, it doesn't hurt to have a bit more variety as well.

More Minibeds added, more variety grown

Converting our garden to Herrick Kimball's Minibeds on Plastic gardening system helped us create the most productive growing space possible. (Read more here about our garden makeover.) We used the additional time at home during quarantine to enlarge our garden with more Minibeds. At the same time, expanding the varieties of what we were growing to provide us with more choice. Everything we planted grew very well. By July, we had a garden in full production. Upgrading our garden helped us become more self-reliant and increased food security for us during and after the pandemic. 

The Minibeds on Plastic system didn't provide us with an overwhelming amount of food. But it did significantly expand the variety of vegetables growing in the garden. Our garden changed quite a bit and grew very quickly.