It seems that our food supply is becoming less safe all the time. So let’s start growing our own. Since I lost my leg, I just can’t do as much in the yard as I used to. So instead of tilling a garden spot this year, we bought a bunch of large planters and put veggies in them. Not as many as I would like, but much better tasting than store-bought. Apartment dweller? Got a balcony? Window flower box? Maybe you won’t be harvesting tons of food, but every little bit helps. And what you grow on your own will likely be head and shoulders above grocery store produce in nutrition and taste.
I do recommend using heirloom seeds and plants. The difference? Hybrids don’t usually reproduce true to species. The old seeds our great grandparents used WILL reproduce exactly what you grew. You can buy a big tin of heirloom non-GMO seeds on Amazon for under $20. Such cans of seeds will keep for years, so you can buy several and put them back. This is $15.95 on Amazon.
One very serious consideration is that it will take you about 3 years to develop a decent garden that can sustain you. But get started now. Build some raised beds, a small hoop house, some cold frames, etc. Don’t procrastinate, do it now!