Welcome to DAY 8 of our 15 Minute Prepping Projects series. Today’s project can be as small or as big as you’d like. Today we are going to PLANT SOMETHING!
Every day for the month of September we will celebrate National Preparedness Month by undertaking a small task to help us get more prepared. Do as few or as many days as you want. Jump in at any time. Do them out of order, or more than one in a day. And feel free to share what you are doing!
One thing I really love about emergency preparedness is the concept of self-reliance. If we can’t depend on other people, stores, tradesman, etc. to meet our needs … how will we survive? One of the most important skills we can learn is how to grow food. While most of us don’t have the space, time, tools, or knowledge to be fully self-reliant with our food production, it’s easy to at least practice the skill of gardening so that you are more confident with your abilities should the need arise.
For today’s project I want you to plant something. If you are thinking about a fall garden, now would be a good time to get that started. Many cool season crops can be grown in the early spring as well as the fall. If you failed at your garden this year (I’m looking at myself here) or don’t have the space to grow outside … try to plant something indoors! You can grab cheap seed packets anywhere (or if you’re like me you probably have some stashed in your house somewhere). Herbs are an easy and decorative thing to grow in your kitchen windowsill and you can use them for cooking straight from the plant. How cool is that?
Have fun today no matter how big or small you make it … and remember you can do anything for fifteen minutes!
Share Your Results
Did you plant something today? I’d love to see your gardens whether they are newly planted or in the middle of harvest season! Here are some ways you can share:
Instagram: Use #15minuteprep and tag @jodi_foodstoragemadeeasy on any post or story you do featuring your project. You can follow the hashtag to see everyone’s projects and if you tag me I will repost in my stories throughout the day (if your account is public).
Facebook: Comment on the PINNED posts in my Facebook Group (If you are not a member yet I will try to get you added within 24 hours so you can play along). The most recent day should show up at the top and you can scroll to the right to see past days. I will try to share some of these to Facebook stories as well (no names will be used, don’t worry!)
Text me: If you are not already signed up to get the daily challenges via text just text 15minuteprep to 717-788-3663. You can always reply to the daily text with your “report” so I can cheer you on.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder