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Walmart Emergency Food

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes we don't use are gardens wisely to grow food for our families. Even worse, we're losing the skills that our grandparents knew instinctively, including canning, butchering, root cellars, and long-term preservation for survival.

Like most grocery stores around the Black Hills, Walmart uses the Kanban or just-in-time method to stock its shelves as the items are depleted by shoppers.  There's not much "back room" inventory, just loading docks where trucks roll in on a daily basis to resupply the store.

Both Walmart and Sam's Club now have impressive online offerings, and the local stores are carrying more and more long-term survival foods from companies like Augason Farms, headquartered in Salt Lake City. 

Local gardening circles need to do a better job reinforcing the connection between growing vegetables and eating and cooking.  The abundance of produce and prepared meals at grocery stores removes all but a dilenttantish interest for many.    


 


 

 

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Miss Gardening? Grow Green Beans Indoors This Winter

 

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For gardeners who just can’t stand to keep their hands out of the soil for any length of time, growing food indoors in containers can be a great pastime during the winter months.

 

Green beans are a relatively quick-growing vegetable that can be grown inside your home and also look quite beautiful, as well.

 

Plants that you are growing indoors can be started any time of the year, but you still need to remember that they have certain environmental requirements. Green beans need plenty of light, so you will need to place them in a part of your home where they can get a minimum of six hours of sunlight each day. Alternatively, grow lights can work if you do not have a window that gets enough sun.