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Plant Water Harvest Eat

Updated on May 14, 2012

I see daily people who are starving. I hear of people relying on the government to hand them food and clothes. I wonder many times how long it can last. It seems many people just assume their government or churches will feed them and that they are owed it. What happens if it all goes away? What if the food stamp program was to suddenly falter? How man would die from starvation? The crime rate would probably climb into astronomical figures.

Through this life of mine, I have learned a lot about survival. I am of the opinion that there are multitudes of people that need to learn more about the same and to start practicing such. When I would speak with folks that had gone through and survived the depression, growing their own food was one of the top subjects. They canned their harvest so that it would keep for a longer period of time.

I believe that no matter where you reside, there is food you can grow and no one should starve. If the conditions are unfavorable outside, there are many fruits and vegetables you can grow inside.

It is very sad that so many have become dependent on governments to supply them with food. I believe that those same governments should at least be teaching people who rely on them to know how to "do it" alone.

Well, I have always "hoped for the best, but prepared for the worst." I have begun planting and watering and getting ready to harvest food that we can live on. I have even considered building a couple chicken coops to have eggs and meat. I don't like to have to rely on another entity to feed me, especially a government that is on the verge of falling into the deepest of holes.

I want to share with you just some of the things I have planted and am preparing to harvest. I suggest you also consider the habitat you live in and plant and water what will grow there. I believe you will be happy you did.

Fruits grow well here in Puerto Rico. Here are a few already harvested:

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Not quite ripe MangoGrapefruitLemons
Not quite ripe Mango
Not quite ripe Mango | Source
Grapefruit | Source
Lemons | Source


Anyone, absolutely anyone can grow fruits and vegetables. I don't care where you live or the climate, there is something you can grow to eat.

Do you know a person who needs to learn how to grow their food, help them; show them. It will help all of us. Less tax dollars will be going to the food stamp program. They will be less likely to commit crimes to feed themselves or their family. All around it will help.

There are small items you can grow right in your home such as cherry tomatoes and peppers. Many spices can easily be grown indoors. If people work together, one can grow some items and trades can be made. Everyone can eat and not deepend.

Our Crops

Here on the island of Puerto Rico, we may grow many items.

I have planted a lot of items that can fill the stomach. We have mangoes, coconuts, plantains and bananas, grapefruit, oranges, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, papaya, cucumbers and many, many more.

Some of the items I listed probably won't grow where you are, but you probably have items that won't grow here.

Here are some of the pictures of what I have planted and am watering. I can't wait to harvest and eat.

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Papaya treePumpkin vineTomato plantCoconut treePlanted watermelon seedsPlantain treeMango tree
Papaya tree
Papaya tree | Source
Pumpkin vine
Pumpkin vine | Source
Tomato plant
Tomato plant | Source
Coconut tree
Coconut tree | Source
Planted watermelon seeds
Planted watermelon seeds | Source
Plantain tree
Plantain tree | Source
Mango tree
Mango tree | Source

Now Get To It

Get out there and plant some stuff.

I'll trade a couple mangoes for some potatoes.

Tell us what you grow, water and eat. Comment section is below. Any hints and tricks are welcome.

© G.L. Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks Honey, will you read me that poem?

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I love this hub froggy because I know it is true. Actually I wrote a poem for you by the admiration that has grown for your work.

      Education has failed in motivating kids, and government agencies do not care for the education in this field...yes there are some people out there just like you with vision; I wish there were more.