If you aren’t going to use hydroponics or indoor gardening methods to provide your food to survive crisis, then you will need to set aside a good bit of land for growing crops.
Unfortunately, large tracts of land organized into vegetable gardens or larger crop fields are easily visible by land and air. But you can use these seven methods to disguise your crops and deter human and animal scavengers as much as possible.
1. Mix Crops with Usable Flowers
When people are looking for food, they don’t often think of flowers as being edible. Therefore, you can disguise vegetable gardens easily among wild flowers or ones that have useful features.
- Climbing roses left to ramble on the ground for a thorn cover,
- Marigolds because they tend to inhibit harmful insects,
- Ragweed and goldenrod to deter people with allergies to their pollen.
2. Surround Crops with Natural Trespass Deterrents
Even though certain flowers may deter some people and animals, others need a bit more encouragement to stay away from fruits and vegetables hidden on your property. Burrs, large, spiny cactus, nettles, thorn apple, poison ivy, poison oak, and other noxious plants can be planted in the same area as fruits and vegetables.