Landon Sunrich wrote:Hiya James,
First off how much land are you on? Some other things I would suggest as storage staples: Squashes,
and to a lesser extent turnips, rutabega, beets, carrots, parsnips, onions, leeks, and brusslesprouts would also be something I would look at. I have a bios towards soup though.
I have some decent experience with all of the above crops as well as potatoes. Some of the others I have limited experience with (such as wheat and various beans but I've never grown enough to make a serious stab at having them be winter staples)
So yeah... How much land you got, are you just feeding yourself, and in what sort of growing conditions would be three questions which may lead to more suggestions.
I see that its hot and dry, but like - soil type and if you can irrigate at all would be interesting.
Potatoes if you can avoid blight (beware of valleys they collect condensation and mists) are a good bet. I've grown enough potatoes in 16 150 foot rows to fill a standard industrial walk in refrigerator. Storage squash is great in my experience Even a small squash makes for a rich full and satisfying meal.