About This Site
TheSurvivalGardener.com is the official gardening blog of author David The Good. It’s all about growing the most food for the least amount of work. If you want to know how to garden and feed your family no matter what happens, this site is for you.
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Back in August 2012 this site started as FloridaSurvivalGardening.com and rapidly grew in readership until it was obvious that just covering Florida wasn’t enough – it was time to go international. In August 2015 we migrated to TheSurvivalGardener.com to welcome in serious gardeners worldwide.
Who Is David The Good?
He also has a YouTube channel:
Confession: David is not a complete organic purist, though he refrains from pesticide use (with the exception of Amdro for fire ants) and truly hates RoundUp. Almost all of what he grows is fed with compost and natural fertilizers such as manure, fish emulsion and bone meal – yet he’s been known to get frustrated with slow fruit trees and throw on some 10-10-10 now and again.
In May of 2016 David The Good moved from Florida to the equatorial tropics to experiment with a new range of crops and gardening methods. In 2020, he moved back to the states and now resides in South Alabama, near the Florida border.
Primarily, David The Good’s gardening is based on old-fashioned farming mixed with permaculture and lots of experimentation. He loves strange and exotic perennial crops, reads voraciously, likes Latin names and spends lots of time wandering through the wilderness looking for interesting plants and animals he can document and share with you. After being devout Protestants since childhood, David and his wife Rachel were received into the Holy Roman Catholic Church on the Feast of the Assumption in August of 2023. Deo gratias!
Providing healthy food for his wife and children is a major focus of David’s gardening efforts… and if you follow along, you’ll learn to feed yourself as well.
To get started, check out the survival plant profiles for super-easy crops, plus subscribe to my YouTube channel to see a wide range of helpful videos (and some completely bizarre and non-helpful ones).
This site is supported by the sale of books and some advertising. If you click through and buy anything off the Amazon or eBay links, David makes a few cents. (Thank you for that!)
You can also e-mail David your questions and he will try to respond personally or here on the blog.
Now is the time to start gardening – let’s grow tons of food together!
In order for David to make huge piles of cash, he may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for the endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Florida Food Forests, Inc. (the terrifyingly evil corporation that owns this site) is also a participant in the Amazon Associates Program and the eBay affiliates program, both advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking. All that means is that if you buy something through one of his Amazon or eBay links, Davy G gets a little bit of $ and it costs you nothing extra. Please use his links so he can roll around in piles of hundred dollar bills when he’s not digging up sweet potatoes.