Thanks for your encouragement. I will keep experimenting in the garden and will perhaps set up a greenhouse, as a last hurrah.
Having a city garden indicates to me that I'm in an untenable situation.
Jackie Clay boiled it down in just one sentence and I will repeat it here:
"Hopefully, your survival homestead is in a relatively isolated location far from any major highways or large cities. You’ll need room for a garden, a natural source of water, and the ability to harvest firewood."
I'm concentrating on learning to be a better cook this winter. I planted some TETSUKABUTO WINTER SQUASH this summer for winter survival soup.
I have an freezer full of tomato sauce and beans for soups, along with brown rice.
I need my hot chili peppers in the soup to ward off the flu:
FERMENTED GARLIC WITH ORGANIC HONEY FOR A NATURAL REMEDY
I was talking to a neighbor yesterday about the quote: "We grow too soon old and too late smart." This was in reference to my offering putting an apple orchard on her property, which she declined 20 years ago. Now it's too late. It's almost like I need to buy a small farm down in the Carolina's to make up for lost time her in New England. Sounds crazy, but that's my status.