When the SHTF, spices and sugars may be hard to come by. But you, the prepper, here's how to make your own sugar/syrup from Sugar Beets. Wonderfully sweet, and the greens are fully edible too. A must have for every survival garden.
Chioggia Beet Seeds $2.75 (Latuca sativa) Small rosettes of light green leaves measure only 7" in diameter and form loose, tender heads. Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. According to Heirloom Vegetable Gardening by SSE member William Woys Weaver, tennis ball lettuces were often pickled in salt brine during the 17th and 18th centuries. Black-seeded. Butterhead, 50 days.