Bird flu, SARS, terrorist attack, aggressive campaign by the eggplant industry to destroy its competition – there are any number of possible scenarios which could result in a temporary vegan food shortage in Toronto. Chaos would likely ensue, leaving herbivores everywhere to fend for themselves. Unfortunately, in a dog eat dog world, the recreational vegan will not fare well.
That is why in this two part series the authors discuss how they are preparing. Today we discuss the lemon orchard being grown in Vegetable95’s apartment.
Lemon trees are a good choice as they are easy to grow (just put the seeds of a lemon in some dirt, keep the dirt moist, and give them plenty of light) and will allow you to avoid the ravages of scurvy in a famine. Depending on the average age of the trees in your orchard, you should have enough lemons for yourself, or a large portion of Toronto (citrus limon can reach 10 to 20 feet in height according to this). QSB estimates suggest that vegetable95’s orchard should produce an average annual yield sufficient to feed himself and a few others in 8 to 22 years, if current trends continue. (note: estimates are not based on fact) And they look nice in the apartment too.