Best Crops to Grow in a Drought

  • Posted on Feb 15, 2019

With global warming affecting the climate all around the world, extreme weather is becoming more and more likely. And this is why your doomsday prep should include how to survive in all kinds of extreme weather. Any good survivalist should know about crops and how to work the land to grow food. But when you’re in times of severe drought and water is in short supply you need to know what types of crops will be able to survive in these extreme conditions. So let’s look at a few, so you can collect some seeds for your Dday prep kit.

Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas are known as being very resistant to drought and can be an excellent crop to grow at survivalist camps. They can be easily grown, and as long as you make sure they have a little water to let them take root, they should be able to survive droughts.

This can be a beneficial crop to grow because of its high nutrition value and its ability to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as boost heart health. It’s also an important source of protein. 


Chia is usually grown for its seeds, which can be ground into flour or pressed to make oil. The seeds can also be eaten whole for a good source of protein.

Chia has been grown for centuries and was a popular with ancient Aztecs because of its resistance to drought and its ability to grow in a very hot climate. 


Corn, or maize, has been grown since ancient times and is thought to be one of the most important crops in the world when it comes to cereals, so this can be a useful crop to grow at your survivalist camp, as it can withstand hot, dry weather.

Some farmers around the world use intercropping with other plants to boost their crops, especially when growing maize varieties, as this can help protect the soil and provide shade from the sun.


Okra grows well in hot weather and requires very little watering. It can be a useful plant to grow because of its many health benefits.

Okra is very high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help boost your immune system to make you less susceptible to illness. It’s also known to help you maintain healthy blood glucose levels, which can be helpful for diabetics, but it can also help reduce asthma symptoms and lower cholesterol.


Chickpeas can be an excellent source of protein and fiber and can be easily grown in drought conditions. They can also be an ideal food for a range of different meals and can be eaten both hot or cold. 

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato should definitely be in your doomsday prep kit, as this is a drought tolerant crop that can be an excellent source of food. Considered a staple crop, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They can also be an ideal crop for intercropping with your crop of corn.

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