If you are looking to step up your stockpiling there is no better way than to add a garden to your life. Even if you don't have the space to do a large garden you can do a small box garden or add a few pots of tomato plants to your deck or porch or even to the side of your house. My mother in law adds a variety of plants into her landscaping including zucchini, squash and tomatoes. She has also added a nice thorn-less blackberry patch.
Stockpiling Tip - Plant a Garden
This year we put in a large garden and were very pleased with it. It became a fun family project. My son has enjoyed planting, weeding, watering and harvesting our vegetables. This is a picture of our very tomato of the season! By growing our own vegetables we have been able to save a lot of money and we are already planning our garden for next year!
If you have never considered a garden you don't need a lot of space to get started. You can consider a few containers when you start out or just a small area in your back yard. The investment is small if you can borrow a tiller from a friend or pick up supplies second hand. Often times you can find people giving away tomato cages and stakes that are perfect for gardening.