Now is the Time to Start Your Garden

Having a deep larder is one of the most important things that you can do as a prepper.  But learning how to garden and raise some of your own food is equally as important.  With the advent of spring (at least where I live) now is a good time to start thinking about your garden and what you grow this summer.

Hopefully you are storing seeds and the tools your need to grow your crops.  If not you should be. Assuming you are now is a good time to rotate the seeds.  Buy new and use the oldest you have.  Here is a link to a post on The Storage Life of Seeds

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Using pallets

Now me I do not particularly like to garden, I do it because it is a necessity.  As a result, I am always looking for easier ways to do things. For instance, we have some raised beds at my sons and my fathers, this has proved to be a lot easier to maintain, especially as we get older and it is harder to get down on our knees.  Here is a link to an idea for Raised Bed Gardening.

I ran across an idea yesterday that I want to try.  A gentleman found some old pallets and laid them on the ground and planted his crops in the dirt between the slats.  This greatly reduced his having to spend time weeding his garden.

Take a good look at your garden tools are they well-maintained and taken care off.  Do you have the necessary tools?  Are they good quality, US made or cheap foreign junk?  Do you have at least two of everything?  Remember the old saying “one is none, two is one”.  Something will break.  Try gardening without power tools and you will soon find out what you are missing.  Don’t forget about having a good file, sharp shovels and hoes are easier to use.

If you don’t have a garden now is the time to start one, and don’t forget about those fruit trees.  If you don’t have any, now is the time to get some.

Howard

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2 Responses to Now is the Time to Start Your Garden

  1. Wyoming Steve says:

    It is worth noting that with an EMP event, from whatever source, the power grid would be out for a very long time. If any of the major transformers were to go out, even now, it would take up to three years to get a replacement. In the event of an attack there is a question that needs to be answered…… would any country that builds them, sell any to us. India, China?
    Learning to grow a garden would be essential to survival….. Take it seriously….

  2. LindaG says:

    I keep telling my hubby we need to look at raised bed gardening, he keeps tilling with his tractor.
    I’ve seen some people have good success with planting in bales of hay. Seems strange, but they said they had success.
    I am going to follow your link.
    I like the idea of the pallets. I have seen them used in the upright also, with very heavy… what is the word… landscape fabric, or burlap, stapled to the back of it, and then the pallet is fastened to a fence or wall.
    Anyway. thanks for your link. We’re mowing here when weather allows.
    But I do have a few peas started.
    Have a blessed week!

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