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Tag Archives: garden
Gardening is a great way to supplement your food storage. In a post-TEOTWAWKI world, though, there’s the possible problem that your neighbors or other people may see it. That could pose a real danger. Hidden gardens are the solution. Gardens are not as hard to hide as you may think, and if you’re wondering how that could be possible, the author of this book spells out in detail how anyone can grow their own hidden garden. One easy advantage that we all have is that in today’s world, most people have no idea what many edible plants look like.
The first idea that most people come up with is to hide their garden behind a tall fence and a locked gate.…Read More...
The other day I was talking to a friend who lives in one of the Rocky Mountain states. It seems that they have an unusual heavy influx of voles this year. These voles have killed several of his young fruit trees by girdling them.
Now, I have talked to a surprising number of people who live in my area, who have never even heard of voles, even though they are fairly common. People are just not used to growing and having to depend on their gardens to survive. If they did, they would certainly know what animals in their area had the potential to destroy their crops.…Read More...
Yesterday we discussed ways of protecting your gardens from rodents and small animals. So I thought that today we would talk about ways of protecting your gardens from insects and diseases. Now this is much harder, because there are so many different types of insect and diseases that can affect your plants.
How much your garden is affected by disease and insects is partly dependent on your climate. Gardens in dry climates with cold winters suffer fewer disease problems than warm, moist climates. This is one aspect of gardening that you don’t have much control over. Fortunately, how you take care of your garden also plays a big role in controlling disease and insects.…Read More...
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
Now me I do not particularly like to garden, I do it because it is a necessity. …Read More...
Storing food is great, but are you storing seeds and are they heritage seeds? If not you should be. Even if you have 10 years supply of food storage, a few fresh vegetables and fruits will taste good. Plan ahead now, plant a few fruit trees and stock some seed. Get to know your garden area. Do you know what the soil is like? Have you dug it up? Is it good soil that you can work with a shovel or is it solid rock? What grows well in your area?
Do you have the necessary yard tools? Are they good quality, US made or cheap foreign junk? …Read More...