Skip to Content

Basics of Soil Enrichment

SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page.

If you want to produce seriously nutritious food it all starts with your soil. One of the most important aspects of gardening is revitalizing that soil every single year.

Basics of Soil Enrichment - If you want to produce seriously nutritious food it all starts with your soil. One of the most important aspects of gardening is revitalizing that soil every single year. If you have a great year of growing and produce tons of fresh vegetables your soil is tired. Its going to need some help to get back into growing shape again. This article goes over several different ways to enrich your soil. It may sound complicating but its actually pretty simple.

If you have a great year of growth and produce tons of fresh vegetables your soil is tired. Your garden is going to need some help to get back into growing shape again.

Look to create sustainable processes that will make these enrichments available to you each year. One of my favorite enrichment is composted chicken manure. It is renewable and also brings you eggs throughout the year.

Let’s look at three of the best and easiest means of enriching soil 

Cover Crops 

While it might seem counter-intuitive, you can grow plants that actually replace nitrogen in the soil. Things like buckwheat and clover are great nitrogen fixers. These plants can be grown in the off season or you can give beds rest and grow these powerful nitrogen fixers. 

These seeds are also very cheap and the crops, like buckwheat, can be made into edible foods! 

Leave and Grass Compost

For those who believe that they don’t have the men to enrich their own soil, here is some hope. If you have grass and leaves then you have the basic components to create some basic compost that is very effective at enriching the soil. 

Layer your grass and leaves in a pile, add some food scraps and turn that stuff as you go. It’s an easy process. You can add soda and some ammonia to the pile to speed up the process.  

Manure

Horse manure is very popular but will involved trucking it in unless you live on a farm. However, it’s not the only answer with manure. 

Rabbits and chickens also really work well as manure-producing animals. Chicken manure contains salmonella bacteria and will need to be composted before you can use it. However, it is a powerful ally in maintaining soil 

Basics of Soil Enrichment - If you want to produce seriously nutritious food it all starts with your soil. One of the most important aspects of gardening is revitalizing that soil every single year. If you have a great year of growing and produce tons of fresh vegetables your soil is tired. Its going to need some help to get back into growing shape again. This article goes over several different ways to enrich your soil. It may sound complicating but its actually pretty simple.


Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker

root cellar that can be used as a bunker

Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.

If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.

Easy Cellar will show you:

  • How to choose the ideal site
  • Cost-effective building methods
  • How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
  • How to conceal your bunker
  • Affordable basic life support options

Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.

Also included:

What Is a Rocket Stove? Why Do I Need One?
← Previous
How To Identify Animals by their Tracks (with Pictures!)
Next →
Comments are closed.
Send this to a friend