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The world of preparedness and self-reliance is as full of good information as it is of excuses. People are looking for a reason to not make a move in the right direction.
They torture themselves because then they have to live with that.
“I don’t have room for a garden!”
If you are going to start raising row crops and grains, the average suburban backyard is not going to get it done for you. However, if you are willing to open your mind to new ideas there is really no limit to what you can achieve. This is even true on a small suburban lot.
Large agricultural spaces are based on massive plots of land. This is how things like wheat and corn have to grow. There is no vertical options, yet.
The backyard gardener, however, can skirt those massive land issues by growing up. Things like Zucchini can grow up posts and things like melons can be grown on vertical trellises. If you are thinking about this you can get a serious garden going just by having a few pieces of vertical hardware.
The Pallet Garden
Using the backside of a pallet you can make a piece of vertical gardening hardware that takes about 10 minutes to create.
Flip the pallet over and remove the center most board on the backside of the pallet.
This is going to give you three distinct growing areas.
You can either build a box within these boards or you can simply insert a growing box into these sections. See the picture above.
You will have great success with things like strawberries, lettuces, herbs and green beans in this vertical gardening model.
Sand it down, polish it up, paint words or pictures on the thing, it’s up to you!
Bonus: How To Grow a Backyard Supermarket
Having a backyard supermarket will allow you to grow pork and beef, chicken, organic eggs, non-GMO fresh fruits and veggies, including all the essential components you need to make your food staples, desserts, and even drinks.
If you are willing to put in a little elbow grease, this isn't too good to be true. The good news is that some of this can be automated.
Our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers did this every single day. It's called "homesteading", and it can help you save money on food, furniture, tools, clothes, and much more!
This is as self-sufficient as it gets. Watch this eye-opening video to learn more:
Homesteading will take you back to the roots of your ancestors. It's not only a healthy, stress-reducing pursuit, it's a lifestyle.