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Some regions of the United States have taken a serious attack from mother nature this year. It doesn’t take a hurricane rip up your backyard and your personal garden.
The rain has been unrelenting and has created a serious set of issues for some backyard gardeners.
From washed out soils to torn up hardware, sometimes you have a rough winter and early spring. It can be hard on the average backyard gardener. Looking out back might seem like a life sentence rather than a peek into what could become your food plot for the year.
So, what steps could a person take to take that fallen garden from a wreck to a collection of plants that are going to feed you and your family in a few months time?
Fix the Soil
In rainy years or years of weather extremes you are going to see soil that has been washed out. You should mix things like a variety of composts, something for fighting compaction and maybe even something to cover and protect the surface of that soil.
Your soil is everything when it comes to growing food so we need to be very careful about what our soils is made of.
Repair your Hardware
Often times rough years destroy our raised beds and other types of hardware that we use to grow food. These things need to either be repaired or improved. This is a very important part of garden recovery.
Protect your Young Plants
From the time you see little sprouts or start planting small plants in your yard, you must also be prepared to protect those plants. This can make all the difference in those early stages of a recovering garden.
No matter where your garden is at the start of this growing season. We wish you well. Food production is freedom!