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Are you paying attention to your growing soil? There are a lot of things that can happen to soil in a short time.
If you aren’t paying attention to the PH and the condition of your soil you might be throwing seeds in the ground for no reason.
With compost and amendments, most soils can be made lush and able to grow lots of food. Things like compost and other amendments like azomite will do wonders for tough soil. It will take time. You have to understand that.
If you want a garden now, you can customize that growing soil by building a collection of raised beds. Raised beds are cheap and easy to make.
Building a Cheap Raised Bed.
3x 12 X 8 Lumber
A Power Drill
This is a simple and effective building recipe that will create a raised bed that will last you at least 5 growing seasons.
Cut your lumber into 2 6 foot sections. Cut yourself 2 3 foot sections from the remaining lumber and build yourself a simple rectangle with your screws to assemble. Cut yourself a section of lumber that will fit into the middle of that raised bed for structural integrity.
This piece will cut your rectangle into two even sections. This is a cool way to divide the growing sections of the bed, as well.
You can also add a couple “blocks” created from your leftover lumber that can be drilled in at the four corners of the bed.
Start Cheap and Easy
With gardening and prepping this all applies. You need to get yourself started and sometimes it makes sense to spend a little money up front to give it a try. Rice is cheap, lumber is cheap and they can both make a huge difference in your level of preparedness.
Get started today and you won’t regret it.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.