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One of the biggest mistakes that most preppers make is buying a survival seed vault. Now, it’s not the purchase of the vault that is a bad idea.
Having seeds on hand is a great way to be prepared. Not growing the food in that seed vault is the problem.
Do you know how your soil would work for things like corn, onions, and squash? The chances are you do not. That is what preppers are missing. They do not understand their soil. Don’t make the mistake of assuming you are a farmer when you haven’t tested or grown in your own soil.
You can be plagued by small, unproductive plants when you need them most.
The soil test is a vital part of what you are trying to achieve. You must have an understanding of what your soil needs to be productive or your garden will never live up to its potential.
Some soils need physical amendments to allow for better draining or less compaction. Other soils need nutrient additives to assure they can feed the plants you are growing. These are all important considerations. If you do not test your soil than you are merely guessing.
Test kits are dirt cheap and well worth the money. Year over year, you may struggle with small plants and diseases. Have you ever used a soil test kit?
If not the time has come to integrate this practice into your garden.
At Least Start Gardening
Even if you don’t go the route of testing soil, have to understand that gardening is vital to a good life. Forget about preparing. Growing your own food is going to fill your body with the best and most nutrient-dense foods you can get your hands on.
It’s also one of the most fulfilling things you can do.