With the increasing chances of economic default, and the entire American population on pins and needles over Lord Obama’s finger on the tyranny trigger, it may be the smartest thing to REALLY plan ahead and start a non-traditional-out-of-the-box garden. Snow may be on the ground, but it doesn’t stop you from planning now. And planning and prepping go hand in hand.
@SurvivorJane, from Twitter’s #PrepperTalk suggested I interview Rick Austin about his book, “Secret Garden of Survival: How to grow a camouflaged food- forest.” This is the snippet from Amazon, and the book shows you how to turn that plot of ground into a food factory for your family after a collapse.
Imagine a food garden that you only have to plant once in your life-time, that takes up very little space, that will provide food for you and your family for the next 30 years; that can grow five times more food per square foot than traditional or commercial gardening; and where you never have to weed, never have to use fertilizers and never have to use pesticide– ever. All disguised as overgrown underbrush, so nobody knows you have food growing there! This book will show you how to do it in one growing season!
Why am I suggesting a book on how to grow a garden full of nutritious food, which I have ordered and am waiting for it to come in? Because you can turn an empty yard into a food factory!
Take a yard of an abandoned home, empty by most appearance, and yet in it you grow a plot full of kale, herbs, and root crops right under the noses of the masses of people who believe it’s okay to steal from you, and you can tend to it at your leisure. Vegetables also bring in rabbits and other “fast food”!
This kind of gardening is covert, as it meets the #1 criteria – it must look like it belongs. And as long as you don’t frequent the area too much, or outside of your normal schedule, then no one will know of the goodies you have hidden there.
As a side note, use the techniques here to make a guerrilla garden, from an empty lot or along the side of the road that you have planted vegetables. The concept works great on public lands, as well as private lands.