Raised Bed Gardening – Wisconsin Garden Video Blog 262.avi

In our ever expanding raised bed gardeing projects, we’re expanding our north garden area and prepping the area for 4 more 4′ x 10′ raised beds. Now that all the materials have been delivered it’s time to build and install our new raised beds. Take a peek at what we accomplished in 6 hours moving over 9000 pounds of soil, humus, peat moss, and course gravel.
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In a new series of video we discuss and will show methods of gardening “when it counts.” The first 3 short videos detail some of the pitfalls and perils to the common survival/preparedness thinking of “when my storage food runs out I’ll just grow a garden.” Intermixed throughout the first three videos are also invaluable tips on gardening and food production for the homestead, survival retreat or backyard in suburbia. The first step in planning to truly grow your own food is to recognize the factors working AGAINST you, so you can plan accordingly. If your interested in being able to feed yourself from your own labor either now or after an economic collapse, peak oil, etc. then you should view these video . www.survivalreport.net Prepare, preparedness, survival, survivalist, peak oil, economic collapse, war, terrorism Survival Gardening Basics Part 1
Video Rating: 4 / 5

13 Comments/Reviews

  • au46tro9 says:

    I don`t understand your point of view on the problem, not getting enough amonium nitrat for the plants, if you don`t have chemial fertilizers. Urine is free, and dilluted in to som kind of irrigation system it will sirve perfectly for that purpose. It has been done for thousands of years.

  • macraignil says:

    I like your demonstration of the problems created by lack of experience with gardening. I agree crop selection is very important for survival. What crops provide food after some disaster very much depends on them being suited to the conditions you can provide. Sunchoke is a high yielding, pest tolerent and low maintenance crop. Other crops also have potential to crop productively in adverse conditions. I would like to start a charity to develop a seed bank of these potential catch crops.

  • paulineprojectlove says:

    If everyone has a victory garden (and everyone should be starting right now as the videographer says) that will reduce the need for people to go robbing other’s stores of food. Also plant fruit and nut trees NOW for your zone that will provide a reliable yearly crop of vitamin C and protein even if there is a problem with seed crops. The oil has peaked, so the sooner you get these trees delivered, your gardens planted and the knowledge embedded in your brains, the better off your kids will be.

  • bigriks300 says:

    I love the “face reality” aspect of your video’s. I practice permagardening. the nice thing about that it is NO need for pesticides or man made fertilizers.
    You can even use a “chicken tractor” for loosening soil and such.
    What’s really great about pg is that it’s very, very low maintenance once you get it established. It’s really great for those with less than green thumbs as the set up is the hard part, the growing is the easy part.

  • jake morris says:

    I have thought of that very thing .some one stealing food out of my garden.I solved that problem with Dogs.also
    I put in different place shotgun shells in the walk pathes.step on one and “BANG”!! you loose a foot

  • SurvivalReport says:

    I was talking 150 miles in relation to MASSES of people, not 3 or 4 that will be busy guarding their own places. How do you figure someone won’t be “detected” in full moon or rainstorm? I think you should research some of the options that are/were available for perimeter protection. Most are in no way affected by either “rain” or “full moon.” I’m NOT talking about some hookey can with BB’s in them on strings type deal, I’m talking about real perimeter alarms.

  • marc t says:

    I did not mean to insult. pretty much nobody lives more than 5 miles from another home. So, they will not have to travel 150 miles to steal your crop. If they attack during a rainstorm/full moon, you will not detect them. Your videos are very entertaining mixed with good knowledge/advice. Thank you friend!

  • SurvivalReport says:

    Wow, thanks. I had NEVER thought of that (sarcasm added). Yes of course. ANYONE, ANY PLACE that doesn’t keep a 24/7 watch during something happening is a fool. If they make it 150 miles out from the big cities, then find me, then make it through the 4-5 various detection methods, then climb over several fences, avoid the pack of dogs, make it past the lookouts without getting shot, then into the fenced garden areas they can steal a tomato, they deserve it getting that far. LOL

  • SurvivalReport says:

    Didn’t say we “never” weed ;) Just said we don’t like to. I don’t know anyone who does… LOL

  • SqueesitPlease says:

    For your water concerns you should have mentioned water barrels to catch rain water. Have them elevated to about eves trough hight for decent water pressure. Ive even gone to the extent of making a windmill that powers a water pump made out of an old bike pump and 1 way valves. And this summer im planing on covering my south facing walls with latices and having vined plants grow and act as insulator to keep the house cooler

  • SqueesitPlease says:

    definitely disagree with you on the NOT WEEDING aspect of your plan here. not only do the weeds use up some of your nutrients that you said are SO essential for your vegies growth but having compact and weed filled garden rows is radiculous. Your gardens plants need soil that is loosened regularly to encourage enough oxygen to be available and having weeds is also just going to make your plants compete even more for light and energy.

  • Windinmysails71 says:

    Great tips, great video!

  • Silver7Bullet says:

    Knowledge of wildly growing plants is another skill that might help. While it would be unrealistic to be able to base everything solely off of that, its a good back-fall to know about. If a crop fails, you can know what wild nuts/berries/leaves in the area are edible. Experience with this is key too as some are poisonous.

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