Survival Gardening 9, food storage economic crash crisis oil

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Video #9 in our Survival Gardening series go over soils and soil improvement techniques. Video #10 will follow shortly. Unless you are keeping a herd of large animals like cows, it’s going to be very hard to keep grow food long term using just what’s “on” the farm or homestead. For a handful of raised beds, half dozen rabbits and similar number of chickens MAY provide enough fertilizer to keep your soil in good shape. But for a serious amount of ground, ie, enough to truly keep a family of 4 of so in food, it’s going to be next to impossible to produce ALL your fertilizer and soil amendments ON THE FARM or homestead. While I do NOT claim to be an “organic gardener”, most of these soil improvement techniques are similar to those used in organic gardening. As a rule, we do NOT use pesticides on our VEGETABLES. We have been forced to use them on our fruit trees before to SAVE TREES. So understand that just because we don’t do everything “organic” doesn’t mean we slather DDT on the ground everywhere….. tags- gardening, soil improvement, manure, fertilizer, hard times, economic collapse, economic crisis, peak oil, end of oil, survivalist, homesteading, homestead, survival, 2012, bird flu, preparedness emergency, Patriots, Alex Jones, 911, Dow, market, food shortages, food storage, anything else that will bring folks in

20 Responses to “Survival Gardening 9, food storage economic crash crisis oil”

  1. lookingforthemeaning says:

    lime is very important but simple. works well on the compost to lower smell and speed up decomposition. in germany we have a name “gutmenschen ” for those “do gooders” that have never had a garden but have to make comments on what you are not allowed to do because it is against the environment. these gutmenschen are the reason we are in so much C*** at the moment. the typical yes men

  2. lookingforthemeaning says:

    @uncleslamm you should be more worried about antibiotics which can destroy the flora of good soil. they can also be transferd to the plant and then the human.

  3. SurvivalReport says:

    @uncleslamm Go there and ask them before buying.

  4. uncleslamm says:

    I live near several dairy farms and many have cow manure available in bulk. I am concerned about using this free manure because of the question of the cows diet. If the animal is being feed hormones in their diet, is it advisable to use the manure from these animals for garden soil? Am I just being paranoid?

  5. 1mealperday says:

    inacurate might not be accurate either

  6. tabitie says:

    You might try laying down cardboard around your fruit trees to kill grass and weeds and retain water and fertilizer. See fedco seeds fruit tree section for info. Also, MichiganSnowPony has some “lasagna garden” techniques for reducing the amount of rototilling necessary to plow up the grass, by killing it first with cardboard and newspaper.

  7. SurvivalReport says:

    Just for a test this season we did two small plots of corn- one strictly organic and one where we used very little 34-0-0 commercial fertilizer. The organic plot was maybe 20×15 and it took literally every bit of rabbit, chicken and goat poop we had (plus already well manured soil to begin with) to produce a small plot of corn. We could not have produced more than just that small plot of corn organically without having a herd of large animals for more manure.

  8. tabitie says:

    I appreciate your comments on commercial fertilizer. My corn is very stunted. It’s harder than it seems to use only manure, lime, and other sources exclusively on a large area in a pinch.

  9. CorpusChristi83 says:

    there is really very few natural products that CANT be used as fertilizer. Use things such as plant matter food scraps, and wood ash, certain minerals, and animal bones, fish emulsion, lime, manures, and mulches.

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  11. vagitoe says:

    That comment is innacurate.
    Wal Mart always has decent deals.

  12. SurvivalReport says:

    Huh? I guess your being a smart allec? Close out a product means the same as putting it on clearance. You can get many a decent prep deal this way including cases of canning jars for half price or less, dozen lids for $.25, etc.

  13. crewlla says:

    how would you soften up clay soil, I live in calgary, alberta canada and most of our dirt out here is clay. Also our growing season is only 90 to 120 days long.

  14. SurvivalReport says:

    Yes we will be covering that soon. Already talked about it a little bit in previous vids including the soybeans and crimson clover. Thanks for watching!

  15. steelhorses2004 says:

    Always enjoy your videos. Great practical hands-on information. I’ve read about using “green” manures – basically a cover crop that adds fertility to the soil. Maybe this is something you cover in the later vids. anyways I’ll keep watching.

  16. SurvivalReport says:

    Yes it is a good thing for the soil. We cover this in part 11- probably uploaded either later today or tomorrow. These take me 2 HOURS or more to upload each one…. 10 and 11 are produced, just waiting to upload.

  17. jailarson says:

    I am not sure, but I think it adds nitrogen back into the soil.

  18. 5starrater1 says:

    would it be good to put ash from a log fire on the soil?

  19. InTheSticks1881 says:

    Please keep it coming. This is important info for us newbies. TSIHTF. The S is hitting the fan as we speak. Hyper inflation is now in the cards. The G7 is going to bailout any and all.

  20. godsend420 says:

    first woot good tips 5*

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