I mentioned in a recent post that I like to garden using the Square Foot Method. But I came across this idea of vertical gardening the other day and I think I'm going to give it a try this year. It seems logical, easy and efficient. I figure we gotta give new things a try before we need to use them in a survival situation. I think under certain circumstances, gardening this way may be easier. Picture you just have a shovel and the soil is pretty rocky. Anyone who has turned over soil in certain areas knows just what I mean. It will be easier to set up some of these as opposed to turning over a large area. Also it would be less visible if properly placed.
Make a column out of chicken wire and tar paper or cardboard about 3 1/2 feet high, 14 inches diameter. Hold a 4 inch diameter pipe in center and fill with sand and stones (for watering), fill the rest of the area with good soil. Remove the pipe. Cut 3 inch slits around the outside thru the wire and paper in a spiral pattern. Insert seedlings in slits (40-60). Can be used on sidewalks, balconies, roofs. Sizes are arbitrary. 4 or 5 should feed a family plenty of vegetables, plant about 2 weeks apart to keep a steady harvest. (submitted by Tom Osher). I found this idea on this site: http://www.greatdreams.com/survival.htm It has an enormous amount of information on preparing. Check it out.
Here is a great site to check out. This article is funny and makes you think. Have you ever eaten snake? Beaver? Muskrat? http://www.snare-trap-survive.com/Buckshots-Article-I-Could-Never-Eat-That.htm
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