[Homestead] Preparation for WTSHTF questions
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 11 23:13:13 EST 2008
You know how James was talking about anticipating stuff? Well, I was
anticipating and preparing for a future without meds, a future should I
become disabled or in a wheelchair. I could still garden from a sitting
position. The distance between beds is about 38" at a minimum, handicap
accessible. That was the reason for the height of the beds, but the
reason for the beds themselves is that the soil here is rather rocky and
has worn out two tillers. Plus, I wanted control of the watering. If I
intensively plant in the beds, I can make the best use of the water I
have. For the most part, I water the garden with rainwater, collected
from several roofs. The raised beds give me a place to practice
composting in place, which provides a little heat in the bed, which
allows for slightly earlier transplanting, which in turn defeats gets
things going ahead of the insects(esp. squash bugs), AND takes advantage
of the high population of mason bees in the area, which seem to be the
first bees in the Spring.
I live on 22 acres, mostly wooded.
Feel free to explore my pics of the farm and garden and whatever. My
life is pretty much an open book. I separated out some pictures of my
'monster' garden beds to show how I made them and the kind of stuff that
goes in them.
> You've got an interesting-sounding setup. Sorry, but I've
> forgotten--what size is your property---ish? Isn't it largely
> wooded? Did you choose the tall bed arrangement for ease of working?
> Thanks Cathy
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