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Planting a Community Garden After SHTF

Planting a Community Garden After SHTF
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In these tough economic times, its important for people to come together. ne way that families can work together to save money, is to plant a community garden.

In this example, 3 families, it breaks down to 11 people, 6 adults and 5 children are working together to plant a garden. This garden will be shared equally between everyone involved.

The land we are planting on belongs to my step son and step daughter. Its some family land their grandfather left them after he passed away a few years ago. I’m guessing the plot we are using in the video is about 1/4 acre. There is another plot we are going to plant water melons on. And a smaller spot we are going to plant okra on.

My parents have several acres that we could have planted on, but its a 15 – 20 minute drive to that location. We planted here because its in town and only a 5 minute drive from my house. The plot is in between my step son and step daughters house. Its only like 200 feet from each house. So its going to be easy for them to pick stuff for their family without having to drive.

Here is some of the stuff we plan on planting:

Potatoes
Okra
Snap beans
Water melons
Corn
Cucumbers
Maybe some strawberries
Squash and Zucchini

My kids and I got together and planted the first of the potatoes. The ground has not been worked in about 2 years, so it had to be broken up. Plus, the rain started coming down. So we only got one row planted.

Working field with tractor and tiller

Working field with tractor and tiller

We tilled up a couple of rows about 60 feet long, spread some 10-20-10 fertilizer, tilled the fertilizer in, dipped the cut potatoes in fire place ash, then planted them about 3 feet apart.

If we have extra potatoes left over, we will go back in between and plant some a little closer then 3 feet.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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