Advice neededSubmitted by Gamielel on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 14:32
I realize that there are many forum topics already here for helping the rest of us Liberty minded folks on project ideas, however, I am at a loss on what to actually do. Every time I read these, I have another project that I want to start.
Here are my four major problems:
I know that these problems are some that we all face, I just do not know where to start. I want to do aquaponics, raised garden, etc etc... and yet the issues above are stopping me from actually deciding (due to my lack of knowledge in this area).
Now to what I have available to work with in regards to land.
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As you can see, my plot of land is pitifully small and the shed in my backyard takes up a huge chunk of what would have been available. I am NOT willing to demolish it since the storage offered is needed, however I am removing all 4 trees from the property to alleviate space problems. In regards to what is left, I have a light defiency due to the privacy fences and how close the houses are situated to eachother. I was going to build a number of raised gardens in the back but do not know how that will affect me growing a staple of vegetables to help with cost of food or during a SHTF event.
Drainage is an issue also that has compacted what soil I do have and it is not ready for planting, it is something that I am actively trying to correct before planting.
So, without you guys shopping for me or coming over to do the work... what would you suggest that I do. I am at a loss: no room for a greenhouse, not enough light (albeit an uneducated hypothesis), soil bad for growing, etc. What would be my best bet?\
Also side question: If I were to redo the supports on my privacy fence to 4x4's, would they be strong enough to support a 2' wide raised garden attached to them near the top of the fence? If so, would that help enough with the issue of light? If not, what is a possible workaround to add enough structural support to keep both the fence and the gardens?
P.S. Thank you guys for putting up all this information on this site, it has been a huge help. Not your fault I havent been able to grasp it effectively enough.