Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Zoey Sky
Self-sufficiency is important for preppers. After all, when SHTF, preppers will simply bug in or bug out with the necessary gear and supplies while the rest of the populace runs around panicking.
To maintain this habit of self-reliance, most preppers cultivate various vegetables in their gardens. Some even have fruit trees on their property, ensuring that they always have a source of fresh produce all year round. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com.)
If you’re a beginner it might seem daunting to move on from vegetable plots to fruit trees, but it’s an effort that’s well-worth your time. After all, who’s going to say no to free food?
If you’re new to planting food-producing trees, here are some basics that you need to keep in mind.
You can’t just haphazardly plant any sort of fruit tree in your backyard because you need to consider the climate in the area where you live. Before you start, check the hardiness zones in your area. These range of zones will be your guide when choosing the fruit trees that can thrive in a particular location.
The climate zones are determined by the average minimum yearly low temperatures. If you’re not sure, ask around. Your neighbors could already be growing fruit trees that are well-suited to your area.
By familiarizing yourself with the hardiness zones, you’ll have a better chance of growing fruit trees that can be a source of fresh produce for your whole family.
By reading up on the kind of fruit tree that you want to plant, you’ll be able to take advantage of the best planting times. This can help increase your chances of a fruitful harvest. Factors such as chill hours, dormancy periods, and hardiness all affect how well fruit trees will grow in the zone that your garden is in.
Learn more about fruit-bearing trees that you can plant in your homestead at Foodsupply.news.
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