Consider Mound Gardening for Your Survival Garden

What if you wanted an easy way of gardening without digging? What if you could reclaim a place in your yard that’s no good for gardening? Or what if you have limited space?

Consider mound gardening for your survival garden. The article excerpt below is from the March-April, 1997, issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” and shares how simple and productive mound gardening is.

For extra production, try mound gardening

By Edward Love Johnson

I began experimenting with mound gardening several years ago, due to limited garden space. Then as time went by, I found other reasons (or should I say excuses) for elevating the earth into cone-shaped mounds and dotting them with plants of one sort or another.

For example, I have a low place in my garden where water stands during the wet season and drowns out the plants. Without a mound, it is not useable during even a moderately wet season. Yet in 1986 I harvested 44 pounds of beets from a mound in that low spot.

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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

I thank God gardening is so versatile and that growing food doesn’t have to follow only one method.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.