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Growing potatoes in a box may seem weird and a lot of effort but actually can double and even quadruple your potato yield! Growing potatoes in a box is just like planting in a raised bed.
This is one of my favorite DIY potato box videos. It only requires 4 square feet and has a built-in watering system!
The box is designed so additional slats can be screwed to the sides as the plants grow and soil is added.
For a slightly more traditional route, try Fine Gardening’s potato growing box plans. You can’t go wrong with either option!
In theory, a bottom slat can be temporarily removed to facilitate the harvest of new potatoes. For the final harvest, tip the box and dump out its contents.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.