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Smart move prepping a garden area even if you aren’t going to use it. The initial turning over and breaking up of the sod is not a task to be done manually post-SHTF if it can be avoided. You didn’t mention deer. Are they not a problem where you live? I’m thinking post-SHTF most critters will quickly be diminished via everyone hunting for food, but until then deer are a big issue here.