From "The Complete Book of Composting" Copyright 1960 by J. I. Rodale USING COMPOST FOR TREES Start right from the very beginning. Use compost to start and nourish your tree. We cannot recommend commercial, chemical fertilizers which do not add humus to the soil. You must add organic matter to the soil if you want productive, disease-free trees. Soil that is well supplied … [Read more...] about Growing Trees (Any Trees!) By The Grandma White Method
Gardening Tips and Ideas For Self-Sufficient Living
Here you will find articles with tips, ideas, and tricks to make your garden grow better and faster. Articles on raised bed gardening, growing vegetables, and herbs, gardening in small spaces and in your backyard, indoor gardening, and information on growing in a greenhouse. All your gardening questions answered.
Ella Wilson Nothing beats a well prepared raised bed to grow your crops this coming season. Looking at your luscious green garden full of healthy crops is a sight to behold for us gardeners. However, this may sound easy to you, but raising a beautiful garden needs a lot of work. Some people might consider gardening as a laborious job. But for some, it has become a hobby that … [Read more...] about How Do I Prepare My Raised Beds for Planting?
By Kate Here's the deal... Everyone knows that you need to practice your sustainable gardening skills now before the world as we know it ends. However, how are you implementing that practice? Did you purchase your seedlings from a store? If you have bugs in your garden, do you reach for the Seven? If a plant dies, do you run to the store to get another one? Did you … [Read more...] about Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Tips For Homesteaders and Preppers
Guest post by - Jerry G There are no guarantees in this world we live in today. We can’t rest assured that the grocery store will always be there or that its shelves will always be stocked full of food. We can’t count on our local home supply store having rows and rows of different seed packets to choose from if we were to ever need to grow our own food. We need to face the … [Read more...] about How To Save Vegetable Seeds Without The Work
by AZ Rookie Prepper I thought I would offer some suggestions for those who enjoy and use gardening as part of their preps. I don’t have a huge garden; as a matter of fact, it is fairly small in terms of square feet. I did produce a tremendous amount of food out of that space last year as I concentrated on growing plants that produced a lot of food for the space involved. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Unusual Plants for Your Survival Garden and Yard
by Brian F – this is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest. This month I though I would touch on a couple of money saving tips and a few money making tips, living on a fixed income does have its depressing moments. But with a bit of thought and some possible foresight and planning those bumps or potholes can be smoothed over. Just the other day I was in a group … [Read more...] about Frugal Gardening Tip For Preppers – Grow More in a Small Area
by Andrew Skousen American pioneers pushing westward had to save their own seeds for next year’s planting if they wanted to grow anything again. I applaud people who are learning to garden today, but if you don’t learn to save seeds and start your own seedlings from them next spring your gardening skills won’t help much in hard times when the cheap seeds and nursery plants … [Read more...] about EASY SEEDS TO SAVE
by AZ Rookie Prepper I thought I would offer some suggestions for those who enjoy and use gardening as part of their preps. I don’t have a huge garden; as a matter of fact, it is fairly small in terms of square feet. I did produce a tremendous amount of food out of that space last year as I concentrated on growing plants that produced a lot of food for the space involved. … [Read more...] about Unusual Plants for The Survival Garden and Yard