Gardening tagged posts

Common Heirloom / Open-Pollinated Seed List

Common Heirloom / Open-Pollinated Seed List

by John Rourke

Without a doubt the most controversial and significant topic in the gardening world revolves around heirloom versus GMO/hybrid seed use...

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Get your heirloom, open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds……

My red lights are flashing, folks! Alert! Alert!
This isn’t necessarily so you can plant a big garden now, either; it’s so you’ll have seeds to grow from, a.k.a...

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Morel Mushroom Hunting Time!

By Bev & John-from-Iowa

My sister makes between $3,000 and $5,000 a year in just two weeks during morel mushroom season! Now understand, she has been at this for years, but here is a great hobby that can actually make you money!

I found this website ...

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Top 6 High-Calorie Garden Crops

Top 6 High-Calorie Garden Crops

 By MsKYprepper, Editor-at-Large

 

 

If the day should ever come when you had to depend solely on your garden to feed your family, will your harvest provide adequate calories?  Gardening adds food-security and he...

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Feed your family from your suburban backyard

Feed your family from your suburban backyard

By MsKYprepper, Editor-at-Large

The problem with gardening books is that they tell you WHAT to do, but not HOW to do it...

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Pallet gardening?

Spring is here. ‘Tis the season to be…….gardening!!

A neighbor friend told me about a method of gardening using pallets...

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Experimenting with Potato Planting Methods

Experimenting with Potato Planting Methods

By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

Up here in the North Country, Good Friday is the traditional date that we plant potatoes...

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Creating a raised bed garden

This post was originally published over at ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

– Rourke

I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities...

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Top 5 Vegetables to Plant this Spring

Top 5 Vegetables to Plant this Spring

By Wyzyrd, Editor-At-Large

1)   Radishes – First crop to germinate, grows crazy-fast, eat the young sprouts, eat the radishes, leave some in the ground to generate a T...

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Top 5 Vegetables to Plant this Spring – Rourke’s version

Had to throw my own 2 cents worth in which in the totem pole of life is probably just below whale crap……

Here are my Top 5 Vegetables to Plant this Spring.

Lettuce – love Black Seeded Simpson...

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Hints and Tips: Burpee as a gardening source. Non-GMO!!

How-to-Videos! Growing Calendar! Nutrition Guide!

By MsKYprepper, Editor-At-Large

 

I recently re-discovered Burpee after learning that they sell non-GMO’ed seeds and are not owned by Monsanto. Wow, what a wealth of growing tips at www.burpee...

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Preparedness Product Showcase: Heirloom Survival Seed Bank

In a long term SHTF situation no matter how much food is stored – it will eventually run out. Planting a garden is an excellent way of supplementing a food storage program. Seeds are relatively inexpensive and will certainly disappear in a disaster...

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Low-Rent Indoor Hydroponics

Low-Rent Indoor Hydroponics

by Wyzyrd – Editor-at-Large

 

A lot of gardeners have told me that they’d like to try indoor hydroponics, but don’t have the hundreds or thousands of dollars required for they initial setup...

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Life’s Lessons Learned…..THE CHRONICLES OF HAROLD

Life’s Lessons Learned

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

 

THE CHRONICLES OF HAROLD

 

1939-1945

The War Years

 

 Just a history in chronicle form of my life, as I have lived it as near as I can remember after all of these years...

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Turning a Subversive Hobby into a Survival Advantage

Turning a Subversive Hobby into a Survival Advantage

By Wyzyrd – Editor-at-Large.

 

If you are at all into gardening, you have probably heard something about the “Guerilla Gardening” movement...

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Sprouts for Survival

Sprouts as survival food and filler.

Quote of the Day

“Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.”

Morihei Ueshiba

*****

Sprouts for Survival

By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

 

I got stuck one winter in the mountains of Idaho having not...

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Inexpensive Indoor Seed Starting Setup, Under $10

Synopsis: A very simple and inexpensive indoor seed starting setup, under $10

 

A  Quick and Easy Indoor Seed Starter

By Wyzyrd – Editor-at-Large

 

This is about as easy as it gets for home food-production. :)

 

It’s still early, most places to...

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Squash Harvest

Squash Harvest

By Bev Sandlin

Winter squash is a wonderful plant. Super easy to grow and store. Not only are the fruits of the plant edible (yes, technically it is a fruit) but the shoots, leaves, tendrils can be eaten as greens, cooked or raw...

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A few random thoughts……..

A few things that have been on my mind………

  • My garden is doing great. I planted a little less this year than normal. Not really sure why – guess in the past couple years I had some much produce I had trouble giving it away...
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No excuse method for growing some vegetables……..

Alright everyone, for those saying they just cannot afford special grow buckets and raised beds to grow some vegetables here is a super cheap way to get started.

I actually saw this on Facebook and thought it was a great idea.

See diagram below:

Clic...

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Simple Survival Gardening: Lettuce

Getting started in gardening does not have to involve a full sized tiller, tons of weeding, shoveling and back breaking work. I have discovered that lettuce is one of the easiest crops to grow.

This video shows how you can grow a variety of lettuce t...

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