To prepare for a natural or man-made disaster, many survivalists are busy stocking up on shelf-stable food and water. While this is definitely a good idea, one can only eat so much beef jerky and canned peaches before getting a hankering for some fresh produce. Part of what should be on your … [Read more...] about How to Build a Walipini Greenhouse
Anyone interested increasing their self reliance, going off-grid, or simply providing for their family when times get tough should be heavily focused on creating a productive and sustainable food source. The foundational building block for this is a survival garden. Providing enough food … [Read more...] about 6 Best Survival Garden Layouts [With Crop Lists & Square Footage]
With as much as people talk about gardening, it can seem overwhelming at times. Sometimes though, it's just a matter of not throwing away your old food scraps. Here are 17 vegetables that you can regrow from the scraps: 1. Potatoes If you've ever wanted to know how to grow potatoes indoors, … [Read more...] about 17 Vegetables You Can Regrow From Scraps
I am a true lover of Kentucky Wonder pole beans, I've been planting them for the last 30 years. They are a non-GMO bean so you can save your seeds. They are also wonderful for green bean teepees for the kids. I always inter-plant them with Morning Glories for a truly stunning arbor vine, but this … [Read more...] about Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans Are Awesome For A Bean Teepee!
Sometimes stuff happens and the garden becomes a low priority. I'm writing this with a variety of scenarios in mind... A SHTF situation, you bug out, come back a week or two later and NEED that garden to produce. A personal SHTF situation and you come back and are overwhelmed by the weeds. … [Read more...] about Weeding Your Garden – The “Quick and Dirty” Way
The harvest is starting to come in and I still don't have my root cellar framed in and ready to go - been on the project list for a couple of years now. The last couple of years I have been storing my winter vegetables in old apple crates, broken wash baskets, whatever I could get my hands on … [Read more...] about Root Cellar Storage Bins