Category Archives: Gardening

No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall!

No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall! In my early days of gardening I thought that tilling was so important. I didn’t realize that there were seeds being shot all over my garden as I tilled that land. I also didn’t understand I was destroying the quality of the soil …

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Garden Design Ideas: Plan your Perfect Garden

Garden Design Ideas: Plan your Perfect Garden As the cool winds of fall give way to the vicious cold of the winter, most of us will be covering gardens. We will be closing up shop on our gardens. There is no better time to plot and plan for an expansion of next years garden then …

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Planting In Grow Bags

Planting In Grow Bags It wasn’t until this year that I even heard of grow bags. I received a few from my father in law and we set out to give them a try. There are many varieties of grow bags and some are more simple than others. When it comes to having limited funds …

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5 Ways to Reuse Household Items in your Garden

5 Ways to Reuse Household Items in your Garden The up cycle is all the rage these days. The DIY pallet project has became something remarkable. I have seen people build almost anything out of pallets. In a fallen world you will find that re using everything will be crucial. When resources are sparse you …

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The Truth About Landscaping Fabric & 5 Other Simple Ways to Prevent Weeds

The Truth About Landscaping Fabric & 5 Other Simple Ways to Prevent Weeds While getting out in the garden is rewarding, there are some garden chores that are less fun than others, and weeding is one of those jobs. Yes, you need to do it but there are ways to minimize the amount of time …

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How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden

How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden The condition of honey bee populations is no secret anymore. The importance of their struggle is not either. To this day we are still looking for ways to bring them into our garden because they are such powerful pollinators. There are many steps we can take as  …

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Cold Hardy Crops for the Fall & Winter Vegetable Garden

Cold Hardy Crops for the Fall & Winter Vegetable Garden I am not sure how you feel about the cold and hardy crops of the fall and winter but I love them! I especially love them after a summer of being assaulted by peppers and tomatoes. My favorites are root veggies. This is a great …

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The Ultimate Plant and Forget Garden Experiment

The Ultimate Plant and Forget Garden Experiment This is an intriguing article for many reasons. I thought the title was great simply because I have never heard about a forget garden. It was interesting to consider the idea and what it could be. I don’t want to give too much away about this article but …

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Growing Food Passively with the Kratky Method

Growing Food Passively with the Kratky Method Growing food at home doesn’t need to be a challenging and time-consuming task. Did you know that there is an interesting growing technique that is very easy to set up, off-the-grid and low-maintenance? It is called the Kratky method, a passive Hydroponic growing system. By Hydroponics, it often …

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Kids and Gardening: Fertilizing Our Future

Kids and Gardening: Fertilizing Our Future People always remark about what good little eaters my children are. They just consume raw vegetables like crazy. When people see them eating raw peppers like apples they get all red in the face because they want the same for their children. The truth of the matter is, its …

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Large Concrete Planter

Large Concrete Planter Grow, Grow, Grow is the best advice I can give to anyone who is looking to become healthier and more self reliant. There is no getting around this. Still, I remember a time when being able to afford even the basics for having a successful garden were out of reach. There are …

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How to Grow Own Mushroom at Home

  How to Grow Own Mushroom at Home Mushrooms are fleshy bodies of Kingdom Fungi that can be found growing on mossy bark of trees as well as the shady soil under the umbrage of some trees since they prefer damp and dark areas. Unlike other green plants that make their own food through the process …

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How to Make a Composting Pile

How to Make a Composting Pile One of my biggest goals is to create a self-sustaining growing environment where the leaves that fall each year and my families food scraps along with chicken droppings create enough food for my plants the following year. For years I have been working not just to create a compost …

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Laundry To Landscape Grey-water Hack

Laundry To Landscape Grey-water Hack   I think this is a perfect project for many of us that want to save money and recycle laundry water 🙂 We all waste water. Well, with this hack you can use the water from your laundry to water your garden 🙂 Save gallons upon gallons of water. The hose …

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Growing food with Hydroponics

Growing food with Hydroponics What if you have to live in a place where the soils are arable? Or how to provide large amounts of fresh food for your family when your space is limited? This can be done with Hydroponics, one of the most effective gardening methods without needing any soil. By using just …

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What to Do When Your Tree Is Dying: 6 Things You Need To Know

What to Do When Your Tree Is Dying: 6 Things You Need To Know If you plan to manage a homestead or a bug out property you will be taking care of trees. Now, the taking care of trees is an interesting topic because it can be for very different reasons. Trees do a lot …

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10 Great DIY Greenhouses

10 Great DIY Greenhouses The greenhouse is every backyard gardeners fantasy. We are all guilty of dreaming about having a nice big greenhouse that allows us to produce food all year long. You may have even find yourself turning garden beds into mini greenhouses. What about taking it to the next level? This article has …

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How to Make and Get Free Mulch

How to Make and Get Free Mulch Your plants are surviving in the wild. They are subject to a harsh environment that involves incredible heat and cold, damaging UV rays and even pests. For a long time I was simply not interested in mulch. I had no desire to get involved in pine straw, hay …

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Can Planter, Seed Starter

Can Planter, Seed Starter There is a lot to be said about upcycling. As preppers we like to get as many uses out of a product as possible. This is not on of our most complicated projects. You will find that it may even be too simple. I do not believe in such logic. The …

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35 Cheap Organic Fertilizers to Power UP Your Garden

35 Cheap Organic Fertilizers to Power UP Your Garden For a long time I didn’t concern myself with fertilizers. I had mediocre yields and for my family of four it was enough to keep me happy. Of course, the time comes when you desire to up the ante. The best way to do that is …

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How to Keep the Hot Sun from Harming Your Plants

How to Keep the Hot Sun from Harming Your Plants The first thing that comes to mind is the bolting of those delicious lettuces that grow in the early season. Once the sun of summer starts hitting those delicate lettuces they are either wilted in the heat or they rush to seed. Of course there …

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Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round

Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round There is something about a good building project at a low price that gets the blood pumping! These greenhouses are incredible because they work off principals that are unchanging. So much so that greenhouses just like these would have been used in colonial American. …

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Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants

Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants Sometimes spring can do some damage on your garden. Before I moved to raised beds I used to stand at the back door and look outside with a frown as small pools would begin to form. Even with collection of raised beds …

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Starting Seeds or Buying Transplants: Which is Better for Your Garden?

Starting Seeds or Buying Transplants: Which is Better for Your Garden? Are you aware that gardening is exploding in this nation. There are 1/3 of people making $35000 or less who are gardening and eating out of their home gardens. Its not just a trend for those making little money but the idea that 1/3 …

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20+ Impressive DIY Water Feature And Garden Pond Ideas

20+ Impressive DIY Water Feature And Garden Pond Ideas Check out these 20+ Impressive DIY Water Feature And Garden Pond Ideas to make your garden awesome this year 🙂 I already have plans to make 2 of them. I personally am having a really hard time prepping my garden this year and this led me to …

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