Category Archives: Gardening

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden There are more people growing their own food now than in recent years. This is great news for American health in general. The exposure to fresh vegetables and fruits often creates more desire to eat fresh vegetables and fruits. The natural next step for a gardener and …

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading How many people are stuck in a cubicle for 40 hours a week? When I am on the road I look at all the cars and wonder how many people are stuck in a life they hate and wishing they were on about 20 acres off …

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Savings: 5 Ways to Get Fruit Trees For Cheap!

Savings: 5 Ways to Get Fruit Trees For Cheap! Fruit trees are nearly mythical in some settings in America today. To happen across a tree that food grows on in an urban setting is absolutely amazing. We all have those stories of people who had an apple tree in their backyard. Its magic thing to those …

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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain

 Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain Peek out your window right now. Look at the grass or undisturbed areas in your yard. You will see the broadleaf plantain. Its everywhere. Don’t confuse this wild edible for the banana looking plantain of South American cookery. This wild edible is actually much more effective a plant. This article …

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Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden

Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden That beautiful raised bed garden that produces tomatoes, peppers and zucchini for you is a great means of growing. In fact, in my experience it is the best method of growing. I find nothing works better than the good old raised bed. Still, your raised bed …

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56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader

56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader Starting a new homestead, especially as someone who has been living in the city the whole life, takes a huge amount of courage. It’s not easy, mentally and physically. But that’s not the only thing you need. Realistically, you’ll also need tools, equipment, and supplies to help you live …

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Easy Guide to Planting Cover Crops (to Improve Soil)

Easy Guide to Planting Cover Crops (to Improve Soil) One of the best things to happen to our country over the last 20 years is the explosion in home gardening and community gardening. I am so happy to see more and more people taking the reigns on food production. Whether they know it or not …

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Aquaponics- Growing Food with Fish

Aquaponics- Growing Food with Fish We often get much of our aquaponics information from first hand users that enjoy the benefits of this method of growing food and fish everyday. That is a great source. There is an incredible cohesive relationship between the fish and the plants in a well run system. Imagine producing fish …

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Apartment Homesteading for Preppers

Apartment Homesteading for Prepper lived in an apartment I was still an uninformed sheep. I never dealt with the overwhelming anxiety that goes along with limited space preparedness. Its a reality that so many Americans face. When you come to the shocking realization that the world is hanging at the end of a rope it …

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Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options

Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options Once the excitement of your sprouts is over you are hit with that familiar feeling. You see those terrible weeds starting to sprout as well. Wire grasses and various other ground weeds that steal the nutrients from your soil and choke those delicious plants …

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5 Tips To Eliminate Blight And Disease Naturally

 5 Tips To Eliminate Blight And Disease Naturally Why are tomatoes such a right of passage for gardeners? Of all the incredible things you sprout in the dirt it seems like of the growing of tomatoes there is no end! Maybe that’s a good thing because the garden tomato is such an anomaly when eaten …

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10 Must-Knows Before You Plant Fruit Trees

10 Must-Knows Before You Plant Fruit Trees Nothing provides a better satisfaction than being able to pick your own fruits from the trees you planted in your garden. Having a bountiful orchard is a dream come true for many gardeners, but they will all tell you that caring for it is not easy. Even more, …

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10 Ways To Save Money Raising Chickens

10 Ways To Save Money Raising Chicken Of the many benefits that come along with raising chickens, there are a number that can actually effect your wallet. Chickens cost you feed, bedding and the occasional meds for keeping your flock as well as other rare costs. For the most part they are such a giving …

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The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook I don’t know about you but the thought of buying the right growers handbook or seeking out a gardening book of any kind seems like an incredibly daunting task. The truth is there are just too many of those books on the market. It’s not that there isn’t great …

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31 Drought Tolerant Plants & Trees for Your Survival Garden

31 Drought Tolerant Plants & Trees for Your Survival Garden In a country more and more affected by droughts, it’s imperative that adapt your garden. In a long-term disastrous situation, you need a constant supply of food, but if you can’t get the right amount of water for your garden, it’ll surely die. The alternative is to start planting …

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How To Build A Raised Bed Garden

How To Build A Raised Bed Garden I have never had success in the garden like that that in the raised bed. Having full control of the soil and the moisture in your garden is crucial and the raised bed just cannot be rivaled. In my own personal experience, I saw a yield well over …

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6 Experts Give Their Top 3 Gardening Tips on How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garden

6 Experts Give Their Top 3 Gardening Tips on How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garden Starting and maintaining a garden takes hard work, patience, and some basic awareness.  Don’t let garden pests ruin all that hard work, and your beautiful garden, by taking some preventive steps that are easy and effective.  BugsBeGone site …

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An Easy Guide To Growing Herbs – 12 Herbs You Should Have In Your Garden

An Easy Guide To Growing Herbs – 12 Herbs You Should Have In Your Garden Keeping a flourishing garden is never an easy task and success comes only after hard work. When it comes to growing plants, all gardeners prefer growing herbs as starters. The reason behind their choice is quite simple: you can never …

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The Most AMAZING Garden Veggie EVER!

The Most AMAZING Garden Veggie EVER! The title reads like some sort of terrible infomercial but it seems these homesteaders are onto something. They have found an incredible veggie that you most likely never heard of that really produces. Its one of those rare breeds that doesn’t have issues with pests, doesn’t have issues with …

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Completely Sustainable Gardening

Completely Sustainable Gardening Gardening starts as a fun hobby and before you know it your buying gas masks! Well, maybe its not that bad. After a while it gets under your skin though. From a small raised bed you often wind up taking more and more real estate from the backyard. The good news is …

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Easy DIY Wood Pallet Projects

Easy DIY Wood Pallet Projects Wood pallets are one of the best materials you can use for DIY projects. They are readily accessible and usually free to acquire. Most of the pallets you will find are free of dangerous chemicals, and the ones that aren’t are clearly marked. To top it all off, pallet projects …

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5+1 Organic Remedies For Your Spring Garden

5+1 Organic Remedies For Your Spring Garden Its always an amazing to connection when you realize that plants help plants. This article offers up some great ideas for powering your garden organically. The more space you can put between you and the dependence on chemicals and other items needed to grow your own food the …

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Extreme Weather Gardening

Extreme Weather Gardening   Last year my garden was totaled by extreme weather. It was well into May and my plants were looking great. This is a reality that we all must plan and plant for. This article offers 7 powerful tips for extreme weather gardening. There is nothing more depressing than looking over the …

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DIY Indoor Vertical Herb Garden

DIY Indoor Vertical Herb Garden Its so important that we start growing our own food. It comes from the necessity to combat this factory farming epidemic as well as a push towards self reliance. Not everyone has the ability to grow food because of space limitations. I have seen the look on their faces when …

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Planning a Fruit Tree Guild

Planning a Fruit Tree Guild Gardens are fun and exciting. They grow lots of food if you know what you are doing. I would recommend that every home have some small area that gets plenty of sun and can grow some food. Still, there is something near mystical about a growing fruit on trees in …

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