Gardening

Vegetables, flowers, and fruit seeds that have been passed down from one generation to the next are called heirloom seeds. The seeds have not been genetically modified in any way and are open pollinated. Open pollination occurs when the plants have relied on natural pollination from insects or the wind. Heirloom seeds are pure, the […]

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Amending the soil with compost, the gardener’s “black gold”, is one of the best ways to invest in the garden before spring planting. The good news is that learning the composting process is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to boost soil! What is Composting? Composting is simply Mother Nature’s way of amending the […]

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Knowing the best fruits and veggies to grow is important for every beginner prepper. After SHTF, food resources will become more and more scarce as survivors use up any remaining food they have stored or scavenged. SHTF Dad’s View on Gardening for Homesteading As a dad, one of my biggest fears is to not be […]

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Gardening without soil is fast becoming a trend among urban dwellers as well as prepping and homesteading enthusiasts and for good reason. When I heard about the concept of hydroponics, the first thing that came to my mind was how cool would it be to be able to grow plants indoors without needing soil in […]

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Preparing your garden for winter is an important step to remember in gardening. The season changes from summer to autumn. Vegetables are getting close to the end of their production period and leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. Winter is just around the corner. However, in order to winterize the garden before winter […]

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Smart baking soda tips are all over the web these days but do they really work? I don’t know about what other blogs say but the 13 smart baking soda tips I’m sharing below work. How do I know? Even SHTF dads like me do housework from time to time. Why so many Smart Baking […]

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Beekeepers are some of the most passionate hobbyists in the world. If you have any doubts, just ask the next beekeeper you meet to tell you about his/her bees. You may be in for a long conversation. But, why keep bees? What is so interesting about this common insect? Why Keep Bees? The Beekeeper’s Bible: […]

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It’s always important to keep your body properly hydrated, but it’s especially crucial in the hot summer months. If you’re concerned about dehydration or just searching for other ways to hydrate your body, then turn to these nutritious hydrating fruits and vegetables. The bonus is that most of these can be grown in your own […]

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The Chinese proverb, “if you want to be happy forever, become a gardener,” can easily be understood by those with green fingers as they already know the joy gardening has to offer. Whether you want to start a garden for that reason or merely because you want to create a beautiful outdoor area on your […]

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A healthy garden is the best resistance against pests. The best way to avoid damage to your plants is to prevent pests from coming in. Once they invade your garden, getting rid of them can be tricky. If you’d rather use natural garden pest control methods, I have some suggestions for you below. Here are […]

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