For those of you looking to make your own greenhouse we just found this great tutorial. It’s a full 18 minute video on ideas for making a greenhouse. This is a great way to prepare your family for emergency by growing your own food. The ability to survive the extremes of life through growing your own food is very important to the modern-day prepper.
As you watch this video, here are two quick questions to think about: Read More
If you want to teach your kids about self reliance, one of the best ways to start is with a garden. When kids learn to garden, they learn responsibility and they experience the satisfaction of growing something themselves.
Your child should ideally have his own garden space. He may love helping you in the garden, but having his own garden will give him a greater sense of pride when he sees it grow. He will learn that his garden thrives when he takes care of it, and it withers when he doesn’t. Read More
I know, it’s only December. There is snow on the ground in many places. Who is thinking about gardening? You should be!
Now is a perfect time to plan your survival garden. I get a stack of seed catalogs every year; my first one of the season arrived yesterday, in fact. I rarely order from any of them, but I enjoy looking at what’s new. Read More
Vegetables such as squash, cabbage, and various root crops can be stored to enjoy all winter, long after your garden is asleep. The key to long-term storage is the right temperature and humidity levels.
Years ago, most people had root cellars to store the produce that they worked so hard to grow during the summer and fall months. Today, root cellars are not a part of most homes, but you can still create similar conditions to store your garden bounty. Read More
We have discussed the importance of heirloom, non-hybrid seeds, but in order to ensure you always have seeds to grow your own food, you need to understand how to correctly save seeds from the food you grow.
Seed saving techniques are a bit different for different types of plants. Today we’ll discuss tomatoes because most gardeners love to grow tomatoes and saving the seeds is relatively simple. Tomatoes are open-pollinated, so you don’t have to worry about them mixing with other plants and giving you something you weren’t planning to grow.
Tomato seeds are saved using the “wet method.” This method can also be used to save seeds from melons, cucumbers and some squash. Read More
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