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. Continue reading
Are you as excited about getting your survival garden started as I am? The ground is still frozen solid here, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get a few things started.
There are plenty of vegetables that can be started now to have them ready to plant when the garden is ready to plant. Continue reading
I know, there is still snow on the ground. At least there is here. But it won’t be long and it will be time to get your garden going.
Some seeds to best planted directly into the garden, while others are best started early in your home and transplanted once the seedlings are established and all danger of frost has passed. Continue reading
We’ve talked about the importance of having a survival garden, but for many people who rent their house or live in an apartment, having a big garden just isn’t an option.
If you are one of those people, don’t worry. You can still have a garden, even if it is small. The way to do it is through container gardening. Continue reading
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. Continue reading