Category Archive: Gardening

MIY Marigold Extract

MIY Marigold Extract Another of nature’s gifts to us is the simple marigold. Used for a number of herbal remedies. Not hard to make into your own extract either! First see its benefits and uses linked below Marigold/Calendula Benefits Then see how to MIY (make it yourself) linked below from Prepping A2Z How To Make …

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Navigating U Pick Farms Like a Pro

Navigating U Pick Farms Like a Pro Maybe you don’t have the space or time to grow your own fruits and veggies but would still like to get them fresh out of the ground, off the tree or off the bush. That’s where the U pick farms can help! Even if you do grow the …

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Prepper Books Worth Buying

Prepper Books Worth Buying I believe strongly that knowledge is power. We have all heard the prepper’s adage that knowledge is the lightest thing you carry with you. I believe in this strongly enough that daily on our Facebook page I locate and offer you a kindle book that is at that time available for downloading …

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Easy to Grow Medicinal Plants

Easy to Grow Medicinal Plants If there is a major SHTF event there will be a problem accessing medical care. We see this in Venezuela since their economic collapse and we have seen it in the past in war torn countries. We have also seen this issue in shorter term natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. …

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Drought Tolerant Plants & Trees for Your Garden

Drought Tolerant Plants & Trees for Your Garden Every year several parts of the world experience drought. Whatever creates the SHTF could even cause droughts where there hadn’t been previously. Every gardener should consider this issue. There may not be water to bring in to your garden nor markets to supplement your food supply. Mix …

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The Complete Compost Guide

The Complete Compost Guide New to gardening or not we can always learn more! Compost is a terrific way to recycle and reuse some household waste and be kind to the earth at the same time. The earth then repays us for this kindness by increasing our garden output! A win win scenario. Robinson Loves …

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DIY Underground Greenhouse

DIY Underground Greenhouse Many of us live in climates where gardening is seasonal. But it doesn’t have to be that way! An underground greenhouse could be the answer to feeding your family in the “off” season. If you are both a DIY-er and a gardener this could be the perfect project for you! I have …

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Thoughts on Hoop Greenhouses & Shade Cloth

Thoughts on Hoop Greenhouses & Shade Cloth Many people’s gardens are left to rest during colder temperatures. But others grow year round despite the weather. This leaves many pondering how they should approach those low temperatures in their hoop greenhouses. Less of an  instructional blog, the featured link below speaks to the thoughts and ideas of …

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Corralling Invasive Plants

Corralling Invasive Plants Many gardeners want their flower gardens to meld nicely into their veggie gardens. Some like myself just love the ambling wild English garden look. One issue with those lovely plants that wander through out the garden is that they can be invasive and take over the whole garden. You might like black …

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Best Vegetables to Grow in Pots

Best Vegetables to Grow in Pots It’s spring in most parts of the western world. This means planting season is on the door step. Many people live in apartments, or on small plots where a garden just isn’t feasible. The featured blog from Balcony Garden Web gives us good examples of vegetables we can literally …

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