Gardens On the Wild Side

This has some great information Gardens Gone Wild April 20, 2015 by Abby Quillen How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard Today’s environmental news is often alarming, especially the warnings that biodiversity, a term used to describe the immense variety of life on Earth, is under siege. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns […] Read more »

Tips for Selecting This Year’s heirloom Seeds

Overwhelmed by all the crops available in seed catalogs? Use these tips to narrow your search and make the most of your limited garden space. By Rachel Tayse Baillieul Many gardeners spend the dark, cold days of late winter pouring over bright seed catalogs. Between the beautiful illustrations, enticing descriptions and inspiration of a new […] Read more »

Best Places to Find Heirloom Seeds

Grow a pest- and disease-free garden rich in diversity by paying attention to where you source your seeds. By Diana Williams It’s getting that time of year to start planting, if you can, go heirloom. Growing a bumper crop this year will depend on the quality of seed you plant plant. If you’re looking for […] Read more »

Plant in your garden a year’s worth of food?

How much should you plant in your garden to provide a year’s worth of food? by BRENDA on APRIL 1, 2013 Do you know how much your family eats in a year’s time? As a farmer’s wife, I am keenly aware of how much meat, poultry, eggs, honey and dairy we consume. Raising enough food […] Read more »

Organizing Garden Seeds

I thought this was a good idea so I thought I would save it. January 14, 2015 by Montana Homesteader I’ve been gardening for many years and until this year, never had a decent system to organize my seeds. I always used to keep all my seed packets in one big bag or box. What […] Read more »

Skills You Can Trade After TEOTWAWKI

People sometimes forget that the smallest and most convenient storage space is in their own heads. If you find yourself in the midst of a disaster and you need to either build or fix something, having the necessary knowledge and experience in your mind instead of in a book will hugely benefit your ability to […] Read more »

Economic Collapse Skills You Can Trade

20 Skills You Can Trade After TEOTWAWKI Too many preppers have a romantic view of life after the end of the world. They see themselves as the hero of a post-apocalyptic movie, but the most likely scenario is far more depressing. Fernando Aguirre is a prepper who lived through the hyperinflationary collapse of Argentina in […] Read more »

Harness the power of nature’s weed inhibitors

I have noticed that once my squash get established, weeds don’t do as well, this explains a lot. Most gardeners have heard of the “three sisters,” three food plants traditionally grown together by native Americans, and the supposed reasons why the crop combination works: The corn acts as a pole for the climbing beans; the […] Read more »

Greenhouse gardening, things to consider

Tending a Greenhouse Greenhouse gardening has its own set of considerations. Greenhouse gardening is similar in many ways to gardening outside. The plants still need adequate nutrients and water, and protection from insect pests and diseases. You still must tie, prune, and tend to them. But the greenhouse environment is also very different from that […] Read more »