Before you know it, your urban oasis will be bursting with wholesome produce and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to start growing your own food.
Living sustainably and starting a garden is economical and will help your children learn the essential skill of growing food as naturally as possible. But there is some prep work to be done to ensure a healthy, thriving garden.
Nothing beats the summer heat like a fresh cucumber from the garden. These sun-loving vegetables are great for first-time gardeners and easy to grow, and these tips can make them even greater!
A bite of sweet cantaloupe is a summer treat! The delicious melon is full of vitamin A and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin. That means it can help with protection against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. So why not try growing some of this delicious and popular melon in your garden?
There are many beneficial insects and animals for our garden that prefer not to have around. Knowing a little more about your strange neighbors in or near your garden may help you in unexpected ways.
There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.
As majestic as deer are, they are a nuisance in the garden. Learn which vegetables and herbs to plant that deer do not prefer.
So, many of you may be asking my I want to go to all the trouble and grow herbs and roots for natural healing. In short, it’s so I can have options at my disposal. These 20 herbs made the cut and I couldn’t be more pleased with my choices.
Start repelling those pesky mosquitos by strategic flower placement! These 10 popular herbs and flowers will keep the mosquitos away and your yard looking beautiful!
When you are planning your garden, consider adding flowers that serve a purpose of not only assisting in pollination, but can be also be used in dishes. This will help you make most of the limited garden space, not to mention adding fragrant and visually striking appeal to your dishes.
Over the course of centuries, tobacco was hailed for it’s medicinal uses and cures. But in today’s world, the tobacco plant has a really bad reputation. But it has more uses than just for smoking and chewing. In fact, any person who is planning for a long term emergency situation should have a stock of tobacco, not only for it’s bartering potential, but also for it’s assistance in gardens, as well as for it’s medicinal purposes.
Pineapples are a whiz to grow. If you plant them in the right place they need virtually no care and will thrive.
Just because you live in an apartment, does not mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can help you achieve your homegrown produce dream.
Oftentimes in the interests of economics and financial necessity, people will abandon quality in the interests of price. Nothing could be more telling than the current battle being waged with GMO foods and crops.
Let’s just be honest for a minute. As much as we enjoy gardening and the fruits of our labor, learning some shortcuts along the way to cut down on time and sweat equity is always a plus. These are some of our personal favorite garden tools for the lazy gardener.
Spring will be here before you know it, so get those green thumbs moving! Here is some great information for starting your herb garden indoors to get a head start.
Apparently, human urine works remarkably well as a fertilizer for tomatoes, according to a new study out of Finland.
Try this easy diy seed tape and watch how quickly your seeds will sprout!
Composting doesn’t have to be difficult and although it may seem like a daunting task to get started, this helpful guide should help walk you through any rough patches.
Sourdough bread is often known as the healthiest bread, and there’s a science behind that moniker. Here are all the ways sourdough bread is good for you and some recipes to get you started!
I love the subtle flavor of this bread, and the texture comes out perfect. This is a great bread to try out for those new to bread making. And, if your family is like mine, you may want to double the recipe to make an extra loaf!
If you are prepping on a budget, a food dehydrator is a great investment. These four budget-friendly models are highly recommended and can get you started on creating a food pantry for pennies.
Get smart about how to use foods in your preparedness pantry, and learn these nifty tricks on how to fill up our stomachs at the same time.
Re-purposing is a new fad that can save you money in the process. Get creative and read about five kitchen items you can use in place of expensive food storage containers.
This recipe uses good, old-fashioned whole grains and natural ingredients – just what you want your kids to eat.
I look forward to growing basil every year in my garden. Check out these 6 delicious recipes to make the most of your summer’s basil bounty.
I first came upon these muffins while having brunch one day at a local restaurant and couldn’t get enough of them. Since then, I have been experimenting with the ingredients until I got the recipe just right.
When planning and storing food for emergencies or survival situations, incorporating foods that will last forever (or at least longer than you will) could help boost your emergency supplies and your bartering power. If stored properly these five foods will last forever, and many of them have several uses beyond human consumption that could give you a hand up should the SHTF!
They are commonly used in oatmeal, baked goods, and granola, but did you know oats can be used for everything from homemade non-dairy milk to pizza crusts to soothing itchy skin?
Our preps are our lifelines during difficult times. Because of limited space issues, the items we carefully put away need to be versatile. Read about 7 kitchen essentials that will conserve space and get the job done.