Get a Head Start on Gardening with Cold Frames

Using a cold frame is a great way to get a head start on starting your garden or used as a way to extend your growing season during those cooler months.

Grow Your Own Lemon Tree

With a little bit of effort, you could be using homegrown lemons in your drinks and recipes in just a few months.

Gardening On A Compost Pile

Your compost pile is like a huge concentrated stack of seeds and nutrition. It’s no wonder some plants thrive in that situation.

4 Big Ways Snow Can Benefit the Garden

All of the snow accumulation from the extreme temperatures occurring through the country could be doing your garden some good. That right, folks snow is great for the garden!

How to Select the Best Grow Light for Your Indoor Garden

With the price of food on a steady incline, more people are making an effort to grow their own food sources at home. While having a functioning garden is easy during the warm summer months, when the days get shorter in the fall, gardeners have to get creative in helping plants grow.

Vegetable Consumption Increases When Children Learn To Garden

Most of us know by now that increasing our consumption of fruits and vegetables and limiting processed foods will lead us down a path of nutritional sustenance and health for years to come. Now studies are even suggesting that simply teaching a school-aged child about the importance of gardening and growing your own food can cause them to make the choice to eat more vegetables.

5 Fertilizers You Can Grow

There are many options for feeding your plants in a crash… start with these 5 fertilizers you can grow yourself and you’ll be on the path to grid-down survival gardening.

6 Essential Food Types To Grow Your Own Food Pantry

Commercial food sources have become contaminated with genetically-modified foods, hormones/antibiotics, pesticides and neurotoxins. This is no way to keep your family healthy. Your food pantry should be stocked with healthy foods, and growing them yourself may be the only option left.

20 Medicinal Herbs That I Have in My Prepper Garden

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.

10 Seeds You Need for the Survival Garden

Survival seeds are one of those long-term preparedness measures that every family should have. If the days come when a survival garden is needed, the family will be happy to have invested in such an important prep item. 

Edible Flowers: 42 Varieties to Add to Your Garden

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.

6 Fool-Proof Tips For a Successful Garden

As rewarding as it is to produce your own food source, it takes practice and work to refine this pertinent skill. For those who have just discovered their green thumbs, take note of some simple advice that can help your garden grow to its maximum extent.

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9 Ways You Can Save BIG On Energy Costs This Winter

Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs.  But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.

5 (More) Foods That Last Forever

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!

Be Energy Efficient This Winter. This is the Best Wood To Heat Your Home

Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again.  If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.

Reduce Waste: How To Make The Most Of Your Autumn Leaves

The end of the summer garden is always bittersweet for me. I miss my daily fresh cut lettuce but I also love the falling leaves and bright reds and oranges of autumn. Luckily, those fallen leaves are more than just pleasing to look at. In this helpful guide, we’ll walk you through a few easy ways to use your fallen autumn leaves as a zero waste and cheaper options around your place.

Can A Home Garden Produce Enough Food To Live On?

Have you ever wondered why you should start your own garden when food is readily available at grocery stores?  What about those who would love to be self-sufficient to the point of living off the food they can grow on their own land? The simple answer is yes, this is possible, but it will take hard work and dedication.

20 Perishable Foods You Can Freeze For Later

You likely already keep a supply of basics like vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, and grains in your freezer. However, there some items that can be frozen that might surprise you.

Food Prepping: Why You Should Store Wheat And How To Use It

Although wheat is the cornerstone of a prepper’s food storage, many don’t understand why they should have a bunch on hand, or even how to use it if the SHTF. It certainly feels like every single preparedness author out there recommends the storage of hundreds of pounds of wheat, but why? And what can you use it for?