Tag Archive for garden

Recycle and Reuse: Are there 100 Ways to Use a Milk Jug?

We believe in using, reusing and recycling what we have.  Not just milk jugs and cartons either.  Why spend money when you can use something in your garage or back room just the same?  For us it’s common to go…

Plan Your Garden According to the Growing Season

One of the great things about living in a sub-tropical climate is the extra long garden season.  They say we have 360 growing days per year.  That’s true.  Sort of. The time table for this region is great.  For other…

Summer Heat Causes Garden and Bird Blues

By cindy It’s that time of year again.  The garden is withering in the summer heat.  It won’t matter how often I water the the garden, it’s still going to die from the beating the sun gives it.  Providing shade…

From Compost to Potting Soil; part three

In part one and part two of this mini series we talked about where to get compost material and how to go about it.  Now lets talk about what to do with all that wonderful compost made with time, love…

From Compost to Potting Soil; part two

Consider yesterday’s article about composting: Go to the dump.  Depending on where you live, your local landfill will have leaf, grass and tree trimmings.  Call them to find out if they sell mulch, double ground mulch, compost and other things…

From Compost to Potting Soil; part one

There’s quite a bit being said about composting.  It’s almost the first thing out of the mouths of garden enthusiasts when you ask for a list “must do” tasks.  There’s more to composing than letting something rot in a compost…

Campfires: Cooking on an Open Fire

Cooking on a campfire is a skill every prepper should master.  Hopefully you will never be in a situation in which you will be forced to make a fire and cook your fresh kill.  Surprisingly, many people think it’s simple.…

Choosing Seed Companies

We’ve talked about whether or not to save seeds and the various possible outcomes of of those choices.  There has been discussion about what to do with your garden and how to manage the business end of it.  Now, lets…

Tomato Gardens and Suckers

Most people remove suckers from their garden plants, especially tomatoes.  This improves production and strengthens the overall plant.  I can’t count the number of suckers I’ve gotten rid of by throwing them away.  Hold on!!  By following this method you…

Aeroponics or Hydroponics?

While most preppers also garden to make the most of their food dollars and be prepared, there are very few “ideal” locations in the world to produce food.  Actually, there is no one place in which all varieties of foods…