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Is your cup half empty or half full?

  Is your cup half empty or half full? Prepper Encouragement We have all met people who go through life complaining or whining or feeling sorry for themselves.  These cup half empty folk never see the blessings in their life.…

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…

Garden App Review

Considering how much work goes into a garden, everyone wants to be as effective and efficient as possible.  You would think that a garden app would be helpful. Not necessarily so. Well, actually, the apps reviewed here were all geared…

Saving Seeds – Or Not?

Saving seeds is one of the many benefits of growing your own produce.  As you are preparing foods to eat, you save the seeds for next year.  Simple, right?  Hold on.  Not so fast.  There are several things to consider…

Heirloom Seeds, Canning Jars + Lids

Have your ordered your Heirloom Seeds? I spent time yesterday ordering seeds. I like a company called:  Anne’s Seeds.  It is a family owned operation. I noticed their seed potatoes are already gone.  I simply didn’t get it done in time. But you…

Commercial, Organic or Heirloom Seeds?

Which seeds to purchase?  Commercially produced, organic or heirloom seeds? (Heirloom seeds are also called heritage seeds.)  Many gardeners are concerned with keeping their crops organic.  So much so they purchase organic seeds.  Some people  think seeds are seeds and are happy…

Hermetically Sealed Seeds?

According to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, “Hermetically sealed container means a container that is designed and intended to be secure against the entry of microorganisms and thereby to maintain the commercial sterility of its contents after processing”. That’s…

Is Your Heart Ready for the Unthinkable to Happen?

We can prepare all we want, but it is just as important (or more) to think through how you will react when the unthinkable happens.  People who are preparing usually have all the bases covered.  Food, seeds, gardening tools, canning…