Category: survival-garden

How To Keep Deer From Eating Your Young Apple Trees

Earlier this year I planted two young apple trees (McIntosh and Honeycrisp), and living in deer country I took a few precautions to deter them from eating the green shoots and damaging or destroying my efforts. By the way, planting fruit bearing trees is an excellent proactive action for preparedness …

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes And Long Term Storage

Guest post by ‘Ozarks Tom’   Sweet potatoes are probably the longest storing vegetable your garden will produce. When handled and stored properly they’ll keep 8 months or longer in our Midwestern climate. Although generally thought of as a Zone 5 or below crop, they can be grown successfully in …

POLL: How Big Is Your Garden?

Participate in our anonymous poll and let us know how big your garden is… Most all preparedness-minded folks have some sort of a garden or various patches of dirt for growing summer vegetables. Growing one’s own food not only results in great tasting fresh homegrown ‘real’ veggies, but preservation techniques …

Ways To Tie Up Tomato Plants

Tomato plants need structural support. Is there a best way to tie up (hold up) tomato plants? It may seem like no matter what you do the weight of the tomatoes hanging from randomly sprawling branches will eventually lean or tip over your tomato cage. So the search is on …

Tips For Growing Tomatoes

The fresh home-grown tomato. A succulent tasty summer delight! It is THE most common vegetable grown in backyard gardens, and that means that most all of you have some experience with growing tomatoes yourselves… Recently one of our articles developed a tangential comment thread on tomato tips and advice. I …