Food Producing Trees – The Most Popular That People Grow

Food Producing Trees – The Most Popular That People Grow

Do you have any food producing trees on your property? UPDATE: Scroll down for the list of most popular food producing trees. “The best time to plant a tree was ’10 years ago’, and/or ‘today’.” If you’re even a little bit into the concept of self sufficiency, I highly recommend planting a food producing tree…

Indoor Winter Gardening

Indoor Winter Gardening

Have any of you tried indoor winter gardening? Indoor plants will not only improve your mood during the cold winter months, but if you plant and succeed at indoor vegetable gardening – wouldn’t that be nice?   The two big issues with winter and gardening are COLD and SUNLIGHT. We can overcome the cold weather…

Tomato Rot On The Bottom ( What Is It? ) “Blossom End Rot”

Tomato Rot On The Bottom ( What Is It? ) “Blossom End Rot”

(A picture of my tomatoes with rotten bottoms (blossom end rot) )  A surprising number of my tomatoes this year had developed what looks like tomato rot on the bottom. I’ve never seen this before. What happens is the bottom part of the tomato starts to appear sunken and dark. It literally looks like it’s…

Beets Nutrition For Health & Survival Garden Calories

Beets Nutrition For Health & Survival Garden Calories

Some time ago I researched and reported on vegetable garden calories. I wanted to know which vegetables are better to grow for the sake of survival & preparedness (calories!). I knew that most vegetables are pretty low in calories and may not be very practical to grow compared with others if one were to consider…

When The Garden Fails While You Need It Most

When The Garden Fails While You Need It Most

Guest article, by ‘NRP’ I am an avid Gardener, spending HUGE amounts of time and sweat equity into the fruits of my labor. Having many of times seeing my investment go completely Belly-Up, yielding low or no produce. Bugs infesting EVERYTHING, extreme heat and drought conditions, Seed failure, Poor Soil conditions, and yes even my…

Ways How To Keep Weeds Down In Your Garden

Ways How To Keep Weeds Down In Your Garden

Gardening is fun. EXCEPT for those darn weeds that keep coming up! Weeding is easier to deal with in a raised garden bed (less bending over), especially if the raised bed is 2 feet tall or thereabouts! But what about a regular garden? Lots more bending! Not only that, but the larger the garden the…

Vegetable Garden Yields To Expect On Average Per 100′ Row

Vegetable Garden Yields To Expect On Average Per 100′ Row

How much will I get from my vegetable garden? If my garden rows are ‘x’ feet long (see chart below) how much yield should I expect? If you’re trying to figure out how much yield that you might get from your vegetable garden, I found a list from LSU AgCenter. I found the garden yield…

Garden Vegetable Calories List

Garden Vegetable Calories List

While deciding which vegetables to grow in your ‘survival garden’, among the many things to consider might be the number of calories that you will get in return for the vegetables that you choose to grow. During a time when you’re literally growing a vegetable garden to seriously help cut the grocery bill and/or ‘to…

Companion Planting Chart For 10 Popular Vegetables

Companion Planting Chart For 10 Popular Vegetables

Did you know that… – Some vegetable garden plants should NOT be planted next to each other. – Other vegetables LOVE to grow next to each other… Certain plants, when grown together, improve each other’s health and yields. For instance, some plants attract beneficial insects that help to protect a companion, while other plants (particularly…

Hardiness Zone Map and Frost Dates for your Growing Season

Hardiness Zone Map and Frost Dates for your Growing Season

Your growing season is basically determined by your climate. Growing season factors include your geographical location, elevation, temperature range, first and last frost dates, daylight hours, and rainfall. The growing season is often summarized as the days between first and last frost. In parts of the northern United States this might be roughly April/May to…