How To Grow Sweet Potatoes And Long Term Storage

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 most any State with a…

2 Homemade Recipes For Garden Pests – Organic Insecticide

2 Homemade Recipes For Garden Pests – Organic Insecticide

  How To Make Your Own Insecticide For The Garden When garden pests are eating your plants, instead of reaching for chemical insecticides you might consider making your own organic insecticide spray – which may be just as effective… Here are a few do-it-yourself recipes, and I’m curious to hear about yours:

POLL: How Big Is Your Garden?

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 such as home canning will…

Which Garden Vegetables Are You Planting This Year (2016)?

Which Garden Vegetables Are You Planting This Year (2016)?

The list of most popular garden vegetables of 2016 is final! After having polled 180 home gardeners, the list is in… Top 10 Garden Vegetables 1. The Tomato! 2. Bell Peppers 3. Cucumber 4. Onions 5. Carrots 6. Lettuce 7. Bush Beans 8. Zucchini Squash 9. Hot Peppers 10. Potatoes – white Here’s the rest…

Tips For Growing Tomatoes

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 thought that I would capture…

Where Are You Buying Your Vegetable Garden Seeds?

Where Are You Buying Your Vegetable Garden Seeds?

You might ask (or be wondering), “Where is the best place to buy seeds for the garden?” Maybe it doesn’t matter much, but then again maybe it does. Do you care to share your preferred supplier or retailer where you buy your seeds? Spring is coming and hopefully you’re beginning to plan this year’s vegetable…

Bake Soil to Pasteurize Before Germinating Seeds

Bake Soil to Pasteurize Before Germinating Seeds

Make (Prepare) Your Own Soil To Germinate Seeds A ‘do it yourself’ soil treatment for germinating seeds. If you buy ‘special’ soil at the store for germinating seeds, it has most likely been through a pasteurizing process (not to be confused with sterilized). You might wonder why it may help to germinate seeds in soil…

What Garden Vegetables Are You Planting This Year?

What Garden Vegetables Are You Planting This Year?

Participate in our poll which asks “What garden vegetables are you planting this year?” Then come back and visit to see the list of which vegetables are the most common or popular in the garden after more people have participated in the poll… If your vegetable isn’t on the list, let us know what it…

Fence Ideas For A Vegetable Garden

Fence Ideas For A Vegetable Garden

A potential and probable problem for nearly any vegetable garden is that of keeping animals out. After all the hard work, labor, and TLC that goes into one’s vegetable garden, all it takes is for one or two hungry rabbits or deer to ‘clean you out’. With all the various critters who would like nothing…

Survival Garden Food

Survival Garden Food

  Grow Your Own Food To Rely Less On ‘The System’ Growing your own food is one of the best ways to begin to liberate yourself from the system – to help you become better prepared to survive hard times – to be more self sufficient – and to add high quality nutritious food to…