Beets Nutrition For Health & Survival Garden Calories
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

I Encourage You To Go ‘All Out’ With Your Garden This Year
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I Encourage You To Go ‘All Out’ With Your Garden This Year

One of the most important aspects of higher level preparedness is to be successful at gardening / growing your own food. Why? Because self-sufficiency is more important the higher you go with preparedness. Improving self-sufficiency is a cornerstone in my opinion. And putting food on the table is huge. We are all at our own…

How I’m Going To Build A Simple Tall Raised Garden Bed
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How I’m Going To Build A Simple Tall Raised Garden Bed

First of all, why would one build a raised garden bed at all? The most likely answer is for the sake of bending over and your back. Other reasons include the comparative ease to amend and control the garden soil, and the potential to construct / attach a sort of green house cover in order…

Plant Seed Potatoes In A Barrel For Incredible Ease & Yields
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Plant Seed Potatoes In A Barrel For Incredible Ease & Yields

This year I’m going to try another way to grow potatoes. I’m going to plant my seed potatoes in a barrel. Several barrels. The past few years I’ve grown them the traditional way, in garden rows. For a homesteader, growing potatoes that way is a bit tedious to say the least. Why? Because you have…