Raised Garden Bed, building materials
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Raised Garden Bed, building materials

First, remind me again why I should consider a garden? To save hundreds of dollars on groceries. To eat substantially healthier and tastier foods than mass produced – genetically modified – prematurely harvested – irradiated foods. To learn a self reliant skill. Peace of mind. Therapy. Second, what is the point of a raised garden…

Grocery Food Supply Chain, Risks and Survival
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Grocery Food Supply Chain, Risks and Survival

Permalink I read a very good article today touching on the food supply chain and its fragility due to over-active efficiencies, much of which rings true with me. Among other things, the article promotes the idea of growing ones own survival garden to augment ones own food supply, namely using the square-foot-gardening technique (something I…

Cherry Tomatoes A Survival Garden Treat
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Cherry Tomatoes A Survival Garden Treat

Permalink OK, so Cherry Tomatoes don’t have lots of survival calories with about 3 calories each, but they taste so good (and they do contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, C, and Potassium as well as antioxidant properties from lycopene). Cherry Tomatoes are very easy to grow, and will provide an excellent additive to foods…

The Best Survival Garden Food – Beans
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The Best Survival Garden Food – Beans

Permalink Legumes are plants which produce pods which split open naturally along a seam, revealing a row of seeds. Legumes (beans) produce their own nitrogen, and in fact they return nitrogen back into the soil when they die off. Beans are a great crop rotation plant to help maintain soil quality by replacing nitrogen back…

Onions – Easy To Grow and Store
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Onions – Easy To Grow and Store

Permalink Over the past few years as we have been experimenting with our gardens, we discovered that one of our favorite vegetables, the onion, was easy to grow and store. It’s pungent flavor is used widely throughout the world. One of the oldest vegetables , it’s found in a large number of dishes throughout most…

Survival Garden Potato Companions
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Survival Garden Potato Companions

Permalink Potatoes are easy to grow and is a beneficial survival food to grow in your own in-ground garden or container garden. Potatoes are the second most consumed food in the United States at an average consumption of 120 pounds per year (about one a day). The potato used as a survival food staple is…

Container Gardening
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Container Gardening

The container garden, or garden-in-a-bucket, is a simple method to grow plants and vegetables when without a traditional in-ground garden, or to simply augment your existing garden. It allows you to mix specific soil and nutrition blends which may be different depending on the types of plants or vegetables that you are growing, and as…