Tag: survival-garden

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 …

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 …

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 …

When Is It Safe To Plant?

image: FarmersAlmanac   When is it safe to plant garden vegetables? Is it simply after the last frost date for your area? And if that’s correct, then how do you find out when is that last Spring frost date? Can you plant some vegetable crops before the last frost date?

The Best Seeds To Have For Survival Preparedness

“When looking for long term survival seeds, you will need to grow carbohydrates from starchy vegetables, such as Winter squash and pumpkins, and protein from dry beans and grain. No other grain yields as well, and is as easy to harvest and grow without machinery as corn.” -SeedForSecurity (quote)   …

LED Grow Lights For Indoor Plants

LED grow lights are made up of light-emitting diodes, and are advantageous over other methods of plant lights because they consume much less electricity and the typical LED has a life span of 50,000 hours (if on a 12 hour timer, 11 years). If you use an alternative energy source …

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 …
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