Category: Food Gardening

Understand the Cycle of Garden Soil

Do you struggle with growing terrific vegetables in your garden? You may if you don't have a feel for the cycle of garden soil. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Do you struggle with growing terrific vegetables in your garden? You may if you don’t have a feel for the cycle of garden soil.     If you don’t understand the cycle of garden soil then you probably struggle with growing terrific vegetables in your garden. So what’s in your garden soil, do you know? …

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10 Busted Gardening Myths

10 busted gardening myths. While not all inherently bad, certain myths can cause harm or limit potential in the garden. Don't fall for them. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

10 Busted Gardening Myths It’s funny what people believe and then pass on to the next generation. While not all inherently bad, certain myths can cause harm or limit potential and in the garden is no different than anywhere else. HomesteadDreamer.com busted gardening myths that she had heard of over and over again. For example: Do …

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3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens   Tomatoes are one of those garden foods that you’re either really great at growing or you can’t get them to fruit to save yourself. Others, still, are stuck in the middle: they can grow ’em, get fruit, but then it never ripens. I happen to fall into that …

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DIY: Compost for Newbies

How to compost for newbies. So many people see the title and think "How hard is it to compost? Just toss it into a pile and let it decompose!" | PreparedHomesteadingSurvivalist.com

How to Compost for Newbies   So many people see the title and think “How hard is it to compost? Just toss it into a pile and let it decompose!” I’ve heard it said before and remember thinking “there should be a compost for newbies book out there!” Thankfully, the people over at Farming My …

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Growing Potatoes in a Bucket

Growing Potatoes in a Bucket. If you have a space to put a 5 gallon bucket, some good soil or compost, and at least one potato, you're in business!

Growing Potatoes in a Bucket   Taters!!! I don’t know too many people who don’t like potatoes in at least one form or another. Personally, there are very few ways I don’t like potatoes, as my waistline can attest to. 😉 Do you have any idea how easy it can really be to grow your own? You …

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12 Steps to Growing Perfect Cucumbers

You like cucumbers fresh or pickled, but haven't had a successful crop yield? Following these 12 simple steps will help you in growing perfect cucumbers | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

12 Steps to Growing Perfect Cucumbers It’s Spring and gardens are being rototilled all across the country, seed packets are being delivered, and dreams of the coming harvest are filling the heads of gardeners. We all have our favorite things we like to plant and want them to do well. This post is all about …

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A Few Things to Know About Post Apocalyptic Gardening

A Few Things to Know About Post Apocalyptic Gardening. There is far more to gardening than tossing seeds or sprouted plants into the dirt and adding water | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

A Few Things to Know About Post Apocalyptic Gardening. There is far more to gardening than tossing seeds or sprouted plants into the dirt and adding water     There is far more to gardening than tossing seeds or sprouted plants into the dirt and adding water. While it may look otherwise to the untrained …

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Don’t Make These Square Foot Gardening Mistakes

Many new gardeners try their hand at square foot gardening and end up making mistakes. Don't get overzealous before you check this out! Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Many new gardeners try their hand at square foot gardening and end up making mistakes. Don’t get overzealous before you check this out!   Many new gardeners try their hand at square foot gardening for various reasons. These square foot gardening warriors tend to get overzealous and end up either burning out or tearing it all …

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Reasons to Use Raised Garden Beds

Reasons to Use Raised Garden Beds Raised beds versus planting right into the ground bring numerous advantages, other than saving your knees and back from aching. Spending hours bent over like that, even for someone in good shape, will eventually tire you out. A raised bed lessens that but it also does so much more! …

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Tips and Tricks for Indoor Seed Starting

Tips and Tricks for Indoor Seed Starting Indoor seed starting sounds really easy, right? Just put some seeds into the dirt, add water, put in a sunny window and you’re set, right? I wish it was that easy! In theory, the steps mentioned are pretty much what you end up doing but there is more …

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