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A Garden for the House — Home & Garden Inspiration from Kevin Lee Jacobs. The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors. From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people across the U.S. are embracing farm-fresh food.

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

And for good reason: Locally grown produce tends to be better for the environment and for local communities than its store-bought counterparts. Growing food at home also ensures that growers know exactly where their food comes from and how it was grown (no need to worry about deceptive food labeling). If you’re not whipping out the pruning shears yet, consider this: Learning new skills is good for our brains. Luckily, you don’t need to be a farmer (or even live near a farm) in order to reap the benefits of home-grown produce.

If you have a sunny window (or two, or five) and a bit of extra time on your hands, then you’re capable of growing your own food right at home. General Growing Tips Fruits and Veggies. Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in September - What to Plant in September. Raised Bed Gardens on Pinterest. Off Grid Info - Food Independence - Where To Get Heirloom Seeds - Non-GMO Seeds - Organic Seeds. Join 75,000+ Fans on Facebook: Follow Us On Pinterest: Please Share This Page: Here is a useful list of 40+ 230+ companies supplying heirloom / non-GMO / organic seeds.

Off Grid Info - Food Independence - Where To Get Heirloom Seeds - Non-GMO Seeds - Organic Seeds

If health is wealth, then this page is solid gold! :) Please share this important information. How to Build a Rain Barrel for Under $30 – MomPrepares. Top 10 Organic Fertilizers. How to Condition and Plant a Straw Bale Garden. When it comes to thrifty, versatile ways to garden, it’s hard to beat a straw bale garden.

How to Condition and Plant a Straw Bale Garden

It often costs less than a bag of potting soil, you can put it wherever you want (no soil required), and it’ll eventually turn into compost – so what is your garden this year can feed your garden next year. How’s that for recycling? Many garden centers, home improvement stores, and feed stores sell straw bales. Once you bring yours home, there are just a few steps you’ll want to take to get it ready for planting. Learn all about them in our handy video or follow the instructions below. Choose a sunny spot. Welcome! (All Things Plants) The Garden Planting Calendar for Buechel, Kentucky (All Things Plants) Gardening in the fall can be much more challenging than spring planting, because you are in a race to get your crops mature and harvested before the winter frosts begin, around October 30.

The Garden Planting Calendar for Buechel, Kentucky (All Things Plants)

This means you need to consider how much time each variety needs between planting and picking. Those numbers vary widely between different varieties of the same kinds of plants! Usually the "Days to Harvest" are present on the seed packet. 4 Easy-to-Grow Medicinal Plants. Medicinal herbs have a rich tradition of use throughout human history.

4 Easy-to-Grow Medicinal Plants

It is easy and enjoyable for the home gardener to grow her own medicinal herbs, whether on a windowsill or in the garden proper. The following are a number of medicinal herbs you can start growing right now and enjoy through the summer. A word of caution: In rare cases, medicinal herbs may cause allergic reactions or may conflict with prescription medication.

For preparations, dosages, and contraindications, you will have to do your own research about each herb. Also, the common uses listed are only some of the uses; there may be many others. Echinacea (E. angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea) Common Uses. 7 Survival Crops You Can Grow Without Irrigation - Did you realize that many vegetables will grow without irrigation?

7 Survival Crops You Can Grow Without Irrigation -

Like us, most plants thrive when they get plenty of water – but some crops are also very good at mining for the moisture they need and hanging on to whatever falls from heaven. When it comes to survival gardening, ensuring a good supply of water should be a top priority, yet there are times when it isn’t easy to drag water around or get irrigation to a field. If that’s the case, you might need to think differently about both how you grow and what you grow. Steve Solomon wrote an excellent book on gardening without irrigation that really nails down some techniques, plus shares the great potential of dryland farming.

101 Gardening Secrets Experts Never Tell You. 83.

101 Gardening Secrets Experts Never Tell You

Keep heavy squash and melons from rotting on the ground as they ripen by placing a heavy flat stone under them. 84. Survival Garden: Part 1. Growing A Survival Garden May Soon Become A Necessity!

Survival Garden: Part 1

Have you considered that... survival gardening may soon be a true matter of survival and not just a choice? With the rapid decline of our financial system and food supply, grocery store produce and other products, may soon be at a crisis level shortage like we have never seen. At that point, gardening would no longer be a "choice" for a more self sufficient lifestyle, it would be a matter of survival for everyone! This scenario is fast-becoming very probable and real. With the costs of living rising all the time, you can see the practical benefits of growing your own garden... you can save money, increase your family's health, and become more self sufficient all at the same time by growing vegetables in your backyard.

Survival Gardening: Part 2. Survival Cache The answer to everyone’s question is “No”, we are not too late to get started on our Survival Garden for this year, not for most of the population living in the United States and Canada.

Survival Gardening: Part 2

It keeps snowing on me here in Utah, so I’m still waiting. This is the 2nd post in a series on Survival Gardening Read Part 1: Survival Gardening I just moved into a new place and so I haven’t been able to do my fall preparation like I normally would, but that’s just the way it is sometimes, so don’t sweat the small stuff. Just like survival in the woods, we start wherever we are and go from there, we do the very best we can under the circumstances. Many times people are frustrated because they hear the radio shows, read the books, view the Emergency Foodvideos, and find their situation doesn’t match up to what they are hearing from the experts. Survival Gardening. And a Way to Relax and De-Stress Survival gardening can be fun, relaxing and actually quite simple… Many people seem to think they don’t have enough space for a garden but the areas where you can learn how to grow a basic vegetable garden are endless.

Survival Gardening

Yep, I am talking about those spaces we try to fill in with all kinds of flowers, shrubs, and even in some cases, gravel, so that it looks nice…. :) Plant your veggies there. Along Side Your House The area alongside the house is perfect for plants as it is protected from many things, such as: Home-made low cost greenhouse designed to use free untreated pallet wood. Or, how to build a viable, safe, year-round food production system. The 5 Euro greenhouse... its organic produce.. How to Build an Inexpensive Cold Frame in Under 30 Minutes With No Tools. For over ten years I have grown my own garden transplants by carrying the seed trays out into the sun on warm days and bringing them in every evening.

In the last 3 years, I was juggling over 20 trays in and out of the house. This method uses natural light to produce strong, non-leggy transplants — but if you’re growing lots of seedlings it is excessively laborious! It had to stop! However, my husband and I do not have impressive construction skills. 66 Things You Can Grow At Home: In Containers, Without a Garden. From apples and figs, to bananas, guavas and hops Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don't have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel. Here's a starter list of all the crazy things even urban gardeners, without space for a garden, can grow at home.

Photo credit: Gardener's Supply Tree fruits - including apples Photo credit: Photodisc/Thinkstock Citrus fruits. Plant your Irish potatoes this fall or winter by Robert L. Williams. My family has made a practice of planting Irish potatoes in the fall rather than in the early spring. We tried it both ways for many years and our conclusions are that, season after season, fall planting seems to work better for us. Here's an illustration: last spring we dutifully planted our potatoes in March, which is about as early as we can work the land successfully. We planted the spuds six inches deep, and then we waited.And waited. And waited.In April the first signs of growth appeared, and in the cool spring the plants grew, barely noticeably. When the really warm days of May arrived the potato plants put on a growth spurt that was truly gratifying. 9 Winter Gardening Tips for Preppers.

Some people may think that winter gardening is impossible. But believe it or not, this is untrue. Anyone can still grow a number of plants, vegetables, herbs and flowers in cold and even freezing temperatures. As a matter of fact, maintaining a winter garden is very beneficial. It helps not only the gardener himself but also the environment. There are many techniques that can help you garden any time of the year. 9 Winter Gardening Tips One interesting advantage of winter gardening is that it gives us the chance to become healthier. 9 Winter Gardening Tips for Preppers. How to Test Your Soil With Just a Mason Jar. 12 Fastest Growing Vegetables. Gardenplanplus.pdf. Rain Barrels. University of Minnesota Extension. 10 Practical Uses for Eggshells.

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Raised Beds: Preparing your Garden Beds for Spring. This may sound odd to you, but my favorite season in the garden is early spring, after our raised beds are prepared but before anything is growing. Cubit's Organic Living » How to: Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds. Saving your own tomato seeds is rather fun and has all sorts of benefits. What to Plant Now: May in the Central and Midwest Gardening Region. Other Highly Recommended Crops: When to Plant Vegetables in Kentucky? Square Foot Gardening Basics. Garden Tools, Planters, and More. The Homesteader's Free Library. Little House In The Suburbs - Simplicity, Self-sufficiency. The urban guide to being self sufficient'ish.

6,000 lbs Of Food On 1/10th Acre - Urban Farm. 17 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever. Everyday we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables and herbs completely free of charge. Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint.