The Space-Saving, ‘Upside-Down Way’ To Grow Indoor Tomatoes

Written by: Kristen Duever Indoor gardening can be a great way to have fresh vegetables year-round and satisfy your green thumb during the winter, but if you live in a small home or apartment, it can be challenging to find enough room for your plants. One solution is to turn your indoor garden on its …

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The Very Best Vegetables To Grow In Drought Conditions

Written by: Jacki Andre Whether you live in an area susceptible to drought (hello American Southwest!) or not, chances are your garden at some point will experience dry conditions. If you’re fortunate, you can just hook up a hose and let your irrigation system run. But in some cases, water may be rationed or it …

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6 Tricks To Saving Time & Money In The Garden

Written by: Trent Rhode Whether you’re a new gardener, or a long-time student of the land, there are many things you can do to cut back on inputs and save time and money in the garden. In fact, there is a growing movement of gardeners who have found great success in shifting more and more …

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Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

  Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.  According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 (1). Although it can be …

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Tea Time: 10 Herbal Teas for Health

Try these easy-to-find and delicious herbal teas for 10 common health problems. By Mother Earth Living staff Steaming, delicious herbal tea can do more for us than act as an afternoon pick-me-up. A wide variety of herbs have healing applications, and they can be administered as a lovely cup of tea. From classic calming herbs …

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5 Ways Your Great-Grandparents Stockpiled Fresh Produce

Written by: Daphne Cybele Van Schaick Can you stockpile fresh produce? Yes! You can integrate your extra garden and orchard produce (or weekly specials from the supermarket) into a well-planned stockpile that includes fresh produce, just like your great-grandparents did. Fresh items can be preserved for longer storage, and you can grow fruit trees, nut-bearing …

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What Is The True Shelf Life Of Store-Bought Canned Foods?

Written by: Steve Nubie Have you ever wondered how long store-bought canned good will last in your stockpile? Professional food processors and manufacturers have both the equipment and knowledge to properly preserve food — plus the tests and inspections from the federal government. However, most canned foods are packed in water. That makes a big …

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7 Ways The Pioneers Preserved Food Without Electricity

Written by: Steve Nubie The pioneers knew more than a few tricks to preserve food for the long-term. Any form of food preservation was designed to kill and inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungus and other micro-organisms. It also was designed to prevent the oxidation of fats which could lead to rancidity. Our pioneer ancestors …

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What You Should Know About Colloidal Silver

What Is Colloidal Silver? Colloidal Silver is a suspension of very tiny silver particles in liquid, typically purified water. Silver is a mineral. It is not yet known, scientifically speaking, what the function of silver is in the human body. Silver is a naturally occurring mineral in foods and water. January, 1915, The Journal of …

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