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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DIY Rabbit Tractor

Reader Valinda Mullin shares a clever DIY hack that allows her to raise healthy, happy meat rabbits in a mobile pen. By Valinda Mullin I thought it’d be great to have a tractor for raising meat rabbits, just like people do with their chickens. I started by gathering up recycled supplies that I’d been saving …

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How BIG a Backyard Do You Need?

Interesting... When Summer turns to Fall and the air is crisp, my mind drifts to the planning stage.  For those at the exciting beginning stage of homesteading, this is for you! Here is a fun graphic to illustrate how much land you need to live off and be self sufficient.

How To Turn Ordinary Garden Soil Into Organic Potting Mix

Written by: Jacki Andre If you’ve been gardening for a while, you’ve likely heard that you shouldn’t use garden soil in containers or as a seed-starting medium. But garden soil is free and it’s right there for the taking. So, what’s wrong with using it? The short answer is that soil used in any kind …

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If We Want “Unity”… Government Must Become Weaker

Is everyone reading the ZeroHedge?  In my humble opinion, there are three important risks to be aware of: EMP, Cyber Attack and Financial Collapse.  Look to multiple sources of information, connect the dots, and use lots and lots and lots of discernment, and look to your core values.... Focus on the Bill of Rights.  Understand …

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5 All-Natural Tricks To Save Your Garden From Fungus

Written by: Steve Nubie I’ve been gardening for more than 40 years. I’m particularly fond of vegetable gardening, although my wife is an avid gardener with flowers and decorative plants. Both of us, though, have confronted the challenge of various forms of fungus growing on leaves, and we’re both very hesitant about any chemical sprays. …

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How to Save Seeds: Drying Seeds for Storage

Learn how to collect, save and cultivate seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees and shurbs with "The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds." Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough thoroughly explain every step in the seed-saving process. By Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough [repost:  http://www.motherearthliving.com/vegetable-gardening/how-to-save-seeds-drying-seeds-for-storage?pageid=3#PageContent3 ] The following is an excerpt from The …

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