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7 Steps for Growing Your Best Crop of Onions

7 Steps for Growing Your Best Crop of Onions Onions are on of the crops every self sufficient Gardener should be growing each year.  Even if you only have a small garden it is possible to grow and store enough onions each year so that you never have to buy another onion again.  Onions are …

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Using Leftover Fruit Peels in the Kitchen

Using Leftover Fruit Peels in The Kitchen Being frugal is the essence of emergency preparedness. No matter how you look at it, emergency preparedness is about reusing what you have. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling into the wilderness or if you are in cooking in the kitchen. Being frugal in the kitchen means learning …

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February Seed Starting Schedule

February Seed Starting Schedule February is the month when indoor seed starting begins for most gardeners.  Even those of you that live in some of the coldest parts of the country will be able to start a few seedlings in February.  A few basic supplies and a simple shop light are all you need to …

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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested. Foraging is the process of going out into that “wild” to gather available foods. By “wild” …

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How To Make An All Purpose Organic Pesticide From Vegetables

How To Make An All Purpose Organic Pesticide From Vegetables This all natural organic pesticide that is easy to make and super cheap. Go green this coming spring! and save a ton of money making your own organic pesticide. This entire pesticide will eventually break down and be reduced to nothing, so it is OK …

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Heritage vs. Hybrid Chicken Breeds: Which Is Sustainable?

Heritage vs. Hybrid Chicken Breeds: Which Is Sustainable? Before you even decide to get a chicken coop and buy chicken supplies, it is important to have a reason to raise chickens. Do you want them as pets? Are you capable of providing their basic needs? Which breeds suit your requirements best? Do you think egg …

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How To Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden

How To Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden Aquaponics, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing …

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How To Build A Double Decker Greenhouse Garden

How To Build A Double Decker Greenhouse Garden This project is great for a garden in a small space for a short season. This instructable shows you how to Recycle an old swing set into a green house. Put a shelf across the middle of the swing set to add garden space, or simply hang …

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Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar

Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar Most people think that if you don’t have a root cellar, you can’t store vegetables long term. That simply isn’t true! Each vegetable can be stored for longer than normal with just a few tweaks here and there, depending on which vegetables you want to store. You really don’t …

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Growing Potatoes in Straw for Easy Gardening

Growing Potatoes in Straw for Easy Gardening The first time I heard about growing potatoes in straw, I taught it was a joke. After researching the subject for quite a while, I discovered this is an underrated gardening method. The technique of growing potatoes in straw originates in the Northern European countries. The inhabitants of …

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