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All-Natural Garden Pest Control Methods

All-Natural Garden Pest Control Methods - There are so many all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden. You just have to do a little research.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. For an avid gardener, there’s nothing more demoralizing than heading outside and finding that your once-beautiful plants are now puny, spotty, and covered with nibble …

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The Most Important Pieces of Preservation

The Most Important Pieces of Preservation - Most people don't understand all the parts and pieces of the preservation game so it's important that we talk about them. This won't cover every piece or method but it will give you a nice list to use when considering dry or wet canning.

Heavy gardening and heavy preservation go hand in hand. They have to. If not you are going to spend the latter part of your summer giving food away. That is great but even neighbors get tired of your squash and your tomatoes. So instead of focusing just on a bigger garden, you need to also …

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Extend your Growing Season and Have More Food

Extend your Growing Season and Have More Food - Gardening is never a sure thing. There is reason we, as a nation, grow on such great swaths of land. We do it to assure that even with the failure that is so common in farming, we still have the residual crop to feed the world! Now that's a pretty powerful quota to meet.

Jack Frost is on an early approach this year and it would seem that we are left to watch in horror as our plants get hit by that first frost. Our precious basil towers need to come inside or they are going to be wasted. When you invest time in your garden it’s very hard …

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Building a Cold Frame for a Winter Garden

Building a Cold Frame for a Winter Garden - Building a cold frame and learning to garden in the fall and winter is the first step to extending your growing season to 365 days a year.

Learning to garden in the fall and winter is an important part of SHTF preparation.  And building a cold frame is the first step to extending your growing season to 365 days a year. Why Garden in the Winter? Learning to stretch your growing season for your vegetable garden into the fall and winter months …

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When a Garden Dies

When a Garden Dies - All of the hard work you put into your garden will wither in a matter of days. That first frost is one of the most depressing things to see when your once strong and formidable garden goes all translucent and falls to the ground. Its the annual reality of gardening.

Unless you have a great setup and are prepared for your garden to weather the freezing temperatures, you are going to experience a real loss over the next month or so. Your garden is going to wither up and die. Not all at once but some plants are going to die before others. Only the …

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Indoor Greens: Edible Sweet Potato Vine

Indoor Greens: Edible Sweet Potato Vine - What about growing foods indoors? There are a lot more options in this than you think. This article is a great look at what we can do to be effective when it comes to surviving something like this. Maybe growing some food indoors is the best answer to collapse gardening.

Have you given any consideration to indoor growing? While many preppers are quick to turn to gardens and renewable resources, what happens to that big garden in a large scale collapse? What happens to all those tomatoes and the food you have grown. Well, you can look at it two ways. The first is that …

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Tips for Making Your Own Compost

Tips for Making Your Own Compost -- You hear a lot about making your own compost and all the benefits it has to offer. However, what you don’t hear a lot about is how to compost. What do you need to make your own compost?

Any serious prepper needs to have a garden. If possible, a good sized garden that will help you put away excess for later on. Of course, not everyone has the means or the space for a large garden. But with the right soil and by choosing the right veggies, you can do a lot even …

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Survival Gardens: Bedding Down for Winter

Survival Gardens: Bedding Down for Winter - This article is about a number of different things but it will make you consider how you handle the garden over the winter. To be the best gardener you can it helps to be intentional about all things.

What happens to your garden in the winter? Do you cover it and turn it into a hoop house? Do you look to make things last as long as possible. Are you a year round grower? What angle do you take? There are several and this article in particular is going to discuss bedding down …

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The Healing Powers of Aloe Vera

The Healing Powers of Aloe Vera - This article is about one such healing plant. Aloe Vera has gotten so incredibly popular over the last 5 years that you can even drink the stuff! There are some serious benefits that go along with this gooey little cactus like plant.

What we use to care for and heal our bodies is changing all the time. For a long time we were inclined only to pull something from the medicine to heal ourselves or to treat ourselves in anyway. The interesting change that has recently come is that people are actually pulling things from the ground …

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How to Make Your Permaculture Garden Work in Off-Seasons

How to Make Your Permaculture Garden Work in Off-Seasons - This article is all about just that subject. How to make your permaculture garden work in the off seasons, is going to make you think. It might turn out you are only getting 70% out of your permaculture garden.

The prospect of having a powerful garden system that basically works to sustain itself is an incredible idea. Many people have enacted just the process and they are counting on a number of plants to achieve their goals. Of course, whenever you are talking about fruiting bodies, there is a season for them  and when …

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