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Small Greenhouse Kit

Make sure you Like SHTFPreparedness on Facebook or Follow us on Pinterest to be updated every time we post great articles on Prepping, Homesteading, Survival, DIY and other topics! Small Greenhouse Kit The evolution from backyard gardener to greenhouse operator is a big one. It would seem that most of us are content with what …

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Growing Elderberries for Preventive Medicine, Food, Tea and Wine

Growing Elderberries for Preventive Medicine, Food, Tea and Wine July through October is elderberry harvesting time, depending of course on your zone. Called a bush, that’s actually a tree and yet in the honeysuckle family (!!), elderberries can grow in most areas of the US and Canada. Start looking for them along roadsides and hugging wooded perimeters, …

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How to Protect Your Garden During the Winter

How to Protect Your Garden During the Winter For many people the winter is a time to forget about all things garden . You begin concerning yourself with things within the four walls of your home. The winter is a time to keep warm and protected from the heat. The same could be said about …

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Leaf Mold and How it Can Help Your Soil

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5 Garden Crops You Need To Grow That Give The Most Protein

5 Garden Crops You Need To Grow That Give The Most Protein We all should know by now that protein is the building blocks of life. Proteins have many different jobs within the body. The body uses proteins for energy. Protein is also used as an enzyme, which starts reactions within the body, including metabolism, and gene …

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How to Properly Store Onions, Garlic, & Shallots

How To Properly Store Onions, Garlic, & Shallots I grow my own onions, garlic and shallots and if I am honest, I throw away 30% of them because they go off before I can eat them. My onions are ready to be harvested so I went on the hunt for a great old fashioned way …

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AZOMITE Trace Minerals for Better Garden Soil

AZOMITE Trace Minerals for Better Garden Soil If the summer and fall is about the harvest then the rest of the year should be about bettering your soil. Everything in your soil bed makes it into your food. If you are growing in soil that is lacking in nutrients than your food will and your …

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How To Build an Underground Greenhouse (Multiple Designs!)

How To Build an Underground Greenhouse (Multiple Designs!) Growing your own food isn’t difficult in the summer, but winter gardening is a lot more complicated. It is made infinitely easier when you have a space that is insulated from the elements. The below article shows many examples of people who have built underground Greenhouses, sometimes …

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30 Things You Should Never Compost or Recycle

30 Things You Should Never Compost or Recycle Composting is an economical, green way to fertilize your garden, and it is essential for homesteaders to know how to properly compost.  Most homesteaders are pretty isolated, so it’s is very inconvenient and expensive to go out and buy fertilizer.  Another thing that some new homesteaders don’t …

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Trench Tomato Planting – How To Plant Tomato Horizontally

Trench Tomato Planting – How To Plant Tomato Horizontally Anyone who has grown tomatoes can tell you that they tend to be sensitive, and fruit production can be unpredictable. The traditional vertical method of growing tomatoes ensures sunlight exposure to more surface area of the plant, but sometimes water and other nutrients are not able …

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