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Gifts for the Self Sufficient Gardener

Are you the self sufficient gardener or are you the person buying for the gardener?

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. Are you the self sufficient gardener or are you the person buying for the gardener? There are a number of great gifts out there that …

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Growing Lots of Food in the Winter

When its spring and the green thumb is throbbing all growers are gung ho about hoop houses and winter crops.

When its spring and the green thumb is throbbing all growers are gung-ho about hoop houses and winter crops. Looking out onto a garden in the summer and seeing all your work come to fruition, you feel even more emboldened to create that winter garden.   Then the first winter frost hits or a the …

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Healing Herbs Throughout the Seasons

Healing Herbs Throughout the Seasons - Growing and sourcing healing herbs is a four seasons adventure.  While you might think that spring and summer are the only times to forage for medicinal herbs, you would be very wrong.

Growing and sourcing healing herbs is a four seasons adventure.  While you might think that spring and summer are the only times to forage for medicinal herbs, you would be very wrong. In fact, there are some wild medicines that don’t even peak until after the first frost. Now, more than ever, we are understanding …

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Failing as a Prepper

Failing as a Prepper - What's most important is that you adapt and press on. Don't give up. Consequently, you can never reach your full potential if you are afraid of failure and quit at the first sign of it.

If you are thinking about starting to prep or even if you are years into this thing, failures abound. One of the biggest prepper failures is the garden. We are always struggling with the garden. It can actually get pretty funny because so much if it is out of our control. One year you have …

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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.

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 marks. You know that if you don’t do something soon, most of your garden will die and all your hard work will be for naught. So what should you do? …

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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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