Survival Gardening

Grow Your Own Food

by Guest Blogger - April 23, 2014 • 3 comments

Host Evita Ochel talks about how we can get more sustainable and self-sufficient by becoming accountable for some of our food production.

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Raised-Bed Gardening – East Tennessee State University

by M.D. Creekmore - April 18, 2014 • 11 comments

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Are You Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?

by Guest Blogger - April 18, 2014 • 42 comments

By Michael Snyder – Economic Collapse Blog Do you think that the price of food is high now?  Just wait.  If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade.  Global demand for food continues to rise steadily […]

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It’s time for bed…

by Guest Blogger - April 14, 2014 • 28 comments

I interrupt your garden planning to bring you this special bulletin… As we begin out prepping journeys that we always talk of beans and bullets. But as the basic needs are fulfilled, we need to expand our acquisitions to daily items used without thought. In this case I am talking about beds and linens. My concern is that come the evening of the day the SHTF, we are going to collapse in exhaustion and what you lay your body down on might suddenly become vastly important.

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Need a Aquaponic Garden? Here’s How You Can do It – cheap, easy and effectively…

by Guest Blogger - April 11, 2014 • 15 comments

This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest  By B A few months ago, I learned of the practice of Aquaponic Gardening. As a homeschooling parent of a bunch of very active kids, I am always looking for multifaceted projects that can enhance my kids’ educational experience while being true to my prepper ideals. Aquaponics fit […]

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The Three Sisters, Beans, Corn and Squash!

by Guest Blogger - April 2, 2014 • 24 comments

By Nan Native Americans all across the USA planted these three crops for a very good reason. By combining them in there diet they had a base of complete nutrition. It is not just any kind of beans. corn and squash. You need to grow mature dry beans, corn as a grain and winter keeping […]

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Raised Beds – Cheap vegetable gardening beds – Permaculture Design – Huglekultur Vegetable garden

by M.D. Creekmore - February 24, 2014 • 10 comments

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10 Must read tips for new gardeners

by M.D. Creekmore - August 19, 2013 • 48 comments

This is a guest post by Seamus Finn  and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. First of all, folks, let me congratulate everyone reading this about your beautiful, green garden. What? You don’t have one? What are you waiting for then? I know, some of you, like me, are living in apartments and don’t have a yard […]

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Why Everyone Should Grow a Moringa Tree

by M.D. Creekmore - August 5, 2013 • 40 comments

This is a guest post by TN Mommy and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. One of the first things I started wondering about when I became a prepper is what I’m going to do to get vitamins after the SHTF. Especially things like calcium. I grow vegetables and fruits in my container garden, plus I’m working on […]

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Q & A with The Wolf Pack : Ideas for homegrown pest controls

by M.D. Creekmore - July 31, 2013 • 28 comments

Question from – Burt We started growing tobacco last season for use as an organic garden pest spray. The results were pretty good as long as we sprayed every other day and after a rain. That’s a lot of spraying! We make a ‘sun tea’ using dried leaves, coarsely ground. Tobacco may also make a […]

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Aquaponics: Vegetables and fish protein – family size

by M.D. Creekmore - July 15, 2013 • 12 comments

This is a guest post by Marvin H I have spent a lot of time researching aquaponics for my daughter. Over several months, I accumulated a lot of information, some contradicting others. From comparing and logical thinking, I have written this article that could be very valuable for anyone considering starting a home system. Survival is important, but […]

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You could win a Garden Tower!

by M.D. Creekmore - July 3, 2013 • 9 comments

Our friends over at the Garden Tower Project are sponsoring a garden tower and grow package giveaway for readers of See list below. Grand Prize: ($349) A brand new v1.1 Garden Tower from Garden Tower Project ($289) Abundant Harvest Farms Organic Plant Food & Soil amendment: 2.7lb box ($12) 1 lb of Red Wiggler […]

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Dangers and Rewards of the Home-Garden

by M.D. Creekmore - March 24, 2013 • 119 comments

I am amazed by the thought process of some readers who go to great lengths to convince me that raising a garden is not a viable survival strategy. After all, having a garden makes you a target, hungry people want food and will rob you of your harvest; they warn. A Yellowstone eruption or asteroid strike could […]

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Crunching numbers instead of carrots … or looking at some common assumptions about how much land you need to live on or how much seed you need to store

by M.D. Creekmore - March 22, 2013 • 49 comments

This guest post by Victoria S and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Like me, I’m sure you’ve seen the numbers out on the internet – “You only need a quarter of an acre to support a family of four” or “Five acres for a family of four” or “20 acres for a family of four” – but […]

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Is treated lumber safe for building raised bed vegetable gardens?

by M.D. Creekmore - March 20, 2013 • 59 comments

After posting a photo of my new raised bed garden frames in last weeks “what did you do to prep this week” post, I received several emails from readers asking if I had built my frames using treated lumber and they then proceeded to inform me of the health risks involved with  the use of treated wood in my garden. One readers email gave a dire […]

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The solar greenhouse that’s right for you

by M.D. Creekmore - February 19, 2013 • 11 comments

ALMOST ANY STRUCTURE that is built to look like a solar greenhouse will work. That is to say, the solar greenhouse concept is so right that you can ignore (or not know) the fine points of solar design and still build a house with much less need for supplemental heat than a traditional greenhouse. But once you understand a few basic solar-greenhouse design ideas, you can easily put together a greenhouse that truly lives up to the label solar, and provides remarkable efficiency.

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5 Most Nutritious Vegetables For Prepper Families

by M.D. Creekmore - January 15, 2013 • 15 comments

This is a guest post by Marjory Wildcraft This is the time of year you start getting seed catalogs in the mail. As you start to plan ahead for the spring, Here are five of my personal favorite garden varieties to grow. I’ve chosen these for their great nutrition, easiness to grow, and as you’ll […]

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How much land does it take to be self-reliant?

by M.D. Creekmore - November 15, 2012 • 70 comments

By Marjory Wildcraft from When thinking of becoming self-reliant, the question arises “how much land do I need to be able to sustainably grow enough food for my family?”  The exact answer to that question depends on several factors, but you can learn a lot, and make a pretty good estimate, by looking at the […]

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Gardening with limited space

by M.D. Creekmore - September 6, 2012 • 30 comments

This guest post is by Jason S and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Living on the side of a mountain is nice, but it raises some interesting challenges to gardening. Since the land my house sits on was literally carved out of the mountain, the soil is blasted rocks and dirt, leaving much to be desired […]

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Grow your own Turmeric

by M.D. Creekmore - August 22, 2012 • 10 comments

Turmeric can be planted and you can harvest it. Simply buy the roots at an Indian market, dip them in water and root hormone, and pot them. They will grow and multiply and you will always have turmeric. They also produce a beautiful flower and potted plant. I ordered mine from they carry both white […]

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