Survival Gardening

Saving Heirloom Seeds Correctly Saves Your Garden

by M.D. Creekmore - July 17, 2012 • 35 comments

This guest post is by Debbie S and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Those of us preparing to survive disaster weather man made or nature made agree that heirloom seeds are a prepper’s friend and we should be saving heirloom seed for the next garden. Heirloom seed saving has been an endangered tradition that is slowly regaining ground. […]

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Growing Potatoes in Towers

by M.D. Creekmore - July 2, 2012 • 30 comments
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This guest post is by Sean M and entry in our non-fiction writing contest This year after being fresh back from out West and not having income for nine months. Me and my wife decided it was best to become more self-sufficient. So we decided it best to at least have a garden to eat […]

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How to grow more tomatoes per plant

by M.D. Creekmore - May 25, 2012 • 18 comments
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This is a guest post by Theresa B Every year we get so many tomatoes from our garden that friends wonder what our secret is. There’s no secret but you must know a few essential methods to have tall, mostly fruit vines. A couple of years ago we planted 12 small (pony pack size) tomato […]

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Ten gardening ideas for survival

by M.D. Creekmore - March 8, 2012 • 39 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Spiderwolf Studying permaculture allows you to think about gardening and resources in a different way. I’ve also been fortunate to read about the wonderful uses of some plants that you may not know about and I’d love to share this information with you. Bamboo – […]

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Tips for planting potatoes and other worthy produce

by M.D. Creekmore - November 17, 2011 • 60 comments

Guest post by Penny Pincher The earlier you can start your taters the better. Last year I bought seed potatoes, started some indoors, and started some outdoors later, then transplanted the first ones – and the ones that had a month on the other ones produced twice as much. This year I have a couple […]

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Survival gardening for depressed economic times

by M.D. Creekmore - November 17, 2011 • 44 comments

A guest post by Jo (Georgia) [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest - First Prize winner will receive a gift certificate for $170 worth of Winchester Ammo. Second Prize winner will receive 3 dozen Tattler Reusable Canning Lids . Third Prize winner will receive a LifeStraw.] Times being what they are we’re all trying to save a little money. […]

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A Prepper’s Step-by-Step Guide to Composting

by M.D. Creekmore - August 15, 2011 • 69 comments

This is a guest post by Gayle from Gainesville [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win a number of prizes including an 84 serving storage bucket of Wise Food Storage, 500 rounds of 9mm ammo, a NukAlert a copy of my book The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat and a copy […]

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Econo Expando (adding economical space to your retreat)

by M.D. Creekmore - June 28, 2011 • 10 comments

This is a guest post by E.C. [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win a number of prizes including an 84 serving storage bucket of Wise Food Storage, 500 rounds of 9mm ammo, a NukAlert  a copy of my book The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat and a copy of my CD It’s […]

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Unusual Plants for The Survival Garden and Yard

by M.D. Creekmore - April 29, 2011 • 71 comments

This is a guest post by AZ Rookie Prepper and entry in our non-fiction writing contest – where you could win $100 cash. As spring has almost arrived, I thought I would offer some suggestions for those who enjoy and use gardening as part of their preps. I don’t have a huge garden; as a matter […]

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Follow Up: Hybrid vs. Heirloom Garden Seeds

by M.D. Creekmore - February 24, 2011 • 27 comments

by Jerry Hi Everyone!  Well, I definitely got some feedback on my last guest blog, Hybrid vs. Heirloom: One Man’s Perspective.  While some of you agreed with my ponderings, some did not, and that’s totally fine.  As I had stated in the blog, this was my experience with hybrid vs. heirloom seed, and everyone’s experience is […]

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Hybrid vs. Heirloom Seeds One Man’s Perspective

by M.D. Creekmore - February 11, 2011 • 20 comments

This is a guest post by Jerry Greenfield Hi All! First, I really wanted to say thank you to everyone for accepting my first guest blog so well! The amount of comments, conversation, and feedback was just amazing and overwhelming! So thank you very much! That being said, I saw a lot of conversation going […]

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Tips From A Survivalist On Saving Seeds

by M.D. Creekmore - January 19, 2011 • 31 comments

Guest post by – Jerry Greenfield read more of his articles here. There are no guarantees in this world we live in today. We can’t rest assured that the grocery store will always be there or that its shelves will always be stocked full of food. We can’t count on our local home supply store […]

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