Tips On Saving Seeds

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 having rows and rows of different seed packets to choose from if we were to ever need to grow our own food. We need to face the reality that things may “go south”, and if they do, we’ll only be able to count on ourselves, and the skills and knowledge we have acquired, in order to survive.

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Tips From A Survivalist On Saving Seeds

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 having rows and rows of different seed packets to choose from if we were to ever need to grow our own food. We need to face the reality that things may “go south”, and if they do, we’ll only be able to count on ourselves, and the skills and knowledge we have acquired, in order to survive.

How to Make a Seed Starter Out of a Medicine Cabinet

Mirrored flush-mounted bathroom medicine cabinets are easily one of the most non-upcycled objects out there. They are short and shallow. They don’t stand by themselves. And, frankly, they aren’t very nice to look at once they are out of their recessed wall enclosure.

But, the thing is, just about every house has one…sometimes two or more. You can pick them up for a song at garage sales, rebuilding centers or CraigsList. Sometimes they are free at all these places, because very few people actually want old medicine cabinets.

Gardening tools that you probably don’t realize you have!

Before I list them, I have some questions, how much fertilizers of any kind do you buy in a seasons time. The main question really is how much do you spend on the fertilizers? How much mulch do you buy in a seasons time and how much do you pay for it? How much have you spent on expensive gas powered equipment, plus the cost of fuel and maintenance and upkeep on this equipment? How much do you order of anything online?

Thought provoking? Good, because I usually have a great garden every year, I don’t spend over 10 dollars U.S.! Because I think about what I’m going to do. Since getting married two years ago, I find that I explain a lot of what I do to Amanda. She is the big city girl from Illinois, and all of my lifestyle is new, interesting, different to her. Some of my more mundane daily actions were mind boggling to her.

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Solar Room – Done Dirt Cheap…

If a porch does not exist building a basic frame and putting on a roof is not that hard especially if only 8 feet deep by 15 or so feet long. Tons of web sites out there for building a frame. The added space and FREE HEAT will return some if not all the money spent building it in no time at all.

Value for space in the cool climate garden

Most vegetables are beyond comparison for taste if you grow them yourself. However, some take up garden space for a very long time or, if the season is too short for heat loving plants, you may end up being disappointed with the crop.

Everyone can grow something, even if it is only sprouts on the kitchen bench.

Everything you grow yourself makes you more self reliant and can reduce your potential chemical exposure.