Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

When SHTF, medicinal plants and herbs on hand become indispensable. But instead of foraging for them in the wild when disaster strikes, it’s better to grow them in an outdoor or indoor garden for a more sufficient and stable source of herbal remedies. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Potent medicinal herbs to have in your survival garden Here … Continue reading Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits in buckets

Putting that green thumb to good use is easier said than done if there is no outdoor space for a garden in the first place–or so people think. Little to no access to an outdoor area shouldn’t rule out the idea of starting a garden. Megan Falk, a gardening enthusiast and an editorial assistant at Shape magazine, explains that … Continue reading Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits in buckets

How safe are urban gardening crops?

As more people learn about their benefits, urban gardens have increased in number across the United States. However, there are several issues surrounding food production in urban areas, like soil contamination, that are thought to pose risks to human health. In a recent breakthrough, a team of researchers from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain conducted a probabilistic risk assessment … Continue reading How safe are urban gardening crops?

How to keep pests out of your survival garden

For a homesteader, a garden does more than add beauty to your property. When SHTF, your garden can provide fresh produce so you can keep your family healthy and well-fed. But maintaining a garden means you also need to know natural and effective ways to protect your plants from garden pests. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Why chemical pesticides are … Continue reading How to keep pests out of your survival garden

Remain self-sufficient during the coronavirus pandemic by growing vegetables in buckets

These days, more and more people are worrying about where to find food for their families, particularly those who have lost their jobs as continues to spread across the globe. If you want to ensure that your loved ones have access to food amid this pandemic, start a bucket garden and plant vegetables. Using this method, … Continue reading Remain self-sufficient during the coronavirus pandemic by growing vegetables in buckets

Home gardening tips for preppers: Get rid of squash beetles with this item from your pantry

Home gardening is a beneficial hobby, but if you want to protect your plants naturally, you need to learn some gardening hacks. For instance, if your garden is infested with squash beetles, you can use self-rising flour to get rid of the pesky bugs. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) What are squash beetles? Squash beetles, also called squash bugs, … Continue reading Home gardening tips for preppers: Get rid of squash beetles with this item from your pantry

A crash course in intensive gardening

Gardening is a work-intensive practice, but one that is worth all the hard work and time you invest in it. After all, who is going to say no to a hobby that gives you a workout and yields the literal fruits (and vegetables) of your labor? In uncertain times like the current public health crisis, there is … Continue reading A crash course in intensive gardening

Marigolds possess a natural repellent against devastating pests

Do you worry about your plants being infested by pests? Try planting marigolds near them. Gardeners have practiced “companion planting” where marigolds are planted around tomato plants for protection against insects. This practice isn’t new, but its effectiveness is now backed by science. In a recent study, researchers from Newcastle University’s School of Natural and Environmental Sciences in the U.K. … Continue reading Marigolds possess a natural repellent against devastating pests

Gardening hacks: High-yield strategies to make the most out of your space

You don’t need a large plot of land to have a garden with a high vegetable yield. For productive gardening, you just need to figure out which strategies are best for your garden space. Here are seven high-yield strategies that can help you maximize your garden space. (h/t to GoodHousekeeping.com) (1) Use raised beds with rich soil. To … Continue reading Gardening hacks: High-yield strategies to make the most out of your space

Baking soda in the garden: 10 natural remedy uses for this basic household staple

Baking soda is an incredibly useful product that can be used in your garden. The household staple has been gaining popularity in the last few years because it is an inexpensive and abundant alternative to many synthetic chemicals out there. What’s more, baking soda — being all-natural — offers little to no side effects. We … Continue reading Baking soda in the garden: 10 natural remedy uses for this basic household staple