Seed starting 101: 4 Good reasons to start seeds indoors

Though it’s possible to grow a vegetable garden by buying seedlings from your local garden center, it’s better to start your garden by growing seeds indoors. For one, it’s way cheaper than buying seedlings every time you want to grow something. Plus, you can buy seeds for more varieties than you will find for sale as … Continue reading Seed starting 101: 4 Good reasons to start seeds indoors

How to make seed paper that can grow into plants for your survival garden

Seed paper is considered by many to be nothing more than a novelty item. But as a prepper, you might find that this ingenious item may help you increase the amount of food you’re growing in your survival garden. As its name suggests, seed paper, or plantable paper, is a kind of handmade paper that has been … Continue reading How to make seed paper that can grow into plants for your survival garden

5 Plants that can keep mosquitoes away from your home

Summer is just around the corner, and the warm weather means the mosquitoes are about to come out as well. It is difficult to keep these pests away from your home, especially without the use of chemicals. Fortunately, certain plants have qualities that mosquitoes find very repellant. Here are five of those plants. (h/t to OldWorldGardenFarms.com) … Continue reading 5 Plants that can keep mosquitoes away from your home

Survival essentials: Here’s why you should grow food in your home garden before SHTF

Preppers know that home gardening is a beneficial activity because it allows you to grow crops without any harmful pesticides. Becoming a home gardener also means you have access to food after SHTF. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) 6 Reasons to start a home garden Even if the world doesn’t end tomorrow, below are six reasons to start growing … Continue reading Survival essentials: Here’s why you should grow food in your home garden before SHTF

Prepper must-haves: 10 Survival uses of hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic made by combining water and an oxygen molecule. It is an excellent disinfectant, mold-killer and stain remover, thanks to this extra oxygen molecule. Experienced preppers recommend stocking up on bottles of hydrogen peroxide and including them in your’s bug-out bag because they can be used for a variety of things. Here … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: 10 Survival uses of hydrogen peroxide

Home gardening tips: How to start a survival orchard

Before SHTF, most homesteaders plan to start a home garden on their property so they have access to fresh produce. If you have more space on your property, you should also consider starting a survival orchard. Within several years, you can harvest fresh fruits free from pesticides. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Why start a survival orchard? If you … Continue reading Home gardening tips: How to start a survival orchard

12 Budget-friendly tips for creating a beautiful garden

Stunning gardens are a treat for the senses. Fragrant flowers, colorful fences and weed-free beds help create an inviting garden for humans, birds and insects alike. Beginner gardeners might shrink at the idea of creating a garden that’s both functional and beautiful. However, it’s not as difficult as it seems. And it shouldn’t burn a hole … Continue reading 12 Budget-friendly tips for creating a beautiful garden

What to do if your survival garden dies

Starting a survival garden is ideal for anyone who wishes to become self-sufficient. But if you’re growing your own food for the first time, you should be prepared for the possibility of failure. As a skill honed through trial and error, gardening is fraught with difficulties that can be discouraging for new gardeners. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) How to revive a dying … Continue reading What to do if your survival garden dies

Emergency medicine: 9 Healing herbs to grow at home before SHTF

Healing herbs are every prepper’s go-to medicines when SHTF. These natural medicines have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, such as wounds, fever and constipation. On top of that, many medicinal herbs are quite easy to grow and require very little maintenance. Watering them every now and then and ensuring that they receive enough … Continue reading Emergency medicine: 9 Healing herbs to grow at home before SHTF

12 Homemade pest control ideas for your kitchen and home garden

Keeping pests out of your kitchen ensures that your food supplies last a long time. Meanwhile, keeping pests away from your crops helps them grow healthy and strong. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Below are 12 non-toxic ingredients that you can use to make natural pest control remedies for your homestead. Keep your kitchen pest-free Using pantry staples doesn’t just … Continue reading 12 Homemade pest control ideas for your kitchen and home garden