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

Gardening is a crucial survival skill, and this activity can be pursued whether you live in a spacious homestead or a cramped apartment. You just need to be creative. This is where bucket gardening comes in, which is a lifesaver for most urban preppers who wish to grow their own food. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Bucket gardening basics … Continue reading Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits and vegetables in buckets

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

10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

Despite its health and economical benefits, gardening might be neither practical nor doable for most people in cities and urban neighborhoods. These places just offer little to no space for green gardens – or so people think. Lack of outdoor space shouldn’t rule out a garden, at least not in the traditional sense. Old plant … Continue reading 10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

Home gardening tips: For how long can you store vegetable seeds?

Growing your own food gives you access to fresh fruits and vegetables – something that is invaluable post-SHTF. Knowing how to store seeds properly ensures that you’re always ready for the next planting season. To the untrained eye, dry and brittle seeds may seem useless. However, gardeners know that vegetable seeds are key to starting … Continue reading Home gardening tips: For how long can you store vegetable seeds?

Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

It’s best to grow root crops in early spring, but did you know that fall is also a suitable growing season? In fact, gardeners who didn’t have access to modern food preservation methods often planted crops during fall so they had enough to fill their root cellars once it was time to harvest. If you … Continue reading Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

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

Home gardening basics: 24 Plants to grow in a bucket garden

Bucket gardening is popular among urban preppers because it allows you to grow assorted herbs and vegetables even if you live in a small apartment. Also known as container gardening, this method is a great way to start your own garden if you’re a beginner who doesn’t want to feel overwhelmed with a full-sized backyard garden. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) Why … Continue reading Home gardening basics: 24 Plants to grow in a bucket 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