Beekeeping for Beginners

In recent years, beekeeping has grown as a hobby to help families grow healthier plants while also helping the families be more self-reliant. You might be thinking that beekeeping is...

DIY Broths from Kitchen Scraps

I’m one of those people who really loves soups and stews. A good soup simmering on the stove makes a house feel like home, it offers comfort during stressful...

Should You Worry About Raising Chickens And Salmonella?

Live poultry often are carriers of Salmonella – a germ that can be harmful to humans. But how big is the risk? In chickens, Salmonella is a naturally occurring germ that...

How to Harvest Seeds Properly and Sustain a Year Round Food Supply

How do you grow seeds? It can be difficult to harvest seeds, requiring patience, practice and a good deal of knowledge. That said, it is an extremely satisfying undertaking. Eventually,...

Do Seeds Really Expire?

We've all heard the news reports of seeds discovered in ancient tombs that germinated when they were planted; even the seeds you purchase are labelled with dates of expiration...

Gardening For The Future – Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

This is the simplest and easiest method of gardening "no work," by far. You plant straw directly into bales, and as the season progresses, the straw is broken down...
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19 Early Pioneers Tools That Are Still Working Today

Setting out for the frontier in the 19th century was nothing like moving to a new city today. You weren’t moving to a place with a fully developed infrastructure, where...

Plants You Should Grow Around Your House To Repel Insects And Bugs (Including Termites)

No one likes to be bugged; at least, no one that I know likes to be. And we live in a world where we are surrounded by bugs; billions...

10 Bugs You Should Never Kill In Your Garden

Just thinking about bugs will cause people to start squirming. But not every bug is the enemy, especially when it comes to gardens. There are a few, including some...

How to Grow Potatoes in Shopping Bags for an Extended Harvest

Not only is the harvesting of your potatoes in bags a smart way to grow them in small spaces, it can also prolong the harvest time. Additionally, keeping pests...