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Perennial Vegetable and Fruits in a Permaculture Garden

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This post was published previously here at ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It can be seen HERE.

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By Bev, Executive Editor – SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com

I recently saw a guest post on Rethinksurvival.com about survival gardening and how a garden may not feed you all that much compared to the work you

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4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the $7

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Hello all – a reminder……

Like me you have probably come across one of those “video advertisements” that try to scare the crap out of you and then sell you something. The vast majority of times I click out of these types of ads and move on to something else. Recently I came across one of these ads on small area gardening and watched it all the way through – and for $7 bucks

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The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.

Promo code MODERNSURVIVAL25

Joining the Seeds of the Month Club – you will receive seeds every month of the year year round and also 25% off vegetable seeds in their online store.

Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25% discount not included) 8 packs of seeds your

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Row Gardening: Easier & More Bountiful than Square Foot Gardening

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From Rourke: This post was originally posted over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE.

By Beverly Sandlin

For all of the hype about square foot gardening and raised beds, when two of my sisters, both avid and experienced gardeners (better than I am) stopped by last week, we had a little discussion and all decided that raised beds and square foot gardening is less productive and harder than the time tested standard row garden.

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Special discount for ModernSurvivalOnline readers……

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The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.

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Joining the Seeds of the Month Club – you will receive seeds every month of the year year round and also 25% off vegetable seeds in their online store.

Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25% discount not included) 8 packs of seeds your

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GARDENING: Raised bed update…..

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The raised bed I built a few weeks ago is doing well. The cucumber plant has climbed the cage I surrounded it with and is reaching out the top. There are approx. 1 “boatload” of mini-cucumber growing on the vine. If we do not get rain I water it every day or so. There are a few pepper plants in the bed as well and they also are growing just fine.

Having the bed and

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Are you saving seeds?

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We spend tons of money on guns, ammunition, knives, backpacks and all kinds of things labeled “tactical” – but what about seeds? Many of us that prepare for “bad times” ahead consider gardening an integral part of our systems. Seeds are ultra-inexpensive and readily available most anywhere.

I am not going to get into the whole Heirloom versus Hybrid debate. Why? It’s pointless. Why again? Because most of the vegetables seeds that are available locally

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Raspberries – A Primer

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The following post was originally published at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

By Bev

When I was a little girl a yearly ritual was when my Mother took us all out to hunt for blackcaps. Blackcaps are those delicious little wild berries that pop up everywhere. We always took the dogs because it could be dangerous if you ran into rattlesnakes – which it seemed we always did. The

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Built a rotating compost bin

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I just completed another project building a rotating compost bin out of scrap deck wood. I am no carpenter and focus more on utility than appearance (obviously ). I have had a compost bin located in my garden for several years and wanted another. Originally I created a couple of circular enclosures with some fencing but my dog was enjoying pulling out my discarded scraps and running off with them.

My solution was to build

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New “raised” bed added to the garden

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This past weekend I completed a project I had wanted to do for some time: I built a new raised bed to add to my gardening. Certainly not an architectural masterpiece I had a bunch of scrap wood that a friend gave me when he replaced his deck. Seeing gardening beds like this before I wanted to give it a shot. Especially useful for those that have bad backs – the gardening area is actually

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Video of the Week: Tomato Fertilizing Tips – Quick, Simple, Inexpensive

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

This is a great video on fertilizing tomato’s using fish fertilizer and epsom salt. Great information in preparation for a survival garden. Time for me to

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Garden looking good so far…..

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The garden is looking good so far this season. In previous years I tended to overpack my gardening space with plants. I guess my thoughts behind this was to try to get the maximum harvest possible as if it was a survival situation. I did use a decent amount of fertilizer (Miracle Grow) so the plants never seemed to suffer from malnutrition.

This year I planted the least amount

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Re: Cheap Survival Gardening

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Back on April 29th an article titled “Cheap Survival Gardening” was published. Several follow up comments were left including a request for pictures of the garden. Well – author “JP” has obliged and sent some pictures in.

To see the original article click HERE.

Thanks JP!!

 

 

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Pull them suckers from the crotch….

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If you thought the title had anything to do with anything other than pruning tomatoes then your mind must be in the gutter. Removing “suckers from the crotch” is a pruning technique for tomato plants that can help grow more fruit and less plant.

First off – What is a “sucker“? A sucker is a growth that occurs in the crotch (area between the stem and branch). Why remove the sucker from the crotch? The

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‘Tis the season……to Garden!!

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So far the my gardens are looking good. My main, largest garden has vegetables such as Crookneck Summer Squash, Pickling Cucumbers, Zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more. I planted everything using seeds and transplants and also staggered planting times over the past 5 weeks. By using transplants and seeds AND spreading out the planting times I will extend the harvesting times.

Other raised bed gardens contain more of the same – peppers,

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CHEAP SURVIVAL GARDEN

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I live in a suburban neighborhood that doesn’t allow chickens or rabbits, but I decided that I wanted a homestead survival garden at least to grow some of my own food. I don’t plan on becoming a total vegetarian, but want to provide some plant protein and vitamins for my family during a grid-down situation.

I read all the books on small gardens and asked my local feed stores for help

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4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the money

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Hello all –

Like me you have probably come across one of those “video advertisements” that try to scare the crap out of you and then sell you something. The vast majority of times I click out of these types of ads and move on to something else. Recently I came across one of these ads on small area gardening and watched it all the way through – and for $7 bucks I

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Guest Post: Why You Need To Garden Now

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This post was originally posted back in 211 and its contents still hold true. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

by J.Burk

It’s easy to find excuses not to garden: I’m too busy, I don’t want to ruin the lawn, I don’t have enough space, I’ll start when I move to the country. There might even be a few who bought a container of heirloom seeds, tossed it

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Building a standard 6′ x 3′ raised bed

From Rourke: The following article was published over at Town-Farming.com. It can be seen n its original form HERE. Clicking on any of the pictures will take you to the other site. To return to ModernSurvivalOnline – just click the back button.

 

Building a standard 6′ x 3′ raised bed

I am going to show you how to build my standard 6′ x 3′ raised beds. I chose my beds to be 3′ wide

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Have a Kindle? Special sale on gardening book…..

This is a bargain that reader JG alerted me about – the book The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally is on sale for only $1.99. I do not know how long it will be at this price – so if your interested act quickly.

Amazon Summary: In this invaluable resource, Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, offer a wealth

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Re: Spring is here – almost time to till my garden

In response to my mentioning getting ready to till up my garden I received the following. Figured it was worth sharing:

 

Hi John

I would like to share the MANTIS Tiller with you and everyone.

We have had the MANTIS for several years now and it is so easy and does what they say it will. This MANTIS is a small lightweight tiller that goes through about anything. We have used to till our

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The $2 garden

This post originally appeared over at Country Side Magazine – it can be seen in its original form HERE.

Good stuff!

Rourke

 

The $2 garden

By Kat Reiff

 

I spent 14 wonderful years as a low-income single mother. A tiny townhouse apartment with a micro back patio and an equally micro front garden was our home all 14 of those years. Yes, we lived in poverty and riches

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