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Indoor Gardening 101: 3 Basic Tips for Urban Gardeners

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By Cherie

Whether you’re living in an urban environment without the space to create an outdoor garden or if you want to grow seedlings from the inside of your home, you can bring your green thumb inside with these indoor gardening tips:

Start Small

Unlike traditional outdoor garden plots, indoor gardens are much smaller. Use small containers — no more than three to four inches across — like yogurt cups, recycled cell-packs or pots from

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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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Gault on……Preserving The Harvest

This post was previously published HERE on MSO.

 

Home canning has been around since the mid 1800s. That’s when a tinsmith named John L. Mason invented the Mason Jar. For most of its existence canning was done by the “open kettle method”, but with the advent of the “pressure canner” canning became more useful and more broadly used. With the spread of supermarkets and the industrialization of food production, but for a few

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Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchini

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

Spring is fast approaching and many will start gardens for the very first time. Wanna have guaranteed (well…..almost) success? Over the years I have found it incredibly easy to grow both zucchini and crookneck summer squash. I have grown these in containers, raised beds, as well as in the ground.

Provided there is decent soil, water and sunlight – throw the seeds in

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Video of the Week: Solar Powered Rototiller

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 an excellent repurposing of a broken tiller and a car starter. What a great grid-down efficiency tool and at a very low cost.

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GARDENING AND SURVIVAL

The following post was published a little over 2 years ago over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com and I thought it was deserving of another look here. Gardening is one of the most underrated skills as well as preps in most preppers/survivalists systems. If you do not garden – start now. I learn something every year and mistakes need to be made now – not when it really counts. – Rourke

 

By Pam

The ultimate in self-sufficiency

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Pull them suckers from the crotch….

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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VIDEO: Gardening and Survival

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Sootch does a great job explaining the necessity of gardening as a preparedness skill and activity.If you do not garden on a regular basis this is the perfect time to get started.

 

 

Grow your own food with the 4 Foot Gardening Blueprint!!

 

Gardening is a passion of mine and I have made plenty of mistakes and learned from them. No survival & preparedness system would be complete

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4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the money

Rourke: I have posted about this before – consider it a reminder.

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

Continue reading 4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the money

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

 

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

Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

The gift that keeps on giving!!!!

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%

Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

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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

Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

planting-seed

 

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

Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

 

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

Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

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

Continue reading 4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the $7

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

 

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

Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

Row Gardening: Easier & More Bountiful than Square Foot Gardening

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……

 

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

Continue reading Special discount for ModernSurvivalOnline readers……

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

Continue reading Are you saving seeds?

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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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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