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Growing potatoes in buckets

May 1, 2018 Rourke 24

Alright guys….this is a post I wrote last Fall for another blog but they never published it. Wanna grow some potatoes? It is amazingly easy. Check it out……. Over the past few years I have […]

Are you saving seeds?

April 10, 2015 Rourke 4

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 […]

Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchini

April 8, 2015 Rourke 2

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 […]

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Pull them suckers from the crotch….

April 7, 2015 Rourke 8

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 […]

GARDENING: Raised bed update…..

June 24, 2014 Rourke 6

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 […]

Are you saving seeds?

June 20, 2014 Rourke 7

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 […]

Raspberries – A Primer

June 12, 2014 Rourke 1

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 […]

Built a rotating compost bin

June 9, 2014 Rourke 4

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 […]

Garden looking good so far…..

May 26, 2014 Rourke 5

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 […]

Re: Cheap Survival Gardening

May 21, 2014 Rourke 0

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 […]

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Pull them suckers from the crotch….

May 19, 2014 Rourke 9

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 […]

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‘Tis the season……to Garden!!

May 14, 2014 Rourke 2

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 […]

CHEAP SURVIVAL GARDEN

April 29, 2014 Rourke 4

  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 […]