Fall garden planted…..with old seed

I have found gardening to be a continuous learning process. Fall/Winter gardening is something I have little experience with and decided to do a little this Fall.      In one raised bed I planted lettuce (Red Seeded Simpson), broccoli, carrots, and radish.     In a small portion of my main garden I planted peas, broccoli, and more lettuce … Read more

Getting started in gardening……………

Getting Started in Gardening By John Rourke http://modernsurvivalonline.com There are many reasons to have your own garden. Growing and eating vegetables that you grew from scratch by preparing soil, planting seeds, weeding, watering and picking all yourself is incredibly rewarding. Money can be saved as seeds are much less expensive than the corresponding produce. Fresh … Read more

The garden continues to produce……

I started my gardening this year in early April.   Back then I started cucumbers, zucchini, and summer squash from seed along with a few other things. Here in South Carolina some crops can be planted twice to get two rounds of growing. Just this past weekend I had to pull up a few cucumber and … Read more

The garden is providing…..

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Just a quick note and a few pictures showing my garden has just started providing for my family……       Those that have been hanging around here at MSOnline for awhile know I really recommend developing gardening skills. Being able to supplement foods stored “just in case” with fresh fruits and vegetables is essential. … Read more

Gardening projects underway……..

This past weekend I did a lot of work in the yard and garden. Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year as I love working outside. A few things accomplished:  Raised bed – lettuce, carrots and a few beans planted from seed   Main Garden – Layer of screened top soil and … Read more

Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchinni

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 … Read more

Growing Corn in Containers

I love gardening. Sitting down at the supper table with a plate of food that I grew myself is an experience like no other. Beyond that – having the skill and confidence to be able to grow your own food if needed……..priceless. One of the crops that I have just recently started growing is corn. Last year … Read more

Garden is Well Under Way…

garden shortly after planting

I love gardening – preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and watching my hard work grow and produce nourishment. Not only have I found gardening to be very rewarding  – it is a valuable skill to have for future troubled times. Over the past 8 years I have made many, many mistakes. I have also … Read more

Why You Need to Start Gardening Now

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 into the freezer and checked gardening off their to-do … Read more

Simple Growing: Zucchinis

For those that have never gardened – getting started can be a daunting task. Getting going in gardening can be accomplished many ways such as using raised beds, containers – and of course in-ground. I highly recommend to get into gardening ASAP if you are not already. It is a skill that is developed over time and much sweat and practice. If you … Read more

Creating a raised bed garden

 I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised bed for blueberry and blackberry plants. To get this project done – I assembled all needed components in one area … Read more