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Fall garden planted…..with old seed

September 30, 2012 Rourke 7

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 […]

Getting started in gardening……………

July 23, 2012 Rourke 10

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 […]

The garden continues to produce……

June 26, 2012 Rourke 3

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 […]

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The garden is providing…..

May 22, 2012 Rourke 7

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 […]

Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchinni

March 9, 2012 Rourke 12

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 […]

Growing Corn in Containers

May 22, 2011 Rourke 13

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 […]

garden shortly after planting

Garden is Well Under Way…

May 9, 2011 Rourke 9

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 […]

Simple Growing: Zucchinis

April 23, 2011 Rourke 1

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 […]

Creating a raised bed garden

April 7, 2011 Rourke 21

 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 […]