Giant World Seed Bank

November 6, 2015 Rourke 19

  A few hundred miles from the North Pole and above Norway a set of islands called “Svalbard” exist. They are controlled by Norway and are hosting something that is quite unique – a Doomsday Seed […]

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 […]

No Image

Pull them suckers from the crotch….

April 7, 2015 Rourke 10

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 […]

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 […]

No Image

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 […]

No Image

‘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 […]

No Image

Guest Post: Victory Gardens

March 19, 2013 Rourke 6

Victory Gardens by Bugbite   During WW I and WW II, Americans grew Victory Gardens to help support the war effort. With the country at war, resources of all kinds were being diverted to support […]

No Image

The $2 garden

February 24, 2013 Rourke 4

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 […]

No Image

Starting a seed bank…….

January 15, 2013 Rourke 15

Gardening is one of my hobbies. For the past 9 years I have continued to garden….learning and making mistakes. I look at gardening as one of those skills and abilities that go right along with preparedness. Supplementing […]

No Image

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 […]