Although different people might define survival garden differently, my definition is this: a garden from which basic and substantive foodstuffs can be grown and harvested each year, and from which seeds can be saved and replanted indefinitely. It isn't necessary that one consider him or herself a 'prepper' to see the value in planting a survival garden. In fact, I'd say if you're going to grow ... Read More about Why and how to plan a Survival Garden
You can plant sprouted potatoes right out of your cupboard and by mid-to-late summertime, you'll have a crop ready to eat! Don't throw those sprouting potatoes away! It's super easy to plant them and get them growing to feed your family. This is one of those perfect things to plant when you have no seeds on hand but you're wanting to start a Victory Garden. If you have a large pot or a ... Read More about Plant sprouted potatoes from your kitchen today
Did you know you can start to grow sweet potatoes right in your kitchen, and today if you have any sweet potatoes in the cupboard? Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables! Baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, sweet potato fries, or my grandmother's "Sweet Potato Fluff"... it's all delicious! Let's talk about how easy it is to grow them. Here are the steps: Fill a jar ... Read More about Get started growing Sweet Potatoes in your kitchen window!
We'll see how this garden map works out. This is what we have planted in our first three raised beds. We have plans to add more later this month for strawberries, herbs, and a couple of other things. North Raised Bed Center Raised Bed South Raised Bed Garden Perimeter At the edges of our garden I have a variety of potatoes and onions planted. ... Read More about Our Victory Garden Map: A diagram of our first three raised beds
Yes, you can get seeds cheap or free. Everyone is thinking about starting gardens and becoming more self-sufficient, but how do you do it on a budget? Many of my seeds this year, and in gardens past, have come from Dollar General or Family Dollar. While we're all confined to our houses for COVID-19 — except for buying essentials — you may find yourself the designated shopper in your ... Read More about How to get seeds cheap or free
We're midway through our first week with our 2020 Victory Garden. This post will explain what we've done so far and what we have planned in the weeks ahead. Preparing the garden Materials used I've linked to the exact products I used below. TillerLumber Peat mossGarden soilSeeds & plants (I used a variety from different sources, including from my local Dollar General, but others ... Read More about Victory Garden, Week 1: Materials & Strategy
If you're planting a garden, you may wonder, "Are hybrid vegetables GMO?" NO, hybrid vegetables are not GMO. In fact, you can't buy GMO seeds by accident. It's a common misconception about 'hybrid' fruits and veggies being the same as 'genetically modified' produce. Hybridization can happen without man ever entering into the picture. When pollen transfers from one species of plant to another ... Read More about Are ‘hybrid’ fruits and vegetables genetically modified (GMOs)?