Self Sufficient & Survival Garden

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2 Cool Things You Can Do With the Permaculture Swale

The swale is a super helpful tool in your permaculture design toolbox. It looks great, provides a whole new area for permaculture and garden design, rehydrates your landscape, and revives your soil. The swale is the perfect irrigation setup and no-dig garden in one. Firstly though… A Permaculture Swale Is No Ordinary Swale Permaculture swales …

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A Super Simple Worm Compost System for Your Kitchen Scraps

Are you looking for a way to turn your kitchen scraps into high-value garden food? Worm composting is a great way to do this. When you manage your worm farm correctly (and it’s not hard, I’ll show you how easy it is below!), it pretty much looks after itself, is clean, and doesn’t smell. You …

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The Building Blocks of a Food Forest – Create a Forest Floor

A forest lives on a fallen forest. That means, to grow a sustainable food forest, we need to recreate a forest. Our current way of growing fruit trees is in the way of orchards. We space our trees a certain distance apart. We get rid of all the weeds and grass underneath and bring in …

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Best Plants to Grow in Your Survival Garden Part 2 – 16 Must-Grow Perennial Edibles

Grow these usual perennials in your survival garden: they’re the plants that keep on giving! When building a survival garden, trying to organize planting schedules every year for your annual plants can get difficult. On top of that, if you don’t grow enough of something, or if you aren’t able to preserve the extra amount …

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Tea Plants for Sale – Grow Camellia Plants and Enjoy Homegrown Tea

I love tea! Growing your own tea plants is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your garden. Let’s look at some tea plants for sale, and how to grow the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). Tea has been a part of the human experience since civilization began. It is a great way …

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Best Plants to Grow in your Survival Garden, Part 1: The Basics

With feelings of food insecurity on the rise, starting a survival garden may have crossed your mind more than once. Even though we usually have enough food being produced and sold every day, the current crisis has reminded most of us of the possibility that shelves at the local grocery store may one day be …

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Seed Saving, the Secret to Survival of Your Vegetable Garden & Food Security

It’s all well and good to buy seeds, but what do we do when the shops run out of seeds? Seed saving is the answer here. Not only that, saving your own seeds is rewarding. It makes sure that special vegetable varieties remain available. Seeds are essential to life. Without seeds, we don’t have plants …

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Wild Lettuce vs Dandelion – What’s the Difference between Dandelions and Wild Lettuce?

There are some Dandelion look alikes to look out for when you’re foraging for Dandelion. For example, there’s Wild Lettuce, Hawkbit, and several Cat’s Ears species. It’s really important to know you’re foraging for the right plants, and to know what’s the difference between Dandelion and Wild Lettuce. Let’s compare Wild Lettuce vs Dandelion! Dandelion …

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Total Guide to Moringa – Why You Should Grow the Miracle Tree or Drumstick Vegetable

This is your total guide to Moringa, and why you really should grow the Miracle tree or Drumstick Vegetable! Moringa (also often spelled Morninga) is described as the new kale, for good reason. It is very rich in vitamins, minerals, highly-digestible proteins, and phytochemicals. It may not be all that much better in nutrition than …

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5 Must-Grow Vegetables for Edible Self-Sufficient Gardens

You can grow a lot of basic food crops yourself, even though not many people grow them in their own gardens. You might be used to buying these foods from the shop, but they’re actually quite easy and productive to grow in your own self sufficient garden. How good would it be to not buy …

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How To Grow a Wild Food Forest, Self-Sufficiency Garden

It was like all my Christmases came at once, when, a couple of months ago, my husband’s grandmother offered to pay for $400 worth of fruit trees. I spent a whole day browsing an online fruit tree nursery’s website, researching the varieties on offer, and researching whether they would grow here. Oh, the joy! Chill …

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