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September Gardening Chores

Fall is coming! Depending on where you live, September can still feel like summer, or it can have a dramatic cool down. Either way, there is plenty of gardening chores to be done. 1.  Plant something for fall. Like colorful mums. A pot of fall mums on the porch with a few pumpkins makes any [...]

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Fall Gardens – What to grow?

It seems a bit crazy to talk about fall gardening when summer is at it’s hottest, but nevertheless, it’s the right time to get planning and even planting for your fall garden. In most areas, fall gardens will need to be started in late July through August to allow the seeds plenty of time to [...]

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6 Tips to Beat Gardening Burnout

  Yesterday’s Harvest:  4 Winter Squash; 14 purple (yes, purple!) carrots, 5 green peppers, 2 yellow peppers, 1 sweet banana pepper, 3 baby potatoes, 1 tomato (despite hundreds of green ones on the vine…hurry up already!), 3 cucumbers, 2 yellow squash, 2 zucchini, 2 strawberries. This is an average “daily haul” right now. We are [...]

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Lettuce Loves Tomatoes

One of the important things to survival gardening is to make sure that you make the best use of all of your possible space. This requires pretty close planting and staggering of veggies. There are a couple of combinations that work well for survival gardeners. Lettuce and Tomatoes Tomatoes have deep root systems, so they [...]

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Pea Pickin’ Fool

My most successful spring survival garden crop has definitely been my snap peas. These plants have been so prolific since they started fruiting that I have to pick at least every other day to keep them producing and prevent them from going to seed. That’s a LOT of peas! Let me take you through my [...]

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How to Cook Collards

I’m not much of a cook, so thank goodness that Mrs. Greenfield is! You can’t survive if you can’t stand to eat what you grow, and collards definitely need some “help” before you chomp. Here are my collards growing in the garden: Collards are really good for you, just like cabbage, but they DO need [...]

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Why Eat Cabbage?

Well, I’m going to be eating a lot of cabbage because we have lots of cabbage and it is doing really well! See? Cabbage is one of the best vegetables you can eat.  It has tons of nutrients, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and it is low in calories!  (Bonus!  The Mrs. is always trying to get [...]

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Help and Support From a Friend!

A little while back I did a post on the Cucumber Mosaic Virus I was battling in my garden.  I mentioned in the post that, after trying to tackle this on my own, I ended up turning to some friends on a few online forums I follow and post on.  By far, the most helpful [...]

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MyGardenWalk.com: Our New Survival Gardening Site!

Hi Everyone! I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about a new website that I’m working on with the people who make ProtoGrow!  It is called MyGardenWalk.com: Protect Your Perimeter. It is a FANTASTIC new website for survival gardeners and preppers to share information with each other about how to grow your [...]

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Battling The Cucumber Mosaic Virus!

I have been absent for a couple of weeks, and I apologize for that, but I have been in the heat of a serious show-down with the cucumber mosaic virus!  It’s been a tough battle, but I think I’ve won!  At least for now! It all started a few weeks ago when I noticed some [...]

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