Archive for ' Gardening'

Try it Today! Diatomaceous earth for controlling pests Posted:April 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Try it Today! Diatomaceous earth for controlling pests

Well, it’s Sunday again, and chances are you have a bit of free time on your hands. Why not learn about food-grade diatomaceous earth and head over to the local garden center or shop online at [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: You CAN compost during winter’s chilly months! Posted:October 02, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: You CAN compost during winter’s chilly months!

If you live in a cold climate that will keep you mostly indoors through the winter, consider storing your compostable items in your freezer. Keep them in a Zip-Loc freezer bag or another container that will [...]

Dandelions: The weed you need Posted:August 04, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Dandelions: The weed you need

Guest post by Donna Miller, host of Surviving on Shoestrings and co-owner of Miller’s Grainhouse The dandelion is usually thought of as a pesky and annoying, yet remarkably resilient weed. It is the arch nemesis of [...]

Why gardening is a metaphor for life Posted:July 20, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Why gardening is a metaphor for life

Gardening, in a lot of ways, is a microcosm for life. Many of the lessons learned in the garden have a very real application in the larger world. Allow me the pleasure of being your Buddha [...]

If you have a really green thumb, this at-home business concept might work for you Posted:June 17, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

If you have a really green thumb, this at-home business concept might work for you

Once again I am trying to revive a garden that was once the source of so much hope back, oh, 8 or 9 weeks ago. June is usually the hottest month of the year  here in [...]

An aquaponic system can provide a healthy food source, forever! Posted:March 26, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

An aquaponic system can provide a healthy food source, forever!

This post is sponsored by Endless Food Systems. I visited their company and saw, first hand, their dedication to designing a high-quality aquaponic system and bringing these life-sustaining systems to homes around the country. Many people [...]

7 Things to do right now to get ready for a fabulous summer garden Posted:March 11, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

7 Things to do right now to get ready for a fabulous summer garden

1.  Improve your soil, if it needs it. Marjory Wildcraft of Grow Your Own Groceries, says that conditioning your soil is one of the first thing any gardener should do. Keep in mind that soil composition [...]

5 Most Nutritious Vegetables for the Home Garden Posted:January 11, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

5 Most Nutritious Vegetables for the Home Garden

By Marjorie Wildcraft, Grow Your Own Groceries This is the time of year you start getting seed catalogs in the mail. As you start to plan ahead for the spring, Here are five of my personal [...]

Household Items That Can Be Used as Organic Fertilizer Posted:November 06, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Household Items That Can Be Used as Organic Fertilizer

Guest post by RamboMoe who blogs at Prepared For That. Your garden may have succumbed to winter temperatures but now is a great time to start a compost pile for next spring and setting aside items [...]

Here’s your Alternatives-to-Wheat checklist Posted:October 17, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Here’s your Alternatives-to-Wheat checklist

I know that many of you are trying to avoid wheat in your diet for any number of reasons. Most of the wheat we consume today is not the same wheat that our great-grandparents grew and [...]