Gardening

How to Build PVC Cold Frames

How to Build PVC Cold Frames

In this article, I will be demonstrating how you can build a cold frame , which is like a mini greenhouse for the garden. It will allow me to plant my vegetables a couple of weeks early and keep them growing a couple of weeks later in the fall.

Letter From a Reader: What 24 Years of Gardening Has Taught Me

Letter From a Reader: What 24 Years of Gardening Has Taught Me

Editor’s Note: In order to provide some inspiration and help others in their prepping journey, I like to include some personal experiences from my readers showing off some of their experiences and lessons-learned. Here’s the latest from Laurey in Vermont (one of my favorite states). If you have any experiences you’d like to share, feel […]

Off-the-Grid Living on only 1/5th of an Acre

Off-the-Grid Living on only 1/5th of an Acre

For you homeowners that think you don’t have enough land to live off the grid, think again…

Ten years ago, Jules Dervaes along with his three adult children, set out with the goal of becoming completely self-sufficient. Today, these residents of the Pasadena California suburbs have taken their small 1/5th of an acre lot and converted it into a (almost) completely self-sufficient paradise.

The Importance of Having a Survival Seed Bank

The Importance of Having a Survival Seed Bank

Along with storing food, storing garden seeds should be of primary importance for any well-prepared individual or family. There are many indications that there is a major food shortage right now and that it will continue to grow worse in the coming years

Urban Gardening the SIP Way

Urban Gardening the SIP Way

For those living in cities or areas where you don’t have access to land for growing your own fruits and vegetables there is still a solution for you. It’s found in the sub-irrigated planter.