Do It Yourself – Soil Analysis to boost your Garden’s Yield

do it yourself soil analysis to boost your garden’s yield

Whether you’re a veteran gardener wanting to deepen your understanding of your garden beds or a newcomer curious about the potential of a newly prepared plot, there are numerous methods to test your soil.

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Making Healing Herbal Salves With Infused Oils

making healing herbal salves with infused oils

One of the most adaptable tools in an artisan herbalist’s toolkit is herb-infused oil. Its broad range of uses and the variety of products that can be made from it make this type of extraction an invaluable component of any apothecary.

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Shelter Building With Balecob

shelter building with balecob

We’re living in a thrilling era for natural building! Although constructing with earth has been a worldwide practice for centuries, its resurgence in the Western Hemisphere is relatively recent, spanning just the past 30 to 40 years. During this period, development was often hindered by building codes and regulations that weren’t designed with natural or sustainable construction in mind.

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The Best Gardening Methods For Preppers – Part II

the best gardening methods for preppers – part ii

In the first part of our article on gardening methods for preppers and survivalists, we covered the world of underground gardening, discussing the secrets of root cellar gardening and underground greenhouses. We explored how these innovative techniques harness the natural properties of the earth to create stable and controlled environments for growing fresh produce year-round, even in the most challenging conditions.

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The Best Gardening Methods For Preppers – Part I

the best gardening methods for preppers – part i

In our world, being ready for anything is the name of the game, and gardening isn’t just about pretty flowers or fresh veggies—it’s about being prepared for whatever life throws your way. For folks who take preparedness seriously, knowing how to grow your own food isn’t just a hobby; it’s a key part of making sure you can take care of yourself and your loved ones, no matter what.

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What You Should Know About Guerilla Gardening

what you should know about guerilla gardening

Guerilla gardening is the art of discovering overlooked patches of land and transforming them into pockets of beauty with the magic of plants. It’s about rolling up your sleeves and using whatever space you can find, whether it’s a forgotten corner of a public park or a neglected plot of private land, to cultivate flowers or food for the whole community. While it might bend a few rules and sometimes even tiptoe into the realm of illegality, the rewards often outweigh the risks.

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A Few Perennials You Need To Plant Once For Years Of Food

a few perennials you need to plant once for years of food

Ditch the yearly seed starting and forget tilling the soil! Imagine a garden overflowing with fresh, delicious vegetables that come back year after year, just like your favorite flowers and shrubs.

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Foraging Habits Of The Pioneers

foraging habits of the pioneers

The concept of “self-sufficiency” evokes a sense of fundamental independence. We often romanticize an era when modest cabins served as the primary abode for individuals resisting what they perceived as government intrusion or those simply seeking solitude despite enduring considerable challenges.

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Raising Your Own Beef For Self-Sufficiency

raising your own beef for self sufficiency

For many individuals managing a homestead, the role of raising livestock is pivotal for the local household economy. The selection of livestock for your property depends on factors such as your region’s climate, homestead size, accessible food sources, the potential market (if you decide to sell some animals), and your personal preferences.

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Making Dandelions Edible and Why They Are Mostly Bitter

making dandelions edible and why they are mostly bitter

We’ve all come across tales praising the virtues of dandelions. Enthusiastic advocates of foraging often claim, “Just locate young dandelion leaves in early spring, prior to the emergence of flower stalks. If you do this correctly, bitterness won’t be an issue. Instead, you’ll savor the most delectable and nutritious fresh greens you’ve ever tasted.”

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A Few “Survival” Beverages That Are a Must For Your Pantry

a few survival beverages that are a must for your pantry

There is a wealth of information available on food storage, offering various recommendations for the types of foods to stock up on in preparation for unforeseen circumstances. However, the discussion around “survival beverages” is notably lacking.

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How To Grow Pomegranates On Your Property

how to grow pomegranates on your property

To truly savor the essence of the berry, often referred to as “the fruit of paradise,” one must indulge in its delightful taste. This extraordinary fruit, the pomegranate, boasts an impressive flavor profile enriched with a symphony of up to 83 aromatic notes.

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Fresh Egg Tips – There’s More To Eggs Than Just Cooking Them

fresh egg tips there's more to eggs than just cooking them

Many people love having backyard chickens, and one of the best things about it is getting fresh eggs. There’s something special about finding a new egg in the coop, and it’s always exciting, no matter how many times you do it.

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