When the weather turns inclement and it becomes clear that nothing will grow outside, it is time to move your vegetable growing indoors. There are a number of vegetables that can be grown in small pots inside your home, and as long as they are taken care of properly, you will be able to enjoy […]
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To make purchasing trees, shrubs, flowering plants and vegetables easier on people who want to overhaul their gardens or become self-sufficient, the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) has divided the country up into 13 hardiness zones. These zones are determined by the lowest average temperature, and are color-coded to make it easier to figure […]
I get asked all the time where I learned what I know about gardening. The truth is it’s in my blood. My family has always been a self sufficient bunch. Ever sense I can remember I’ve been around a vegetable garden. I felt inspired to write this because I visited my Grandfather’s house in Galveston,TX, […]
Composting is a great way to reuse resources from your garden, yard and kitchen to help provide better soil. Let’s face it: Healthy soil equals healthy plants. Fertilizer cannot make bad soil good, but compost can. The truth is households can recycle or compost a great majority of their garbage. That banana peel or first […]
Becoming self sufficient doesn’t necessarily mean you can only provide your own fresh vegetables. Meat could be on the menu too. Chickens are the solution. Prior to running out to buy your chicks, do you understand the three meat classes of chickens? Chickens can be grown simply for eggs or for all their valued meat. […]
Our road to be self sufficient can lead one to build an amazing garden. The next logical step relates to a consistent source of protein. Sure, you can try growing soy beans and live a vegan lifestyle, but why not try keeping chickens? Chickens are a great choice because they provide choices. Maybe you only […]