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Comfrey is a Super Plant for a Survivalist Garden

Comfrey is a Super Plant for a Survivalist GardenSome survivalist farmers call Comfrey a miracle plant. We’re certain that it should be something you consider learning to plant and grow, and this article will tell you exactly why.Whether you’re a survivalist looking to find a source of natural medicine when you’re bugging out, or a homesteader.So, what is comfrey?Comfrey, like ...

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Many Uses of the Mint Plant (And Why You Should Grow it)

The Many Uses Of The Mint Plant (And Why You Should Be Growing It!)You are probably looking at the title of this article and thinking, “What do you mean, many uses of Mint? It’s just Mint!”Whether you’re a hobbyist gardener or a hardcore survivalist, you should be growing mint, and this article will tell you why.A Little More About Mint.If ...

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7 Ways to Save Water in Your Yard and Still Have a Pretty Landscape

I'd rather spend time enjoying my flowers and garden than watering them. I think most gardeners would agree with that sentiment too. Less work, money saved, land improved, recycling of natural resources and a pretty landscape to boot. That's what you can accomplish with these 7 ways to save water in your yard.Less Lawn Care Get rid of some of ...

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Handling Essential Oils with Care

Handling Essential Oils with CareEssential oils are extremely concentrated and strong liquids. They have many good qualities but they should be handled with care and caution. Below are some rules you should follow to ensure safer use of essential oils when being used for aromatherapy.1. You should thoroughly research the oil or oils you plan on using. There are several ...

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Nature-Loving Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Nature Loving Homemade Christmas Gift IdeasGifts that are homemade are wonderfully loving and surprisingly easy to make (and easy on the wallet). They’re always well received. Gifts that have a good purpose, such as benefitting nature in some way are always welcome and can be fun and interesting additions to a household. They make great learning tools and can open ...

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Winter Chicken Fodder

Growing Chicken Fodder for Winter

Growing Winter Fodder for ChickensIn many parts of the world, chickens (and their owners) that enjoy warm season free range eggs and meat find themselves holed up for the winter when days are cold and locked in with snow. Chickens depend on prepared rations of food that aren’t fresh and varied, and owners spend time and money caring for birds ...

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Plants that Grow in the Shade

Plant Ideas for Shady Landscape Areas Every landscape has a challenge or two that a gardener must overcome, a shady area is one such challenge. Not to be outdone by the shade or leave the area undeveloped, try some of these plant ideas and beautify the shady area with these flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables.Shade Loving FlowersHellebores (Helleborus), also known ...

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Paracord Survival Bracelets

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Bracelets That Can Save Your LifeTalking about fashion with purpose, believe it or not, a little natty piece of jewelry might save your life. If you are stuck in the great outdoors busily preserving your life, a woven paracord bracelet might just be a life saver for you. Originally developed by firefighters, soldiers and outdoor backpackers for practical use, paracord ...

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Coreopsis is a common flower that birds love

How to Grow Your Own Bird Food

Flowers can do more than just look pretty, they can also provide food for the variety of birds that will fly by your yard. Beautify your landscape and feed the birds for free without any additional effort on your part, now that’s positive, sustainable living that’s good for both you and the birds. Plant some of these flowers and grow ...

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Control Japanese Beetles with a few simple tricks

Japanese Beetle Control: Protect Plants from Insects

Concord Grapes: 1 Japanese Beetles: 0If you live anywhere in the Northeast of the US and you love growing grapes, then you should be familiar with a little thing called Popillia japonica. Oh, I’m sorry, I mean Japanese beetles. Yes, those lovely darlings that come visit my garden every summer. In droves!Hundreds of them descend on my Concord grapes. Not ...

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Raised Garden Beds

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed, by Cheezers

Setting up a Raised Garden – A Labor of Love(Summertime)  You are so good to me.  Warm, breezy days.  Birds chirping.  Bees buzzing.  Butterflies a-fluttering.  And then me, with the crazy idea that I could plant a garden, from scratch.  Why, oh, why did I think this was going to be a piece of cake?  Don’t get me wrong.  I ...

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Canning Tomatoes

Aaah. This summer was pretty much my first attempt. At canning tomatoes, at gardening, at everything! It started with setting up our plots (from scratch), sowing the seeds, weeding, the whole shebang. Even my dog got involved. Smile Daisy! We got the beds set up, planted, and waited, and waited, and waited. And waited. AND WAITED. Pic ...

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Plant and Grow a Medicinal Garden, by GA Writer

Grow your own medicine instead of buying it. Sounds overly simple, but growing medicinal plants is as easy as growing your own food. Consider what ails you, like skin irritations or high cholesterol, research the health benefits provided by different herbs and flowers, then select some medicinal plants that would best meet your health needs. Select a sunny location, prepare ...

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How to Make Leather Britches with Garden Green Beans

If you are curious as to how one can make an article clothing, namely leather britches, from edible green beans, you’re in for a shock because that’s not what this article is about. Leather britches is a term given to home-dried green beans and it’s a means of preserving the garden bounty without canning or freezing.The name of the finished ...

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How to Plant and Grow Cabbage

Cabbage is a cool season vegetable that most home gardeners can grow twice a year - one crop in the spring and the second crop in the late summer. Easy to grow, easy to preserve and a wide variety of ways to use this delicious vegetable, so what’s not to love? Use these planting and growing tips so you get ...

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Comfrey is a Super Plant for a Survivalist Garden

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Comfrey is a Super Plant for a Survivalist GardenSome survivalist farmers call Comfrey a miracle plant. We’re certain that it should be something you consider learning to plant and grow, and this article will tell you exactly why.Whether you’re a survivalist looking to find a source of natural medicine when you’re bugging out, or a homesteader.So, what is comfrey?Comfrey, like mint, is one of a family of plants. It’s origins are in Europe, where it…

Many Uses of the Mint Plant (And Why You Should Grow it)

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The Many Uses Of The Mint Plant (And Why You Should Be Growing It!)You are probably looking at the title of this article and thinking, “What do you mean, many uses of Mint? It’s just Mint!”Whether you’re a hobbyist gardener or a hardcore survivalist, you should be growing mint, and this article will tell you why.A Little More About Mint.If you’re familiar with mint, it’s probably spearmint or peppermint, and it’s just a flavouring that…

7 Ways to Save Water in Your Yard and Still Have a Pretty Landscape

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I’d rather spend time enjoying my flowers and garden than watering them. I think most gardeners would agree with that sentiment too. Less work, money saved, land improved, recycling of natural resources and a pretty landscape to boot. That’s what you can accomplish with these 7 ways to save water in your yard.Less Lawn Care Get rid of some of your lawn (and lawn care) by replacing some of the grass with low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants.…

Handling Essential Oils with Care

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Handling Essential Oils with CareEssential oils are extremely concentrated and strong liquids. They have many good qualities but they should be handled with care and caution. Below are some rules you should follow to ensure safer use of essential oils when being used for aromatherapy.1. You should thoroughly research the oil or oils you plan on using. There are several publications on essential oils and aromatherapy, in addition to a lot of online resources with…

Nature-Loving Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

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Nature Loving Homemade Christmas Gift IdeasGifts that are homemade are wonderfully loving and surprisingly easy to make (and easy on the wallet). They’re always well received. Gifts that have a good purpose, such as benefitting nature in some way are always welcome and can be fun and interesting additions to a household. They make great learning tools and can open a whole new world to some. With simple tools and materials, you have a lot…

Growing Chicken Fodder for Winter

Winter Chicken Fodder

Growing Winter Fodder for ChickensIn many parts of the world, chickens (and their owners) that enjoy warm season free range eggs and meat find themselves holed up for the winter when days are cold and locked in with snow. Chickens depend on prepared rations of food that aren’t fresh and varied, and owners spend time and money caring for birds that are no longer free ranging. Winter fodder growing and feeding supplements the long and…

Plants that Grow in the Shade

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Plant Ideas for Shady Landscape Areas Every landscape has a challenge or two that a gardener must overcome, a shady area is one such challenge. Not to be outdone by the shade or leave the area undeveloped, try some of these plant ideas and beautify the shady area with these flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables.Shade Loving FlowersHellebores (Helleborus), also known as the Lenten or Christmas Rose, is an evergreen flowering plant that will grow in…

Paracord Uses

Paracord Survival Bracelets

Bracelets That Can Save Your LifeTalking about fashion with purpose, believe it or not, a little natty piece of jewelry might save your life. If you are stuck in the great outdoors busily preserving your life, a woven paracord bracelet might just be a life saver for you. Originally developed by firefighters, soldiers and outdoor backpackers for practical use, paracord bracelet is now a fashion statement by both outdoor aficionados and common urban “fashionistas”.  Paracord…

How to Grow Your Own Bird Food

Coreopsis is a common flower that birds love

Flowers can do more than just look pretty, they can also provide food for the variety of birds that will fly by your yard. Beautify your landscape and feed the birds for free without any additional effort on your part, now that’s positive, sustainable living that’s good for both you and the birds. Plant some of these flowers and grow your own bird food almost every month of the year. Black-Eyed SusanCommon flower with an uncommon…