Self Sufficiency, Trees, Vegetable

Yard Space Isn’t What It Used To Be

Detached homes have grown bigger while yards have grown smaller. In North America the average size of a new build has gone from 1,938 square feet in 1990 to 2,300 square feet in 2016.

Fruit, Garden Formulas, Harvest, Self Sufficiency, Vegetable

How Much Land Does a Gardener Need?

More! Is the answer most gardeners would likely give. But how much land do you really need? If your goal is simply to connect with plants the answer might be zero. A few potted houseplants could give you all the gardening time you need or an intensive indoor hydroponics system might provide a significant amount… Continue reading How Much Land Does a Gardener Need?

Seeds, Self Sufficiency, Vegetable

How Long Do Seeds Keep?

I am always reading about Doomsday Preppers and their lists of survival gear should the economy collapse or computers take over the world or what have you. Top of the list is fresh water or the means to filter it, which I completely agree with. Water is your number one concern apart from getting shot… Continue reading How Long Do Seeds Keep?

Fertilizer, Garden Helpers, Self Sufficiency, Vegetable

15 Uses for Wood Ash

Wood ash is useful both in the garden and out! 15 Uses for Wood Ash Before starting each fire in your wood stove run a piece of paper towel under water, wring it out and then dab it in the ashes and scrub off the glass on the stove...it removes all the black soot like… Continue reading 15 Uses for Wood Ash