Food Supply

A Focus on Fall Gardening

A Focus on Fall Gardening

Here in Zone 8, we are very lucky to be able to grow food year-round. In cooler climates, people can employ tools such as cold frames and greenhouses to . . .

How and Why to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How and Why to Grow Brussels Sprouts

There are many good reasons to grow brussels sprouts in your home garden. These are plants in the mustard family along with their cousins, cabbage, broccoli, and leafy greens such . . .

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bucket

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bucket

Potatoes are an excellent source of food for a prepper garden. Nutritionally, a large potato has 280 calories and 63 grams of carbohydrate and seven grams of protein. Root vegetables . . .

Foraging a Summer Pick-Me-Up of Daylily Blossoms

Foraging a Summer Pick-Me-Up of Daylily Blossoms

“A weed is simply a plant whose virtues have not been discovered” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wild Daylily Plants Provide Four Edible Parts
~ Note the many young flower buds ~

The Daylily . . .

How to Grow the Best Antioxidants

How to Grow the Best Antioxidants

Antioxidants are natural substances that are found in many types of foods. There is a long list of antioxidants but all work to reduce the damaging effects of oxidation within . . .

How and Why to Grow Asparagus

How and Why to Grow Asparagus

Asparagus is an easy to grow vegetable that offers a good source of vitamins and a whole lot of flavor. This is a short production plant so the focus here . . .

How To Prepare For An Earthquake

How To Prepare For An Earthquake

Earthquakes are more likely in some areas than others however it may surprise you that a lot of areas that people often don’t associate with seismic activity at least . . .

Guide to Trapping for Beginners

Guide to Trapping for Beginners

If you’re bugging out to the wilderness, or if you’re bugging in near the wilderness, trapping can be a great source of food. The major benefits are that . . .

How and Why to Grow Elderberry

How and Why to Grow Elderberry

There are quite a few good reasons to grow elderberry; those range from the many medicinal benefits to the culinary delights such as elderberry syrup, jams, and it is even . . .

Why and How to Grow Kohlrabi

Why and How to Grow Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is a highly prized plant in home gardens and hales from Germany where the name means turnip cabbage. In fact, you can think of Kohlrabi as odd cabbages with . . .

Best 5 Ways to Warm a Cold Frame

Best 5 Ways to Warm a Cold Frame

Where I live in California, the growing season is generally from mid-March until Mid-October. This has more to do with the intensity of the light which shifts around . . .

Why and How to Grow Green Onions

Why and How to Grow Green Onions

There are plenty of good reasons to grow green onions. In fact, there are more and more reasons to grow your own food. The recent E. coli outbreak in store . . .