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Some Easy to Make Raised Planters

One of the problems of getting old is that you don’t bend over as easy as you used to.  My wife has wanted to try some raised planters for a while, to see if it is easier on her back.  …

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Now is the Time to Start Your Garden

Having a deep larder is one of the most important things that you can do as a prepper.  But learning how to garden and raise some of your own food is equally as important.  With the advent of spring (at …

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Ergot Poisoning and Grains

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Ergot poisoning is a sickness that can occur from eating rye and other grains that are infected with the ergot fungus.  It transforms the grain into enlarged, hard, dark spur-like structures.  It is most commonly found in rye and symptoms …

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California Drought Impact on Food Prices

 

If you live in California, you know that we have had a significant amount of rain in the last thirty days.  The question is will it be enough to offset the drought.

Richard Stapler, spokesman for the California Natural …

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Planting Fruit Trees

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Many years ago when I lived on the ranch we had orchards of peaches. They were our main crop.  For many years I watched my grandmother cook for the workers that picked the fruit and wondered if one day I …

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Snails in Your Garden, a Simple Solution, Eat Them.

Snails

The common garden snail found in the United States, Helix aspersa, is a close relative of France’s commercially harvested Helix pomatia and is quite edible. They are delicious and highly nutritious.

A 3.5 ounce serving of snails provides about …

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Rotating Crops can Improve your Garden.

rotating crops

How many of you plan to rotate crops planted in your garden every year?  Well I grew up on a ranch where everything we ate was grown or traded with family and friends.  My aunt raised chickens; she must have …

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Poisonous Plants to Avoid While Scavenging for Free Food

 

The following is a fairly complete list of the more common poisonous plants.  Now some of you may wonder why plants like skunk cabbage, choke cherry and even rhubarb are on this list.  It is because these plants and …

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Pumpkins are for More than Making Jack O Lanterns

pumpkins

When we think of pumpkins, most of us think of Halloween, jack o lanterns and pumpkin pie.  However, there is a lot more to the pumpkin than that. Pumpkins are a type of squash that is native to North America.  …

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Pickled Vegetables an Easy Way to Preserve

pickled vegetables

Ok, for those of you that have grown their gardens and it’s dragging on where you have one or two of this or that vegetable.  You have had your fill of some vegetables and can’t stand to even look at …

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