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10 Ways to have Hidden Gardens

hidden gardensGardening is a great way to supplement your food storage. In a post-TEOTWAWKI world, though, there’s the possible problem that your neighbors or other people may see it. That could pose a real danger. Hidden gardens are the solution. Gardens are not as hard to hide as you may think, and if you’re wondering how that could be possible, the author of this book spells out in detail how anyone can grow their own hidden garden. One easy advantage that we all have is that in today’s world, most people have no idea what many edible plants look like.

The first idea that most people come up with is to hide their garden behind a tall fence and a locked gate.…

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Free Produce and How to Glean It Fresh From the Fields

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Food left in the field to rot

This morning I ran across an article that states that ½ of all the produce grown in the United states is thrown away. Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests. This is something that I believe based on personal experience.  For the last few years we have been able to get lots of free produce.

If you ask, many farmers will let you glean their fields.  Sometime the vegetables are not perfect, being deformed, but still taste the same.  Late in the season after the main harvest there are often new vegetables and fruit appearing. …

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Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

Yesterday I had the opportunity to pick up some packages of frozen corn.  The price was right so I got 36 packages. Now what do you do with all this frozen food, not enough room in the freezer to fit it all in.  I just got our nine tray Excalibur Dehydrator out.  All the corn that wouldn’t fit in the freezer went right into the dehydrator.  I sent it to 125 degrees and by morning, I will have a nice batch of dehydrated corn.

We have been doing this for years with various fruits and vegetables.  It seems like our dehydrator is always running. …

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