Jewelweed – the Natural Poison Ivy Remedy

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Jewelweed – the Natural Poison Ivy Remedy Knowing your plants in the wild can save your you-know-what, in more ways than one! When my son was at army cadet boot camp, his leaders put fear into their hearts about what to beware of in the woods when camping out. The leaders shared the story of …

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3 Edible Plants in Your Backyard for Health and Nutrition

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3 Edible Plants in Your Backyard for Health and Nutrition Who decided which plants were good garden plants and which ones were weeds? It’s interesting to contemplate isn’t it? Especially when you consider that many of the plants we pull and toss are actually edible plants with as much or more nutritional value than those …

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How to Eat and Grow Pomegranate – an Amazing Fruit for Food and Medicine

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How to Eat and Grow Pomegranate – an Amazing Fruit for Food and Medicine When it comes to survival foods, you’ll want to grow pomegranate. If you don’t have the space to grow your own, or your not in the ideal pomegranate growing zones 7-10, then you can add this to your list of foods …

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Growing Elderberries for Preventive Medicine, Food, Tea and Wine

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Growing Elderberries for Preventive Medicine, Food, Tea and Wine July through October is elderberry harvesting time, depending of course on your zone. Called a bush, that’s actually a tree and yet in the honeysuckle family (!!), elderberries can grow in most areas of the US and Canada. Start looking for them along roadsides and hugging wooded perimeters, …

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How to Make Money from Gardening and Urban Farming

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How to Make Money from Gardening and Urban Farming Independence. Freedom. Self Reliance. Prepared. These are just some of the many benefits to being your own boss by working for yourself from your home based business. There are so many more options today than at any time in history to create your own business. Of …

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Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Harvesting Garlic

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Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Harvesting Garlic   Garlic has potent antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties in addition to being beneficial for heart health and iron assimilation. You’ll need to do a little research on how to prepare and use these. For instance, garlic is more effective chewed or chopped than …

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The Best Raised Garden Bed for DIY Gardeners

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The Best Raised Garden Bed for DIY Gardeners Traditional modes of raised garden beds mostly involve site preparation, supportive structures, bolts, nails, lots of organic materials, double digging or layering, mulching, watering, and more. Then you need to come back year after year, digging, fertilizing, watering, et cetera, to keep the beds in shape.  So, …

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