All posts by Angie

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  • How to Grow 100 lbs of Potatoes in Your Backyard

    Learn how to grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 square feet with these easy, cheap potato boxes. Read on and think about all the great food you could make with the pounds of potatoes you’ll grow...

    • Posted April 20, 2014
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  • How to Ensure Your Newly Planted Seeds Germinate

    Have you ever been disappointed to spend all that time finding seeds, getting the soil and fertilisation just right, planting them and then nothing happens? It’s one of the most frustrating things about being a vegetable gardener....

    • Posted September 3, 2013
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  • How to Preserve Your Garden Harvest by Canning It

    When you start out in home gardening, you often find that you can easily get into a feast and famine cycle. That is, often you will have a LOT of one particular fruit or vegetable with no...

    • Posted August 17, 2013
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  • Learn How to Quickly Build This Shipping Pallet Vertical Planter

    Using pallets for vertical planting of herbs and food is a great way to save space, especially if you have a really small plot for growing food or even if you live in an apartment. Well, check...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • See The Amazing Transformation of This Plain Urban Backyard to Full Food Garden

    There are some amazingly clever and determined people in the self sufficiency movement who achieve extraordinary progress in food independence, none more so than these folks from Utah. In this inspiring blog post, you can see how...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • You Won’t Believe It’s This Easy to Make Your Own Antiseptic Ointment

    Scouring the web for cool DIY and self sufficient links, we came across this fantastically simple recipe for DIY antiseptic ointment. As you probably know, antiseptic ointment can sometimes be a little bit expensive and it’s one...

    • Posted August 14, 2013
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  • 6 Tips For Long Term Food Storage

    When looking into a self sufficient lifestyle, it is important to consider long term food storage. Here are 6 tips for long term food storage and some options for preserving your hard grown produce. favorite pickle so...

    • Posted July 7, 2013
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  • How To Get Started With Worm Composting

    Compost plays a very important roll when it comes to being self sufficient. The best way to accomplish composting in a short time frame is by using worms to do the job. So here are some tips...

    • Posted June 22, 2013
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  • How To Start Growing Organic Food at Home

    Everyone wants to eat healthy and a great way to do this is by growing your own fruit and vegetables. But the question is, how to start growing organic food at home? Organic Radishes by ilovebutter, on...

    • Posted May 12, 2013
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  • What is Seed Saving and Why Should I Do It?

    If you’ve become interested in self sufficiency, you may have heard something about “seed saving.” Not a lot of people understand that seed saving is an important aspect to living off of the grid or even just...

    • Posted April 10, 2013
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