24 Lost Gardening Tips from 100 Years Ago

100 years

Originally Published : askaprepper.com

While many things improve with age and advanced technology, there are some things that stand the test of time. What worked perfectly a century ago is still just as effective and useful today as it was then. Here are some great gardening tips from the early 1900’s.

100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints for emergency situations. The cards were distributed with packs of cigarettes. All the pictures bellow are part of the George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. Please enjoy the article. [Read more…]

How To DIY A Greenhouse: 9 Projects For Your Homestead

Greenhouse

Today’s article is as green as it gets, because it’s about DIY-ing greenhouses. How do you build a greenhouse, you ask? The easy answer is: you build a house and you paint it green.

Ok, I am kidding, but today’s article is about the basics of DIY-ing your own-personal greenhouse, the types you can build, tips and tricks, and what to beware of. You know, the whole 9 yards in DIY for the self-conscious prepper. [Read more…]

How To Build A Walipini Greenhouse

Walipini

We use cellars because they maintain a more constant temperature than structures that are built above-ground. We use greenhouses to extend the growing season because they hold in heat. Well what if you combined a greenhouse and a cellar? You’d have a greenhouse that would allow you to grow plants year-round. [Read more…]

Self Sufficient Greenhouse Gardening [Part 1] & [Part 2]

Greenhouse

Self Sufficient Greenhouse

Greenhouse Gardening [Part 1]

With skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and an unstable economy, it’s no surprise people are turning back to the ways of their grandparents and great-grandparents. Self sufficiency is needed now more than ever, and a greenhouse can provide fresh, healthy food for families virtually year round. [Read more…]

Vegetable Diseases An Aid to Identification and Control

Vegetable Diseases

Actually, dozens of diseases may afflict a vegetable garden, but fungus, bacterial,  viral and environmental factors that cause root rot are the most common to vegetable gardens planted across the United States. Diseases caused by fungus are among the most prevalent to plague vegetable garden planters and growers, and can turn a once thriving and flourishing garden into a disaster. [Read more…]

How to Make And Use Liquid Manure Compost

Compost

How to Make And Use Liquid Manure Compost

Manure tea – doesn’t that just sound like something you’d like to have some crumpets with? Well, no.

But your garden will most definitely enjoy a cup, so today we’re going to talk about how to make and use your very own manure tea to get the best out of your crops.

Don’t mistake manure tea with compost tea; they’re two completely different beasts. Compost tea is all about microorganisms that are beneficial to both soil and plants. Manure tea is all about the nutrients in manure. [Read more…]

10 Gardening Tips & Ideas every gardener should know & 10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How to avoid them

Gardening

10 Gardening Tips & Ideas every gardener should know & 10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How to avoid them

10 tips, ideas and hacks every gardener should know. These gardening tricks might surprise you and help you not only to grow the best plants in your garden, but also save you a lot of money. Here is the set of tips: [Read more…]

How You Can Grow 10 Times The Food In Half The Time -The Benefits of an Aquaponics System –

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How You Can Grow 10 Times The Food In Half The Time -The Benefits of an Aquaponics System –

Benefits Of An Aquaponics SystemYou’ll be amazed with the – that come with DIY aquaponics systems. Aquaponics for the beginners, backyard or in home vertical aquaponics can be easily accomplished.

Why You Should Build A DIY Aquaponics System? Do you know that you can produce up to ten times more food with the aquaponics system compared to conventional gardening? [Read more…]