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Gardening Link Bomb

GardenVegUpdated – March 19, 2014 (I will continue to update this post as I find articles)

I’ve always been astonished at how people can continue to live in a fog when so many signs point that we are in bad shape. [Enter the possibilities of some disaster here.]  But the more time I spend in “Preparedness” and drop hints or ask people probing questions, the more I notice that people are waking up.

One area that I see a lot of interest in is gardening.  For a ton of reasons, people are investing time, energy and money into growing their own food, or at least a portion to supplement what they purchase at the store.  There are many reasons for this trend, but the fact remains that people are getting their hands dirty.

In a recent poll on Prepper Website, I asked, “What is your gardening experience?”  At the time of this writing, 43% of those that responded either chose that they have “been gardening 1-5 years” or “I’m just starting out, but I’m on board!”  Another 10% said that they had 5-10 years of experience.  I don’t know about you, but my gardening success isn’t what I would like it to be.  I have eaten the fruit of my labor and everything, but I’m not happy with all the results.

In an effort to help my fellow gardeners out there, I have put together this Gardening Link Bomb of articles that will cover a multitude of gardening advice and know-how.  Good luck and Happy Gardening!

 

Methods

Keyhole Gardening

7 Advantages of Raised Garden Beds

DIY: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE HYDROPONIC SYSTEM

How to start your own square foot garden

VID:Hugelkultur Basics

Successful Container Gardening

Direct Sowing

Small Moves You Can Do Now to Plan your Apartment Garden

Cheap Ebb and Flow Growbed

VID:Intro. to Permaculture Design

Companion planting made easy

Soil

How to Make Your Own Seed Starting Soil

 How To Test pH Levels In Soil

SOIL IMPROVEMENT: IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY IN YOUR GARDEN

Great Way To Remove Rock From Soil

Home Soil Testing – No Need For A Soil Test Kit To Do This Soil Test

How to Improve Soil Structure This Winter

Testing Your Soil pH Without a Kit

Seeds & Seedlings

Indoor Seed Starting 101

Hardening Plants Before Transplanting

DIY: Homemade Seed Planter

How Many Seeds Do I Need?

Harvesting And Preserving Your Own Seeds Recycle What You Grow

Best Planting Dates for Seeds

Basic Seed Saving

Top 10 Heirloom and Open Pollinated Seed Farms

How much should you plant in your garden to provide a year’s worth of food?

Value Crops

Garden Primer: How to Read a Seed Packet

Seed Saving from Biennials Takes Pre-Planning

35 Heirloom Seed Suppliers

How to Grow Seed Potatoes {Start to Finish}

Pollination

How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden

Fertilizer

Manure Tea

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE ORGANIC FERTILIZER

Homemade Liquid Fertilizer – 4 Do-It-Yourself Options

Composting

8 Great Tips For Finding FREE Compost Materials

Getting Started Vermicomposting – Raising Worms

VID:Composting Guerrilla Style

Feeding Compost Worms: What, When, & How

Tips on Composting 

3 Ways to Compost

VID:Chicken Tunnels That Work Your Garden Soil For You

5 Easy Steps to Composting

Irrigation – Watering

VID:Off-Grid Self-Watering Container Gardening System: Made Easy

Garden Watering – Exciting? No… Important? Absolutely…

Weed Killer – Insecticides (Organic)

Amazing Weed Killer Spray Recipe & Tips

ORGANIC WEED CONTROL FOR YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN

Natural and Organic Pest Control

Chemical Fertilizers – The Downsides (And Benefits) In Your Garden

Misc.

Cover Crops Basics – What Are They – And How And Why To Use Them For A Great Garden!

16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

A Quick Look at Beneficial Insects

 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Building a (cheap) Garden Trellis

Benefits of Weeds – 6 Reasons You Should Keep Some Around

Cheap as Dirt Garden Amendments

 Beneficial Pests

Extension Service Webinars on Organic Agriculture

Prepping w/ Panty Hose – Keeping Critters Away from the Garden

Survival Gardening Tips

Mosquito Repellent Plants

VID:How to Prune Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Melons for Greatest Yields

Six Planning Tips for Starting a Garden from Scratch

Plant Maps

Is treated lumber safe for building raised bed vegetable gardens?

VID: How to Prune Fruit Trees: Avocado, Apple, Nectarine, Plum, Pomegranate, Pear, Cherry, Fig

7 Important Steps For A Healthy, Pest-Free Organic Garden

Conclusion

If you know of a link to an article that should be on this list, or a helpful website, please send it to  me or you can include it in the comments below.  As always, if you have a tip yourself, please include it too!

Peace,
Todd

 

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