Gardening Link Bomb


Updated – May 1, 2017 (I will continue to update this post as I find articles)

UPDATE – After a few years of neglect, I took the time to update this page with tons more links.  This has been a popular article, but many links had become broken as websites shut down or changed their link structure.  I have repaired every link that could be repaired.  For those articles where the website has shut down, I tracked the article down using the Way Back Machine. If you find yourself on an article that utilizes the Way Back Machine, be a little patient as it doesn’t load as fast as the original.  Also, you might need to scroll down a little as the article doesn’t include the website header usually.

If for some reason you do come across a bad link, please let me know in the comments.  Also, if you come across an article that should be here, please let me know.  Thanks! -TS

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!



Keyhole Gardening

7 Advantages of Raised Garden Beds

FREE: Aquaponics Information – A Gold Mine

How to start your own square foot garden

VID:Hugelkultur Basics

Successful Container Gardening

Direct Sowing

Easy Steps to Plan your Apartment Garden

Cheap Ebb and Flow Growbed

Companion planting made easy

Understanding Companion Planting


How to Plan and Plant a Hidden Garden

Stacking Functions: Increasing Efficiency with Multi-Function Spaces

How To Use The Moon To Plan Your Gardening Season

VID: 4 Popular Gardening Tips You Can Probably Ignore

Companion Plants In The Garden – What You Plant Where Matters!

31 Drought Tolerant Plants & Trees for Your Survival Garden

Permaculture Garden – Beginners Guide

How I Grow My Herbs Indoors


How to Make Your Own Seed Starting Soil

 How To Test pH Levels In Soil

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

VID: Coffee Grounds: How And Why We Use Them In Our Garden

DIY Garden Soil Testing

7 Laws of Gardening: Time-Tested Tips For Growing a Successful Garden

VID: 5 Tips to Prepare Your Soil for Spring

Plants That Build Healthy Soils

Seeds & Seedlings

Purchase Heirloom Seeds You Can Trust!

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

35 Heirloom Seed Suppliers

How to Grow Seed Potatoes {Start to Finish}

Transplanting Your Seedlings into the Garden

How to Propagate Herbs from Cuttings

How To Improve Seed Germination

Seed Storage for Survival


How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden

Planning And Building A Bee-Friendly Backyard


Manure Tea


Homemade Liquid Fertilizer – 4 Do-It-Yourself Options

DIY Natural Fertilizer for Your Survival Crops

A Simple Recipe for Fertile Soil

15 Simple and Inexpensive Homemade Fertilizers

3 Simple Organic Fertilizers That Can Power Your Garden!


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

5 Free DIY Compost Boosters

How to Build a Compost Tea Brewer and Brew Tea

How to Make And Use Liquid Manure Compost

The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide

Irrigation – Watering

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

Garden Watering – Exciting? No… Important? Absolutely…

Survival Gardening: How To Plan Your Low Water Garden

How To Build Your Own Irrigation System

Invest in Rain Barrels – A SMART Financial Move!

Weed Killer – Insecticides (Organic)

Amazing Weed Killer Spray Recipe & Tips


Natural and Organic Pest Control

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

How To Make a FREE DIY Weed Killer from Someone’s Bad Habit (WARNING – VERY POTENT!)


Heirloom Seeds from our Family to Yours



***HUGE Collection of Gardening and Related Videos

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

Grocery Store Gardening – Frugal amendments from the grocery store

How To Diagnose a Tomato Disease

Frugal Gardening Tips

Homemade Liquid Fence Recipe

11 Common Problems In A Failing Garden – And How To Solve Them

An Awesome 72 Square-Feet SHTF Medicinal Garden Plan

Starting a Medicinal Herb Garden

Survival Gardening: the 8 best protein crops

27 Tips From A Master Gardener

How to protect a plant from animals

101 Gardening Secrets the Experts Never Tell You

Unbelievable Hydrogen Peroxide Uses In Garden You Should Know


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!



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24 thoughts on “Gardening Link Bomb

  1. Susan

    You should add permaculture to your excellent list. Permaculture will help restore soils and ecosystems. It is creating “food forests” with perennials. It is how indigenous people lived/grew food (and their societies lasted thousands of years). Perennials are more resilient than annuals. (They are better able to survive weather extremes). There are many permie sites, but these will get folks started.

    Thanks for putting this list together… I know I’ll be reading most of what you linked. I’ve been gardening for 3 years (and still suck at it), and just got my PDC (permaculture design certificate).

    Good luck to all of us!

    P.S. I got to your site via Chris Martenson’s site (

    1. Todd Post author


      I agree with you that permaculture is the way to go. On this post, I’ve linked to specific articles, not just websites. If you have an article that you have found useful, please comment below or send it to me so I can include it.

      Thanks for your comment!


      1. Todd Post author


        I haven’t taken a PDC. I would like to, I just haven’t had the time. I have found that Urban Harvest in Houston does offer classes though.

        I also know that there are online courses. Have you taken any?


  2. Lauren

    Thank you for taking the time to curate such a good list. It’s going to take me all morning to absorb this much information – time to refill the coffee mug and pull out a pencil for spring garden planning 🙂

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  4. Tamara

    Hi, I know this is rather late but I was hoping to share my site. I started out as a rather novice gardener and started keeping my blog as a way of learning through my own mistakes. I commonly tell others they can learn from my own mistakes there.
    Now a days I do a mixture of writing on living frugally, gardening, canning, etc.


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  7. Marilyn

    I am very glad to see you say this “the more I notice that people are waking up”.

    All hope is not lost, and maybe it’s not too late.

  8. PrepNow

    Your article rocks! I plan to share it on my site (if that’s OK). I hope to do all of my gardening on bails of straw (zero yard). Wish me luck…thanks again!

    Dave (PrepNow!)

  9. Ann

    What an incredible list of gardening resources. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your finds with us.

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