When it’s late summer and the garden’s still producing, it may be the last thing on your mind to consider preparing for next year’s crop. But now is the time to make at least some preparations for your 2016 garden. And, one of those preparations is saving seeds from this year’s crop. There are lots of reasons to do this. You may have been so pleased at the results of a particular packet that you’re hoping for the same results next year. Or, you may have done a little home-grown crossbreeding, and want to see if lightning will strike twice. While store bought seed packets are certainly not expensive, seed companies are under constant pressure to come up with new and better varieties. To make room in their catalogs, they drop older ones. But what if some of those older varieties are your newly discovered favorites or they produce a better yield for your garden?
Onions are the perfect complement for any garden and quite nice to have in a home garden or for survival and off grid living. If you are thinking about growing onions, these steps below will help you enjoy your onion harvest.
Not all gardening needs to be done outside. Creating a window sill herb garden is easy and creates a nice look for the kitchen or dining room – and you don’t have to walk far when your recipe calls for a few basil leaves. One of the most important part of growing your own herbs is that, in a case where grocery stores are shut down, or your food is limited in taste or textures, herbs can be a great way to add flavors and that little bit of extra “zing” to make a bland meal more appetizing.
Whether you are just starting out on your journey to living off the grid or are a determined veteran, there is nothing better than growing your own food. There are a lot of vegetable choices for your garden, but if you want to ensure success, try planting these easy to grow vegetables and you’ll be on your way to sustainable living and freeing yourself from the binds of high-priced grocery bills.