New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring is Just Around the Corner - Prepping Your Vegetable Garden

Now is the time to grab your seed catalogs, collect your seeds, start your seedlings indoors and plan this year’s garden.

"Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw."
Henry David Thoreau

Depending on where you live will determine your timeline on these tasks. However there are some basics to vegetable gardening and edible landscaping guidelines to get you started – novice or expert.

To learn more, read on about ...

  • Understand the Terms
  • Types of Seeds/Plants
  • Garden Methods/Styles
  • Compost, Mulch, Fertilizers & the Soil
  • Space Requirements
  • Hardiness Zone Maps
  • Plant Variety Selection
  • Prepping the Soil
  • Planting
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Care and Feeding
  • Harvesting & Preserving
  • Cover Crops & Winterizing
  • A List of Additional Resources
And much more ;-}

"Man - despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains."


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