A Little DestinySurvival Housekeeping and a Gardening Update–Sort Of

A Little DestinySurvival Housekeeping I’ve made the decision to post here twice a week, rather than three times, as I’ve done for a while now. I’ll continue to post on Tuesdays and Fridays.   A Gardening Update–Sort Of How has gardening been for you this year? It’s been totally awful for me. It’s why I […]

Some Low Maintenance Crops for Your Survival Garden

One of the goals of survival gardening is low maintenance gardening. The least work for the most food. It’s not about being lazy. It’s about being resourceful and having food. A couple of my favorite crops are Swiss chard and multiplier onions. Chard is cut-and-come-again, which means you cut it and it grows back all […]

Is a Secret Garden of Survival Too Good to be True?

Survival gardening means you grow food you and your family could survive on. Ideally, you want to do the least amount of work for the most amount of food. And what if you could conceal it so thieves won’t steal from it. Now picture this. You could plant a survival garden that you… Plant once […]

Win Emergency Survival Seeds from Hometown Seeds

Within the past few days I gave readers a chance to win a package of Emergency Survival Seeds valued at $50 from Hometown Seeds. I asked for comments with info about what each one is growing in their garden this year. I picked the winner using Random.org. Thirty-four readers left comments between February 12th and […]

Urban Gardening Insures This California Family’s Survival

Survival gardening is gardening that takes on a new sense of urgency and purpose. You might grow potatoes instead of petunias. When you garden for survival, you’re making a statement–a declaration of independence–concerning our food supply. That’s just what one California family has done. And they’re doing quite well at it. Below is a mini-documentary […]

Survival Gardening in Cuba – Is it the Example We’ll be Forced to Follow?

Even though our economy is in bad shape, we still wallow in abundance here in the U.S. It’s not that way in Cuba. But over the years they’ve made incredible strides with organic gardening. They’ve done so out of necessity. Are the Cubans paving the way with an example we’ll be forced to follow? Will […]

A Prepper Pilot Shares Insights About Three Kinds of Holes

You might recall last month Cap’n Dave Young was my guest on DestinySurvival Radio. View a summary of our chat here. He was my guest again yesterday. We talked about holes–sort of…But more about that shortly. Dave’s a pilot by trade and a prepper, too. SCUBA diving and diving in cabes is part of his […]

My Square Foot Gardening Update for Fall 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve written an update about my square foot gardening adventures. The lasttime was in July when I shared a video. You can view the post and video here. In that post I told about the building of more square foot beds and adding friendly soil bacteria and fungi. That really […]

Could Your Backyard Become a Small Farm?

Growing our own food has become more important in the past few years. But if you live in a city, you may think you’re survival gardening options are more limited than what they really are. The video below shows there’s hope if you live in an urban area and have doubts as to whether there’s […]

My Square Foot, Ruth Stout, Hugel-Something-or-Other /Survival Gardening

For some time now I’ve been meaning to write a post and show pictures of my modified square foot gardening endeavors this season. I decided instead to do a video slide show. That’s what you’ll see below. The video lasts a little over four and a half minutes and gives an overview of my survival […]

Another Try at Growing Potatoes

Editor’s Note: Below is a rare communication from George Prell. He passes on a few potato growing tips to his friend Karl, which I hope are as revolutionary for your survival gardening this season as I believe they will be for mine. – John   Dear Karl, It is good to hear that you have […]

Why You Should Plant Squash in Your Survival Garden This Season

It may seem early for most of us to be thinking about planting squash, but you’ll want to plant some in your survival garden this year. It’s more of a survival food than you might think. Squash is healthful because it contains carotenoids and fiber. Plus, winter squash stores for months, allowing you to enjoy […]

Is a Bug Out Survival Garden in Your Future?

Can you see yourself as a guerrilla gardener? Howabout planting a bug out survival garden–or more than one–in out of the way places? Or what if you don’t want Uncle Sam snooping around in your backyard garden? Finding alternative gardening sites could be the answer. As the video below points out, you want to be […]

Let It Rot for Your Survival Garden

Composting for your survival garden is nothing new. This week’s DestinySurvival Pick of the Week isn’t a new book either. But the idea is so simple you’ll feel like it’s new. The title sums it up–Let it Rot! Reviewers say it may be the best book available on composting. It’s said to be an easy […]

Square Foot Garlic in Your Survival Garden

The September/October 2011 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” includes an account of how one man grows a tremendous amount of garlic from a 4′ x 8′ bed. Doesn’t that sound like square foot garlic?   A small space yields a big crop of garlic By Howard Tuckey I usually harvest 250 heads of garlic from […]

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