Category Archives: Plants

A Rose by any other name?

A Rose by any other name?
Host: Lynna… “A Preppers Path” Audio player provided!

A Rose by any other name?In our busy world we often overlook what is right in front of us. In our quest to make things easier and better than, we forget that man still has yet to improve on Mother Nature. The rose for many has been relegated to the florist shop and perhaps something to be enjoyed in a garden or used as a symbolic gesture of love or friendship or maybe even I am sorry. What many have forgotten is the real value this beauty holds for us beyond a sweet aroma and vibrant color. Continue reading A Rose by any other name?

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How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!Last year i was super excited when my wife came inside and told me that she thought she found a patch of Morell Mushrooms in our backyard. I ran outside to look, and yes! There were lots of little mushrooms poking up through the ground. Continue reading How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

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Fertilizers, feeding your plants!

Fertilizers, feeding your plants!
Bobby “MHP Gardener” Audio in player below!

Fertilizers, feeding your plants!Before you plant a seed or seedling, you need to apply some fertilizer to the soil or container. What kind and how much depends on what you’re growing, and your particular style of growing. So it’s important to have a good understanding of the nutrient needs of the specific plants. Whether you’re organic, or just a conventional gardener, there Continue reading Fertilizers, feeding your plants!

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Sustainable Practical Medicine!

Sustainable Practical Medicine!
Sam Coffman “The Herbal Medic”

Sustainable Practical MedicineMost preppers spend some time thinking about medicine after a social collapse, and stocking up on pharmaceutical supplies, as they should. Food, water and medicine are the first three resources that are fought over after every disaster, large or small. However, pharmaceutical supplies are limited and also require a certain type of training and experience that is not Continue reading Sustainable Practical Medicine!

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How to Make Herbal Tinctures!

How to Make Herbal Tinctures
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

TincturesJoin me this Mother’s Day, 5/8/16, as I demystify the process of how to make herbal tinctures. Tincture-making is one of the most important herbal skills you need to have under your belt. Herbal tinctures, also called herbal extracts, provide a thorough extraction of the therapeutic properties of plants. They preserve the potency of herbal medicine for multiple years, and Continue reading How to Make Herbal Tinctures!

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Plants For A Healthier Home!


More Greens Indoors— Plants For A Healthier Home!

PlantsWhile environmentalists, and people in general are concerned over the deteriorating effects of air pollution on the health of people and other living beings. Despite all the alarming facts about the adverse effects of air pollution, we are somehow living in a perpetual state of denial. What’s worse is the fact that people Continue reading Plants For A Healthier Home!

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Herbal Formulas, The Basics!

The Basics of Making Herbal Formulas
Host: Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live

Herbal Formulas, The BasicsHerbal formulas are a severely underutilized resource by preppers. Plant-based remedies provide an easy, affordable, and renewable alternative for post-collapse medicines. Herbs, mushrooms, trees, and other natural items, like honey, provide a wealth of traditional remedies Continue reading Herbal Formulas, The Basics!

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Fall for Planting Trees?

Fall for Planting Trees?

Fall for Planting TreesThe other day, my husband and I loaded up the kids and took a trip to the local farm supply store. Our objective was to get feed for the goats and sheep, and the chickens, as well as a few heat bulb for our adolescent chickens. As we approached, we saw some of the trees that were left Continue reading Fall for Planting Trees?

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“Herban” Legends- herbal medicine

“Herban” Legends- How to find good information on herbal medicine
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

herbal medicineYou’ve seen them on social media, people sharing memes and links to “natural health” and “green living” websites, with claims of simple plants having amazing healing properties. Does coconut oil cure Alzheimer’s? Can cayenne stop bleeding? Will an onion in a sock kill the flu?

Thanks to the internet, it is easier than ever to get information on herbs and herbal remedies Continue reading “Herban” Legends- herbal medicine

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Growing Plants indoors!

Growing Plants indoors!
Host:Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”

Growing Plants indoorsMike chats with Steve Asbell, the author of a wonderful book called Plant by Numbers Growing Plants indoors.

In this episode, Mike and Steve chat about all of the great plants you can grow indoors, how to mix and match plants to add color and creativity, and how growing plants indoors really does add fresh air to any home, office or small living space.

That, and so much more, this week, on Vegetable Gardening! Continue reading Growing Plants indoors!

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Perennials and Preparation!

Perennials and Preparation!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty

1-30-15Its not quite garden time but there are some preparation happening this time of year. I built a great new raised bed this year courtesy of my father in law Conrad. I will certainly plant some of my favorite annuals. There are things like green beans, turnips and radishes that I have to grow each year. My father in law is the king of tomatoes so I don’t even bother growing any of the nightshades. Unless I am having a hankering for some home grown eggplant. Continue reading Perennials and Preparation!

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Kick the Cold and Flu!

Kick the Cold & Flu!
Host Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Kick the Cold and Flu!It’s that time of year again- cold and flu season. People are lining up for their flu shots, trusting in vaccines to prevent them from getting sick. Thousands of people visit their doctor’s office or outpatient clinic, missing time from work and school. Still more will walk the isles of the local pharmacy like semi-conscious zombies, seeking symptom relief through over-the-counter (OTC) pills, nasal sprays, syrups, cough drops, and anything with the word “MENTHOL” blasted all over it. Continue reading Kick the Cold and Flu!

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