The values in intricacies of Spikenard

The values in intricacies of Spikenard
Lynna… “A Preppers Path” Audio player provided below!

The values in intricacies of SpikenardA brownie point for the first one to know what spikenard is! Ahhh the history of names and changes, for those of us in modern times Spikenard is none other than Lavender. That sweet but not too sweet aromatic herb that many either love or hate. Personally hate seems a bit strong and actually I’ve found many more who enjoy it’s distinct scent than don’t. The history of Lavender goes back some 2500 years and was even found in the Tomb of King Tut, believe it or not the aroma still faintly lingered. Read more “The values in intricacies of Spikenard”

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Grow Epic Tomatoes!

Grow Epic Tomatoes!
Karen Lynn “Lil Suburban Homestead

Grow Epic TomatoesKaren Lynn a professed “tomato” addict once titled herself the “Tomato Queen” on the boards at various homesteading sites but realized she could grow a prolific amount of tomatoes but has always felt like she could do more if she had more tomato knowledge.  Read more “Grow Epic Tomatoes!”

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Selecting the most productive varieties for your garden depending on where you live!

Over the past month on “Preparing to Provide” we’ve discussed the different “types” of seeds…. Open Pollinated,  Heirloom, and Hybrid. Now it’s time to find those specific “varieties” that will do well in your area. From Florida to Ontario, from Texas to Oregon…. growing conditions vary greatly from one location to another. So it makes sense that what grows well in one area would not necessarily grow so well somewhere else. If you want to grow onions, do you need a “long day” or “short day” variety? If you’re growing tomatoes, which is more suitable… a long producing indeterminate, or an early producing determinate variety? If you’re farther north and have a short growing season, what can you do to increase your chances of success if you decide to grow heat loving plants like watermelon and okra? Another factor to consider is the specific growing method. Whether you’re planting in long rows, growing in raised beds, or maintaining a container garden on your patio, there are some varieties that will do well in each situation. Tune in to get answers to the above questions, as well as many more. And feel free to call in and share your own personal experiences. The goal here is to provide as much information as possible to help each other to have more productive gardens.

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