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Fenugreek, or Trigonella foenum-graecum, is a well-known culinary herb with a maple syrup scent and a pungent, bitter flavor that is commonly used in Indian cooking. It’s also a powerful medicinal herb, vegetable, and nitrogen-fixing legume that earns its keep in a myriad of ways. This versatile plant is a valuable addition to any survival garden.
September isn't too late to plant seeds in your garden. Here are 15 vegetables you can plant in September and enjoy a harvest before or even through winter.
Carrots have a reputation for being tricky to grow, but they are a highly worthwhile addition to any survival garden. They can be planted in succession for harvest throughout most of the year. They are easy to store and preserve, and they are a nutritious and tasty addition to salads, soups, stews, and desserts.
The Survival Garden Seeds team loves lemon balm. This lovely perennial comes up all the time in our discussions of herb gardens, favorite plants to grow, and beneficial herbs. It’s incredibly easy to grow and has a plethora of uses.
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You may have heard that unripe tomatoes are toxic and inedible, when in fact they can be eaten and have a unique flavor profile that you won’t get once the tomatoes are ripe.
The simple answer is that healthy soil grows plants without the use of fertilizers. Most soils can grow plants with fertilizers and amendments but only the healthiest soils can give us beautiful vegetables, grains, fruits, and flowers without plant foods (fertilizer) added to the soil.
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Everyone loves sunflowers. They are majestic and beautiful to look at, but did you know that they provide many other benefits to your survival garden?
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Vermicomposting produces odor-free, nutrient-rich compost that is highly prized by gardeners. Worm compost can be used as an amendment directly to your garden soil, or used to make a compost “tea” that allows you to spread those nutrients to your plants as you water.
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If you have been seeking a way to more sustainably dispose of your food scraps that isn’t smelly or messy and still easy to do, Bokashi composting might be the solution for you.
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We’ve already talked about creating drought-resistant vegetable gardens and choosing what complementary flowers and herbs will survive low-water situations. What else can a survival gardener do to safeguard against heat waves?
Everyone has a particular garden enemy that just drives them crazy, this includes the staff at Survival Garden Seeds. When discussing our personal garden challenges at a recent staff meeting, we all agreed that there are 3 insects that are common problems for all of us. Cucumber beetles, tomato hornworms, and Japanese beetles have plagued all of us at one time or another
It may be the middle of Summer, but now is the time to be thinking about planting a fall garden. There are many vegetables that thrive in the cooler weather of the fall and some even benefit from a bit of frost to enhance their flavor.

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