What Services You Can Provide During a Crisis?

The Great Depression was the worst financial and economic disaster of the 20th century. The Wall Street crash of 1929 triggered the Great Depression and it was made worse by poor policy decisions by the U.S. government. The Depression lasted almost 10 years and resulted...

18 Plants That Should Always Be Planted Together

Companion planting can not only help your growing plants thrive, they can also deter pests infestations that can greatly reduce your harvest yield. Grouping together specific plants may also help prevent the depletion of nutrients in the soil. In fact, some common garden plants curtail...

How to Make a Solar System

A small solar system designed to power lights and possibly your refrigerator for an emergency is easy to build. It is something that you can do yourself without a lot of training. If you have read this post, you know how to figure out how...

What Batteries to Use for Solar Storage

This article is being posted to address questions posed by one of the readers, as well as any others who might want to know about batteries for use with solar panels. The main thing is to understand this is an overview and will give...

Water Bath Canning a Pasta Sauce

Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning Makes about 7 (16 oz) pints or 3 (32 oz) quarts Full Recipe YOU WILL NEED 20 lb tomatoes (about 60 medium) 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large) 8 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup finely minced; fresh basil ¼ tsp Ball Citric Acid...

How to Adjust the pH in Soil and Water for Abundant Harvests

With respect to plant growth, the pH of the soil in which the plant grows can have a massive impact on yield, so optimizing the pH in soil is important. Solutions on the pH-scale shown to be 7 are neutral, so pure water would be...