Oct 032013
 

How to Harvest, Cure and Store Onions - Root Cellaring, Braiding, Dehydrating and Freezing

You can enjoy home grown onions for months after the growing season has finished with just a little extra time and effort. In this post we’ll cover onion harvest, curing onions, and several different onion storage methods.

Which Onions are Best for Storage?

I usually grow onions from onion sets (the little mini onion bulbs).  Out of the red, white and yellow varieties I’ve tried, the yellow Stuttgarter Riesen has been the best keeper. Stuttgarter Riesen is a large, deep golden-yellow onion with firm white flesh.  The reds and whites I’ve tried have not kept as well, so I usually use them first.  My friend, Tami, said that the onions she started from seed were much more solid and less prone to rotting than the ones that she started from sets.  The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible recommends Stockton Reds for storage.  I’ve grown them, and they store fairly well, but the Stuttgarters store better.  He also recommends the varieties Copra and Prince. Continue reading »

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Sep 232013
 

Fuel-less Portable Solar Generator by Humless and a One Month Supply Kit Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with sixteen other preparedness/self-reliance bloggers and SurvivalBased.com to offer you this awesome giveaway worth over $3700 as a way to say thank you for your support!  This month’s prizes are  a Fuel-less Portable Solar Generator by Humless (Approx. Retail Value $2599) and a One Month Supply Kit by Food Supply Depot (Food for 2 adults & 2 kids. Approx. Retail Value $1119).  With winter storm season on its way, wouldn’t it be great to have an easy to use generator on hand to power essential items, as well as an emergency food stash? Continue reading »

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Aug 262013
 

Above Ground Root Cellars – Enjoy Your Local Produce Longer @ Common Sense Homsteading

Over the years I’ve received many inquires about what above ground root cellar type options might be available for people in cold and warm climates. For those in warm climates – sorry, the physics are not in your favor, unless you have a spring house, but this post will give you some ideas to keep homegrown food on the table year round.  For those in cold climates – there are a number of above ground options that may help you store  your harvest without processing for at least part of the non-growing season.  We’ll cover those, too.  First, let’s talk root cellar physics.  (Don’t worry, I’ve got a minor in physics to go with my math degree – I’ll get you through this.) Continue reading »

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Aug 192013
 

Food Storage and Preparedness E-book Sale

4 Food Storage and Preparedness E-books – only $10.95 from August 19th-26th

With no Spam or MREs in site, these four books will help you stock your pantry with real, quality food you’ll enjoy daily and easy to prepare items for emergencies.  Feed your family food you can trust at an affordable price – these books will show you how.  All the books in this bundle are written by my fellow Nourished Living Network bloggers – people I trust.  I hope you will find their work as useful as I do.  If you choose to take advantage of this great deal and buy through my site, I receive a small portion of the sale.  Thank you!

On to the books… Continue reading »

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Aug 022013
 

Preparedness Storage – Finding Room and Keeping it Safe and Sound plus Common Sense Preparedness Link Up

With ongoing economic uncertainty and erratic weather conditions, investing in food and general preparedness storage makes sense and can provide a very good return on time and money spent. The challenge is finding room for additional storage and keeping food and other items accessible and in good condition. If you can’t find what you need when you need it and/or it gets spoiled or damaged, you’re wasting money. In this post we’ll cover some ideas for where to stash your preparedness storage (and general food storage), and tips for keeping it usable. Continue reading »

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