Are you wondering which plants will grow well in your region and what to expect? Find out the answers by starting with one easy step. Discover which hardiness zone you live in by simply typing in your zip code.
Once you know the suggested planting times for your seed as well as your area, say goodbye to guessing. Learn your area's spring and fall frost dates here.
Would you like to build your own organic, weed-free raised bed that produces 4 times the amount of produce you're used to? Our friend, Len Pense, will show you how! His methods have been making a huge difference in gardens all across the country for years.
This local business is owned and operated by some friends of ours. They offer online more than 325 heirloom vegetable plants, including garlic, potato, and herb plants.
This great online gardening community offers you a way to create your own garden journal and track your plants' progress in an organized fashion. You also can meet other enthusiastic gardeners, discuss their gardens, and ask them questions. It's a great way to have fun and learn at the same time!
Are you looking for survival / preparedness items like grain mills, long term food and storage kits, "Bug-Out" kits, fire starters, etc.? Here is a company we met and talked with in Dallas at the Self-Reliance Expo for you to check out.
We highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for off-grid renewable energy. We purchased solar panels for our home from them years ago and they are still giving us alternatively generated electricity today. Their customer service has always gone beyond the call of duty to help us and we guarantee the same for any of you looking to live self-sufficiently.
This non-profit group, based in the Ozarks, shares a deep enthusiasm for herbs. They meet every month to discuss various plants, share recipes, and exchange gardening tips. Their mission is to educate people on the culinary, medicinal, and craft uses of herbs. They also host special events and sponsor tours of local parks, farms and businesses.
These great folks offer a reliable solution for areas struggling with low rainfall or nutrient-poor soils. By using their product called biochar, farmers and gardeners can greatly improve their soil. Research has found that it retains nutrients, reduces fertilizer requirements, and increases crop yields. Check out their website for details.
One of our favorite stores in the Ozarks. Visit them online or at their farm to find the perfect country blend of home décor, gifts, antiques, and homemade candles. Their family's specialty is their old fashioned chocolates, toffees, and brittle, of which there are over 100 varieties.
Genesis One Seeds
P. O. Box 14122
Springfield, MO 65814
Another local business, Genesis One Seeds offers only non-GMO, non-hybrid, heritage seeds. You can contact them by mail or phone.
Homestead Hill Nursery
26 NE 80th St.
Spickard, MO 64679
Some old friends of ours have opened their own nursery, offering trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants. You can contact them by mail or phone.
As gardeners, we all value the importance of being prepared. The folks at USA Prepares provide and promote important self-reliant information on their website, through their Get Prepared Expos, and on the radio station KWTO AM 560 Monday - Fridays at 3:00 CST. Education in Preparedness should not be underestimated.