Saturday, January 31, 2015
You might not have heard of Mora but they have been putting out a damn good product since 1891. The Bushcraft Survival Black is no exception. A razor sharp blade with its black 3.2 mm thick blade is one of the most sturdy knives Mora has ever made. The carbon steel blade has a black coating which protects against corrosion. You can use the back of the blade with the fire starter.
MaxPedition Falcon II Backpack, Foliage Green. The Falcon II backpack (#0513) is the dramatically improved second generation of our military assault daypack that has been upgraded with the amenities of daily use in mind while not compromising the integrity of rugged battlefield construction.
Forgotten Plants: Egyptian Walking Onion | Forgotten Plants: once prolific in the kitchen gardens of our ancestors, but now so rare that the average person might never have even heard of them. Many of these deserve to find space in our gardens again! This is the third post in the series: Egyptian Walking Onions. How can you not love a plant with such an interesting name? | TraditionalCookingSchool.com
Forgotten Plants: Salsify | Forgotten plants: Once prolific in the kitchen garden's of our ancestors, but now so rare that the average person might never have even heard of them. Many of these deserve to find space in our gardens again! Salsify. This is where my "forgotten plant" adventure began. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com
Spotlight on Herbs: Marjoram | I rarely see marjoram in the spotlight. It humbly takes its place next to showier herbs like borage and bay leaf trees, and more popular rosemary and thyme. And yet, year after year, this little plant thrives in both garden and pot. It survives the long winter, basking in the light of a sunny window. With both culinary and medicinal uses, it's an herb that deserves a second look. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com
Spotlight on Herbs: Rosemary | Rosemary is one of my favorite winter-time herbs. With the cold weather and low light levels of the winter months, very few herbs will grow here, inside or out. Although I long for a full kitchen herb garden that provides fresh herbs all year long (perhaps with the aid of a grow light) for now I have to be content with what will survive in front of a sunny window. | GNOWFGLINS.COM
Seed Saving Connects Communities | His mission: to connect communities with the seeds that sustain them. Meet Bill McDorman, author of the free online book "Basic Seed Saving" and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. Get to know Bill and more about seed saving through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | http://ift.tt/1CNA5zp
Spotlight on Herbs: Bay Leaf | The humble bay leaf -- The humble bay leaf — cultivated since the beginning of recorded history, used as a symbol of honor in Ancient Greek and Roman culture, and one of the most widely used culinary herbs in both Europe and North America. | GNOWFGLINS.com
Forgotten Plants: Plantain | There is probably no need for you to plant plantain, as it grows naturally just about everywhere. If somehow your garden is without it, or you want to add a dedicated patch in your medicinal herb garden, it can be grown from seed and prefers a sunny location. | GNOWFGLINS.com
Tips for Great Compost | Compost production can be somewhat controversial. Some gardeners are very particular about what should and should not go in the pile, and how the pile should be managed. However, everyone agrees on one thing: the end result should be black and crumbly with a pleasant, earthy aroma. Here are my best tips for making great compost, including a few rule breakers. | GNOWFGLINS.com
Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com
Tips for Growing Fall Vegetables | One of the best ways to settle into growing your own food is to change your perspective on the growing season. Gardening is not just a summer activity. Depending on your zone, gardening is something that can happen year round. | GNOWFGLINS.com
Garden DIY Butterfly Feeder | This simple DIY butterfly feeder makes a wonderful addition to any garden or flower bed. Records show that the numbers of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are declining, so they really need our help! This simple feeder, made from a mason jar, some twine, and a piece of sponge, will help attract these friendly insects to your garden and give them a place to refuel. It's a win-win! | GNOWFGLINS.com