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Echoboomer, wonderful post. Very informative. The best way to improve the caloric value of tomatoes is with mayonnaise and bread. So, I've socked away a homemade mayo. recipe and even one that uses powdered eggs. Some things I might be able to do without but WHY?
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Greens like lettuce need very little light, even a north facing window in winter will do, but a simple fluorescent fixture will do for simple greens. Sprouting for most seeds take no light but for finishing to build chlorophyll.

Then if things got REALLY bad, I do have several 400wHID grow lights that would be set to run off PV and would grow fruiting produce underground or in blacked out rooms. The lamps generate so much heat that in a 50F underground space the lights can heat it up to 80F, perfect for peppers and tomatoes.

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I wasn't specific at all. Sorry. What I wanted to learn was how you... "We've also taken to drying and powdering all our greens to make superfood soups and smoothies throughout the year." ... go about making those soups and smoothies.
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I wasn't specific at all. Sorry. What I wanted to learn was how you... "We've also taken to drying and powdering all our greens to make superfood soups and smoothies throughout the year." ... go about making those soups and smoothies.
Oh, that's the REALLY easy part. Just harvest and wash your greens and throw them in a dehydrator @ 105F (I do this to preserve max. nutrition), an oven on low with the door cracked open and a fan on, or other warm, dry place with air circulation. When dry to a crisp, I crumble in a bowl (place in a cheapo coffee mill for powder), pack in zips or mylar depending how long it will be till I use it. Throw in a few tablespoons full in a batch of soup or a 1 Tablespoon in a smoothie.
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