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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    The Lessons from Cuba’s “Special Period” | by Andrew Damitio | DataDrivenInvestor Cuba suffered economic hardship when the USSR dissolved, ending the cheap oil, fertilizer and food subsidies. This era is known as Cuba's 'Special Period'. During the Special Period, oil imports into Cuba...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Say for berries, lettuce or beans?
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone here ever used eggs for fertilizer? I was making some homemade potting soil for my peppers and tomatoes, when I thought about putting an egg under the plant. I vaguely remember reading about this years ago. Or maybe it was a meme floating around facebook? Anyway, I got some eggs...
  4. Food and water
    I asked Lowes if i cleaned up the apple mess under their {5}trees if I could have the apples off the trees, there are 5 of them. They agreed so started picking them to day, the good apples i will can the bad apples i will dump in the garden. So fare only one employee about picking "their...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    One thing i have never been good at planting is peas. Doesnt matter, sugar peas, snap peas, bush peas, i always seem to get really nice big vines and then only a handful of pods, which my 6 year old promptly eats. I was talking to the old guy next store about this and he says that i plant my...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    . I'm always fishing and after I clean my catch, I just toss the carcass in the trash. I tried burying them in the garden but the varmints kept digging it up. I stumbled across this the other day and figured I'd give it a shot. MYO Fish Fertilizer Step 1: Start with approximately 1 gallon...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How much do you need for a 50x75 garden? Also, manure how many yards would be needed to till into an area that size?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    just got done sealing 10# of miracle grow in mylar ....thoughts? this stuff makes my garden grow so well if shtf I wanna have some for sure
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Usually I start threads like this with a disclaimer. I wont do that this time, I hope I don't regret it. I've heard a lot of people talking about Pee and I realize it's a waist to flush it down the drain when it can be used for compost and fertilizer. However, while that kind of shocked me...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Are there alternatives to Miracle Grow? We use it but was wondering if there is a more "natural" alternative OR a recipe to make a homemade version?
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Can anyone suggest a good natural fertilizer for a home food garden? Growing cukes, toms, onions, garlic, lettuces, carrots, okra, snow peas, various peppers, etc. Last year I relied on the big box garden store soil variety with added fertilizer and most everything did fine, but want to get away...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    LOL :) I saw this & can't wait for stores to start stocking it!! How neat is that? :D:
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Potatoes, peas and corn - plant them in that order. Commercial grade fertilizer has 3 numbers, such as 13-13-13. Those three numbers stand for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (also called Pot Ash). nitrogen - large leaves, tall growth - greens, spinach, corn, okra phosphorus - root growth...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Is anyone stocking up on commerical fertilizer / manure / garden soil for the inevitable? I live in an area where we have very sandy soil ( an island ) and as such tend to buy a combined pallet load every year. Any idea on how to save these products?
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    not to be confused with 'Year End' composting :D: When you "Fort Up" for the OPAW, you will have a large volume of useful Urine to harvest (i'm assuming you won't want to diddle outside during the food riot, excuse me - entitlement protest). Here's a way to do it...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Before adding commercial fertilizer, soil test should be done to see what needs to be added back with the fertilizer. Most counties have an extension office that can do a soil test for just a few dollars. The goal of every gardener should be to have an organic garden. Commercial fertilizer...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Yesterday I scored about a 1/4 - 1/2 a truck load of horse manure for my garden. Most of the manure is dried, but some still has "chunks" in it. 1/2 of a raised bed was shoveled out, and filled in with the manure. 4 grape tomato plants and some cucumbers were planted directly into the manure...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This is my bean and pea planting thread. In this thread I am going to attempt to show the steps I took to get the ground prepared and the peas planted. The first step was to get the beans that will be used for seed. The seeds I will be using have been in the freezer for the past 3 or 4 weeks...
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