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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    One of the common questions I see about potatoes is when should they be harvested? The simple answer is potatoes can be harvested anytime. Typically, potatoes will start forming several weeks after the seed potato was planted and the plant top formed. However, if you want maximum production...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My son and I planted the lions share of our garden Saturday morning. For those of you who are interested in gardening I will attempt to supply as much information as I ca on the types of crops that were planted. I wanted several different types of crops: High producing - meaning they...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My aunt swears by the Old Farmer's Almanac. She will not even break the ground until the book says to. I typically watch the weather forecast and plant after the last expected frost. However, for 2019 I ordered Old Farmer's Almanac 2019 and will be planting off of it. How many people use the...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the past 2 days I have given away 2 dozen eggs. Some people might be saying “so what”? To give food away means that my wife and I have an excess food supply. Think about that for a minute. My wife and I bought our first chicks February 25, 2012. In all we ended up with 13 chickens...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    http://www.helpfulgardener.com/organic/2006/crop.html This page explains some basics about crop rotation, look up nitrogen fixating plants for some more information about sustainable gardening.
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I want to start canning from my garden this summer, and also start making chili, red sauce, etc during the winter months. I have never canned and want to make sure that my first experience is an educated one. I have began collecting different recipes, and have began to read some basic...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My biggest fear during some kind of long term disaster has to be food production. My wife and I have 8 children between us, and 12 grandkids just on my wifes side. It would be impossible for me to stockpile enough food for the whole family. My large family and large extended family is one...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say that the world goes to crap tomorrow. Some kind of long term SHTF situation has happened - plague, meteor, massive climate change,,,,, what does your SHTF seed stockpile look like this very second? If you walked to where your seeds are stored, pulled out the container, would you be...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking at the most easily grown and sustainable food that the earth has to offer, I think that wheat, beans and potatoes are the true survivalist foods. If you are planting anything this year, invest some extra effort and gain some experience in potatoes and beans. This fall, make a small...
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