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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I just harvested quite a few idaho potatoes, grown from potato seeds I made from potatoes I bought from Kroger. The potato plants grew fine in my raised beds and I got a lot of decent sized, nice shaped potatoes. The only problem is that the skin was completely different from the smooth...
  2. Buy Sell Trade
    Are you new to gardening and not sure where to begin? This course can help! Lessons cover everything from planning your garden, what to plant, how to take care of it, and what to do about invading pests and diseases. There's also a discussion of basic food preservation, composting, and...
    $79 USD
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    Would your child like to start a garden? I can help! I’m a Master Gardener and have been growing my own food since 2010. In this class, we’ll learn the principles of garden in-depth, from planning the garden to harvesting the goodies. The next section starts June 5th! Please click on the link...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a pretty decent seed supply. There were a few things I wanted to add, and wasn't about to wait for spring. I particularly wanted some Blue Hubbard winter squash. Most of the retailers were sold out. I stumbled on Everwild. I am very impressed with their prices on larger bulk seed packs...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi, y'all! I am a retired public middle school school teacher (taught mostly music, then English and reading, and a year of basic math). I became interested in being prepared when I was a young girl in Girl Scouts ("Be Prepared" remember that?). As an adult and a teacher getting paid...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    You want to grow plenty of potatoes but limited in space?
  7. Food and water
    So some background for me, I'm a bit of a tea connoisseur (snob, as my mother says it), and I generally have about 20 different types/blends of tea on hand at any given moment. I have a stash at work, and a separate stash at home, and I usually make at least 1-3 cups for myself and my wife...
  8. Book Reviews
    This massive book of nearly 1,000 pages was compiled by one of the early members of the homesteading movement (Carla Emery). She lived on a homestead near Moscow, ID from the early 1970s until the 2000s. Ms. Emery died in the 2000s and the encyclopedia is now managed by a lady with homes in...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I visited a fellow prepper this week and this issue really hit home for me. After quite a long history of "I'm gonna do it, yea, definitely next year, and when I get time," he finally planted the most half hearted poorly thought out "garden" I've ever seen. Out of the 5 local preppers I know...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Okra is starting to produce; this has been two months in the making. A few things about growing okra: Hot weather crop and the seeds will germinate only when the soil temperature reach something like the upper 70s. Seeds have a hard outer coating. If planted too early, the seeds will sit...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I got impatient as I usually do, and I went and bought some Jiffy pods, the expandable cocofiber ones, to start some seed in. I started two varieties of lettuce, some squash, cauliflower, and two varieties of lavender. So far, not surprisingly, only the lettuce is up. In Maryland our...
  12. Book Reviews
    Your electrical power fails due to a storm, terrorist attack, EMP or other catastrophe. Hyperinflation leads to an economic collapse and food and medical supplies stop flowing to the cities. A pandemic spreads death around the globe. This book offers specific, practical advice and instruction...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    "Get Your FREE TICKET and Watch From Home As 38+ Experts Reveal Their BEST SECRETS for Growing All Your Own Food & Medicine!" Kicks off Monday, June 12th at 9:00 a.m. CT Runs for 7 Days, With ENCORE DAYS on June 19th & 20th 38+ Leading Experts Helping You Become Free Of Supermarkets and...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My fig trees aree not growing, so I decided to mix up some organic fig tree fertilizer. Cut the top off of a one gallon milk jug. Fill 3/4 with water. One handful aged chicken manure. One handful ash from my smoker. This is a mix of oak, pecan and wild cherry. Handful bone meal. Urine...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Here ya go ya lazy gardeners. :D: I'd like to have one. :o:
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am looking for a hoe head that is made in the USA or Europe. Just about everything I am finding are made in China, Brazil or Mexico. So far the only place I can find real made in USA farm tools is ebay. Where can I find made in USA hoes and garden tools? I want a slip on hoe head like a...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The Garden Planning Calculator http://seedsforgenerations.com/garden-planning-calculator/ The Garden Planning Calculator is a free downloadable Excel spreadsheet that allows you to input your Last Average Spring Frost Date and provides you the following for 46 types of crops: Germination...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone had success growing turmeric? (And in what region of the country?) If so, what did you do to be successful? What kind of yield did you have? If you tried and weren't successful, what did you do & where did you start to see trouble? I really want to get some going here at the new...
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