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  1. Hello from South Georgia

    New Member Introduction
    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...
  2. Potato Towers

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    You want to grow plenty of potatoes but limited in space?
  3. Tea For Survival

    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...
  4. Book Review: The Encyclopedia of Country Living (40th Anniversery Ed.)

    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...
  5. Get Out There And GARDEN! Stop Procrastinating

    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...
  6. Okra Starting to Produce

    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...
  7. My Lettuce is up!

    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...
  8. BUGGING IN: What To Do When TSHTF and YOU Live In Suburbia

    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...
  9. Home Grown Food Summit FREE ticket!

    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...
  10. Organic Fig Tree Fertilizer Experiment

    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...
  11. Farmbot for raised beds.

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Here ya go ya lazy gardeners. :D: I'd like to have one. :o:
  12. Made in usa hoe head

    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...
  13. Helpful Free Garden Planning Calculator

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The 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...
  14. Growing Turmeric

    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...
  15. Permaculture in Maine

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Permaculture in Maine Lisa Fernandes says: She hosts workshops and speaking events as well as plant swaps and "permablitzes" [large group projects in which members converge at a site...
  16. android gardening app?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Any one have any recomendations i want the mother earth news one but only have android appliances. does any one have a line on something similar for android. P.m. me if you do. Thanks . i have 75 romas and 50 beafsteaks started and a bucket full of radishes just transplanted 15potatoe...
  17. Tobacco Garden! Last Years Project. Success!

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I undertook several new projects in 2014. By far the biggest and most involved, was trying my hand at growing tobacco. I had been a long time cigarette smoker, thankfully I have recently quit. I still very much enjoy pipe cigar smoking as well as the rich history tobacco has in this country...
  18. Kingman AZ Prepper Expo

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone else going to the Prepper's Expo at the Mohave County Fairgrounds today? I went yesterday and there's scads of excellent info and several terrific businesses there. Seminars on raising rabbits by Hostile Hare, straw bale gardening by Happy Gardener and aquaponics by Endless Food among...
  19. What are some suggestions of green manure for the garden?.

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am not sure what exactly it is. I know its for the garden. I read a article but did not give me much info. I'm hopeing someone can give suggestions about green manures and the garden. Thanks:D: I could not find anything on boards pertaining to green manures.
  20. Field composting

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I live in town, but I also own acreage outside town. My soil in town is pure sand and is not good for gardening. But, I must stay in town and I want to be more productive with my gardening. I was toying with the idea of mowing the fields on my acreage and using that for composting and then...