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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It may be time to better organize my seed stockpile, my maybe organize your seed stockpile. Over the past decade I have stockpiled seeds and organized them season - spring and fall. Typically my seed stockpile was divided into containers that were seeds to be planted in the spring and seeds...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Several days ago we had back-to-back gully washer storms that flooded portions of the garden. Let's just say, a good portion of my potato patch is rotting in the ground. Squash that was in portions that held water are dead, or dying. Pepper plants may not survive. Egg plant is doing well...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Walking to the back of the property to check on the garden, looked to the back, and several of my neighbors cows were there. My dogs saw the cows, and the fun began. A couple of my dogs are cur dogs, which seem to take great joy in herding cattle. Sometimes my dogs slip into my neighbors...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Since this covers several topics, the article and video are being posted in the general preparedness section. While stockpiling seeds for a SHTF / Doomsday survival garden I recommend testing various seeds every few years. Take a selection of seeds out of the freezer and germinate them. What...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Several years ago I had a bonfire in the field behind my house. We talked about this in the transplanting pepper plants thread. I found out if there is too much potash (potassium) in the soil, the potash will prevent the uptake of nitrogen to the plant. To counter this, use a high nitrogen...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    When it comes to stockpiling seeds we have discussed the topic in depth. Something that has been overlooked is how many seeds should you stockpile? I have come up with a simple formula and would like to know what yall think. How many seeds do you normally plant to obtain X amount of harvest...
  7. 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...
  8. Food and water
    When I first started drying foods, i cranked the dehydrator to get the job done as fast as possible. While I try to preserve as much nutrition as possible, it wasn't until I read a book on raw and living foods and tried low temp dehydrating for my veggies that I really saw the difference. My...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I planted sugar snap peas a while ago, the shot up a for or 2 around cages, produce a first crop, they aren't flowering any more... will they continue to grow? Over a month ago I tried lima beans and yellow beans, onyl a few germinated and the are slow growing, not doing much of anything... I...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Left to right, Garlic,Spinach,Lettuce/Turnips,Peas,Collards/Cabbage/Kale,Tomatoes,Peppers Asparagus In the Raised Beds,Couple more weeks to harvest for the year :) I Built this planter this year, we put in Carrots and Beats! Juicing Material! This is our 2nd Garden, I Rent the Lot next to us...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I decided to only grow 8 rows of english peas this year and let the rest sit out a year but I went to the 2 local seed stores and both had no pea seed at all, on sugar snaps, or knew anything about why there weren't any. I hadn't heard of a pea shortage around here. I usually grow little marvel...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I was gathering new lettuce from my garden by weeding the extras out, almost enough for a salad now, they are just stating to be mature enough to have a little size. and I thought the tender leaves from my young peas would be interesting to add as salad; figured since we eat pods and peas the...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say your going to go to the local feed and fertilizer store to buy some beans and peas, what kind would you buy? And how much would you buy? These peas / beans will be stored in your freezer. These are for your stockpile, and not for immediate use. Pinto beans - high in protein Purple...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The one best animal thread got me thinking.... What would be the ONE best crop to grow. ( Easiest to grow, disease/pest resistant, most calories, most uses, best storage, easy to harvest/process.) So far I would have to go with corn. I have grown it in my backyard in Phoenix and it did quite...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We have wild peas growing all along the roadside in my area and I grabbed some seeds, and planted them in my yard. The odd thing about these is they are heat hardy, and the stems of the plants are winged. They produce magenta flowers. Are the seeds edible before they turn brown and hard? This...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Survivalist12's Survival Garden Of 2010. Radishes Cucumbers Beans Tomatos Lettuces Zulkini Peppers Soybean Green Beans Wax beans Peas Carrots Leeks Melon Broccoli We spent 5 weekends making this thing. The Wooden boxes are easily transportable and are a great resting bed for the plants and...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I began getting seeds into seedling soil in late March or so. I've sown: tomatoes - Gardeners Delight, some other hybrid from seeds I got last year, Purple Ukraine, Peacevine, Orange Banana (last three are heirloom type) Cantelope : Collective Farm Woman (heirloom) Watermelon: Blacktail...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well, the weather has FINALLY straightened out enough to let me start on this year's garden. Have the "cool season" things started...swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, carrots, and peas. Also took a bunch of those tall "tomato towers" that open up, and linked them together to form a fence along the...
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