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  1. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    Here's what it looks like: https://www.foragingtexas.com/2011/09/wireweed.html In a prolonged post-STHF scenario coffee may be scarce. I realize that there are substitutes like chicory but these don't have any bio-reactive chemicals that I'm aware of. It may be necessary to remain awake and...
  2. 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...
  3. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    In the pursuit of being a better forager: What was your first wild edible you learned to recognize/find? And how do you use it? Thanks :)
  4. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    It might come in handy one day to know what type of plants in your area you could use for natural cordage... In my area, the Southwest US, there's lots of these stringy fiber type plants, the first 3 that come to mind are: ...these are great and the Fan Palms probably have the longest...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A few years ago I planted various berry bushes. Three Nanking bush cherries went in an out-of-the-way location. Two died, one is thriving but only produced 3 cherries so far. We have one old gooseberry bush and a young struggling one. Another additions was a beautiful red currant in a shady...
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I am building a small green house. I thought I would just share my progress as I get it together and useable. I had hoped this vinyl I found at Wal-Mart would work for the covering, but decided against it. I now plan to use a heavy grade construction grade plastic for now. We will see how it...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We decided to build a greenhouse and grow some of our own food. This was what we accomplished our first year. We learned from our mistakes and this year is even better.
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    These are photos of the 10X12 Harbor Freight Greenhouse that we built in 2011. We mainly built it to use as a "screen room" to protect our tomato plants from the birds. We have since expanded our garden to several raised beds. We now grow tomatoes, squash, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans...
  9. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    It has been a while since I have been studying survival skills so recently i have gotten back into it. I went to a spot of woods where i usually put my bushcraft skills to the test and decided to look for what kind of plants there might be in the winter. there was only one tree that was green...
  10. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    I was wondering if any of you would recommend a good resource (like a field guide) to wild edibles and medicinal properties of plants. I'm having a hard time finding something that comes close to the information that I'm looking for I'm looking for something in color that I could use, like all...
  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    In a survival situation that you have to purify water (boil or filter) if you don't have that option, and you get sick. What natural medicinal plants can you use or store bought meds should be carried in your survival, BOB, or SHTF, kit. thanks. medicines
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    this is exciting ! I knew some of these & have tried them. I have a pineapple crown growing at the old house we haven't moved yet, so I wonder how it is. Some of them I had no idea about RE-growing ! I have some potatoes I potted on the front porch this year - waiting to see what will...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Re-reading that thread title sounds funny. I'm looking for a good resource to have on hand when SHTF. Anyone know of a book/download of plants and such that may be safe to eat when the time comes? I know it'd be a matter of actually going out and identifying them, so I'm curious on where to...
  14. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    i was wondering if the inner bark of all pine trees was edible. should they be boiled for a general rule of safety? also, needles of the any pine be brewed for tea? now for the other questions. answer if you know don't if you don't. are hawthorn berries edible raw? or do they need to be boiled...
  15. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    I only know about a few plants here in Colorado that are okay to eat. not saying that's all, but I'd like to know what else is good for medical purposes and food. Thank you for posting, and I really appreciate the help.
  16. Vendor Deals
    Buy Emergency Seed Bank at 134 dollars, Receive Free Herb Seed Bank ($99 Value) http://directive21.com/emergencyseedbank.html This deal will go from Monday, May 2nd, to Friday May 6th, 2011. Here is a little info on the Herb Seed Bank: 68,000 seeds, 21 varieties of highest yielding crops...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen many books on wild edible plants on amazon but many seem to have plants from places ill never be like tropical plants......so does anybody know a good book on wild edible plant focusing on America and preferably north east America?
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am pretty well stocked on the more common seeds, but I do need some HELP! Does anyone have, or know where I can buy some Sugar Cane to plant? Some Uses: Syrup, Rum, While on the subject... kinda ;) here are some plants/seed that may have been over looked: Soap Berry or Soap Nuts: Sapindus...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Due to the abnormal rainfall Illinois has had this year I didn't get a tiller in the ground until June 25th. For some reason I didn't start any plants this year and I'm glad I didn't. So I called up the local nursery that I haunt and asked them what the going price for a flat of 48 would cost...
  20. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    I live in the Midwest and I do a lot of outdoor activity. The problem is I'm also a type 1 diabetic, and it really stinks to have to carry so much "just in case" supplies while I'm enjoying my various activities. Can anyone tell me what types of wild plants contain a high level of glucose that...
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