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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    This is phase 1 , adding the other two this week. Bought almost everything from Home Depot :D: , well the pump came from Harbor Freight , but I'll get a larger one later to run all 4 banks. The net cups, hydroton and fertilizers came from Amazon. 10 Emu Spinach on the left and 10 Winter Density...
  2. 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...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Posting a question for my dad- he has 10 acres surrounded by woodland so deer are a big problem for him. He has a gated portion of his garden, but he'd like to expand the garden outside of it this year, and he was wondering what crops he could plant that the deer will not touch. Here are the...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Alright so begins another growing season. This will be my fourth year with this garden and believe it will be the best since I have learned alot of new tricks along the way. a small side note is this: I only grow organically meaning, no pesticides, no non organic fertilizers and no herbicides...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I went out to Lowes today with the hope of putting together a "start up" vegetable garden. I've got 6 different vegetables spinach, carrots, Jalapeno peppers, broccoli, string beans, and tomatoes. I have no experience with planting but very anxious to learn. I picked up a Burpee Self Watering...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was not sure whether was better in the gardening section, of in general discussion. Since we are talking about preps in general, I decided to post this in the general discussion. Spring is here, that means its time to stock up on seasonal preps. The local feed and fertilizer stores are...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A couple of weeks ago my kids and I went to the camp for 2 days. While we were there we decided to walk around the property at night. The following is what I like to call the “can opener” effect – its were you get so involved with the bigger things that you overlook the small stuff. During...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Spinach – maybe one of the best seeds that a survivalist can stockpile, and maybe one of the best plant choices. Spinach is a relative easy crop to grow, the only “real” fertilizer requirement is nitrogen. So any kind of slow release organic fertilizer will be good – horse, cow, rabbit or...
  9. 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...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone have experience with this? It looks like I have 3 seedlings coming up from one seed. Is the bush formed from multiple shoots? Or do I need to thin it down to just one?
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Brain storming is when you have a group of people. One of them has a notepad, but in this case its the forum. One person throws out some ideas, then the others take those ideas and run with them, throwing out their own ideas. The person with the notepad writes down the ideas. After the brain...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This thread is being started because I received some very good and very important questions on youtube. Lets start with the video. The question I received: I divide my seed stocks based on several categories. Besides nutrients, the other considerations are how fast does the food spoil...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Spinach History: The Orgin of Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is in some debate. Some researchers put the origin of Spinach around current day Iraq. While other researchers claim that Nepal is where the plant was first domesticated. Spinach Seeds Planting: Spinach is an annual plant...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Background In thread: http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=931 Kev discusses collecting seeds from your plants. We have had multiple threads on hybrid vs. heirloom seeds and in my research there has been varying claims about the viability of seeds from hybrids. The claims range...
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