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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone here wait until Easter to plant everything besides potatoes and corn? The main garden is planted, but I would like to plant a second garden behind the house. Due to weather planting had to be stretched out planting when it was not raining. My son and I have been planting on and off for...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My son and I planted the lions share of our garden Saturday morning. For those of you who are interested in gardening I will attempt to supply as much information as I ca on the types of crops that were planted. I wanted several different types of crops: High producing - meaning they...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    While browsing through YouTube I came across a video about nutrition during wartime. This is a classic black and white film which provides a great deal of insight to how the British fed themselves during World War II. The video is 10 minutes long, but well worth the watch. It starts out...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My aunt swears by the Old Farmer's Almanac. She will not even break the ground until the book says to. I typically watch the weather forecast and plant after the last expected frost. However, for 2019 I ordered Old Farmer's Almanac 2019 and will be planting off of it. How many people use the...
  5. 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...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I decided to go ahead and replant the 2018 spring garden. Something is wrong where I planted the first garden, as nothing is growing. I suspect the soil is too alkaline, but I need a soil test to prove/disprove the theory. Other threads on this topic: Transplanting pepper plants? I think I...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Local farm supply stores are getting their summer seed shipments in. If any survivalist are looking to start a seed stockpile, or add to their current stockpile, now is the time. The key is to buy your seeds early. If you wait too long, certain types of see will be sold out. Take corn for...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Late winter / early spring is when the farm supply stores start getting their seeds in. February 10 I stopped in at Country feed in Kirbyville Texas to check on chicks and buy some seed potatoes. While I was there I noticed something like 40 pound bags of seeds laying on the floor. There must...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For the goof, I watch Doomsday Castle on Nat Geo, mostly for laughs, but some of their instructors are interesting. In last week's episode, one of the instructor's talked about a "survival garden", and how planting a tree at the center, with fruit vines around it, and then a layer of herbs on...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So like anyone on this board I'm thinking about prepping, about the preps I have and what I need and all that. If anyone here has an account at Amazon, they (unless you turn it off) send you recommendations based on what you purchased in the past to your email. This week they sent me a...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have started my survival garden living here in West Kendall FL. With the Economy the way it is now and getting worse we have started it. My wife is loving this. I have tomato's, Garlic ( Yes i said Garlic it is grown to you can see if the photos), Jalapeno, Green Peppers, Stawberries and blue...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Are you Worried about a food crisis in 2011? I am. Price of gas has gone up almost 50 cents in the last 2 weeks, and is currently sitting in the $3.47 a gallon range. A couple of years ago when gas touched $3 a gallon, fertilizer for growing food went to $22 - $23 for a 50 pound bag. The...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/yes-you-can-survive-the-coming-economic-nightmare-one-family-in-california-grows-6000-pounds-of-produce-on-just-110th-of-an-acre Family grows 6000 pounds of produce on 1/10 of an acre - wow! I have 3/4 of an acre in suburbia - this is encouraging!
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Every survivalist should have seeds stockpiled for a survival garden. The first questions is, why would anyone need a "survival garden?" During extended wide spread disasters, food production and shipments might get disrupted. Most grocery stores only have a few days worth of supplies in...
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