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Anyone come across any Prepper gardening courses for self sufficiency? I think it would be a good idea to have weekend gardening skill gatherings so muppets like me can learn how to grow food properly? Over on preppersuk we have been chatting on and off for a while about growing your own grub where possible, and though inteligent advice is freely available it doesnt work as well as visual and hands on skill sharing. Which has got me asking the preppersuk mob do they know of any courses that specialise in teaching very basic self sufficiency gardening to preppers like me.

We are now getting pretty well spoiled for RZs and gatherings in thge UK covering field crafts, bushcraft, traditional crafting skills as well as more modern planning and cross training events, but I admit to being completely naeive about gardening and wonder what my wiser peers think about getting training for gardening?

Careful how you word your reply cos if you mention French Beans, Black Beans, Greenfly, Jerusalem artchokes you may be accused of racism and bigotry :rolleyes::D::thumb:
 

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I've put some seeds into long containers with compost and added water. The rest is upto
nature. You can do some companion planting like carrots with onions to reduce insect
damage - it puts off carrot fly for some reason.
 

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I have been asking everyone from my mom, aunts & uncles, even the lady at the Co-Op where we by feed.
Good luck
 

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there are tons of books about growing your own food buy a good one at the book store
ive got one (in dutch) that has all kinds of veggies and fruit in it and how to grow them etc
you dont have to remember everything because you can look it up
 

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I`ll be honest NR, nope never heard of such a thing.

The thing is gardening is very hands on and appears in my limited experience to be very much a matter of trial and error. Soil being different in various parts etc, for several years I've had moderate success sprouting store bought spuds for planting, this year I bought seed spuds got a bumper crop and for the first time ever seen seed pods on the plants.
I've never had any joy growing peas or beans in pots, planted peas in the ground this year and I've had a bumper crop lol, I took over the front porch for my toms because the Mrs always grew them well there but now she's got a greenhouse, my tom plants are truely pathetic things while hers always flourished in the same spot too make matters worse hers are growing like wildfire in the greenhouse :(
There are lots of books we often see them in charity shops, Which even do a free magazine/booklet if you ring up for it nothing much beats hands on experience and time a weekend course wouldn't even scrape the surface tbh imho fwiw.
 
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