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  1. Gardening and Agriculture
    If you have any extra cash and don't have the time or know-how to collect and preserve thousands of seeds, I found a site that sells an emergency seed bank for when :shtf: It is spendy ($130+) but it has literally thousands upon thousands of seeds from fruits and vegetables to herbs and the...
  2. Gardening and Agriculture
    My tomatoes get real big then they seem to crack, I cannot figure out what’s going on the plants seem healthy and they are putting out a ton of tomatoes, anyone got any ideas?
  3. General Homesteading & Building
    I'm not sure if anybody can answer this for me, but I DO remember reading it in a book somewhere. I searched all over the internet but to no avail. Have any of you ever planted a fish in your garden as natural fertilizer? I know of fermenting the fish and making it into a nitrogen spray but I...
  4. Gardening and Agriculture
    I have been considering a few raised beds but dont have any good ideas on materials for the frames. If any of you have any ideas, I would love to hear them, Thanks!
  5. Gardening and Agriculture
    For those so inclined and of the mindset to produce their own as I am trying to do, here is a link to my compliment to raised bed and container gardening. It is allowing production through the winter as well. It also gives me yet another project to expend energy on and to learn another skill...
  6. Gardening and Agriculture
    Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food Congress passed a bill that puts regulations on private gardens, and food in america in general If I understand everything correctly it will be illegal to trade or sell or even give things that you grow.
  7. Gardening and Agriculture
    Ok so....we are trying to figure out how much and of what to start growing....We live in Zone 8 (middle GA) We want to be able to grow enough to sustain us and not need to go to the store.....We are a family of 3......Myself, my Wife, and our 4 1/2 yr old..... We will be completely relying on...
  8. Gardening and Agriculture
    Potato onion From Wiki ... The potato onion is a variety of multiplier onion, similar to the shallot, although producing larger bulbs. It is remarkably easy to grow, keeps better than almost any other variety of onion, and is ideal for the home gardener with restricted space. It was very...
  9. Gardening and Agriculture
    So you want to grow your own food… This is a basic guide full of resources for the beginner, the complete novice in food growing. I won't go into too much detail, but will provide links to the necessary resources. Seed catalogues are being sent out for the 2011 growing season, and the...
  10. Gardening and Agriculture
    Got the first one yesterday ... :2thumb: Now I have my seeds for next spring, but it sure is fun to look at and never to early to start next years plan... Might have to order some of the white cotton seeds ... :sssh:
  11. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I took a walk yesterday afternoon to check on a couple plots of Jerusalem Artichoke plants that I moved/transplanted earlier this year and I started wondering if any of the folks here do the same? Finding edible wild plants and transplanting them to other/hidden areas for future use. I grow a...
  12. Gardening and Agriculture
    The Botanical name for a CABBAGE is “Brassica oleracea” which is widely used for food consumption. a) Cabbage is rich in the many nutrients such as Vitamin A: responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes. Vitamin B: helps maintain integrity of nerve endings and boosts energy...
  13. Gardening and Agriculture
    After picking fruits and vegetables out of the yard, should you just briefly rinse the dirt off or should some kind of mix be made to rid the food of pesticides and other harmful things? I've heard of stuff you can buy from the store for it. Does anybody know of a cheap solution to a mix that I...
  14. Gardening and Agriculture
    What are some of the fastest growing vegetables?
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