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by Farside
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Calorie Dense Crops
Replies: 17
Views: 2616

Re: Calorie Dense Crops

I wish it grew up here in Canada. I guess we have maple syrup as an alternative. Funny how every climate zone has it's own solution.
by Farside
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 25
Views: 3064

Re: Growing Indoors

The seeds I put in there have sprouted, but they take a while. I've created a high density sprouting system out on upside down cake container I got from the supermarket. I had to buy a cake. And eat said cake. The sacrifices we make for science :-)
by Farside
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 373
Views: 61801

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Today we cracked this year's batch of sauerkraut. It's awesome. Every year when cabbage is on sale, I make 2 1/2 gallons of sauerkraut which is about 3 large cabbages. I don't use a recipe, but I put more salt in than recipes call for. I slice up cabbage, put it in the pail, sprinkle salt on it, the...
by Farside
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What Did You Do Today - Daily Steps 2020!
Replies: 17
Views: 1421

Re: What Did You Do Today - Daily Steps 2020!

If you can find some I suggest growing black mandan or trail of tears beans. They are both a dry black bean. The reason I recommend them is that the plants grow a crazy amount of food, and they are really easy to grow. I've grown the black mandan which is a small bush bean. The other is a climbing p...
by Farside
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 25
Views: 3064

Re: Growing Indoors

Here is my first tub with 5 lettuce and 2 spinach. I have some basil and cilantro seeds germinating by the heater and will put them into the empty holes once they sprout.
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by Farside
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 55
Views: 4920

Re: How does your garden grow?

This year I'll be growing parsnips. Last time I did this they didn't turn out too well because of carrot fly worms. So I'm going to install a low tunnel covered in a very light row cover that lets in light and rain, but not the bugs. Since I'm going to the trouble, I might as well run an experiment....
by Farside
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 25
Views: 3064

Re: Growing Indoors

Now I have the tubs I like. They are 6 inches deep, and I can fit three of these side by side on one shelf. I've drilled the 2 inch holes in the lids, and now I'm gluing aluminum foil to the outside of the containers to keep the light out, and reflect heat. This is to keep algae and bacterial growth...
by Farside
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Armory, Self Defense
Topic: Hardening Your Property
Replies: 7
Views: 2071

Re: Hardening Your Property

Simple countermeasures in securing your property:
by Farside
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 25
Views: 3064

Re: Growing Indoors

OK so I'm making holes tonight in the lids. I'm going to be putting 2 inch net pots in on 4 inch (center to center) spacings. I'm offsetting the holes to maximize the number of plants in the space, and realized that if I have three identical totes side by side then the holes along the edges of the m...
by Farside
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 25
Views: 3064

Re: Growing Indoors

So I don't like those totes. I'm taking them back. I can fit 3 smaller ones side by side on one shelf that contain 11 plants each. I'm going to try growing pole beans in 2.5 gallon pails using the same technique. As the year progresses, I'm going to need some shade and I'm thinking what could be bet...