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Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:02 pm
by ruthveng
Hi Folks,

As we all navigate through a world of misinformation and a feeling of having a dissenting voice contradicting what most sheeples TV tells them to believe. It is good to listen to and connect with like minded people that understand that climate does invariably change and Man has had little or no impact on that since time began.

I listen intently to your You tube videos and love the information it provides me with as I debate the lunatics on the left! This is also a great idea to provide insights and further information to others.

thank you for your expertise and the setting up of this forum.

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:39 pm
by yeolseacat
Thanks for setting this up Christian, greetings everyone from Devon uk,

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:25 pm
by siamerican
Thought forums were a thing of the past, but considering developments, Christian made a good case for their revival, at least this one, will follow up again in near future with proper intro...for now, know i hv started working a small plot pf land in a tropical zone in SE Asia, roughly 11 degrees lat. Just setting up basics for now, hv a bunch of unfinished biz bk in US to tend to next year though so hving this on hand shld things really start to htf 2020-2022, will be a good card to fall bk on

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:02 pm
by The Free Radicals
Hey Crew

Hope to find time to check in and participate in the conversations, I am a follower of Christians channel and a couple of others in the global cooling conversation so I am up to date on most happenings on the subject.

I am in Australia and have a large urban organic farm in a zone that will be still a growing area though with some changes in the rainfall and temp zones.

Look forward to seeing other conversation around this subject of preparation for the global climate change.

Regards Russell

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:45 pm
by AV1
siamerican wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Thought forums were a thing of the past
Definitely not. Forums offer so much more than Facebook groups and they're less open to censorship and algorithms only showing what "they" want you to see.

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:25 pm
by letmefnknow
Thank you so much for all you do . Glad to be a part of this forum and in the know.

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:17 am
by Telemachus
Hi everybody and thank you, Christian, for the forum.

I'm a 61 year old permaculturist, from the Midwest, currently in the Puget Sound area. I'm old enough to remember the coming ice age. But the 21st century was a long, long way off, so it was okay to forget about it.

Now that I am reminded I'm glad I focused so much on gardening.

Best wishes,

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:24 am
by cherryyllaann
Thank you Christian for all you do and for creating the forum. It's humbling to me that you have the ability and heart felt desire to create this community to help inform us all of the troubled times ahead and how we may navigate them together. Thank you.

I am currently in South Florida preparing for my family's future. I've generally unintentionally killed lovely plants I have received as gifts and my knowledge of plant management had basically consisted of putting sugar and water into the vase I was preparing for my cut flowers. Talk about a learning curve. In the past 4 months I have planted tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, celery, sweet potatoes, chives, garlic, lettuce, broccoli a few other things. I thought growing plants in S. Florida couldn't be that tough, we get rain and sun, but I was wrong. My garden is still green but I do not have any food, other than lettuce and chives. My local nursery just told me they don't begin to plant until October due to the heat. Well, guess I should have checked with them first. Diamond said, you have to start to fail and he is right. Now I know!

So, I'm learning lots from experience and from the abundance of information provided by Christian, Diamond, David DB, GSM, The Radical Gardner and others. What a whole new world this is.
I have 2 young sons who are right along with me planting, listening and learning.

Also, I did read through other's introductions and will add that I too recall the Nat'l Geographic or PBS TV specials warning about the coming Ice Age but I was just a kid and thought the year 2000 would just never arrive. Here we are, and couldn't be with a better set of folks in this community.

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:25 pm
by dirtmurphy
@cherryyllaann, what lettuce variety did you plant? Also, when did you put your garden in the ground?

Re: Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:21 am
by cherryyllaann
Hi dirtmurphy. I planted an assorted lettuce mix I think from Baker Creek. I used a large whiskey barrel and prepared the soil with a mix of Miracle grow for veggies, perlite and peat moss so that the soil was light an airy. They are in an area that receives full to partial sun from the west. The seeds did sprout and poked up above the soil but stunted in that very small position for quite a while, like 2 months. I would water daily, a considerable amount but not overly drench the soil (afraid I'd give too much water and the leaves would turn yellow and fall off). Recently we've had a ton of rain and now they have started to grow again. They are still pretty small however not really the size yet of an assorted lettuce bag you would buy in the store. I guess in the beginning I was not watering enough.

Last month I purchased 6 small romaine lettuce seedlings from Home Depot. Each had a little group of leaves. I transplanted them into a large whiskey barrel with the same type soil mixture as with the assorted lettuce and have been watering regularly. In an area that receives full to partial sun from the west. Now they are becoming very leggy and the leaves I bought them with are actually getting bigger but I do not see any new leaves coming from the plants. I think if I picked the leaves now, the plant would not produce more new leaves. Each plant has like 5-6 leaves, not like a real bunch of romaine you would get at the store or an organics coop. Maybe I am expecting too much?

I also purchased and transplanted similarly curly kale and broccoli. These guys were initially perky. Now I see something has been eating all the leaves, just stem remains. We thought it was aphids. I tried a water mixture of Dr. Bronner's Peppermit oil and sprayed them down. Didn't work. I tried the same mixture again but added alcohol and peroxide as well. Didn't work. I took photos and went to my local plant nursery. The said I should use neem oil. Just got some and will try it. Not sure if there is a best time to spray the plants, if morning or evening is better.

On an sort of happy note, we did plant from seed Dragon Tongue Beans and they sprouted gorgeously. My son was soooo proud. Within 4 weeks they were like a foot tall. We transplanted those in the ground, next morning, big holes in the leaves. The nursery sold me Thuricide BT for caterpillar control and Sluggo for slugs to apply in the evening.

We also planted in ground tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. These plants receive sun from the east and south. I watered lots as they seemed to go dry really fast. The tomatoes took off, lots of flowers no fruit. We tried the tapping method to pollinate the flowers to no avail. They would shrivel on the vine. The peppers and eggplants are stunted, not growing much at all. I have fertilized them with Jobe's veggie fertilizer 3-4 times. I recently bought a shade thinking the sun is just too much. Kind of lost here and I love salsa! These guys too are experiencing the holes in leaves. We bought 1500 ladybugs and ladybug food. They hung around for a while then flew away.

We do have marigolds planted surrounding these areas in order to attract more pollinators. We also bought milkweed from the nursery as they said this plant attracts butterflies and other pollinators. We also have other assorted flowering plants that seem to be living so that is encouraging.

I am hopeful and would welcome your input if you have any suggestions. Thanks for taking an interest.