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The Hazards of Gardening Expectations
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:48:15 AM »
Once again, a bit of a warning for those who don't garden but are planning to if things go bad:

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/wheat-survival-seed-bank/

After you've read it......consider this:  that article does not include proper drying, cleaning and threshing and the 'staff' to grow, harvest & prepare this for storage, or grind it to use.

And time....all the time it takes to do it.  This applies to most of the grain & dry bean crops and if your 1st year is a failure because you don't know what you are doing or Mother Nature doesn't cooperate (which happens even when you DO know what you're doing!) you are in trouble.
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Re: The Hazards of Gardening Expectations
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 09:30:20 AM »
I know I keep talking about gardening and grow your own.  The reason is everyone needs to have some experience in growing your own.  Canning your own.  Drying your own.  Eating your own.  This way you will better be able to prepare for the future.  How far out?  I don't know but it is better to be prepared.  So my food preparations are not solely stored but include what I can grow.  Food storage also means seed storage to be able to grow in the future.  If I plan all day I actually get nothing done.  A good portion of my day is doing....

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Re: The Hazards of Gardening Expectations
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 09:32:43 AM »
A neighbor plants about 90 acres of winter wheat every few years and I spent about an hour harvesting a 5 gallon bucket by hand.        Two of us then beat it with sticks and tossed it in the air to let the light breeze carry the chaff away, took about 2 hours.     That was a job and we still had a lot of husk mixed in with the grain.      I don't think I'd want to make bread with what we ended up with so we made a batch of wheat beer.

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Re: The Hazards of Gardening Expectations
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 10:00:48 AM »
let me know next time you do it, sounds interesting

ChristianJ

Re: The Hazards of Gardening Expectations
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 10:17:18 AM »
Once again, a bit of a warning for those who don't garden but are planning to if things go bad:

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/wheat-survival-seed-bank/

After you've read it......consider this:  that article does not include proper drying, cleaning and threshing and the 'staff' to grow, harvest & prepare this for storage, or grind it to use.

And time....all the time it takes to do it.  This applies to most of the grain & dry bean crops and if your 1st year is a failure because you don't know what you are doing or Mother Nature doesn't cooperate (which happens even when you DO know what you're doing!) you are in trouble.

Everyone will die. It's not easy growing anything, it will take years of practice, and the yields suck, especially in the beginning.

These people need to buy more buckets of freeze-dried TVP.
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Re: The Hazards of Gardening Expectations
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 08:27:36 AM »
So much for the okra is ready to bloom. :( Bambi and friends had a snack last night, guess they will finish the other row tonight. I desperately need some fencing. As man encroaches upon their living space deer are forced to forage anywhere.
I heard from a friend that a few miles from my homestead a developer bought 300 acres of pine forest and plans to erect 300-600 homes there! No way can the roads and neighboorhood absorb this and thrive. Breaks my heart.