Haha! you might have to take a boat to get to my garden, or a plane (if they still work) when the SHTF! I'll keep my eyes peeled though.
Yea! There has been so much rain this spring & summer so far. It's apparently because there's a huge cold air mass over Labrador which is deflecting
all the hotter air south. Pretty strange, but I'm not gonna complain because my plants are doing great. The Camellia Sinensis (Tea plant) especially
loves the cooler weather with rain.
Yea I think it's fantastic you're getting kids involved and showing them what real food looks like! I think more people should start their own
gardens, even if it's only a few plants, it's a start!
Wow, that is awesome. I think I'll need to make a few more beds to plant the rest of my seedlings. I'll use the PVC irrigation you were talking
about, because these rubber hoses aren't the greatest, they drip more than they spray (pain in the butt for on the triangle trellis I have).
Where did you buy that covering from, just a local hardware store?
I've also had a problem with weeds, going to start putting mulch down soon to keep them at bay. Was also thinking about putting a liner in, and then
putting in mulch. We'll see though, as most of the plants are doing great as it is, and the weeds have just started to come up.
lol.... I don't think the government is going to come around and arrest people for having home gardens. They can't even manage a budget let alone
try and regulate the hundreds of millions of home gardens in the U.S.
I'll take my chances!
Oh man I've gotta agree with you there. Homegrown tomatoes are just plain amazing! There are so many tasty varieties to choose from too, but not
enough space to plant them! By the way, I have a bunch of extra tomato seeds if you want to try them. It might take a while to grow, but you could
have tomatoes for late fall if you wanted to.
Yea I've had the same problem with the cucumbers. It's a combination of the cool weather and the meager amount of sunlight we've been getting here
lately. Also, watch out for those darn striped cucumber beetles. They devour cucumbers like it's their job (probably because it is! :lol
. They are
eating my squash and cucumber plants right now and I'm desperately trying to control them.
Great choice of herbs! Yea I've had great success growing those in pots before. Nothing's better than cooking with fresh herbs like Basil and
Parsley! Coupled with fresh veggies it's just plain awesome.
Yea get those pics up when you can.
Yea I know it's not the biggest garden ever, but it will supplement purchased (and already stored food) quite well. I'm planning on building a few
more garden beds as well. We also have wild grapes, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries growing in the a back of our house under two giant
pine trees. There's a ton of wild food in the woods/wetland area around my house.
I am going to expand though, as I know it should be much bigger (for a true survival garden).
Yea my thoughts exactly! How's the failing useless corrupt government going to go around and regulate home gardens. It's a long shot, and even if
they tried it would probably start a massive protest.
Yea I was thinking about that. I wanted to make a rain catch system with a storage barrel for watering the garden. I also wanted to build a little
mini-greenhouse over the top of the garden to extend my 5 month growing season.
I'll look up plans on the net to see what I can find!
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