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Show off your survival garden! (PICS)

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posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 03:44 PM
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Here you can see things are starting to grow. Most prominent, is, of course, the zucchini on the lower left:



Grapes growing like crazy:



Corn taking off:



Cucumbers, oregano, nasturtium, chili peppers:



Compost bin I built out of scrap lumber left over from building the deck, and an old roll of chicken wire I had laying around. Some of the pieces of lumber were warped, but who cares? It was a free compost bin! I later added hardware to the handle and the lid:



... To be continued ...




posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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I started some sweet potatoes, too:



Here are just two of many pictures I took of the results:





Here's a list of everything I have planted:

corn
two kinds of green beans
two kinds of tomatoes
zucchini
yellow summer squash
honeydew melon
pumpkins
Anaheim chilies
yellow & green bell peppers
red Thai chili peppers
peas
radishes
onions
garlic
carrots
sweet potatoes
lettuce
celery
oregano
basil
thyme
chives
summer savory
rosemary
three different types of sage
curry plant
lemon balm
peppermint
cilantro
parsley
dill
fennel
cumin
lavender
strawberries
blackberries
grapes
lemons
tangerines
plums
goji berries
rose hips (for tea)
hibiscus (for tea)
chamomile
feverfew
echinacea
calendula
nasturtium
sorrel

-- and I haven't planted the winter vegetables yet:

Turnips
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Kale
Cabbage
Brussels sprouts
Potatoes


... To be continued ...



[edit on 1-9-2009 by OuttaHere]



posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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Here is what the garden looked like at its height in mid-August:



Just about every inch that can be used, is being used.

And because in all of this, I still believe beauty is important, here are a couple of vignettes:










I have learned a lot, a few crops failed, and next year there are a few things I plan to do differently. But overall it has been a smashing success!



posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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Great looking gardens! We've got 3 raised beds and a "coldframe" for extending the season on both ends. Plus some potted tomatoes, peppers, etc. I don't have pictures of everything.

Garlic and Beets:



Butternut squash:



Salad Greens:



Coldframe:






posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by OuttaHere


Absolute brilliant bit of garden planning.



posted on Mar, 12 2010 @ 03:53 PM
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As an update.

My 1KW windmill has turned out to be soemwhat of a waste of money.

It turns out that all (most of) the promises made by the supplier, were wrong.

Even with a 24 volt 280 AmpHours batteri bank I do not have enough power to run my freezer on a constant basis. Reason: Not enough wind to keep the batteries topped up.

NOT ONLY THAT.
The inverter has a cut-out that disconnects if there is a power surge, which is precisely what a frezzer does when the compressor starts up.

However - the lights and similar at-the-moment-power consumption works fine.

But I could run my light for an awful lot of hours for the price of a windmill, batteri bank, controllers, inverter etc.

Ah well - another experience under the belt.



posted on Mar, 12 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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Hey the windtronics design only needs 2 mph -- it's got no turbine and derives the velocity power from the rim instead of the hub, using magnets:

www.earthtronics.com...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by JipStix
Bay Leaves

This is my first year growing Bay Leaves. I know they can be used for cooking, but haven't tried them yet. The plant is doing fantastic so far, even though somethings been nibbling on the bottom leaves (probably the bunnies). Apparently Bay Leaves go great with Mediterranean Cuisine. I'll experiment with them when the plant gets a little larger.




Good show! Nice work!

Where'd you find that bay leaf plants? I haven't found seeds or seedlings etc anywhere.

You need bay leaves to make GUMBO!

Since this is a show off thread, you might like my urban garden:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

How yours doing this year tho?



[edit on 14-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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I love those baby bunnies. What ended up happening with them?

I live in tiny apartment with cats that would get into any plants, so I don't have a garden right now. Maybe later though.



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