Crop Choice

Discussion in 'Gardening, Plant Propegation, & Farming' started by poltiregist, Mar 1, 2020.

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  1. poltiregist

    poltiregist Legendary Survivalist
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    realistic - This I like . Whether they will admit it or not , I suspect the majority of people with a gardening plan would soon hit reality with the starving masses at about the same time their garden begins to produce .
     
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  2. Max rigger

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    Wally, grow radish now indoors, seed in pot to radish in mouth is around 30 days. Get a cheap seed tray and a bag of compost, they need sunlight but a window ledge is fine or the corner of a sunny room will do. Do the same with fresh herbs. I've got pots of thyme, parsley, coriander (cilantro), basil growing on my kitchen window ledge and other hardy herbs out in the garden.

    Thank you lockdown for getting me into growing food :)
     
  3. lonewolf

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    so now your an expert on growing food!!:rolleyes: GEEZ!
    you've only been doing it for 5 minutes, I've been at it for over 30 years and even I'm still learning.
     
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  4. Max rigger

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    No, never said I was, just stated what you can do and what I've learned to do in the last 12 months, I'm still a beginner but there are plenty of videos to view and get you started.

    And lots more covering all aspects of growing food at home.

    So my new and ever growing skills for 2020/21 are gardening and ham radio, what have you bothered learning/expanding your knowledge base on this last year and a half? Why not contribute to a member instead of being critical of a member trying to help.
     
  5. lonewolf

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    I have been contributing to this forum long before you joined and I will be doing it long after you are gone. you are a TROLL , you put posts to see what reply you get and you dont like it when members call you out.
     
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  6. poltiregist

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    From observing someone else's planting from one of those seed vaults , I can say they appear to be very good quality seeds . Personally though , I store heirloom seeds that I know will grow in my area . Also I am looking at producing volume to fill an empty stomach after S.H.T.F. . Presently I like experimenting occasionally with a new plant but once things turn serious , experimenting is basically over . --- I live in a rural area but also realize starving people will walk for miles to steal food . Therefore I have already installed precautionary measures against garden thieves . I mentioned my precaution measures before and one of our members seemed appalled that I would go that far to prevent garden thieves . So to prevent a repeat I will not go into my garden defenses at this time .
     
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  7. TMT Tactical

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    VZ is a prime example of the lengths people will go to to get food, even somebody else's food. While some may have their sensitivities offended by the need to protect a garden, they will also be the ones that lose their food supplies. Once of prevention or a few pounds, will help make sure the grower will continue to eat.
     
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  8. poltiregist

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    The two most important survival plants now in my arsenal , is climbing heirloom string beans and heirloom eating type pumpkins . The string beans , because they produce a lot of food for the space taken and the entire pods are eaten not just the beans inside the pods . The pumpkins because they will keep months into the winter months with minimum attention , no canning and no freezing needed for them to last for months . Plus my wife makes one awesome pumpkin pie .---- Now that is based a lot on my present location and growing conditions . Back in the day when , we grew our basic food supply , we had a lot of good dirt and open spaces so we relied a lot on red potatoes to carry us through many months . We ate potatoes nearly every day until the rats and rot destroyed our potato supply .
     
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  9. Max rigger

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    Giving advice on growing radish is not trolling its making a positive contribution, its trying to help and not be overwhelming negative all the time.

    If people chipped in with positive comments and help perhaps we'd get new members who join and actually contribute instead of joining, reading and leaving never to return. This forum is dead on its feet and needs new members because at the moment its little more than a boys club for a handful of active members.

    Reading your interaction with me has done nothing to promote joining this forum and thats the truth.
     
  10. Ystranc

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    Just to get back on track.
    We grow a lot of beans and pumpkins, for greens we grow a lot of chard, pak choi, kale and leeks. We also grow our own herbs, onions and garlic. We have soft fruit bushes and grapevines, fig trees, pears, quince, plums, mirabelle plums, damsons, sloes and an apple orchard with a mix of dessert, cooking and cider varieties.
     
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  11. lonewolf

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    I only interact with you because you talk absolute bollocks most of the time.
    you have been here 12 months and have learned nothing as your posts clearly show, and you never will. if you dont like it you can always leave.
    if you knew anything about forums you would know most forums have a small group of active posters and a lot of lurkers who never post. summer is usually the quiet time on forums as members are doing other things.
     
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  12. poltiregist

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    I have taken Rebecca's suggestion seriously and have ordered brussels sprout seeds to plant for a fall / hopefully winter crop . If they can survive a Canadian winter , I am curious on how well they could survive in the Ozarks of the U.S. . My group should have plenty of meat for the winter months but something like brussels sprouts would be a great addition to fight scurvy .
     
  13. Max rigger

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    Anybody here pickled sprouts?
     
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      Not yet but I'll give it a go
       
      Ystranc, Jun 5, 2021
  14. arctic bill

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    I know from history that England survived the WW2 by getting every one to grow Brussels sprout in their back yard, garden, front yard, anywhere something would grow. So it seem logical that it is a very good survival legume .
     
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  15. Max rigger

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  16. Old Geezer

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    Before the D-day invasion, my dad was stationed in England. He was treated in a splendid manner and had only good things to say about the people. Often the locals brought food for the troop and my dad super appreciated it ... with one exception, brusseld sprouts. He said that b.sprouts were constantly being brought to them -- which was a horror for those who couldn't stand them. You couldn't turn them down, else you'd offend the people doing their best to be kind to you. I too hate brussels sprouts.
     
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  17. Old Geezer

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    One dig that outsider bigots have towards my people is that we enjoy banjo music. Not just anyone can play the banjo as the banjo should be played. Putting down banjo music is also putting down black folk. In all likelihood, the banjo had its origins in Africa. Me, I LOVE kora music = divine! I have over a half dozen CDs and many MP3 files worth of kora music -- add that to West African Blues which is sublime, guitar and kora.

    This first video will ask you to play the video on YouTube, so just click on the YouTube version -- I don't know why this is happening, but it will get you to the correct video, Bela Fleck playing with the Boston Pops.









     
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  18. Old Geezer

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    The banjo music (played only by inferior Southern folk according to a troll of ours) will continue on the music thread.
     
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  19. TexDanm

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    If you live in an urban area you might think about putting a lot of effort into root plants. Potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes and peanuts are all high calory food sources and best of all most people wouldn't pay much attention to these plants mixed in with flower plants. They know what the roots look like after they are harvested but have no idea what the plant looks like. Unless you can guard your garden 24/7 when people get hungry that are going to raid your garden.

    I like radishes, onions, garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers and such but most of them are not very calorie filled. It would be a lot like trying to live on rabbits. A slow way to starve to death. I've never had much luck with Brussel sprouts but here squash corn and pole beans are big. The Native Americans cold them the Three sisters and grew them together. Corn and quinoia are about the only grains that we can grow here. Beans and peas though flourish.

    What you grow is very dependent on where you live and what sort of soil you have.
     
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  20. lonewolf

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    the trouble with brassicas, Brussel Sprouts, cabbage etc is that people dont know how to cook them, they boil them to death and thats why they taste so awful, you literally have to show them the pan and thats it.
     
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  21. lonewolf

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    the trouble with urban areas especially in the UK is that many will not have access to a garden.
     
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  22. Max rigger

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    Another WW2 health drive was the collection of Rose Hips which were made into a syrup for children. High in vit C it was ideal for them since oranges were not available for five years.

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    The wartime food rationing system actually improved the health of many children from poor backgrounds, they ate a better balanced diet under rationing.
     
  23. Max rigger

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    There you go, british banjo/uke music at its best, might bring back childhood memories for you

     
  24. lonewolf

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    we didnt have obesity in WW2, that came with the advent of take away food and ready meals, and more processed food.
     
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  25. lonewolf

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    "When I'm cleaning windows"!! at least we can understand the words unlike 21st century "musack".
     
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  26. Max rigger

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    In WW2 the average American soldier was taller and heavier than brit troops, the Americans had grown up with a better diet.

    Move on 60 years and when Band of Brothers was made the genuine large size WW2 uniforms sourced were too small for modern men again through better diet since the war.

    Problem now is some folk don't know when to stop shoving food in their mouths. The sight of young overweight girls bulging out of skin tight leggings in your local supermarket does not help develop a positive shopping experience IMO
     
  27. poltiregist

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    Just a reminder for those that like Cajun food . In many areas it is now time to be picking your sassafras leaves for making file . I picked , roasted , and blended up a batch yesterday and enjoyed a little of it in my gumbo for my evening meal . You can't beat fresh .
     
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  28. paul m

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    This is an interesting topic. Here in Central England,we grow potatoes and climbing beans mainly.A few tomatoes in the greenhouse,and the rest of the garden is taken up with perennials. Best thing I ever did was planting these.Every year,up they come, with very few problems regarding pests and diseases.Various fan- trained fruit trees,fruit bushes,artichokes ( globe and Jerusalem),kales,herbs,and onions,amongst other things. A perfect survival garden.
     
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  29. lonewolf

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    got to agree with that last bit, thats why I go early before the slobs are out of their pits.
     
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  30. lonewolf

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    where do you call Central England? down South we have a longer growing season than most.
    not much in the way of pests although some times slugs can be a problem especially after a lot of rain.
     
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      East Midlands. Mind you, the growing season here is extended by my greenhouse and poly tunnel
       
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  31. Max rigger

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    As a novice grower I've tried three types of toms this year, standard Money Maker, Crimson and Veranda Red. I've got all three on the go in my cheapo polytunnel and the last two varieties growing outdoors as well and they are all doing fine. The Veranda Red are a brit variety and happy with our climate and a determinate type so no pruning needed. They are a cherry variety growing to about 2' tall bush, happy in a 2 litre pot so I'll let you know about the flavour in the months ahead. I came across this variety online and its got really good reviews.

    I put peas in around four weeks ago and they are growing like crazy, think I'll put in anther 20 and see if its too late or not to sow. I'm starting a new contract shortly so I'll be leaving things in my lads hands for a couple or three weeks.
     
  32. wally

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    ummm isn't brussel sprouts a cruciferous plant and not a legume? BTW they stink to high heaven when cooked can't really stand them....
     
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  33. TexDanm

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    I love brussel sprouts but they are not legumes. Brussel sprouts are in the brassicacae family. I especially like them in vegitable soup. When I was a kid if it could be grown in a garden we probably grew it at one time or another. For us it was a fall and winter garden plant...such as we have winter some years. I've gone swimming in January several times.
     
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  34. lonewolf

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    like I said people dont know how to cook them and boil them to death, thats why they stink!!!
     
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  35. arctic bill

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    I was thought about planting some b sprouts but then looked them up 26 to 31 weeks to grow .
    Hell i would be planting in the snow and trying to harvest in the snow , my growing season is june until end of august. but it would be good for our Sothern neighbors.
     
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