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    Should we start growing our own food???

    After seeing this below, it's making me think we need to grow our own food. I have no idea how long this "greatest depression" is supposed to last. I think I read some guy (Doug Casey?) saying longer and worse than the great depression.

    Vermont Decrees Home Farming “Non Essential”, Forbids The Selling of Seeds…

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/04/02/vermont-decrees-home-farming-non-essential-forbids-the-selling-of-seeds/


    Anyone know of things that are easy to grow?
    What about fruit or nut trees?? I know those would not yield anything for many years, but still might be good to do, since this could go on for a very long time.

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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    They etymology of 'farm' is 'tax collector'. Farming is of course non essential and I would suggest you avoid it (them) entirely.

    As to growing your own food your body is composed of processed food. If you have no idea where it comes from then you have no idea where you are from. At least when you grow your own you can identify the soil that you are a part of.

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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    I plant a garden every year. I will do so this year and make it bigger than ever. The deer are numerous around here and do much damage to my garden every year. I reciprocate and do much damage to the deer. They are tasty and look so tidy all canned up in rows on shelves in my basement. The best food on Earth is what you can grow in your garden. There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own food.
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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    I still have 4' snow drifts in my yard.

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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    Quote Originally Posted by JDRock View Post
    I still have 4' snow drifts in my yard.
    I bet your summers are finer than anything though. I would guess you are up in the foothills?
    " If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world it's pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We're on the wrong road. And if that is so we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.” ---C. S. Lewis

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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    Quote Originally Posted by JDRock View Post
    I still have 4' snow drifts in my yard.
    What grows best in snow?
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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    Grow indoor hydroponic rainbow swiss chard. Shit grows like a weed and you can cut it down 6 to 12 times before it bolts. I can produces POUNDS of food out of a little space, and it pays for itself despite electricity costs very quickly. You remove the outer leaves/stems and inner/baby ones become big again in 2 weeks. The output is ridiculous.

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    I grow many veg indoors with this method ranging from gai lan, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, and bok choy.

    Gai Lan is like broccoli without the sulfuric aftertaste. You can cut it and it will grow back. The only issue with gai lan is it is inconsistent in size and growth in hydroponics. One of the tastiest veggies I've had and something you must grow since you can't find it in many stores.

    Bok Choy is good but you only get one harvest, but it does grow very fast. Only grow the Shanghai variety as the bigger White Stem variety takes up more space. The smaller varieties may be smaller but you can fit them in more densely for higher yield.

    I've done fruiting plants like green beans and tomatoes, and would say they aren't worth the effort even though they are the best tasting I've ever had. The only indoor fruiting plant I'd recommend is rare chili peppers like the Carolina Reaper.


    I mostly do rainbow chard in in soups and stir fries, but it's more verstile than you'd think. You can also dehydrate them with some olive oil and salt and make chips like kale chips, but healthier. Use the leaves to wrap around foods like tacos or lettuce wraps, or make a salad:

    Rainbow chard is also the 3rd most nutrient dense veg out there (#1 watercress, #2 napa cabbage). It's delicious, grows like a weed, super versatile, and my fav veg overall after getting into hydroponics.

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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    Quote Originally Posted by woodman View Post
    I bet your summers are finer than anything though. I would guess you are up in the foothills?
    Im up at 6,200' elevation. The summers and fall is epic here! Warm days , no humidity and cool nights so no one needs air conditioning. Woodman, the foothills surround me and in turn they are surrounded by the mountains. The only thing that grows in a garden here are potatoes,lettuce and berries. But... the neighboring ranch has 1,000 head of herefords and about 8 employees, so If things go to crap, plenty of protein. How are things by you?

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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    I have a 6 1/2 foot game fence around my garden/orchard, along with two lines of electric wire and a motion sensor that activates a radio to play rap music for any 4 legged varmint drawn in by the smell of ripe produce. I'm at 3400 feet elevation. Freezer is almost always stocked with venison.

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    Re: Should we start growing our own food???

    Quote Originally Posted by JDRock View Post
    .. the neighboring ranch has 1,000 head of herefords and about 8 employees, so If things go to crap, plenty of protein
    Are herefords better than employees?

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