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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:38 PM

 

Stop Trashing Your Food Scraps: 16 Produce Items You Can Grow at Home


If you're like me and believe that food is a political issue and a local food system is part of the political revolution, then you will enjoy this article.

Very rich in visuals, the article includes and a bonus video (posted below) on shopping for gardens at a farmer's market. There is truly something here for everyone - how to restart scallions, lettuce, celery, cabbage, ginger and more....

I already compost, but this is a way to jump start a garden during the winter months, when at least in New England it's really the garden planning season. If you live in the southern latitudes or California where the farmer's market segment is taken, this will give you some ideas to implement immediately.



How to shop at a farmer's market to recharge your garden (California specific but others can get the general idea)!







Source article is here:
http://www.davidwolfe.com/stop-trashing-your-scraps-16-produce-items-to-re-grow-at-home/?c=pwf&vp=vgard



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swilton Jan 2016 OP
Xipe Totec Jan 2016 #1
bvar22 Jan 2016 #4
abelenkpe Jan 2016 #2
swilton Jan 2016 #5
OkSustainAg Jan 2016 #3
cantbeserious Jan 2016 #6
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Response to swilton (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:41 PM

1. My ex once threw the Halloween pumpkin seeds into the compost

Next Spring we had pumpkin plants coming out of the compost heap.

That Spring I had pumpkin flower omelets every morning for weeks.

It was wonderful!

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 08:08 PM

4. We get "volunteers" out of our compost regularly.

We generally replant them because:
1) We can't turn our back on a volunteer

2) Curiosity about what it is, though this is sometimes disappointing.


We are currently busy preping our garden, and dreaming our way through the seed catalogs.

In 2006, my wife and I moved from Minneapolis to a very rural, unspoiled part of Arkansas
and started growing our own food. We keep chickens and Honey Bees too.

Last year was a disaster for our veggies, berries, and fruit trees. Almost nothing produced.
The Spring was way too wet, and the Summer was way too hot and dry. Nobody in this area was happy with their gardens. Some tilled them under in late June, or just left them to the weeds.

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Response to swilton (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:45 PM

2. Stuff like this reminds me

I need a yard. We have two lemon trees growing in our apt. Grown from seeds we saved a couple years ago after making lemonade.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 08:12 PM

5. There are wonderful ways to container garden if you have a balcony

 

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Response to swilton (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:48 PM

3. Done this many times.

Romain lettuce really grows.
It does work you can reproduce from old onions let them go to seed and replant again.
Seed saving can make your garden along with a good composting can make gardening virtually free.

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Response to swilton (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:36 PM

6. Thank You For Sharing

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Mon Feb 1, 2016, 10:12 AM

7. Thanks for sharing!

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