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barbiegeek Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 11:02 AM
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89. Cheap grow your own food
When you do get fruits and vegetables, remove and wash the seed--no soap. Lay them flat on a towel and pat dry. Let them air dry for a while if so they don't get moldy if your not going to plant them right away.

Pick a window that has good light, get brackets and some boards, put the brackets on each side of the window and make shelves for rows of plants.

When your plants flower since most of us don't have a bee hive in our home and it's winter, gentlely shake the plant and it's branches with the flowers to help pollinate.

Learn to can food too.

If you scavenge for dandelion leaves for salad, know your area so it's not filled with lawn chemicals.
I don't think you can eat the flowers. You can eat rose petals, they are full of vitamin c. It's how the prairie Native Americans got vitamin c.
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