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Old 09-05-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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CLEAN FOOD STORABLE
10 year storable no GMO and tons of important INFO.


http://www.efoodsdirect.com/
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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CLEAN SEEDS

READ PLEASE !

http://www.survivalistseeds.com/
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:58 PM   #3
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Afordable water filtration

(see arsenic/flouride extra attachement)
\http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/ber..._purifier.aspx
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:24 PM   #4
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Conde, these cover the basics very well, thanks for that!
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:33 PM   #5
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U R Welcome Olam!
Glad to see the rash is better...
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:22 AM   #6
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Thanks Conde for the seeds info - I have been searching for that...
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:42 PM   #7
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I have placed several bulk orders for sprouting seeds with "Mumm's Sprouting Seeds".

http://www.sprouting.com/

The seeds are easy to store, easy to grow, and provide great nutrition. They are also organic. The company, based in Canada, ships within North America only, as far as I know.

I have found this company's customer service to be excellent.

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Old 09-07-2008, 05:13 PM   #8
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organic Bulk dried grains ,beans,peas,in 100 lbs bags.
Cheap store for ever and nutritional.
I also bought Heirloom vegetable seeds .
If there is ww3 it is all for not but in the event of a depression i am all ready to prevail.
and should nothing happen then these are foods that will be used anyhow.
Good luck and may the path forward be the wise one
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:27 PM   #9
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Links for creating a Victory Garden.

Reviving the Victory Garden:
http://www.the-footprint.net/may-200...ictory-garden/

What Type of Garden Would You Like to Grow:
http://www.floridagardener.com/vgarden/index.htm

Soil Basics:
http://pharmerphil.proboards37.com/i...ay&thread=4933
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:32 PM   #10
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Hi folks,

for those in Oz there's a great company called 'Eden Seeds'. I have personally bought from these folks @ rural fairs and can say their heritage seeds produce beautiful veges......

Here's the site:

http://www.edenseeds.com.au/content/default.asp

The contact list is also full of other suppliers for this country not sure if they ship overseas but worth checking out!

Do you really think the seedbank is for the greater populace - start your own today!!!

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Old 09-09-2008, 12:52 AM   #11
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There is some good dehydrated food out there such as Moutain House that has a 25 year shelf life. There are a number of resellers such as http://www.nitro-pak.com/. I have noticed the prices seem to keep going up and up on this stuff and the supply can be somewhat erratic due to high demand. I live in Southern California, so it is prudent to have some kind of emergency supplies in case of earthquake or other natural disaster anyway. The dehydrated stuff may not be the greatest, but it stores well and all you need to do is add hot water and you are good to go. The last thing you need in a disaster is to be worrying about food when all hell breaks loose.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:59 AM   #12
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Hi,

just another thought though minor.

Perhaps as you are out for a drive/picnic/on your way to work you can practice the art of 'seed bombing'! Friends of mine are currently doing this in order to establish organic veges on major & minor traffic/pedestrian routes at the very moment. They are purchasing seed & fertiliser, mixing it into ball type shapes and placing them were they will be fed by run-off or rain water and then grow and self-sow while waiting for someone to come along and discover this free vege haven.

You can do this and it won't impinge on anybody, just take a little time and effort on your part to make and locate. You can also mark on maps were this has been done for future reference. One of my friends also puts a flower bomb nearby since she can't live without beautiful flowers in her life as well but is mindful of not using any that will overtake the native bush flora. Also serves as a marker to the fact that there is a vege patch located nearby and to keep an eye out for it.

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Old 09-09-2008, 06:51 AM   #13
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i don't know if you have seen the following movie: "The world according to Monsanto". If not I greatly recommend it.

Link:
http://100777.com/node/1805
or
http://www.celsias.com/article/the-w...g-to-monsanto/
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:21 PM   #14
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I just bought $300 worth of (organic) seeds
http://www.organicaseed.com/
(always wanted to, Miriam reminded me of that (now is the time I guess) ... may also turn out to be a better investment than Gold and Silver...)
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:30 PM   #15
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Hi,

just another thought though minor.

Perhaps as you are out for a drive/picnic/on your way to work you can practice the art of 'seed bombing'! Friends of mine are currently doing this in order to establish organic veges on major & minor traffic/pedestrian routes at the very moment. They are purchasing seed & fertiliser, mixing it into ball type shapes and placing them were they will be fed by run-off or rain water and then grow and self-sow while waiting for someone to come along and discover this free vege haven.

You can do this and it won't impinge on anybody, just take a little time and effort on your part to make and locate. You can also mark on maps were this has been done for future reference. One of my friends also puts a flower bomb nearby since she can't live without beautiful flowers in her life as well but is mindful of not using any that will overtake the native bush flora. Also serves as a marker to the fact that there is a vege patch located nearby and to keep an eye out for it.

Cheers,

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Seedballs for fun and food!
http://www.pathtofreedom.com/pathpro...eedballs.shtml
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:32 PM   #16
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survivalseeds.com is no longer shipping outside the usa .. oops too late nvm ;/
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:37 AM   #17
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survivalseeds.com is no longer shipping outside the usa .. oops too late nvm ;/

Forget bulk seed companies from wherever. Find a local seedsman and buy cultivars that will work time in and time out in YOUR area. I sometimes order exotics from http://seedman.com/ but those are more for fun. In Canada, there are soooo many microclimates its quite nutty. For instance, I live in canada's second best growing region which is Zone 8b, if you drive 4 miles up, it's Zone 7. This makes a huge difference to planting times, plant hardiness etc.

Now http://www.survivalistseeds.com/ is in Toronto Kansas...I don't know what their USDA zone is, but I have had nothing but problems buying seeds from the Prairies in Canada, they don't finish correctly. Spend the time on line to find distributors of seeds near by where you live is better advice. Take the time to call them and ask them what in their stock is heirloom, you'll be surprised, seed people are wholesome.

I buy from these folks http://www.saltspringseeds.com/
These folks http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/ not because they live near by, but because they are close friends with hardy perennial food plants.
These people http://www.westcoastseeds.com/
And a smattering of others. Lately I've taken to producing my own. I have enough quinoa seeds to do 20 acres next year...and only have 1 acre in vegetable garden space...hmmmm, anyone wanna buy some acclimatized quinoa seeds?!
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:34 AM   #18
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seeds are a great idea, but does anyone (lance?) have any suggestions as which seeds to buy with respect to:

(a) the nutritional spectrum (vitamins, minerals, etc.) of what we need as humans
(b) best yield (per seed-- i.e., best bang for your buck)
(c) easiest to care (least concern)

do organically grown and conventional seeds (but not GM seed) really have any difference? if you grow a conventional seed and treat it organically, does that make the fruit/vegetable organic when ripe?
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:14 AM   #19
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seeds are a great idea, but does anyone (lance?) have any suggestions as which seeds to buy with respect to:

(a) the nutritional spectrum (vitamins, minerals, etc.) of what we need as humans
(b) best yield (per seed-- i.e., best bang for your buck)
(c) easiest to care (least concern)

do organically grown and conventional seeds (but not GM seed) really have any difference? if you grow a conventional seed and treat it organically, does that make the fruit/vegetable organic when ripe?
To be honest, everything you grow from seed yourself will have far more nutritional value than even organically purchased food,
nothing is fresher than picked from home and eaten that day.
even if you buy the best seeds in the world, if your soil is poor, so will be your yield, plenty of organic material in the soil and avoid any artificial fertilizers.
man made fertilizers will get rid of worms from the soil.

remember to make a compost area to recycle the vegie scraps, avoid onion and citrus from the compost as worms really don't like the acids from them.

A very good practice is called permiculture which teaches the basics of companion planting (planting one plant next to another to keep pests away)

If I had a little more time I would post more information.
Experience: over 25 years in horticulture.
even started a little herb garden from cut herbs from the supermarket
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:56 PM   #20
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munkey, that does help. theres a thread started by seva regarding permaculture with a link to an ebook which ive perused, so i have an inkling about it. lots of useful information on there.

im mainly interested in what to grow... for example, planting corn isnt worth the effort when i could grow, say, tomatos and get a higher yield of product plus a higher nutritional yield.

is there anything that can be grown indoors?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:32 PM   #21
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I would say that probably every vegtable really needs to be grown outside, trying to do it in doors requires grow lights which are expensive to run.

Peas and beans can have a high yield in a small area, also beets germinate very quick.
variety is what you want, you don't want to limit yourself to just tomatoes in case you get a soil fungus which could destroy your entire crop.
peas and beans are good because they restore nitrogen back into the soil, broccoli is very good for you, but takes up a lot of room.
Avoid things like lettuce as most are reletavely low in nutrients, the advantage of things like corn is that it can also be ground up into flour.
also they can be dried and rehydrated later.
you can get tomatoes that will grow up lattice which again takes up little room, potatoes are also a good crop for fixing the soils nitrogen again and also the ease of growing them.
Remember a lot of choices will be determined by location and climate.
I live in the tropics so paw paw (papaya) grow easily from seeds, just like weeds as well as bananas just about growing wild in public parks.
If you have the room. you should plant an orange tree and if you have a gardening friend, they could even graft a lemon tree onto it so now your tree produces oranges and lemons. (it is possible to grow many different citrus varieties on the one tree).

feel free to ask questions, we are here to help each other after all
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:07 PM   #22
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An interesting thread...
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:40 PM   #23
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Good to buy in seeds initially, but best to learn how to grow and save your own seed.

Cheers

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Old 08-04-2009, 06:43 PM   #24
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Good to buy in seeds initially, but best to learn how to grow and save your own seed.

Cheers

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Sounds like a good idea!
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:52 PM   #25
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An easy way to grow lots of mushrooms:


http://www.youtube.com/user/VeggieGardeningTips


...and here is a company that sells the plug spawn that is used in the method shown in the YouTube clip:

http://fungi.com/plugs/index.html



Canadian heritage seed companies - excellent customer service and good product:

The Cottage Gardener: http://www.cottagegardener.com/

Salt Spring Seeds:
http://www.saltspringseeds.com/



Canadian source of dehydrated foods:

http://www.dri-harvest.com/Food.aspx




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