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Full time job and a small farm?
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I'm deep in a couple of Eliot Colman books and I'm going a bit mad. I've had the idea of being able to farm a small plot of land for a while but its hard to believe achievable holding down a full…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shellie A. Gades Mar 14, 2012.

SEEDS: Can I use them next season?
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I just got all my seeds and I've started them in paper pots. I have a bunch left over and I was planning on saving them for next season until someone told me that they have a short shelf life. Is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Dulude Feb 23, 2010.

 

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Shellie A. Gades replied to Mark Boroyan's discussion 'Full time job and a small farm?'
"Just do it. if it's what you want, then dont let anything stop you!!!"
Mar 14, 2012
Yvonne replied to Mark Boroyan's discussion 'Full time job and a small farm?'
"Whilst I am sure that you will get lots of practical advice, help and direction my contribution is simply..."if you want it badly enough, you will make it happen" - I left the big city and a good job - I'm not running a farm but just…"
Mar 14, 2012
Dave Valentine replied to Mark Boroyan's discussion 'Full time job and a small farm?'
"We do it, and its A LOT of work!  We have just under two acres, with a 4000 sq ft market garden, 10x20 greenhouse, and 50 chickens.  We probably put in, depending on the time of year, 2-4 hours a day and 6-10 hours+ on the weekend.…"
Mar 14, 2012
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Backyard Chickens

A place to discuss and share the joy and trials of chicken raising! Share your chicken knowledge, photos, coop plans, ask questions, anything chicken related!See More
Mar 11, 2012
Andrea Dulude replied to Mark Boroyan's discussion 'SEEDS: Can I use them next season?'
"Agreed, Silica Gel is a great way to preserve both flowers and seeds! I have had great results using Silica Gel. I use indicating Silica Gel to dry and save seeds, a color change lets me know if and when I need to change the Silica Gel packets. The…"
Feb 23, 2010
Cornelia replied to Mark Boroyan's discussion 'SEEDS: Can I use them next season?'
"I know that it often depends on the type of seed you're growing from, but you can easily test whether they will germinate: Sprinkle a few seeds into a moistened paper towel and place them in a zipper bag or small airtight container. Keep the…"
Feb 22, 2010
Stephen Watkin replied to Mark Boroyan's discussion 'SEEDS: Can I use them next season?'
"Mark, seed viability aka shelflife depends on a few factors. Most important is to keep them dry. In fact 4 to 6 percent humidity is ideal. To acheive this many people use airtight containers and silica gel used in drying flowers. I recommend reusing…"
Feb 22, 2010
Mark Boroyan is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Jan 24, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Cube Farmer, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I have pictures on my mind.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
super porridge
Currently reading:
How To Give Yourself More Time To Read
Currently listening to:
Drone Zone, Deadpod, Type O Negative, Puscifer
My latest DIY project:
Current: Seed sprouting for 2012 season.
Past: Spicy Honey Mustard and a Sandbox
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Farm Aid
Web site I recommend:
http://www.good.is/

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