"I can't say that I blame you...chuckle...smile... I am the same way... I deal direct with customers and restaurants myself... My real love is saving seed strains and I know that even though I don't have the…"
"In regards to using the word "organic" if you sell $5,000.00 or more in a year's time you have to be "certified organic"... If you sell under $5,000.00 in a year you won't get in trouble stating you grow things…"
"Lucy... I'm using the digital ballast on the 1000 watt lights the 10 r.p.m. motor on the light rail track is 110 volt. It'll run me about $70.00 per mo. from our intial "guess-t-mate". The heat factor still…"
A place for St. Louisans to discuss home gardens, community gardens, bee keeping, harvest preservation, recipes, urban chickens, fermenting, Slow Food, and any kind of homesteading; as well as FARM AID, and Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Urban Country Fair.
"The tomatoes are all but done here in N.E. Missouri 2011 growing season... That is in the outdoors... I am blessed with a basement with 11' ceilings and have them going full tilt indoors under 1000 watt grow lights on light…"
You are not an urban homesteader (or suburban) Your farm is more than an acre and may be hundreds of acres. You grow sustainably. You might have livestock out on grass. You sell what you sow direct to your customers via CSA, farmers markets, etc..See More
" I'd recommend getting hooked up with Seed Savers Exchange, in Decorah, Iowa. The members have the best and most varieties of tomato seeds that I know of. Source them on the internet and give them a call!"
" I use a Planters II mineral mix with a product called Thrive for a good tomato myco source from the start with my young seedlings when I shift them from a 72 cell flat to bigger containers before transplanting…"
"I use the scrap outside "boards" from our local sawmill. They look rustic with bark on the outside and smooth surface on the sawcut side. Here they average about 12" in width by varying length. Depending on the type…"
I am involved in seed saving and educating people how to garden. Helping people understand how much they can grow using raised beds and companion planting techniques in a limited amount of space.I have a love for God and life, believing we all have God given gifts to share. I enjoy every day for it's fulness and divine appointments.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
I'm treating some friends to an Easter meal with chicken and ham marinated in an herb blend slow-cooked along with mashed yukon gold "taters" with asparagus, sweet corn and a healthy salad. One of my friends is kicking in fresh baked whole wheat bread and sticky-gooey buns...
Secrets to Imitating God by Bill Johnson
Currently listening to:
Alot of newer Christian groups. My alltime favorites are Keith Green and 3rd Day...
My latest DIY project:
Raised beds and trellises made with slabwood from sawmill.