Did you plant a garden this year?

Politicians have already said food scarcity is on the menu this winter and in the coming times ahead.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes and I’ve gotten a shit ton of squash. I’ve hardly had any tomatoes come in and hardly any peppers too.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just made my first harvest, a couple tiny squashes and zucchini, a good 10 ounces of tomatillos, some onions, it's all going into a stir fry with some of my own Japanese lime leaves and ginger.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Our zucchini came in great but everything else has been nill, 100 degree heat for the past couple weeks has been killing flowers. We had frost in fuckin june, its been a joke

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just grow your own, bro.it’s so easy. Anyone can throw a potato in the ground.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          potatoes work great in dry conditions, they are magic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just made my first harvest, a couple tiny squashes and zucchini, a good 10 ounces of tomatillos, some onions, it's all going into a stir fry with some of my own Japanese lime leaves and ginger.

      Our zucchini came in great but everything else has been nill, 100 degree heat for the past couple weeks has been killing flowers. We had frost in fuckin june, its been a joke

      >squash
      I put in a variety of squash which of course grew huge and healthy and made my wife think I was Captain Greenthumb. A few days ago they all suddenly began collapsing, main stalks full of ugly little borer grubs. Got a bunch of them out but shit's fucked already. The whole bed - squash, zucc, pumpkins - will prob be a total loss.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Btw is there a good way to store broccoli long term that you know of?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Feed it to rabbits, kill rabbit, freeze meat. Eat when famine comes.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nope rabbits are riddled with tumours

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          rabbits have glands that you have to remove same as any rodent

          lots of people blame these "tumors" for "bursting and ruining the meat" but that's just because you have to remove them when you dress the animal, the more you know

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Freeze it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pickle it with fermentation, it will last many months.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      pickling or freezing or canning, you can also try a food dehydrator but i've never dehydrated broccoli. Might be good to dehydrate it in the oven a bit and then freeze it. Rehydrate when you cook it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm going to freeze dry all my greens soon and powder them. Sadly greens don't freeze dry intact, but they make a great powdered ingredient.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I saw a freeze dryer, $3000, and I am tempted. You could make all kinds of specialty products and sell them for a lot of money. Frozen ice cream bars, for instance? Several bucks a pop at the cheapest, and there's only one company that makes 'em. Camping or survival food, specialty products like caviar can be freeze dried, the possibilities are endless.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            In theory you can, but each cycle takes at least two days. If I had a Mormon wife it would be amazing, but I live alone and I barely have time to properly cook for myself normally. I try to use mine as much as I can, but I don't use it as much as I should. Last big thing I did was a week's worth of meals for a buddy who was doing a backpacking trip and it took me like a week to freeze everything.

            I wanted to do designer high nutrition high protein rations, but it just isn't big enough to scale for retail in my experience. And I don't have the six figures to get an industrial one. But if you wanted to good luck.

            Retired by 40 on YouTube does a really through review of them. Just be warned. It never looks very good after it's been dried. These all got race reviews from the end users.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              That's cool, I work from home mostly so it's possible for me.

              Also not everything freeze dried well. There's a lot of experimentation you need to do to figure out what actually works. It's an entirely different type of cooking and there aren't a lot of books or tutorials.

              General rule is anything that can be a casserole or soup/stew. Can freeze dry. Other stuff is a bit of a dice roll. But yes you absolutely can make your own astronaut ice cream.

              Any surprise successes or failures? Seems neat.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I tried a different brand of ice cream (some blue bunny) and it turned into a giant mess. Puffed up like dish soap in a washing machine. The guy I made the last batch for is puerto rican and I tried to make fried plantains, but they shrank and got hard. They were OK, but not great. Cantaloupe was really weird. it had this Styrofoam texture and the flavor had a saccharine note to it that I didn't like. People keep suggesting skittles, but I never have room to throw some in and by the time the batch is done I've eaten them already.

                The big tip I can give is if you do get one ask them to pack it in an international shipping crate. It took three tries to get one out to me that the delivery guys hadn't fucked up. If you live down a dirt road or anything they will do it for no extra charge. Also the oiless pump is expensive but 10X quieter and I think it was worth it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Also not everything freeze dried well. There's a lot of experimentation you need to do to figure out what actually works. It's an entirely different type of cooking and there aren't a lot of books or tutorials.

            General rule is anything that can be a casserole or soup/stew. Can freeze dry. Other stuff is a bit of a dice roll. But yes you absolutely can make your own astronaut ice cream.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Blanch then freeze.
      prep broccoli
      Boil a pot of water with 1 tsp of non iodized salt per 1 gal of water
      Cook for 3 minutes
      Strain and shock it in ice water(helps retain color)
      Strain again
      now you can either freeze it on a tray then put in freezer bag, vacuum seal(best) or freezer safe containers. OR just put it all in if you don't care about it freezing together.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    First try... All seeds rot get other plan it's worked but I burnt it on the sun.
    Bought small trees and plant them it works.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you can raise the seeds indoors for a while then acclimate them to the sun before you put them into the ground, it's called hardening

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, here is a video of my grow

    https://streamable.com/sajrkv

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      gotta stake them beans sven

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This year and every year. My dinner last night cost me about 5 cents in rice and seasonings and the rest was out of my garden. Feels great.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I eat food from it almost every day.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    started with lettuce. working my way up to watermelons and maybe strawberries.
    going to try those inside so i can harvest through the winter.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guess its best to grow things you can pickle. Beets are good.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This was the best

    >[someone has brought RoundUp back again, I’ve found round up again ]

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    those were good times

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zucchinis, potato and carrots all doing very nicely. Even some Chinese cabbage and pumpkin when the snails were kept off.
    Tomatoes just ripening now.
    Beans didn't do too well, but got a harvest out of them at least.
    How about the rest of you frens?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i live in high population area. There is no need. There are thousands of metric tons of meat walking around me all day long. Many of these meats cannot run very fast.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes and the homosexual tree rats have completely destroyed it.

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