Welcome to my part 10 of my 2020 garden. It’s been really cool and damp here in Central Texas. The temps are up and down and we have had ample rain so no watering for the most part. I am still not finished as 2020 seems to be a HEADS UP year as things play out with the virus thing which looks like only the old and unhealthy are dying.
This virus is not a kill everyone thing. Have you noticed where the hot spots are? Large dark cities (need D3), poor diets which means a poor immune system.
If you really want a kill your self diet, eat loads of meat (all of them) oils, milk, eggs and egg and all milk products (yea even cheese) and those great processed foods. Eats loads of candy, ice cream and pizza and of course all those drive through foods you have come to love. Then go home and eat more of it. Never read the contents of any thing you purchase. Don’t worry about GMO and don’t grow your own food. Then when the flu or the corona virus comes your way you will be all setup to take a trip to the hospital and exit the other end in a body bag.
While not about my garden, the following is my supplement list. If you are thinking supplements and don’t want to be crazy like me, the C, D3 and Zinc would be on the top of my list.
The Spirulina and St John’s Wort are photo sensitive and photo activated and are use by me for external exposure and healing using my 600 watt full spectrum grow light. Much more on this later in follow up blogs.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
- St. John’s Wort
- Complete Multivitamin
- Turmeric Curcumin
- Moringa (I hand fill my capsules in a 100 cell kit I ordered)
And my 600 watt grow light.
The bugs are really hungry this year. I have produced enough starts to double plant if needed in my greenhouse just in case we get some of those storms containing quarter sized hail. There was some bad hail last night but it passed to the north of here. I am now in the process of expanding what I am growing using 5, 20 and 30 gallon grow bags. The potatoes are looking good and healthy so far. My son put in our new sweet potato bed and the slips are looking great. I surrounded the bed with beans.
I am finding it hard to get some seeds I wanted for next year as some seed providers are shut down because of the large number of orders coming in and they cant handle the traffic. I planted 4 types of okra this year and around 6 types of peppers. I lost count on the different types of tomatoes planted. Loads of different summer and winter squash. I have a large dehydrator which I will use to store any extra produce that we cannot eat or sell. After dehydrated I will use my vacuum sealer to store them. If you are doing this, put the dried veggies in a loosely sealed glass jar for a day or so. If you see any condensation in and on the jar, you need to dry more. My winter squash and potatoes and sweet potatoes will be my go to storage next winter along with my dehydrated veggies.
One other thing new here is that I am starting to make my own bread. It’s easy – three cups of flour and salt to taste and mix. In a separate bowl add 1 1/2 cups of warm water and a bit of honey then add two tea spoons of yeast and mix well. In the bowl with the flour and salt, add 3 teaspoons of honey and 4 teaspoons of oil. Then dump in the yeast mixture. Use a mixer with a dough hook or hand mix. Final dough should be a bit wet but does not stick to your hands.
There are hundreds of videos on YouTube using what I have described above.
Put dough in an oiled bread pan. Let rise (no punch down) and then bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for around 20 to 25 minutes or more or until golden brown. I also have a cast iron Dutch Oven that could be used to make bread if no power or oven was available.
Below are some farm pics. I am contemplating a video walk through of my garden in coming blogs
Best of everything from the best state in this world and from Central Texas where the stars are bright!
I eat an all plant diet and have for about a year. I am now 77 and have as much energy as I did when I was much younger. This book (PDF) is free. To get this Book HERE.