See what you get when go out and pick some wild sweet Texas Dew Berry’s? Yep you are looking at some jam that will make the store bought stuff fade into insignificance. AND this type of jelly is no where to be found in any store in the US. Too Bad!
As I have stated before. there an uptick in the Grand Solar Minimum. Today is April 23rd. 4:25 PM. Looking out the window, I can see the north wind blowing all my vegetable plants to and through . I am looking at some projections and the North East area may be looking at snow into May. Its been really tough on my plants this spring. I am still adding 5 gallon grow bags, and have another one hundred coming. I have run out of room in my 50 x 100 ft. garden and have resorted to grow bag growing which works really well. I am starting to see some baby squash now, but I really need more heat to get things going. It’s been really weird as we have run the AC and the heat in April. We are seeing some very violent weather come out of Texas lately. I went back into some of my old blogs, and notices that many of the storms and heavy rain start here. Heat and moisture is collected here in Central Texas and then is fed up north where it collides with cooler temperatures (Atmospheric Compression). That sort of thing flooded the US food basket areas last year and I suspect it may happen again.
Hopefully many of you are getting tired of all the shut in and have decided to start a garden. Now would be a good time to get seeds as there is huge pressure on company’s that sell seeds. You can still get them, but many seed types are sold out and you have to wait for your delivery. I have had to go to four or five different seed providers to get what I want, especially for my fall garden that will be planted in two low tunnels. In the future I will also be growing in the house. I am looking at microgreens, mushrooms and two hydroponic towers. I am planning to eat fresh veggies and even some tomatoes from the house.
Ideas – Growing on top of a frame. Why bend over when you can harvest overhead? This is from my friend in China.
My potatoes are looking good – Harvest in 60 days. I have a 100 ft. row of these guys.
Below are two pictures of some sprouting and microgreen trays I am testing. So Far so good
Here is a view from my outside camera of my Ruth Stout Garden. On the right are my grow bags (outside the garden). I am growing sweet potatoes, potatoes, squash (summer and winter), egg plant, tomatoes and peppers.
Well that all for this blog. At the moment it’s May 5th. 2020 and another cool front just blew through. Bet the temperature dropped 20 deg. Very strange year here in Central Texas weather wise. If you are having problems getting all the food at the grocery store like I am, you probably should start growing your own food. I have already harvested about 20 lbs of squash, and the tomatoes are starting to put on tomatoes. Squash, Kale and carrot soup with home made bread tonight for dinner. I just planted a bunch of finger potatoes in grow bags and I have 50 more lbs of potatoes to plant. Guess what I will be eating this winter?
Seriously, if you have not started growing your own food, you will be in a world of trouble in the future. Things are not looking good here and in Canada as the economy has been wounded and there is more and more unemployment every day. I am hearing things like this virus thing may be around for the rest of the year! I sure hope not as that could completely destroy the world economy. Also the Grand Solar Minimum is forcing many country’s to quit exporting things like wheat.
To put it in a SIMPLE way – No Food – You Die!
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Start a community (over your phone if necessary)
Order some seeds
Scout out places you can grow
Start a garden or a community garden
Take care of your family and especially your older members.
Take care of the needy and those who have less than you do.
It’s time to start outfitting your ship
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