Credit for this goes to George Ure over at www.UrbanSurvival.com
"Get seriously into gardening and home food production as soon as you humanly can. Or, you?re an idiot. I firmly believe we are in another one of those critical windows here: Heritage seeds *(not genetically modified) are still fairly cheap. Good potting and starting soil sells at Lowes for a song. A green house can be cobbled up on the south-facing wall of most houses for less than $500 if you work at it.
A couple of rolls of Warp Brothers 6CH15-C 6 Mil Clear Plastic Sheeting, 15-Foot by 25-Foot ($30 bucks a pop), some old railroad ties, or other heavy wood, some lath so you can provide a continuous attached seam for the plastic, and maybe an old storm door with some 2-by-4?s. Done.
Then run (don?t walk) down to the nearest Dollar Store and l
Load up on planters and read the book JB Slear and I wrote on hydroponics over at the MyGroPonics website..
Odds are pretty good that even you could grow something. And one of my key projects this morning is to go up to our greenhouse and put in a bunch of seeds so that we won?t have to pay $2.00 each for seedlings in a month or two.
Of course, there will be some people who will argue ?It?s too cold to do seedlings this time of year??
Wrong: Get yourself a Hydrofarm MT10006 9-by-19-1/2-Inch Seedling Heat Mat. then you take a stout cardboard box, duct tape some of that left over sheet plastic on it (cutting out big windows for light, right?) and now you have a nearly perfect little starting house.
In a month, or so, you can take the seeds, put them into net pots, plunk them into your hydroponics and sit back while you wait for a summer of fresh veggies. No weeding?although we will be doing some row-cropping in our garden this year.
There you have it?something to do today other than sleep in and take a lazy day off.
It may be a holiday for some people, but not around here: Elaine and I are back working on the house expansions, and gardening chores, because ther most worthwhile investments there are, are in yourself.
Be thinking ?food and water? or ?garden and gold? and you won?t be as likely to lose in the long run.
Reader ?freeacre? also sent me a link to another drought in Brazil story with the note ?Between this and the drought in CA, food is going to be REALLY expensive this year?.?
It doesn?t have to be, is my point. Everyone who?s human has a right they can claim any time?and one I pass on to my kids (who don?t seem to listen, but over time, they?ll see the wisdom of always asking?
Here's the first of 15 videos from an independent journalist bravely trying to get the truth out. This is a dangerous chess game being played out by Putin and Obama and the Ukrainian/Crimean people may not be the only people who suffer. Hope this isn't THE EVENT, but it's not looking good!
PREPARED NOT SCARED! RWM
(Content Warning - I apologized for the frozen image, but it's reality for these people!)