I am a small carpentry business owner and amatuer gardener.At 52 I think some of my observations might be interesting and my location is interesting
By: 1759, 2:13 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
I just finished an article in Mother earth news about homesteaders that are off the grid, which means that they use zero electricity.They also grow or buy from local markets only preserving the cheaper available food.What a way to live.With my small 10'x10' garden we have been eating some fine produce since the begining of july and the flavor is amazing.
This economy is so bad in Va ,and everywhere else I imagine ,that it seems to me that growing some of your own food ,rain permiting , is the way to go.
Do you think that our local and fed gov't should be pushing americans to do just that.Something like Victory gardens like wwII?
By: 1759, 7:17 PM GMT on July 26, 2012
I just planted a new rose today St Patrick hybrid t.I might have gone wrong .It didn't look to healthy when I bought it yesterday from ashland garden center on ashcake,maybe thats why it was on sale.at 98* temp today here and with the pesky t storms its going to be interesting for us to see his progess.My Mr Linocn t rose looks good so far ,at only a month in it might be to early to tell.