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Loughman, FL

February 27, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #4597542

This was a much ballyhooed term used to get you off your (sitting tool) and plant a truck type garden. If the general population seriously began to feed themselves then the government could divert some of the food infrastructure to the war effort.
In the early forties food was becoming a BIG business quickly. Using those resources could really help! Remember, fertilizer, weed, and bug control were still natural, not bought at the garden department. One could purchase the requisite seed at the hardware or general store, along with the shovel and rake. (What tiller?)
Growing your own can be delightful! Fresh cucumbers, yum. Green beans. Tomatoes?
Now I have to protect my pineapple patch from a possible frost tonight.


March 1, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #4606637

Pineapple patch!!!!! I keep telling my husband we need to move somewhere warm where I can grow pineapples, avacados, oranges, coconuts and pomegrantes. Sounds like a great life.
Well...enjoy some nice fresh pineapple for all of us!
Baton Rouge, LA

September 24, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #5593301

Don't forget the lemons and bananas! My boyfriend is from NY and even though he hates the south he says our lemons are 3 times as big and sweet. A single pineapple takes forever to grow, but they are so beautiful.

September 25, 2008
5:29 AM

Post #5596668

Yum! Sounds great! So you can grow all these in Baton Rouge?

I just looked at lemons in the store here yesterday and passed them up; too expensive, too little and in too bad of shape. My VitaMix wanted to make some fresh whole lemon lemonaid.


Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
12:41 PM

Post #5597191

April - you cna grow lemons in Tulse... if you can keep the cats away ^_^

September 25, 2008
4:32 PM

Post #5598126

I might try growing citrus inside again; sounds great. (I really want a greenhouse or back patio that doesn't look tacky...but no $$ for that...oh well.)



Aunt April
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5598136

Start looking for windows on Freecycle or craigslist - it can happen.

September 25, 2008
4:43 PM

Post #5598173 you have an article about building a greenhouse w/ used windows? I need one that looks nice, in case we sell our house.

Aunt April
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #5599064

I dont myself - But somewhere I have images of one done... dmail me and I will let you know where to see a few pics.

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