Hometown: Planet Earth
June 13, 2011
My gardening efforts have failed miserably and I've turned to "volunteerism." That is, whatever comes up and is good, gets to grow. I have an abundance of tabasco chilies, plus native ornamentals/butterfly plants. UPDATE: It's getting better as I become accustomed to the nuances of the climate! Yippee!
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I raise worms and Black Soldier Fly Larvae for composting and critter food. I was also trained by the cooperative extension's Master Food Preserver Program, so have some knowledge about canning, jamming, dehydrating, etc. along with much practice.
hmmm.... I'm...mostly prepared now. I've lived off the grid and in remote areas where weather/power/fire issues were common. I don't know how to rate my level. Always learning.
Gardening and Barter - both topics close to my heart. I don't consider myself a "prepper" - that word has negative images in my mind - but like to be ready for anything - or as much as I possibly can on my own. Laura Ingalls Wilder's books had a huge impact on me as a kid.... (no, never watched Little House on TV...sacrilege!).
I've been in Florida since 2009. I considered myself a gardener when I got here, but have revised that to a "sand partier." I'm most successful with (hot) chili peppers and butterfly plants - they grow on their own!
This just gets better and better.