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Container Gardening For Food - Issue 2
October 01, 2011
Well its that time of year again when our pantries and fridges are bursting at the seams with produce from our gardens, whether its beans, potatoes, onions, tomatoes or a myriad of other fresh vegetables and fruits that we've grown.
Right now my fridge is loaded with red tomatoes (I grew the moneymaker variety this year) which reminds me, I really must write a recipe article for the home made tomato soup my sister taught me to make last year. If I get a spare moment, I'll try to get that done this week.
In the news...
More Economic Trouble Looming?
You don't have to be a statistics genius to know that the global economy is not in good shape right now. If things were to kick off in a big way tomorrow, and if I've done my homework correctly, I believe that one of the things to quickly be affected would be the cost of oil. As you may or may not know, if the cost of oil rises, then the cost of EVERYTHING rises including food.
There has never been a more apt time to learn to grow your own food. If you're not already doing it, then I urge you to start as soon as possible.
It's a bit too late to start planting things right now if you live in the northern hemisphere, but now is a fantastic time to make plans for the next growing season (which can start as early as February).
Take a look at the food-growing areas you have available to you right now, and plan ahead. This is a perfect time to re-arrange your garden/living space and get it ready to accommodate pots and containers for next year. Now is also a great time to do any building work you need to in order to create a vegetable plot for next year, or you could wait to do it in January in the freezing cold? :)
There are lots of great tips and articles on my website which I purposely created to show people how to grow their own food in small areas. Over the coming weeks and months I will be adding considerably more articles to the website so there will be plenty of additional information to help you get the most out of your food growing.
If there are any particular subjects you want me to cover then do feel free to get in touch.
Survival & Preparedness
I'm also hoping to be expanding on the Survival & Preparedness section of the website. Again, looking at the global economy and the way everything seems to be headding, I think it's a very relevant subject to be discussing right now.
I consider myself a "moderate" prepper, I'm not into guns, bunkers and Gold, but I am into taking sensible, measured steps to safeguard me and my family's welfare in the event of such things that may otherwise cause us harm, like an economic crash or a Fukushima-type event etc.
Any articles that I write will be in the Gardening blog and linked from the main Survival Gardening page which I'll start to use as the hub page for this kind of information - again if there are specific articles you'd like to see on this subject matter do feel free to drop me a line.
Global Gardening Blog
Share your ongoing gardening story and garden pictures!
I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has made blog entries on the Container-Gardening-For-Food.com global gardening Blog so far. It has been fascinating reading all about your own food-growing efforts. Many of you have also passed-on lots of helpful tips and advice which has been invaluable to myself and others!
If you grow your own food, the "Global Gardening Blog" is for you! It's a place where You can share with the rest of the world your gardening endeavours, advice, tips, hints, successes or failures. You can also receive comments from fellow gardeners, and make comments on their entries.
Some Recent articles added to the
Growing Beans in Your Home Garden
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