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Do we need "Victory Gardens"?

Discussion in 'Topical Discussions (In Depth)' started by latemetal, Mar 12, 2017.



  1. latemetal

    latemetal Platinum Bling Platinum Bling

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    Assuming we deport enough illegals, will we have a fruit and vegetable shortage? And do we need to start planting crops?
     
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    glockngold Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Nope.
    Price might go up a might.
    Too early to start planting crops.
    Gotta wait till after the last freeze. (unless you are a row cover type).
     
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    Between illegals leaving, increases in minimum wages in Ag states, and Commiefornia, one of the biggest Ag producers, passing draconian laws on farm labor, the natural progresssion on farms is automation. It's already happening, from plow to harvest, it will be more cost efficient, so we won't need the illegals.

    https://farmbot.io/
     
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    brosil Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    That robot is a toy at this point but it's a very good toy. Much like primitive automobiles, it could develop quite quickly into a practical device.
     
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    ToBeSelfEvident Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I'm putting in the spring garden this week. So far 12 tomato plants, 6 sweet banana peppers, 6 Ichiban eggplants and 4 spinach, though it may already be too hot for the spinach.

    This video was linked from Survivalblog today. It really shows that anybody can garden. Not only that, but these people are largely self-sufficient on 1/5 of an acre and even have some income by selling to local restaurants, etc. They seem productive, proud, healthy and happy.

     
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    I have tomatoes and green peppers on the porch in addition to lemon trees. Time to plant now in the south.
     
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    The short answer is yes, of course, everyone SHOULD BE growing a garden.

    Started mine 4 weeks ago. Peas, Radish, Bok choy, Spinach, Arugula, Beets....
     

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