Message from Dangerlurking in tradworker #homesteading


2018-02-01 07:16:33 UTC  

Pretty sure we've had fire ants in MI since I was a kid

2018-02-01 07:17:00 UTC  

I'm going to try growing hops this summer with my comrade and roommate

2018-02-01 07:17:07 UTC  

Will keep a journal and keep y'all updated

2018-02-01 07:17:10 UTC  

Real cashcrop hours

2018-02-01 13:13:58 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/408336116492664833/408610935536615424/26195409_1686153318109435_7687418943842669651_n.jpg

2018-02-01 16:24:48 UTC  

H i p p i t y h o p p i t y n o j e w s o n m y p r o p e r t y

2018-02-01 16:25:20 UTC  

Hippity Hoppity women are property

2018-02-01 16:29:35 UTC  

^

2018-02-01 16:39:59 UTC  

I’m in my homestead right now

2018-02-02 03:29:38 UTC  

You can get truckloads of wood chips for free

2018-02-02 03:34:03 UTC  

@John Mosby Mushrooms are not really my thing, but if I am in a survival situation, I would not turn them down unless they made me sick from eating them.

2018-02-02 03:35:04 UTC  

Even if u don't like to eat them (I personally love em), they are very profitable to sell, and they are great for composting.

2018-02-02 03:36:42 UTC  

@Dangerlurking you probably should turn them down, especially in a survival situation. Mushrooms are harder than other plants to correctly identify, so they're dangerous unless you study them/grow them yourself

2018-02-02 03:39:38 UTC  

I almost tried growing P. Cubensis in my closet to make some extra cash

2018-02-02 03:39:54 UTC  

I know the profit margins on THOSE were a bit extreme 😉 i dunno how it is with legal mushrooms

2018-02-02 03:41:15 UTC  

@Vice Commander Hunt I meant if I KNOW if they are safe.

2018-02-02 03:56:40 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/408336116492664833/408833074655133697/0130182009.jpg

2018-02-02 03:59:06 UTC  

Growing some stuff there?

2018-02-02 03:59:45 UTC  

not yet, still too snowy

2018-02-02 04:00:14 UTC  

eventually though. They have a 5+ year shelf life

2018-02-02 04:17:26 UTC  

Nice.

2018-02-03 04:32:36 UTC  

Hmm, this makes me wonder, why not construct a greenhouse?

2018-02-03 04:35:01 UTC  

I would be interested looking to it

2018-02-03 04:38:15 UTC  

I mean, it could make farming easier, and you could do it year round, rather than in the warmer half of the year.

2018-02-03 12:56:59 UTC  

Aquaponics greenhouses my dude, most efficient way to do it

2018-02-03 13:02:49 UTC  

Tl;dr on aquaponics, it's combining hydroponics with fish farming. The fish add nitrogen to the water, gets cycled back through the plants. Almost entirely self-sufficient. You can grow duckweed to feed the fish too. Boom, high efficiency gardening using raised beds to maximize sq footage

2018-02-03 20:53:45 UTC  

Can you really use that for 3 square meals a day?

2018-02-03 22:37:06 UTC  

Yeah they’re good for a lot actually

2018-02-03 22:37:16 UTC  

I almost started one with my ex

2018-02-03 22:37:36 UTC  

Aquaponics OP

2018-02-03 22:37:55 UTC  

Just looked into buying a home

2018-02-03 22:38:42 UTC  

Dude nice

2018-02-03 22:38:51 UTC  

Good luck

2018-02-03 22:38:51 UTC  

It'll be a while

2018-02-03 22:38:57 UTC  

Yeah same