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Seed folder on my cloudware and more than half is seed saving info; https://permasteader.route66custom.com/cloud/index.php/s/b7CHfcGg4MWS9xj
88 posted on 6/6/2021, 7:17:43 PM by Diana in Wisconsin
Posted by Honeysuckle Tn in another thread!
7 Books Aimed at Helping Hobby Farmers - https://www.hobbyfarms.com/books-hobby-farms-farming/
I own ‘The Woman Hobby Farmer’ and ‘The Lean Farm’ both of which I’ve found helpful.
107 posted on 6/21/2021, 9:45:28 AM by Diana in Wisconsin
I have this book. It’s for people gardening in limited space with limited resources. It does teach you a lot about growing vegetables and composting organically. (Good to know but I think If you have space and fertilizer, use it you will get larger vegetables and yields.)
“How to grow more vegetables in less space than you ever imagined” John Jeavons - https://www.amazon.com/How-Grow-More-Vegetables-Ninth-dp-0399579184/dp/0399579184/
I have not read this but am aware of some of his arguments for using space if you have it.
“Gardening when it Counts. Growing food in hard times.” Steven Soloman. (Founder of Territorial Seeds.) - https://www.amazon.com/Gardening-When-Counts-Growing-Mother/dp/086571553X
“Whizbang Gardening!” Herrick Kimball - https://whizbanggardening.blogspot.com/
“Four Season Harvest ” Elliot Coleman. - https://www.amazon.com/Four-Season-Harvest-Organic-Vegetables-Garden/dp/1890132276/
Some oldies but goodies from Rodale
How to Grow Vegetables and Fruits by the Organic Method
The Complete Book of Composting
All New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening - newer but also Rodale
Straw Bale Gardens Complete - https://www.amazon.com/Straw-Bale-Gardens-Complete-Karsten/dp/1591869072
49 posted on 2/20/2021, 10:54:22 AM by Qiviut
The book I used as a resource was “Straw Bale Gardens Complete” by Joel Karsten.
142 posted on 2/21/2021, 10:12:45 PM by Grammy
“How to Build a Straw Bale Garden” ~ Modern Farmer - https://modernfarmer.com/2013/07/straw-bale-gardening/
Johhnys Seeds and BootStrap Farmer both have extensive how to resources
BootStrap Farmer - use resources in menu -https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/pages/resources
JohnnysSeeds - https://www.johnnyseeds.com/growers-library/growing-center.html
The Resilient Gardener & How to Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties by Carol Depp
Even if you don’t intend to take up plant-breeding, she has excellent advice about how to save seeds in a way that minimizes inbreeding depression, and how to select for plants that do well in your particular area.
278 posted on 3/13/2021, 2:40:14 PM by Ellendra
Landrace Gardening: Food Security through Biodiversity and Promiscuous Pollination
Joseph Lofthouse just published the book for you! His methods of landrace breeding break a lot of rules, but the result is an almost lazy way to breed new varieties. Check it out!
87 posted on 6/20/2021, 4:27:09 AM by Ellendra
The Orchard: A Memoir’ by Adele Crockett Robertson
The Orchard is an exquisitely beautiful and poignant memoir of a young woman’s single-handed struggle to save her New England farm in the depths of the Great Depression.
10 posted on 6/26/2021, 9:37:52 AM by Diana in Wisconsin
Permaculture folder on my cloudware; https://permasteader.route66custom.com/cloud/index.php/s/qxH3yLLFGqD2ptm
Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy is an excellent book. ALL of her books are terrific!
I see that ‘Edible Landscaping’ is out of stock at this site, but you can find it elsewhere on line or at your library.
(I just hate linking to Amazon for anything these days!)
296 posted on 3/17/2021, 11:29:26 AM by Diana in Wisconsin
52 Weekend Garden Projects” By Nancy Bubel
It's from 1992, but a really great reference with a lot of useful projects for the garden/yard.
posted on 2/23/2021, 9:40:20 AM by Diana in Wisconsin
The Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf
A friend recommended this to me, and it's in my 'stack-o-stuff' (Miss You, Rush!) to read.
Andrea Wulf's fine story of how gardening and farming shaped the thinking of Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison … One of Wulf's most luxurious and sharp-witted chapters concerns the matter that would fertilize a new nation: 'Mundane as it seems,' she writes, 'manure was of the greatest concern to all four of them. San Francisco Chronicle
'Land Girls' is a pretty good series to watch, too.
186 posted on 2/25/2021, 10:25:57 AM by Diana in Wisconsin
NPK of Everything
Gardening- Amount to Grow for family of five
Here’s a chart for Amount to Grow for family of five of various veggies. Basically for a tractor garden and row length needed ranges from 10 to 1,000 feet. Might be handy in these times we live in. Can be reduced down to one person or even less. Tells you how much of each veggie is produced per 100 foot row which is handy. Some of those units are in bushels. Row spacing is listed for a tractor. (pdf file)
57 posted on 7/10/2021, 4:04:58 PM by Pollard
5 SIMPLE STRECHES FOR GARDENERS
Gardening can do wonders for your health, but if you don’t take care and stretch your body before spending time crouching, bending, and pulling weeds, you can become very stiff, sore, or injure yourself badly. These simple stretches for gardeners are easy and gentle for every body. Spend just a few minutes doing these before you head into the garden and you’ll feel a world of difference.
The Proper Way to Water Your Garden - Watering Plants and Lawns Efficiently
Watched a few of the Daisy Creek Farms videos. Very informative and well done.
A good primer for Newbies on which veggie plants NOT to buy at a nursery...because they are super-easy to grow yourself from seed! $4 for 6 corn seedlings? LOL!
What a racket!
Never Buy These 12 Veggie Plants from Nursery
78 posted on 6/28/2021, 2:55:52 PM by Diana in Wisconsin
J. Jevois "Do not water plants....always water the ground around the plants!"
Look for a 5-10-10. LOW in Nitrogen, and higher in both Phosphorus and Potassium (aka, Potash.)
So, bone meal will be good, but also add Muriate of Potash. Most garden centers will sell either of these components separately, or have a blend of fertilizer specifically for root crops.
You can use the same combo on anything ‘root crop’ such as carrots, potatoes, onions, kohlrabi, turnips, etc.
Even a liquid TOMATO fertilizer would be OK for growing potatoes in a pinch - they’re both in the Nightshade family.
Just remember: as little nitrogen as possible for potatoes. Too much and you’ll get beautiful, lush plants but little or nothing BELOW. :)
Tomato blight is in the SOIL, so the key to prevention and/or slowing it down, is to mulch your tomatoes well, but leave a gap around the stem for direct watering/fertilizing. Also, pruning your lower tomato plant leaves well above the soil and using a copper spray on the bottom 1/3 of your plants on a regular basis helps knock it back, too. Humidity and dew really don’t contribute to spreading the disease; heavy rain downpours on un-mulched garden beds can splash the blight up onto the higher leaves, spreading disease. You will almost always see blight starting on the LOWER leaves and working its way UP. HOWEVER - if your tomatoes are packed in and there’s not enough air circulation around them, that also contributes to blight issues. I know it’s too late for this year, but in the future get in the habit of buying seeds/plants that are blight resistant. Look for AAS Winners; they’re usually a winner because they don’t have the disease issues other varieties have. The AAS Winners listed here are the small and cherry-types.- https://all-americaselections.org/aas-winning-tomato-types/
Here is a listing of blight resistant tomatoes that are newer to the market: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-trends/best-new-tomatoes-2020/ Here are some ‘old standards’ many of us have been growing for years: https://tomatopedia.org/blight-resistant-tomato-varieties/ Disease Resistant Codes (usually listed in the catalog description; sometimes are part of the actual tomato variety name):
Disease Resistance Codes
I heartily recommend ANY of the tomatoes in the ‘Chef’s Choice’ series - but leave room because the plants and the tomatoes are BIG!
152 posted on 7/15/2021, 9:38:44 AM by Diana in Wisconsin
Cucumbers will stop setting fruit if the temperatures get too high. Have you been having that Heat Wave by you?
Also, you can either have too many male flowers and not enough females (that carry the fruit) or vice versa. They usually even themselves out in the end. ;) Too much nitrogen in the soil, or what you’re using as fertilizer can cause that, too. Just like tomatoes, if you have too much nitrogen, you get big plants but little production out of them.
How are pollinators by you? Do you have bees and such buzzing around? Lack of pollination can be a problem for cucumbers, too.
Lastly, they have cucumber varieties now that are Parthenocarpic, which only produce female flowers and self-pollinate - no male flowers needed. “A few parthenocarpic cucumber varieties are available for home gardeners. Parthenocarpic slicers include Sweet Success, Euro-American, Socrates, Tyria, Diva, Tasty Jade and Suyo Long. County Fair 83 is a parthenocarpic pickler, but the slicers can also be harvested young and used for pickling since seeds are not a problem.”
Of those above, I have grown ‘Diva’ which was nice, but fatter than I wanted. I like the English-style cukes that are long and thinner with few seeds and thin skins. This season I am growing, ‘Sweeter Yet’ and ‘Summer Dance.’
23 posted on 7/10/2021, 9:04:21 AM by Diana in Wisconsin
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Protocol https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2020-11/C4591001_Clinical_Protocol_Nov2020.pdf
Pfizer's COVID-19 Clinical Trial Phase 1/2/3 in clinicaltrials.gov https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT04368728
Trial start date April 29, 2020. Estimated completion date May 2, 2023 -- Offical Title: A PHASE 1/2/3, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, RANDOMIZED, OBSERVER-BLIND, DOSE-FINDING STUDY TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY, TOLERABILITY, IMMUNOGENICITY, AND EFFICACY OF SARS-COV-2 RNA VACCINE CANDIDATES AGAINST COVID-19 IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS
Scedule of Activities leading out to 24 months (Page 18); https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2020-11/C4591001_Clinical_Protocol_Nov2020.pdf
Study Population -- People included or excluded from trials (Page 40)
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Protocol https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/mRNA-1273-P301-Protocol.pdf
Moderna's COVID-19 Clinical Trial Phase 3 in clinicaltrials.gov https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT04470427
Trial start date July 27, 2020. Estimated completion date October 27, 2022 -- Offical Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Stratified, Observer-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Immunogenicity of mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Adults Aged 18 Years and Older
Table 14: Schedule of Events (Vaccination Phase, Day 1 – Day 57) Page 104 https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/mRNA-1273-P301-Protocol.pdf
Table 15: Schedule of Events (Surveillance Phase, Day 64 – Day 394) Page 108
Table 16: Schedule of Events (Surveillance Phase, Day 401 – Day 759) Page 112
Study Population -- People included or excluded from trials (Page 43)
Penn State docs say trials small and short. Full trials to be completed in mid 2021< p>
Moderna Clinical Trial Study Protocol 20 Aug 2020
Pfizer Clinical Trial Study Protocol Nov 2020
NOTE* Study Intervention is the vaccine itself.
"exposed to the study intervention by inhalation or skin contact"
Sure seems like they're saying the jab is contagious. Is the jab itself what they're calling "variants" but are actually self-disseminating?
Pfizer's clinical trial; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT04368728
Official Title: PHASE 1, OPEN-LABEL DOSE-FINDING STUDY TO EVALUATE SAFETY, TOLERABILITY, AND IMMUNOGENICITY AND PHASE 2/3 PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, OBSERVER-BLINDED SAFETY, TOLERABILITY, AND IMMUNOGENICITY STUDY OF A SARS-COV-2 RNA VACCINE CANDIDATE AGAINST COVID-19 IN HEALTHY CHILDREN and Young Adults
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 18, 2024
Experimental: High-Dose, ≥6 Months to <2 Years
High-Dose, (30mcg), 2 doses 21 days apart
Ivermectin research and sources
Calculating horse Ivermectin for human use
Data and Stats for talking points
My source of vitamin C
NOTE* I had actually been taking 800ui(400 xr) of Vitamin D for a few weeks. Within an hour of her first test results via phone, I pulled out all my COVID supplies including Vitamin D in 5000ui pills courtesy of Wellness Warrior aka warroom. Paid for shipping only for that and 25mg Zinc whieh we're taking two of per day for 50mg.
Using Durvet brand Ivermectin for horses which is 6.08 grams at 1.87% strength.
Recommended dosage is 0.2mg/kg for preventative and 0.4 - 0.5mg/kg for treatment with kg being body weight, we have two conversions to make. First we need to convert the 6.08 grams to miligrams and account for the fact that it's 1.87% Ivermectin by volume. Second we need to convert body weight from pounds to kg.
Going by Dr Lee Merritt's calculations which I concur with, the formula is;
(6.08g x 1,000 = 6080mg) (6080mg x 1.87%/100 = 113.6mg Ivermectin in one tube of Durvet.
I weigh 125 lbs. Dividing lbs by 2.2 gives kg so 125/2.2=56.82 so I'll just call that 57kg.
So for a preventative I need 0.2mg Ivermectin per kg of body weight. (0.2 x 57 = 11.4mg) per dose.
For treatment, 0.4 - 0.5mg. 0.4 would simply be double the 0.2 or (0.4 x 57 = 22.8mg) per dose. If I were to use the 0.5mg per kg; (0.5 x 57 = 28.5mg) per dose.
It would be nice to use the whole tube divided into equal doses. The tube has 113.6mg of Ivermectin.
If I divide it by 5 I get 22.72 which is real close to the (0.4 x 57 = 22.8mg) treatment dose above. That works well because the course of treatment calls for taking it 5 days in a row.
For preventative, 113.6 divided into 10 doses = 11.36mg per dose which is very close to (0.2 x 57 = 11.4mg) per dose from above.
Some more interesting math. One tube will deworm a 1250 lb horse. I weigh 125 lbs. That means I can dial in 125 lbs and get 10 doses per tube which as per above, is a preventative dose of 11.36. If I dial in 250 lbs, I'd get 5 treatment doses of 22.72mg.
That means 1 horse pound per 1 human pound is preventative and 2 horse pounds per 1 human pound is treatment.
If you weigh 200 lbs, dial in 200 lbs for preventative or 400 lbs for treatment. Now isn't that handy?
WHO List of Essential Medicines
Evaluation of Ivermectin as a Potential Treatment for Mild to Moderate COVID-19: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial in Eastern India
Comparative Analytical Study of Two Different Drug Regimens in Treatment of Covid 19 Positive Patients in Index Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Indore, India
Effect of a combination of nitazoxanide, ribavirin, and ivermectin plus zinc supplement (MANS.NRIZ study) on the clearance of mild COVID-19
The effect of early treatment with ivermectin on viral load, symptoms and humoral response in patients with non-severe COVID-19: A pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
A five-day course of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 may reduce the duration of illness
The Use of Compassionate Ivermectin in the Management of SymptomaticOutpatients and Hospitalized Patients with Clinical Diagnosis of Covid-19 at theCentro Medico Bournigal and at the Centro Medico Punta Cana, GrupoRescue, Dominican Republic, from May 1 to August 10, 2020
Ivermectin in combination with doxycycline for treating COVID-19 symptoms: a randomized trial
Safety and Efficacy of the Combined Use of Ivermectin, Dexamethasone, Enoxaparin and Aspirina against COVID-19 the I.D.E.A. Protocol
A Comparative Study on Ivermectin-Doxycycline and Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin Therapy on COVID-19 Patients