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Old 19-02-2014, 04:32   #31
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Sorry no sprouts on this thread. And I think yogurt is more converting your food to more nutritious food than growing it. But I would like to know what advantages you find, I mean if you're using milk with hormones and antibiotics its not healthier. But if you're using powdered,canned or boxed milk I can see where it would be worth doing when you can't get "fresh"
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Old 19-02-2014, 09:59   #32
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Sorry no sprouts on this thread. And I think yogurt is more converting your food to more nutritious food than growing it. But I would like to know what advantages you find, I mean if you're using milk with hormones and antibiotics its not healthier. But if you're using powdered,canned or boxed milk I can see where it would be worth doing when you can't get "fresh"
I use UHT milk to make yoghurt as I don't like milk but do like yoghurt and I need to get my calcium from somewhere!
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Sprouts. Salt kills everything else when we're at anchor.
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The only thing we grow, other than sprouts, are some herbs (basil, chives, etc.). Haven't actually tried to grow anything else. What do you grow Sparrow? Just thinking about it, I have a hard time seeing how you're going to make enough production to have be worth while. Lettuce perhaps...?
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Look back a couple posts I have a photo and a complete explanation. your post of asking about dehydration is right in the middle. And what I grow is at the beginning of the thread
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Re: Growing Food

Captain Bligh's gardener was able to grow young saplings of breadfruit on the Bounty. He also had to ration water for the crew. I guess, life's a trade-off!

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Re: Growing Food

I grow basil, scallions, vidalia onions -- just gave mine to a replica of Spray that was coming thru. (They are onion people too.) Scallions keep growing though so just snip off the tops and you're good for quite some time. Do bring them in when the temperature falls as mine are "iffy" at present -- it was COLD.

Sprouts, of course -- lentils are a favorite though I re-hydrate dried beans for crunchy snacks. Sprouting is okay in the larger beans but I prefer them simply plumped up -- and uncooked!

I've tried growing Romaine lettuce but don't have enough patience to wait -- it grows slower than a turtle walks thru molasses in the dead of winter. Scallions should grow about 1/4" per day. Vidalia is slower but does grow.

Regular onions will sprout too -- and they make great dipping sticks.

I've not tried tomatoes but do have herb bombs that I picked up on ThinkGeek -- I'm going to plant those when I take off from here. Basil is simple/easy to grow from seed. I say that because I'm not good at this plant stuff and I've had success with basil.

Seaweed did have an aloe plant but one winter killed it. I'll get another and try again. I'd also like to try a spider plant -- just because I think they look cool.

But the thing that grows best is me!
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Old 19-02-2014, 12:03   #38
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I use UHT milk to make yoghurt as I don't like milk but do like yoghurt and I need to get my calcium from somewhere!
Actually dark leafy greens and many other vegetables contain a lot of calcium but I love my cheese, my white sauces and yogurt
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Actually dark leafy greens and many other vegetables contain a lot of calcium but I love my cheese, my white sauces and yogurt
I agree but as a perimenopausal woman at risk of osteoporosis it's much easier to get my daily requirement from yoghurt (and cheese of course!).
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I grow basil, scallions, vidalia onions -- just gave mine to a replica of Spray that was coming thru. (They are onion people too.) Scallions keep growing though so just snip off the tops and you're good for quite some time. Do bring them in when the temperature falls as mine are "iffy" at present -- it was COLD.

Sprouts, of course -- lentils are a favorite though I re-hydrate dried beans for crunchy snacks. Sprouting is okay in the larger beans but I prefer them simply plumped up -- and uncooked!

I've tried growing Romaine lettuce but don't have enough patience to wait -- it grows slower than a turtle walks thru molasses in the dead of winter. Scallions should grow about 1/4" per day. Vidalia is slower but does grow.

Regular onions will sprout too -- and they make great dipping sticks.

I've not tried tomatoes but do have herb bombs that I picked up on ThinkGeek -- I'm going to plant those when I take off from here. Basil is simple/easy to grow from seed. I say that because I'm not good at this plant stuff and I've had success with basil.

Seaweed did have an aloe plant but one winter killed it. I'll get another and try again. I'd also like to try a spider plant -- just because I think they look cool.

But the thing that grows best is me!
If you don't have the patience for lettuce forget about tomatoes. I like to grow perennials like kale and Swiss chard because they constantly produce. when I find seeds for sea kale I'm going to try it. it doesn't grow as fast as regular kale but it's supposed to be salt tolerant
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Am I the only person on this forum successfully growing food? come on....!
It looked like Mathew was doing a pretty good job... I liked his pots in white tubing pics...
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A minor addition: fenugreek sprouts are delicious, spicy.

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It looked like Mathew was doing a pretty good job... I liked his pots in white tubing pics...
Well he gave up. Gave his stuff away because he wasn't having much success.
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Garden update. The good and the bad. Good just got my first tomatoes

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Bad. They're tiny and they're still stressed out from the salt spray earlier.

Good. I got a sweet potato harvest even though I let them dry out on several occasions. finally got rid of the insect that looks just like a lady bug but eats sweet potato leaves.

Bad. I only get large sweet potatoes when I use cuttings of a large store bought one, when I try and continue the process with S P I've grown they come out a lot smaller and weird shaped

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Good. Sweet potato leaves are not bad steamed and dressed w Braggs aminos

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and some olive oil. And most importantly they grow really fast.


Good. I've added hoops to my containers so I can cover them with a plastic tarp to protect them from spray.

Bad. The cabbage moth caterpillar destroyed my Swiss chard. And something I couldn't identify got my kale.

Good. My easy green sprouter is producing. will do a full write up shortly. kinda want to go through August. If it can produce then with the high temperature I'll give it 5 out of 5 stars
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LOL. Thanks for the update.
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