Prep To Be A Prepper

Kelly and Emily instruct Bethany in the fine art of choosing a home and building a garden that will help you survive the apocalypse.

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  1. Bethany Mandel Editor
    Bethany Mandel
    @bethanymandel

    I’ve tweeted some links to some of the things we talked about from the LadyBrains account: https://twitter.com/LadyBrainsCast/status/971760668134256640

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  2. Barry Jones Thatcher
    Barry Jones
    @BarryJones

    Great Podcast ladies. I haven’t grown anything for a LONG time, but I think I will investigate a container garden for some tomatoes and cucumbers for this year (I have canned pickles and they are EASY, even for a low brow like me…plus I still have all the hot water bath stuff for them – :))

     

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  3. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Bethany Mandel (View Comment):
    I’ve tweeted some links to some of the things we talked about from the LadyBrains account: https://twitter.com/LadyBrainsCast/status/971760668134256640

    Of course, some of us (like me) don’t use Twitter or Facebook.  However, I can take notes.

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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    I like it when you all get off topic and discuss home & garden stuff.

    For renters you should also investigate a wall garden. I like this concept for smaller plants like strawberries, beans and peas. (they can be left to hang down rather than have to climb – less work)

    Some of those plants look kinda Coloradan. Those are just eve trough with a little planter soil in them.

    Also an advantage that aeroponics have over hydroponics, is much less energy consumption. Its much easier to push moist air into the roots of plants than to pump water.

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  5. GadgetGal Thatcher
    GadgetGal
    @GadgetGal

    Everyone in my office is starting a straw bale garden this spring:  https://strawbalegardens.com/

    Basic idea:

    1. Buy straw bales (typically $2.50 each)
    2. Condition them with fertilizer + water in the early spring
    3. The bales will start to “cook” before the start of official planting season so you can get your seeds in a couple of weeks early
    4. You can put the bales anywhere, including stacking them on your driveway

    There are no weeds to hoe or soil to condition.  The yields a suppose to be phenomenal.    At the end of the season, you can compost everything.

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby
    @FullSizeTabby

    One of my favorite features of The Lady Brains is baby noises in the background!

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  7. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    One of my favorite features of The Lady Brains is baby noises in the background!

    I think it’s cool too.  Our three daughters are in their mid-twenties now, but your comment brings back memories.  They weren’t babies when we adopted them, but the sound of noisy children under five is wonderful too!

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  8. SherryT Inactive
    SherryT
    @SherryT

    If you guys like canning there is NOTHING like making your own grape jelly. find a source for concord grapes. best PBJ ever!!

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