By Nathalie Ramirez
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Most of us know by now the gist of what’s going on, that the elitists want to control the rest of us and that they want depopulation and basically an Orwellian world where we’re all tracked and we don’t know Jack about them. We know they mean to starve us this year using the same tactics used before the Great Depression, and since we can see it coming maybe we can do something about it.
I can only speculate, as I have been, with the information accessible to me, and with copious amounts of research found in lions dens, I feel like I have a good grasp on what’s to come.
The food shortages that are intentionally being created are being created in different ways. Farmers are getting paid more by the government than the profits they’d get on their fields, and are being told to destroy their farms. Farmers have to know this would create a shortage, so I wonder if any of them refused the deal? A girl can hope.
There are truckers on strike and many of whom have quit their jobs because of the vaccine mandates. And then there are all the cargo ships in the sea because of high tariffs and taxes that they are not able to dock on land. The airlines were next but enough people resisted that they actually backed off! That was an incredible moment marking one for us!
We have months before we are truly affected so I highly suggest growing your own food at home. It’s surprisingly not that hard and doesn’t require much room or equipment. It’s at least doable for the average person, and plants provide more food than one family can eat so that food can easily be shared with loved ones as well. Take it a step further and plan what to grow with your loved ones to grow different plants to be able to share a greater variety.
First, make sure you source your seeds from someone that’s trustworthy, enough businesses make excellent claims of exceptional quality, like Heirloom Seeds, and really we mostly just need the seeds to be organic and nongmo. Be careful with how the word “organic” is being used in agriculture as it could just mean that it’s alive!
Next, get a good soil mix, opting for the cheapest soil will leave you with poor quality harvests. You can mix your own or find the next best thing, look at the ingredients and look for a healthy balance of Potassium (K), Phosphorus (P), and Nitrogen (N) in potting soil. It doesn’t have to be complicated, something with a good variety will do. You’ll want potting soil, not a garden mix, for indoor pots.
Aeration is also something to consider as plants’ roots need air to breathe. You can use perlite as long as your soil is amended again after a harvest, leaving perlite in sitting soil for years will harden like concrete. Mix it up in between uses. Some don’t like this because disturbing the soil disturbs the work put into it, like the nutrients pulled into the soil by the last plant in that pot. Lava rocks or pellets can be used for aeration, they work great but can be pricey, I have found that using rough rocks from the ground outside works well too, and saves money. Using rocks from a river or any natural water further benefits your soil nutrient content.
You’ll need containers, you can get creative with whatever you may have laying around, as long as it’s plastic and can hold water, discarded milk jugs make great pots, even cartons can be used for a season. Solo cups work really well too. You’ll want to carefully make some drainage holes at the bottom with sharp scissors or a knife, and have some kind of tray to catch the water. Pots are also sold year round.
You’re going to need some kind of plant food, plants get hungry too. If your plant starts to turn yellow or brown in the leaves it’s likely that it’s lacking in nutrition. So what do plants eat? NPK, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. If your soil is well amended you won’t need to feed your plants until they’re bigger and begin flowering. General wild flowers make excellent food, place them on the soil of the pot and make sure they are wetted when watering. Rocks also have lots of benefits and minerals, especially if from naturally flowing water or even a pond or a lake. Seaweed is a pretty big one, I use different varieties of sea nutrients and minerals provided by Down to Earth. Worm compost is black gold, and when pruning the plant, don’t throw away the excess, instead use the pruned branches as a mulch, there’s lots of nutrients in the leaves as the plant has been eating.
Your plant food also should be sourced from a place you trust, most plant foods are heavy in salts and that’s not going to give you the best outcome. Look up what kind of plant food your plant wants, or use a general seaweed variety. Companion planting is miraculous as different plants add different nutrition to the soil that compliment each other. Not All plants can live together! And some benefit greatly from certain companions, so do your homework on this one, it will pay off in the long run!
Deciding on where you put them will matter. Most growing seedlings can’t be in cold weather, and they will need light. If you don’t have a window with natural light that’s ok, a small desk lamp will go far with a pot or 2. There are lots of neat grow lamps at hardware stores and some already set up for plants, depending on how much you’re willing to spend you can get pretty nice cheap ones and ridiculously awesome expensive ones.
You’re looking for a warm (yellow light) bulb for a summer light. If you’re really hardcore, get a cold (blue light) bulb for a spring light and switch it to the warm summer bulb when the plant is in full flower, such as the end of the summer to the beginning of fall. The amount of time the light is on also matters, getting a general timer will save you time and energy. Set the timer for 12 hour on and 12 off for a general marker. Look up your plants, they may want more or less time.
Getting a small oscillating fan will really take you far with it mimicking the wind. Plants thrive when being pushed around by the wind, it toughens them up.
Make sure NOT to overwater your plants, and don’t forget to water them, set an alarm on your phone to remember to check them every day if you need the reminder. There’s nothing wrong with helping yourself do something you’ve never done before, and it’s easy to forget plants! If you watch your plants carefully every day, you can see them communicating with you. They will either flourish and grow radiant, letting you know you’re doing your job well, or they will get sick and get bugs or turn a different color or lose branches altogether. If it gets sick, it’s likely because it’s lacking in nutrition. You can get a brix refractometer to test the level of nutrition in your food, this is especially fun to do when comparing your food to what’s available at the store, with any minimal care you’re sure to have much higher levels than what is available in the produce isles.
There are diseases your plant can survive back to health from and some that will kill it, look anything amiss with your plant up. Bugs can usually be taken care of with a combination of tactics, you’ll need to recycle them because you can’t just use one method, the bugs will remember it. You can use neme oil on the plant leaves or the site where the bugs are, you can use a spray bottle with filtered water and dish soap and spray the leaves, you can put a beer bottle in the soil and the smell of the yeast should attract the bugs drowning them in the beer. There are many methods with dealing with bugs, though proper nutrition is key.
With diseases you must find the source of the problem, like which nutrient it’s lacking, or if it’s lacking wind growing stagnant, or if it doesn’t like the plant food; if you can’t figure it out go to your local gardening professionals at nurseries and ask them! Usually people are very helpful. You can also mail your soil to certain places who can test it for you, or just do the old fashioned thing of trying to diagnose your plant by looking at pictures.
Pretty much anything can be grown inside with enough imagination, bushy tomatoes, quinoa, vine plants like peas and watermelon, or fast harvests like lettuces. If you follow these steps, your food will taste great too! If it grows to be huge, like most tomato plants get pretty bushy, there are cages and extensions that can be used to help the plant hold itself up. Don’t let it’s branches and fruit lay on the ground.
Your plants benefit from your love, this was proven with the rice experiment. So don’t forget to sing to them or tell them stories or just spend time with them. If you’re not around, thinking about them is just as effective. Plants have been shown to survive through love alone, but we want them to be nice and hydrated and high in nutrition! If we’re eating them anyway.
Try and pick, if you can, different colors of the rainbow, and a variety that includes leafy greens, vegetables and fruit, legumes, grains, or from the potato, or nightshade family. The more variety you eat of whole foods the better your health.
Something else to consider when growing indoors is to make sure your soil is not always wet. This will be a factor if there is no aeration in the soil, if there’s no fan in the room, and if you water your plant when it’s still wet from the last time. Even if you are not overwatering, taking care that the soil dries is necessary for the roots to be able to breathe. Stick a long stick down the sides of your plant pot if this becomes an issue to allow for some air flow.
If it smells bad you have a problem! You may need to rinse and repot.
Last but not least, propagate your plants by taking branches and starting new plants, this will save on seeds! Plants need to be pruned, this is a great way to make the most with what you have. And don’t forget to label your plants! Until you can recognize them, you’ll need to know what that plant is so you can look up what it needs as time passes.
If you can grow outside year long and have the room for it, by all means please do! It’s so nice to have so much food around and a lot of fun to give away because it’s likely your plants will produce more food than you know what to do with! Most of us have winters, however, these tips will hopefully come in handy for those who may or may not know what to do.
Get wild and get creative with your food, and increase your nutrition while rebelling this nonsense! There are so many ways to stay stocked full of fresh food on top of keeping your shelves stocked. Here’s a good video on good healthy food to stock up on, if you just don’t have the time to grow your own food.
Of course there’s also many different and great businesses offering food in pouches that last for years, they may be pricey but having food is better than not having it! And it’s not like they’ll go bad anytime soon.
We are facing tough times, knowing that they may be tougher we can prepare for a smooth sailing. All we need to do is to get through it, there is an ending to this it won’t last forever.
Growing food can be easy or it can be hard, that will depend on the plant, doing your due diligence before actually creating your garden will save you a lot of headache. Opt for plants that grow easily according to other growers and make your life that much easier.
Grow your own food as a symbol of rebellion during a time when we’re wanted to be dependent on the government. Eat healthy food and boost your immune system, this too is a big FU to the establishment that wants us to be sick. And share your harvest with everyone you can, there’s plenty to go around.
Holidays don’t have to be about breaking the bank, we may not even be able to with our cargo stuck on ships, giving us the opportunity to make this holiday about what it’s supposed to be, being with those we love most.
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