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Food Production Haxs Thread

In a landscape of poisonous food and less land to grow on, its more important than ever to grow food in more easy and practical ways so you don't get hit hard in an economic crisis and etc, so I made this thread so people can share tips on how to grow food in very straightforward and rewarding ways.

A bit of knowledge I'm going to bestow is mushroom buckets. This is really easy to do and all you need is a 25 litre bucket, sawdust, mushroom spawn and small place to put the bucket. If you know a farmer or tree surgeon who has spare sawdust for cheap then this will cost you barely anything to do as  mushroom spawn is very cheap (well, depending on variety) and most of items used are reusable.

Humidity is key to success and you need to make sure it's warm enough for optimal growth, bin bags can be used to achieve this and also can protect the mushrooms from UV light which can dehydrate and kill them.

This method works best with oyster and lions mane mushrooms, and you can get big growths that make delicious additions to stir frys and soups, plus you can even sell them as mushrooms are a niche and becoming an increasingly popular market. Going to link a video in this thread for people who want to learn more: https://youtu.be/45b2t7fqhjA

 

Carpenters and lumber yards often have free saw dust. Personally I don't know where I could get the spawns and it might be too humid for me here. But it'd be fun to try..

I recently changed my garden style and try to grow things that are ready year round. Chaya is one of my favorite plants and tons of greens year round. 10x more nutrient than spinach.

I've been talking to a friend about starting a garden. Bearing in mind that I live in the American midwest, does anyone have any tips for a real n00b?

Just start planting seeds and then you'll see I guess. Maybe a small greenhouse would be good if you want to keep humidity? I'm guessing the midwest is very dry.

Quote from Anonyme on May 3, 2022, 7:23 pm

Just start planting seeds and then you'll see I guess. Maybe a small greenhouse would be good if you want to keep humidity? I'm guessing the midwest is very dry.

I live around Cincinnati, and the temperature and humidity here can vary wildly from day to day. It might be worth it to pursue that.

Quote from Arcade101 on May 5, 2022, 11:29 am
Quote from Anonyme on May 3, 2022, 7:23 pm

Just start planting seeds and then you'll see I guess. Maybe a small greenhouse would be good if you want to keep humidity? I'm guessing the midwest is very dry.

I live around Cincinnati, and the temperature and humidity here can vary wildly from day to day. It might be worth it to pursue that.

I always had a little grow light to start seeds early. Plant a month into spring. Just run a small fan to act like wind so they have strong stems.