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by 0 · January 10, 2014 at 12:42 AM

After moving, we got a 2sqm garden/bed :-) What vegetables to grow?

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glib 0 · January 10, 2014 at 12:42 AM

It depends a lot on the zone. Here in frigid MI solanaceae do not produce much before getting killed. A couple square feet of garlic, I am afraid, is a dozen bulbs. I grow 300 for three families, and they all get eaten… plusses about herbs are... (more)

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by 90 · May 25, 2013 at 5:57 AM

Hi there, I am currently living in an apartment with a decent sized walkable balcony that gets about 7 to 9 hours of direct sunlight a day. I want to start my own vegetable garden but I am not sure where to begin, I just want to keep it as simple... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · May 25, 2013 at 5:57 AM

I would select herbs, for sure. Some basil, mint (which needs a pot, or it takes over everything) lemon balm, chives. These are nice to have, and a little goes a long way. I would do some strawberries. You don't say what your light is like. Also,... (more)

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by 25 · May 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I am planning my garden here in Minnesota and I'd like some input fron some other paleo peeps. I want to plant things that we can enjoy fresh but will also freeze or can well. Would especially appreciate any tips for freezing or canning fresh... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Hey! High five for embarking on this adventure of growing your own - I know ALOT about this, being a longtime food grower & garden designer. There is alot of info on the internet about the best things to grow for your region - I'd suggest that... (more)

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by 536 · April 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Hi community, a few years ago we planted a few wild garlic plants in our garden and over the years they have spread all over the place. They really are everywhere! Now, being paleo, I want to use the most paleo food available to me in the... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Very fashionable here in the UK in posh restaurants! Wild garlic (ramsoms) make a fabulous soup with potatoes and chicken stock. They are great finely chopped and mixed into cottage cheese. Wonderful chopped and mixed into mashed potato. They... (more)

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by 5 · September 03, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Hi, I am on low carb and very low sugar diet for almost a year, gradually move to Paleo. ) This fall we moved to the house and I want to plant a garden. I am new to Paleo and new to gardening and I am pretty confused. I want to plant vegetables... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM

We ofte4n tried wild elderberries as children but never liked the taste. I would not deliberately grow them. We also used to go into the wilds to pick what used to be called bilberries in the UK (now they seem larger in shops and are called... (more)

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by 2316 · February 25, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Where I live (Ohio, US) they grow like weeds even in bad soil. I can only imagine how they'd respond to rich fertile soil. Free leafy greens all summer? I just bought some from the store and was reminded of how delicious they are.

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paleocurious_1 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:02 AM

I've grown a lot of greens in Ohio. If you can cultivate them to get them in the spring in decent numbers, they'll be best. Perhaps if you can get start some seeds indoors, you could grow them in cooler weather, then put the whole crop in a trash... (more)

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by 1009 · November 16, 2012 at 4:42 AM

i dont like many vegetables so im wondering if i can get much of the recommended amount of nutrients from home grown fruits with plenty of fertilizer. what would you guys recommend? so far i am planning on growing grapes, hardy kiwi,... (more)

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by 175 · June 11, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Has anyone looked at the kinds of plants recommended for permaculture (see PFAF etc) to see how they intersect Paleo in terms of antinutrients? My personal approach is more the "can I grow it/catch it?" and no counting of calories, macronutrients... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

You can use all kinds of different plants depending on your climate. Permaculture plant lists tend to be huge because a goal is to build a permanent system, an ecology. That's why permaculture always includes animals of various kinds - a stable or... (more)

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by 659 · May 13, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Does anyone know of any good resources on starting and developing a vegetable garden? Just had a delicious cauliflower mash for dinner and thought hey, I should ditch the bulk farmed variety, not have to pay the exorbitant price of organic and... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · May 13, 2012 at 3:12 AM

If you're tight on space or don't have arable land, check out Window Farming. You probably wouldn't be able to grow big stuff like squash and cauliflower, but herbs, leafy greens, tomatoes and berries etc for sure! (more)

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by 2176 · February 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

When it comes to eating, I have no problem. Now I wish to enter the world of self sustainable growing. I have grown successfully in the past, but with the typical modern supplies. How do you prepare your soil organically, and what are the top 10... (more)

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dzone 0 · February 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Mulching and terracing. I don't compost anything. Compost is more work than I want to do. The ground here is usually hard and dry. I'm not breaking my back digging in compost. I chop up everything that I can to use as mulch. I also bring home... (more)

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by 1239 · February 15, 2012 at 1:53 AM

It's getting to be that time of year and I wanted to see if anyone is getting a paleo garden started! I'll be including the following into mine: Greens (various lettuces, arugula, spinach, kale, and chard), carrots, parsnips, peas (mainly for... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · February 15, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Everything. But, this year I will go a bit easier on the tomatoes and peppers, and put in more okra and string beans.

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by 3967 · January 22, 2012 at 5:48 AM

We'd bought a home back in '08 that had nothing but a pathetic attempt at a lawn. In the years since I had ripped out the failing lawn and put in perennials and shrubs and ground covers. All was well and beautiful. I started Paleo during the... (more)

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legup 0 · January 21, 2012 at 4:31 AM

This is so awesome! I landscape with my veggies...bay trees, fruit trees, berry bushes as structural elements, kale, chard, onions, and herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage as my perennials. Then lettuces, potatoes, beans, beets, carrots, broccoli... (more)

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by 18437 · December 07, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Consider your working within the confines of about an acre. I grew up were we had one acre of manicured lawn and a few acres of woodland. We made trails, hung out, and generally just spent a lot of time in the woods. I've always found our... (more)

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Scrubjay 0 · December 03, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Yes, it's doable with just an acre; I've done it with much less. I used to be a landscaper specializing in 'natural', wildlife-friendly, drought-tolerant landscapes. The woodland part, of course, probably can't be what you had when you were... (more)

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by 4236 · October 03, 2011 at 2:18 PM

I'm in grad school, in a tiny studio apartment. If it is allowed, I'd love to grow a plant -- better air quality, it's something green. Any tips on what kind of plant (including herbs I might cook with), or the best place to get one in NYC? Thanks! (more)

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air_hadoken 0 · October 03, 2011 at 4:01 AM

A friend of mine started growing avocado trees from pits in her home in Massachusetts, and I thought it was quite a cool idea. Stick some toothpicks in the pit and suspend it halfway into a glass of water. It's best to do this a few at a time;... (more)

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by 4240 · August 22, 2011 at 2:21 AM

So what are your best hacks for Paleo Gardening? How do you keep critters and pests out of your future bounty? I live in the Stockton area of the central valley in California.

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Lauren_8 0 · August 21, 2011 at 11:48 PM

I'm a crap gardener, but as far as keeping critters out... just get some chicken wire and a few posts to put around the garden. Should be a one morning job at most.

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by 644 · December 04, 2011 at 2:46 AM

My husband and I are going to have a garden this next season, so I have been working on getting the earth prepared. My next quest is to find a good composter. I have read so many reviews and talked to a few people that have had them, and no one... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · December 04, 2011 at 2:46 AM

I have a wooden compost bin that I use to compost the old tomato and squash vines etc. each fall after harvest. Composting these helps to break the insect and disease cycle. Other than that, I am one of those old hippie "compost happens"... (more)

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by 453 · July 31, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Hi all, I have a rose plant that I was meaning to re-pot in a larger container, but now it's a bit late and it's wilting :( besides re-potting, what can I do/feed it or use as fertilizer to help it out? I've heard of egg shells but not much else... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM

I revived a bunch of rose bushes that were near death with 1/4 cup Epsom salt around the root, then give it a good soaking to work the Epsom salt into the soil.

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by 24412 · July 19, 2011 at 1:20 AM

The potato plants in my garden have taken the unusual step of fruiting. Most gardening books say you should just discard the fruit because any potatoes grown from them would be completely unpredictable mostly primitive throwbacks (although I... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · July 19, 2011 at 1:20 AM

I have never heard the part about the descendants being inferior throw-backs. This year, I am growing and saving my potato seeds on purpose, with the hope that I will get some interesting varieties that may also be better adapted to my particular... (more)

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by 77348 · June 04, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Does anyone have any thoughts, or experience with, the Aerogarden hydroponic gardening products? Organic vs. Hydroponics?

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General_Hydroponics 0 · February 21, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Hydroponics gardening is growing plants in water along with nutrients without soil. This type of gardening gives fresh and healthy growing plants. Know more about hydroponics gardening (more)

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by 4246 · March 29, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I live in the city in an apartment with an east facing balcony. I want to set up an edible garden for my own veggies as I cant seem to get through a CSA box before it goes bad, and this way I know I can get only stuff I like. Not to mention the... (more)

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dzone 0 · March 19, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Loved this idea when I read about it awhile ago. I can't put too much stuff on my balcony/fire escape or else the landlord makes me get rid of it because it blocks the the ladder:( Now I have a space in the community garden, but still love this... (more)

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by 115 · January 26, 2011 at 2:56 AM

what should I plant in a paleo garden?

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rob_4 0 · January 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Any tips or links on how to begin a garden, and to see what vegetables are best to plant seasonally?