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[–] 4755621? 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Inspiring post, thanks middle_path. When I'm back to having a place with a yard I'll definitely do this.

Also subbed to /v/JustGrowIt :)

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[–] middle_path [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Why wait? Why not do a few small container gardens?

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[–] 4756741? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Fair point; my uncle's crazy about growing stuff both in containers and in his garden--and his garden can't be more than two meters squared but man is it beautiful.

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[–] GrislyAtoms 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

My brother has a book called "Square Foot Gardening" that is all about growing stuff in small areas. I haven't tried it, but you may want to check it out, if you don't think you have room for a garden. It may be a bit more work to get set up initially, but it apparently works pretty well once you've got it set up and growing.

More about square foot gardening:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_foot_gardening

Edit:

This was meant as a reply to /u/PeaceSeeker, but I replied to the wrong comment. Derp.

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[–] INTERNET_TRASHCAN 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I am doing this! I invested <$100 in LED growlights off Amazon and now grow a handful of vegetables in my apartment. It also looks and smells great.

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[–] MCVoat 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

dude. I'm pumped to go plant some stuff now!

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[–] middle_path [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

That was my intention ;)

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[–] SparkS 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

hell forget till tomorow....

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[–] Dumb_Comment_Bot 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Speaking from personal experience, there is little more rewarding in this world than growing something!

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[–] middle_path [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I'm extremely upset that link didn't lead anywhere.

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[–] Joshua_D 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yep. Seal in the nutrients.

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[–] middle_path [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Do you want food or flowers?

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[–] xeemee 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

you don't have a McDonald's in your hood bra?

just kidding : )

this is perhaps one of the most important posts i've seen on Voat

anyone who has studied commercial farming, or is familiar with Mike Ruppert's work, will immediately realize the power in growing your own food and the impact that commercial farming has upon the Earth

commercial farming relies almost entirely on oil from the diesel fuel for the tractor to the oil-based fertilizers to the fuel to transport the goods to the plastic in which they are packaged and, in the end, the "food" we buy at the local grocery store is, as the OP essentially said, garbage

but there is another side of this of which growing your own food is a part, and that is disconnecting from the system - you don't like Big Government? corrupt politicians? war? then my advice is to stop feeding the same system that is killing us by becoming as self sufficient as you can

failing that, at least try to buy from local growers that grow reasonably organic

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[–] middle_path [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I could not have said it better. Commercial farming is a joke and we need to break away from that. Starting in your own backyard in not only doable, but pretty inexpensive.

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[–] middle_path [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Could not agree more. What do you have in the aquarium? Mine has Amazon sword, water wisteria, and pothos growing emergent. I'll post a pic when I decide to clean the algae.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Thanks for the good post sir. Gonna go try and find some seeds at lunch.

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[–] OcculusResurrectio 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I did this a couple years ago and was surprised at how well it turned out. Started a compost bin that was a great way to reduce my trash. Grew some corn, spinach (became rabbit food) peppers, tomatoes, broccoli (also rabbit food) and one more thing that escapes me. It was really fun to watch it all grow and I did it all on about a 5 by 5 foot plot of land. This post inspired me to get started again on a few things. Looks like you have a great little subreddit :)

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[–] middle_path [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Great! It is amazing what you can cram in such small spaces. And like I said, ever year the soil will just get better and better.

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[–] OcculusResurrectio 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That part was really amazing to me. I didn't realize how simple it was to make the soil better. Also, fresh food tastes incredible. I wound up eating many vegetables that I wouldn't like if they were store bought.

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