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sasguru
12th November 2012, 11:36
I'm quite green-fingered around the garden.
And come the economic conflagration, farmers will be the only ones to prosper.
I'll need some hired guns though ...

Mich the Tester
12th November 2012, 11:40
I'm quite green-fingered around the garden.
And come the economic conflagration, farmers will be the only ones to prosper.
I'll need some hired guns though ...

Start with an allotment as well as a garden; that way you'll learn about dealing with multiple crops and fields; maybe volunteer at a childrens' farm to learn a bit about livestock. Or keep some chickens and rabbits.

If you can get through 2 years without starving, you're on the way but don't expect much.

I know a guy who's selling this;

http://farmingthecity.net/?p=253

DimPrawn
12th November 2012, 11:40
Well you're used to being surrounded by vegetables, so yeah, go for it.

sasguru
12th November 2012, 11:41
Well you're used to being surrounded by vegetables, so yeah, go for it.

Not really, I'm only logged on here some of the time...

Old Hack
12th November 2012, 11:47
Its hard work, but enjoyable, more so if you're retired.

You have to plan the crops year round. Get Ducks and Turkeys, as they are easier to kill (if you have ever owned a duck you'll understand this). If you get chickens, only get enough for the eggs you eat, as pretty soon, you have too many chickens, and too many eggs. If you are serious about it, there are some good books and forums to help. If you dont butcher your own animals, the costs work about the same as a super market animal, but if you butcher yourself, you get to better tasting food, cheaper too.

Planning is the key though, so you always have some food coming up. Poly tunnel a must.

AtW
12th November 2012, 12:09
sadguru's farming -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKQkf2xte38

darmstadt
12th November 2012, 13:31
And come the economic conflagration, farmers will be the only ones to prosper.


Only if the UK is still in the EU so the farmers can still get their subsidies...