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Postby Karma » Mon May 27, 2013 1:22 pm

MightyOne wrote:Not everyone chooses to grow cannabis in their grow rooms :lol:

I would like to start Avocado and Durian trees from seed (healthy fats).

To start tropical trees, you need to grow them on a heating pad (like what this guy is doing only with the jars on a heating pad).

I was thinking about later lining a pot with a heating pad & thick layer of plastic to keep the soil warm & using T5 grow lights.

I was going to plant Olive trees but Israel is planting a million of them and many other countries, including India, are planting them as well so the price of Olive oil will probably be very low in the future.

My core diet is carbs & healthy fats; most of the time I eat potatoes smothered in virgin olive oil w/ black pepper.

From personal experimentation, I believe that a well rounded diet is:
1) root vegetables
2) stems
3) leafy greens
4) seeds
5) fruit

I don't eat meat, cheese, nuts, or even eggs.

I would like to grow 90% or more of my own food.


MightyOne wrote: Maybe I will build the tree its own Earthship :lol:


The guy in the Avocado video hit it on the head before I could. Are you planning to bee keep in said biodome? That's what I'd really like to start down here, produce my own Honey and Bee Pollen.

As someone who has used a little hydroponics for speeding up the propagation of super slow growing cacti, I have to say that I endlessly prefer dirt, composting, and some good ol' mycelium

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Postby Jalarupa » Mon May 27, 2013 1:41 pm

MightyOne wrote:
Karma wrote:
MightyOne wrote:No, I have never owned any silver.

I am thinking about investing in a few of these


I meant in some sort of digital form

You aren't suggesting something illegal are you sir?

In all seriousness, I am quite curious what your focus would be. I believe you're up north so I can imagine growing anything is very difficult.


Not everyone chooses to grow cannabis in their grow rooms :lol:

I would like to start Avocado and Durian trees from seed (healthy fats).

To start tropical trees, you need to grow them on a heating pad (like what this guy is doing only with the jars on a heating pad).

I was thinking about later lining a pot with a heating pad & thick layer of plastic to keep the soil warm & using T5 grow lights.

I was going to plant Olive trees but Israel is planting a million of them and many other countries, including India, are planting them as well so the price of Olive oil will probably be very low in the future.

My core diet is carbs & healthy fats; most of the time I eat potatoes smothered in virgin olive oil w/ black pepper.

From personal experimentation, I believe that a well rounded diet is:
1) root vegetables
2) stems
3) leafy greens
4) seeds
5) fruit

I don't eat meat, cheese, nuts, or even eggs.

I would like to grow 90% or more of my own food.


Karma Free Diet... that's very nice MO

You are 100% correct, that is a very healthy diet.

Nuts are however a super food especially Brazilian nuts

But in moderation...

All this talk of greens is getting me hungry
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Postby Karma » Mon May 27, 2013 1:57 pm

What I remember is Jim Grant always says his best investment recommendation is to plant a few hundred black walnut trees for like $5 a piece and in 30 years you'll have a $1000 piece of wood XD Always made me chuckle

Besides rum, my only dietary vice is probably a little excess in coffee. I buy grassfed, organic, steaks when I can afford it and I don't feel too guilty about it.

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Postby PebbleTrader » Mon May 27, 2013 2:44 pm

+1 for addition of nuts/nut butters, especially stone ground, runs like syrup!

If you want to produce 90% of your own food, it would make things a whole lot easier if you lived in the south :)
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Postby PebbleTrader » Mon May 27, 2013 2:46 pm

Have you seen this method?

Also check out Larry Halls self watering rain gutter grow system ideas...
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Postby MightyOne » Mon May 27, 2013 4:43 pm

Karma wrote:
MightyOne wrote:Not everyone chooses to grow cannabis in their grow rooms :lol:

I would like to start Avocado and Durian trees from seed (healthy fats).

To start tropical trees, you need to grow them on a heating pad (like what this guy is doing only with the jars on a heating pad).

I was thinking about later lining a pot with a heating pad & thick layer of plastic to keep the soil warm & using T5 grow lights.

I was going to plant Olive trees but Israel is planting a million of them and many other countries, including India, are planting them as well so the price of Olive oil will probably be very low in the future.

My core diet is carbs & healthy fats; most of the time I eat potatoes smothered in virgin olive oil w/ black pepper.

From personal experimentation, I believe that a well rounded diet is:
1) root vegetables
2) stems
3) leafy greens
4) seeds
5) fruit

I don't eat meat, cheese, nuts, or even eggs.

I would like to grow 90% or more of my own food.


MightyOne wrote: Maybe I will build the tree its own Earthship :lol:


The guy in the Avocado video hit it on the head before I could. Are you planning to bee keep in said biodome? That's what I'd really like to start down here, produce my own Honey and Bee Pollen.

As someone who has used a little hydroponics for speeding up the propagation of super slow growing cacti, I have to say that I endlessly prefer dirt, composting, and some good ol' mycelium


Avocado trees self pollinate (sort of):

http://www.gavinshoebridge.com/news/pol ... cado-tree/

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Postby Karma » Mon May 27, 2013 4:54 pm

MightyOne wrote:Avocado trees self pollinate (sort of):

http://www.gavinshoebridge.com/news/pol ... cado-tree/


Lots of trees are self pollinating in the sense that they don't need another tree to cross pollinate with, but they still require a bug or a person to pollinate them. The odds of it happening without a pollinating insect or your careful attention is slim.

I've had to do this with cacti as well because they don't all flower at the same time and when they do flower it's rare.

Vanilla is so expensive because only 1 insect in the world pollinates them so it has to be done by hand and the flowers are only open for 8 - 12 hours. It require constant attention. Especially if you're trying to farm a sustainable quantity

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Postby PebbleTrader » Mon May 27, 2013 5:59 pm

My understanding is that avocado trees won't grow up north, you might be able to start them but will it actually grow and produce avocados?

That's why I had never tried it before, but I could be wrong...

Plus they would not survive the winter, you would have to have like a heated greenhouse to pull it off...

Growing food is way more easier in the south, can grow so much more varieties and nearly all year long.
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Postby PebbleTrader » Mon May 27, 2013 6:03 pm

I love olive oil. I use it ALL THE TIME.

I have this spray bottle that I put it in with a pump and can spray it on various things.

Olive oil from Turkey/Italy is the best!
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Postby MightyOne » Mon May 27, 2013 6:26 pm

PebbleTrader wrote:My understanding is that avocado trees won't grow up north, you might be able to start them but will it actually grow and produce avocados?

That's why I had never tried it before, but I could be wrong...

Plus they would not survive the winter, you would have to have like a heated greenhouse to pull it off...

Growing food is way more easier in the south, can grow so much more varieties and nearly all year long.


Better to try and fail than to have never tried at all :lol:

I've seen people get away with frost wrapping their trees and laying heavy mulch to protect the roots.

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