Southeast Gardening forum: survival gardening

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Oct 18, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Hello my name is Steve Coleman, my farm called Buckhorncreek is near Vidalia Ga. We have exotic animals and give tours of our animals and our gardens. My interest is in developing an integrated farming system that will work under our conditions. The native Americans had such a system several hundred years ago around here. I wish to talk with folks that have experimented with different or unusual plants and have succeeded or not. example: I have tried the raspberry plants developed by Cornell that are supposed to be good in zones 9 and 10. They did not work for me. Another example is butternut squash. it has worked very well . Because it is easy to plant easy to cultivate, very good to eat, stores very well, I can get 3 plantings in my area, and a bonus is that chickens and other animals can subsist on the squash that begin to go bad toward the end of the winter. This is why I call this system survival farming, It is a totally different thing from the commercial farming that is being done around here. I don't know if you have heard that the Bill Gates and Warren Buffet foundation has bought up many thousands of acres in our area for commercial farming, also in northern Fla. Conclusion: Let's talk about what works and what doesn't work in our area. Got to go, We are killing chickens this morning, remember survival.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Oct 18, 2016 10:42 AM CST
buckhornvidalia, Welcome!
You might want to check out the Permaculture forum also!
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Oct 18, 2016 11:17 AM CST
There is also a forum for farming. Be sure to check them out or maybe someone or @Dave can move your question to that forum. Welcome! and Happy Gardening!

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