Self Sufficient Culture

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • daveb daveb:
    same broth *
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Ohh. Kind of makes me sad we don't really have dandelions where I live
  • daveb daveb:
    ya dipping the dandelion flowers in the beer tempura is good , you can do same with cucumber , sqaush pumpkin blooms also and other flowers that are edible like Nasturtium - Borage -Chamomile to name a few
    +1
  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
    Ran out of time today after going on a 2 hr bushwalk to actually complete the Blue Gum track. Found some ripe geebungs (YAY!); they really are like chewing on sweet cotton wool, haha. Also found a new bush food - kangaroo apples. The fruits were not ripe so I'll go back in 2 weeks and check em out again (they're from the Solanaceae family, so you cannot eat them green unless you want to poison yourself). Also harvested some soft, purple new growth sarsparilla leaf (Smilax glyciphylla) - by golly gosh they have some sweetness! Pack an absolute punch and dye the tea pink! I also finally decided to bash open my one candlenut I picked in north QLD and have been sun-drying on my window sill for a month. You'll see the result when I complete that article...
    +2
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Sounds like it was an amazing walk @JP 1983 ! I can't wait :D
  • Lunai Lunai:
    Mandy Onderwater said:
    Aallright guys. I'm all caught up and ready to tackle all this again. What topics in my https://www.selfsufficientculture.com/ams/wip-tips-tricks-guide-to-container-gardening.21/ article do you deem most needed? s
  • Lunai Lunai:
    wantedt to mention: size of container is crucial as well. had the same tomato variety planted in different containers and the outcome was outrageous. one 40L and one (typically recommended for that type of tomato) 10L. The one with 30 L rootspace grew through the roof quite litterally (2m high and 1,5m wide) and the other just to about 1/3 of the other.
    +1
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Ahh yes, good point! I'll definitely have to research that though, as I usually go by feeling rather than actual measurements, hehe...
  • daveb daveb:
    Mandy you saw those peppers i grow in the 5 gallon hydroponics i use those same lids and pails for tomatoes and also have the 20 gallon blue plastic barrells they ship stuff like molasses in and cut hole in top and drop in the net pot lid
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    True! But I feel like growing in soil and growing in hydrophonics need very different sizes 🤔
  • daveb daveb:
    true true but just an idea because those same container like the fod tgrade 20 or 30 gallom barrels if you can get hands on the can ber cut in half for good size planters
  • daveb daveb:
    good morning Mandy i see you noticed the crust recipe
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Yeah looks good mate :D
  • daveb daveb:
    you can adjust a little i have been tempted to try a combination of butter and shortening, as i mention shortening gives a flakier crust but butter carries a more a rich flavor to crust but slightly heavy
    +1
  • daveb daveb:
    one variation you can also do after you cream butter eggs sugar , chill it a while that way with cool milk and the creamed ingrediants as you work the flour it will have less chance of being a tough crust
    +1
  • daveb daveb:
    scary the difference in 3 days on lettuce - saturday photo was at 1:30 pm todays were at 9 am , as i walked past lettuce earlier today i swear i heard jungle drums and chanting
    +1
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Whahah, I can only imagine
  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
    +1
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Looks awesome! Love that it does function like a candle, as it's name suggests
  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Ahh, I had pictures ready to be uploaded and I accidentally deleted the folder (sadly it became non-retrievable, we tried). My poor heart, haha. Guess I'll have to snap them again :D
  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
    The original pics aren't on your device?
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Ahh that's the thing, they were only on my phone

    Announcements, Rules, Admin Questions

    New feature announcemnts, rule changes, questions on forum admin and help, competitions listing, etc
    Threads
    135
    Messages
    808
    Threads
    135
    Messages
    808

    Introduce Yourself

    An opportunity (only if you wish) for you to say hello and be welcomed to the SSC Community!
    Threads
    881
    Messages
    5K
    Threads
    881
    Messages
    5K

    Ask Mark / Video Chat In this section, you can ask Mark questions in general or about his videos

    Threads
    44
    Messages
    290

    Food - Cooking, Preserving & Fermentation

    Recipes & how to do anything with food including fermentation and brewing!
    Threads
    239
    Messages
    2K
    Threads
    239
    Messages
    2K

    Building DIY, Machinery & Tools

    Your building or making things DIY projects go here, machinery, vehicles, tools, etc
    Threads
    151
    Messages
    1.8K
    Threads
    151
    Messages
    1.8K

    Poultry, Domestic Livestock, Pets, & Bees

    Caring for and growing animals - includes poultry (chickens, ducks, quail, etc); family pets (dogs, cats, birds, etc); bees, and more!
    Threads
    296
    Messages
    2.6K
    Threads
    296
    Messages
    2.6K

    Exercise, Health, and Well-being

    Self sufficiency is also about healthy lifestyle. This category is where we post questions or discussions about physical or mental health.
    Threads
    41
    Messages
    523
    Threads
    41
    Messages
    523

    Energy

    Solar, wind, fuels, and all general discussions about energy systems used to power/cook/heat/cool/ the home or communities.
    Threads
    41
    Messages
    613
    Threads
    41
    Messages
    613

    Hydroponics & Aquaponics

    Anything to do with hydroponic or aquaponic gardening also can include aquaculture.
    Threads
    23
    Messages
    323
    Threads
    23
    Messages
    323

    Other

    Other discussions about self sufficiency in general: concepts, definitions, philosophy, why etc, or anything not covered in the other categories.
    Threads
    191
    Messages
    1.4K
    Threads
    191
    Messages
    1.4K

    Member's Articles & Videos

    All articles & videos by our members here at SSC
    Threads
    65
    Messages
    441
    Threads
    65
    Messages
    441

    Photography & Technology

    All about photography or technology/gadgets. Post images here for discussion or chat about tech stuff.
    Threads
    93
    Messages
    1.4K
    Threads
    93
    Messages
    1.4K

    Places, Events, Business

    All about places you've been, Events like courses or festivals, and business listings
    Threads
    28
    Messages
    223
    Threads
    28
    Messages
    223

    Chin Wag

    Chat, jokes, opinion, whatever - (things not really related to other categories)
    Threads
    90
    Messages
    1K
    Threads
    90
    Messages
    1K

    Members online

    No members online now.

    Forum statistics

    Threads
    3,420
    Messages
    27,565
    Members
    3,098
    Latest member
    Bob ashley

    Latest profile posts

    Mandy Onderwater wrote on Flay's profile.
    Welcome to the forum @Flay !
    Tomato season is right around the corner. #roadtogrowingeverytypeoftomato
    Mandy Onderwater wrote on Cat777's profile.
    Welcome to the forum @Cat777 !
    Mandy Onderwater wrote on SaltedEarth's profile.
    Welcome to the forum @SaltedEarth ! :D
    Mandy Onderwater wrote on Kesa32's profile.
    Welcome to the forum @Kesa32 !
    Top Bottom