Homegrown Food Resources

Links to information on sustainable agriculture, seeds and plants, organic gardening, companion planting, hydroponics, aquaculture and aquaponics.

These are some resources Larry has used or investigated. This list isn’t inclusive or intended as advertising, recommendations or endorsements.

Contents:

Sustainable Agriculture

Seeds & Plants

Organic Gardening

Companion Planting

Irrigation

Hydroponics

Aquaculture

Aquaponics

Plant, grow and eat locally. Nothing tastes better than produce fresh from your garden!

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Definition: Use of methods that emphasize natural soil nutrients, water cycles, soil organisms and pest controls. Goal is to produce food that is nutritious and uncontaminated with products that might harm human health.
  • NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project
  • Tal-Ya/Tray-Tech Trays Israeli-designed dew-collecting, weed-suppressing trays
  • Vertical Farming A concept for food production with a small footprint

Seeds & Plants

Seed collections for long term storage (emergency preparation)

Organic Gardening

Companion Planting

Irrigation

  • Tray-Tech Trays for irrigation, dew collection, weed control, soil temperature control, increased yield

Hydroponics

Aquaculture

Aquaponics

5 comments on “Homegrown Food Resources

William Chase on November 20, 2012 2:01 pm

How about sources for food purchase, for those of us too old to garden anymore.

Larry on November 20, 2012 4:31 pm

Is it possible to be too old to garden? You might consider container planting, which provides the benefits of gardening without all the hard work. If you have a south-facing window in your house, consider growing herbs or small veggies in containers during the winter. Organic foods (fresh and prepackaged) are becoming more popular in grocery stores, though their prices aren’t very popular. Or go to superpages.com and search in your geographical area for health food markets. In season, check your local farmer’s market. If you really love growing food, you can build a small greenhouse and extend the growing season. I’ve had vine-ripened tomatoes in January and they’re delicious.

Sukey on May 6, 2013 4:45 am

Great post with lots of important stuff.

IQnection on March 16, 2015 1:50 pm

Larry suggested extending your growing season by building a greenhouse, here’s an interesting website I came across that sells small home/hobby greenhouses – http://www.hfmfgcorp.com/diybackyard/homehobby-greenhouses/

Larry Fox on March 16, 2015 3:44 pm

There are many home-quality greenhouses available online, but I can’t recommend the website you referenced (H&F Manufacturing) because it contains no product pictures or prices, and the product manual links don’t work. The products may be high-quality, but I can’t endorse them without any information.

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