June 2019

June 8, 2019

  • Health and Sanitation – Disease is, historically, the biggest killer of all – and the most preventable.
  • Medicinal Plants that grow in this area – How to grow them, and how to use them. An overview with more details in future meetings.
  • Container Gardening, Part 1 – Anyone can grow something

Health and Sanitation

At some point, you’ll run out of toilet paper. Search Amazon for “Hygienna Solo”. Works with any plastic water or drink bottle.

Discussion on the use of antibiotics in agriculture and how that is fueling the development of “super bugs” that are resistant to antibiotics. With no effective antibiotics to treat infections, prevention becomes the only practical means of defending against them.

 

Medicinal Plants

Display of plants being discussed.
Display of plants being discussed.
Starting plants from kitchen waste
Assortment of different varieties of mint

 

Container Gardening

Self-watering device made from top of a plastic drink bottle and a strip of T-shirt cloth
Assembled self-watering device

 

Growing Potatoes

Not on the schedule, but Stephen brought in some Yukon Gold potatoes from his garden to show how the tubers are formed under the soil. Seed potatoes were available for anyone who wanted to experiment with them (Note that potatoes are a cool weather crop, and now is not the time to plant them).

From our Resource FilesGrowing Potatoes in the Florida Home Garden

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2 Replies to “June 2019”

  1. Heard you’all are hotter than us in Texas now. Rains and storms have been a blessing to keep our temps down. Hard to build a house when it’s muddy all the time though. House should be finished by mid-September, so will have the cooler weather to work on our Spring garden. Miss everyone and can’t wait to be able to get to my packed stuff!

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