Permaculture: South Louisiana

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Pineknot, Jul 6, 2014.


  1. Pineknot

    Pineknot Concrete Monkey Site Supporter+++

    What would you grow in your yard of hidden supplies?
     
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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Well, no matter how many guns I plant, they never seem to grow. The money trees refuse to blossom, and I'm starting to think I have a black thumb, so medical plants would likely be best.;)
     
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  3. Pineknot

    Pineknot Concrete Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Lmao I hear ya, edible plants
     
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    What? Like nightshade? I hear it's edible....once.
     
  5. Pineknot

    Pineknot Concrete Monkey Site Supporter+++

    I am wanting to design and build a "hidden" garden sorta. I want to plant multiple items that to most would resemble overgrowth of underbrush, but will actually have a wealth of veg, fruits, berries, nuts and some medicinal plants. I searched for permaculture and didn't find anything I was looking for.
     
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    It can't be very well hidden, as it will all need sunlight. I would start with fruit trees, and grape vines, onions will grow along a fence line just fine (queen Ann's lace is wild carrots). You might check with a botanist or a nursury to see what plants will grow in your climate, then pick what you like from the list.
     
  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I actually think some of the serious medical plants should be in every preppers back 40 somewhere as well as some of the deadliest plants on the planet. Seems to me after a SHTF situation hollowpoints might be enhanced with poison and a bit of hot glue. Black flag Jolly Roger rules apply. No quarter given, none expected!
     
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  8. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    You didn't search very hard or think very creative either.
    (obvious troll is obvious)
     
  9. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Potatoes, onions, carrots and kale at your fishing holes.
    If they are really good fishing holes (3+year perennial plan), jerusalem artichokes, goji berries and start fruit trees with wood chip and charcoal cover/mulch. If you can find something to graft fruit branches onto existing trees at your fishing hole, that would be totally elite.
     
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I have lots of nightshade in the back yard.
     
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    mercury and wax capped hollow points.
     
  12. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    wax melts in our heat. mercury poisons forever (heavy metal sucks). hot glue in a hollow point I am pretty sure will allow distribution of natural plant derivative poisons, and some are deadly as hell and fast acting.
     
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  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    meh, shoot them in the head and ZOMBIES will fall like sticks..... I suggest more target practice and less wizardry.... ;)
     
  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Unless they are liberal ZOMBIES, they aren't using thier's.
     
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  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I do not know what kind of yard you have, but if you have traditional type of landscaping I would suggest the following:
    Blend plant types of decorative and herbal or fruit bearing throughtout the landscape. I live in a suburb type area and everywhere I look I have something that is beneficial as either a seasoning, edible or medicinal within my AO. It just takes time and labor to make it happen, but most passer by's will never notice what is right in front of them... call it agriculture camouflage.. ;)
     
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  16. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Most of those who would be the first to steal food, wouldn't recognize it unless it was in a can or package on the grocery store shelves. Most medicinal plants work well in containers. I have twenty flower pots on my back deck which hold yarrow, echinacea, horehound, feverfew, and a host of other medicinal plants. I have mullein in my herb garden; it's a little large for a pot. It makes a nice decorative plant, with a large stalk of yellow flowers that remain for much of the year. They all just appear to be decorative plants.

    In larger planters, I have chickweed, magenta lambsquarters, purslane, spinach, water cress, kale, oak leaf lettuce, onions, garlic, and a couple of salad mixes. To make a salad, I just walk out on my deck and start harvesting. You don't need a large area for any of this, and I don't think any camouflage is necessarily required.

    Many food producing plants look right at home in a flower bed, and the average thug would have no idea what they were. There are many decorative varieties of cabbage, lettuce, kholrabi, onions, garlic, peppers, and kale that are attractive enough to be planted for purely their aesthetic value. Hide in plain sight.
     
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  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    And that is exactly what I was saying, you can grow most anything in your landscape and the regular passer by would have no idea of its growth value to the things that would substain a person. Thanks to Tuli for expanding on my thought...... [winkthumb]
     
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  18. Pineknot

    Pineknot Concrete Monkey Site Supporter+++

    I will be removing some useless overgrown shrubbery from around the house and replacing with some types of edibles, this fall adding fruit and winter vegetable gardens, thanks for the input
     
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  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Do it now, and don't wait till fall...give them plants time to root before winter....
     
  20. Pineknot

    Pineknot Concrete Monkey Site Supporter+++

    I thought you plant fruit trees in the winter lol maybe I'm wrong will have to get the books out
     
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