/r/livingofftheland

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If living off the land = living the dream, you're in the right place.

If living off the land = living the dream, you're in the right place.

This subreddit was created for those who wish to discuss all aspects of living off the land in an open and civil manner. Please share your knowledge and interesting links with us! Monetized links are considered spam.

/r/livingofftheland

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Pollinator Garden – Important for Plant Life and Insect Life

https://www.justpuregardening.com/pollinator-garden/

Get to know your local pollinators. Plant pollen and nectar-producing plants attract pollinators such as bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, moths, butterflies, beetles, and other pollinating insects.

Provide them with shelter and nesting sites.

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2024/02/14
15:44 UTC

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DIY Manual - Introducing The French Brooder

My father spent the last four years developing this amazing PDF that you can download off our Etsy here:

It will teach you how to craft your own personal brooder, keeping your baby chicks safe for seasons to come! This is a labor of his love so please check it out!

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2024/02/14
00:26 UTC

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How To Grow Plants From Seeds Step By Step – Ultimate Guide

www.justpuregardening.com/how-to-grow-plants-from-seeds-step-by-step/

In this article, you will learn how to grow plants from seeds step by step. This ultimate guide will provide you all the information that you need to become a thriving gardener.

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2024/02/10
21:17 UTC

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Winter Homesteading Tasks: Planting and Pruning Fruit Trees

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2024/02/05
12:39 UTC

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Forest Garden Plants - Ground Cover Plants for Deep Shade

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2024/02/05
04:27 UTC

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This is on a low tree branch in my yard! Freaking me out!

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2024/02/01
22:36 UTC

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How to Plan Your Summer Garden... In January

It's the middle of January, but gardening is on my mind! Now is the perfect time to get your summer garden planned out. I'll walk you step-by-step through my process of planning my garden from seed inventory to selecting crops to plotting out your space. I'll show you exactly how I plan my garden to feed my family as much as possible.

https://youtu.be/Sf2Bm2kakjk?si=lNGtIr32m93MwO_t

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2024/01/30
12:46 UTC

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Has anyone ever heard of this site to buy land?

Unsoldland.org ?
Seems to be land for sale at good prices.

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2024/01/29
18:39 UTC

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Budget friendly Bow

Interested in options for a budget friendly/but not made-by-me traditional bow. Just something that can be used for a wide variety of game. Any input is appreciated!

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2024/01/02
01:40 UTC

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Learning Session on Soil Fungi + Soil Health

Video Learning Session on Soil Fungi & its Symbiotic Relationship with Plants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIbJO8yLJoI
If you'd like to know which plants Build Soil Fungi Vs Benefit from Soil Fungi.
Leave a Comment.

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2023/12/13
17:04 UTC

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Fellow Nerds required for testing of new plant based growth compound

Hello,

Hope you are all well. I am looking for some fellow UK plant nerds to test a compound I've been working on for a few months. I've been growing two tomato plants, indoors. Exactly the same plants from seed, up until I started amending the soil of one of them, with my compound.The difference has been very exciting.

I can't seem to post images for some reason. I am documenting the grow on a blog I write. You can check the tomato plant test if you like, at thaibasilstudies.blogspot.com.

Basics compared to control plant:

  • More vigorous growth
  • More even colour
  • Appears to be assimilating nutrition far more efficiently
  • Morphology much improved
  • Requiring around 30% less water
  • 30% to 40% more biomass
  • Showing many thick white roots penetrating fabric pot, none from control plant

I'm hoping to connect with fellow gardeners that would like to experiment with my compound. I'm giving it away FOR FREE! Just send a stamped addressed envelope and I'll send you enough for one plant's cycle. All I ask is a few photos to be shared and that I will be able to use those photos on my blog.

I'd like some independent unbiased testing going on.

Message me here or preferably email me

freshthaibasil@gmail.com

Thanks for reading my post. Perhaps hear from you.

All the best, remain well.

Cheers n gone.

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2023/11/19
13:47 UTC

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How To Grow Garlic – Easy Step By Step Guide (7 Steps)

https://www.justpuregardening.com/_gardening_/growing-guides/how-to-grow-garlic/

Garlic is a hardy crop that can be grown in any garden and can produce a great harvest for you. This guide will show you all of the steps involved with growing garlic so that you have an easy reference point for future gardening endeavors!

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2023/11/09
14:45 UTC

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Affordable In-Ground Composting: A DIY Alternative to Lomi, Mill, and Subpod

Composting like this has worked so well for me that I wanted to take the time to write a little bit about it and share it. Would be interested to hear other gardener's experiences with in-ground composting.

https://medium.com/@mateod.kaiser/vermi-5ca4f89c3083

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2023/11/06
08:31 UTC

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Asparagus is still edible once it “ferns out”?

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2023/10/19
20:15 UTC

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Safe spring water?

We live in Upshur County WV. We had a leaning retaining wall that we had torn down and rebuilt. Come to find there is a spring that was pushing dirt and mud against the wall (along with crappy original design and build) that was causing the wall to be incredibly unsafe. After the proper drainage and diverting of the water was constructed another spring was found. We now have spring water draining from the hill onto our property. The water looks as clean and clear as anything I have ever seen. Should I have it tested for purity? Or is this spring water ok for consumption? Where would I have it tested? It's producing about a cup of water every minute. Weslayan College isn't far from us I bet they could test it. We don't even know what to do with all this water....a nice water feature in our yard? Capture and store it? Thank y'all for any information.

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2023/10/08
14:19 UTC

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October is the month for Quince

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2023/10/02
05:32 UTC

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BANANA TREES | Plant Once and Harvest Forever!

Watch how Dary transplants a banana tree here on our farm in Southern Cambodia!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0D8djoh6Ys&t=6s

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2023/09/30
07:36 UTC

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Is the mint safe to eat?

the previous home owner planted mint (yes, actually and on purpose) in the front yard and my mom tried to kill it with weed killer, but it only made it grow faster. its spread to incircle the whole house. we have a plan to just up root it all but I thought that would be a lot of wasted food. however, obviously, this mint is powered by weed killer sprayed on it every day for 3 months. is it safe to eat?

Edit: Thanks for the information! Not Safe To Eat! the cardboard tip actually sounds a lot easier on me and my mom's backs too!

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2023/09/29
02:13 UTC

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Excellent Example of a Polyculture Orchard with Alley Cropping - Datça Peninsula - Southwest Türkiye

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2023/09/26
09:50 UTC

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Homestead Lots at Fruit Haven Ecovillage: A Sustainable Vegan Permaculture Community in Ecuador

I have two lots available at Fruit haven Ecovillage which is dedicated to creating a sustainable community that incorporates permaculture fruit farms with plant-based living as some of its core values. One can easily grow enough food here to live off the land. It is located in Southeast Ecuador at the foothills of the Andes mountains by the Rio Zamora river on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. In Ecuador, the US Dollar is the official currency and cost of living is about 1/5 of the United States. At this location the temperature all year is between 60’F - 80’F but mostly hovers near the 70s both day and night. No heating or cooling units are needed to live here. Water comes from the mountain.

Fruit Haven 2 Lot 7: has a 2-story house on 0.84 hectares/2.07 acres. Asking price is $55,000 USD. The 1 bed/1 bath home was recently renovated to bug-proof the upstairs room, upgrade flooring, treat and varnish wood, add stairs, install gutters, add a shower, and upgrade the solar power system. It has a bed, composting toilet bathroom, and a kitchen counter with a sink. The house has solar panels, batteries, inverter and charge controller, and is wired with lights and switches. It has a gravity fed water system from the mountain stream and high speed internet capability. There is a waterfall for swimming and drinking within walking distance along with the Fruit Haven 2 community house. The property has 7 jackfruits, 1 soursop, 5 rolinias, marang, orange, mandarin, sugar cane, bananas, pineapples and more for a total of 60+ fruit trees. The house is available for rent until it sells and is currently generating rental income at $350/month.

Fruit Haven 2 Lot 10: no house, vacant land, lot size is 0.75 hectares/1.85 acres. Asking price is $15,000 USD, just lowered from $22,000. Half is secondary forest with native hardwood trees and palms. The other half is cleared with some fruit trees planted and is ideal for camping, building a home and/or planting more food. Fruits include mamey sapote, pineapples, papayas, grafted soursop, bananas, and durian. A gravity powered water system is already installed and there is a small stream with spring water on the southwest corner that flows year round which could be used to get more water. Solar power and internet could easily be installed. Soil amendments were added last year to prepare for more planting.

Please private message me with serious inquiries. I have photos, videos, and more information.

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2023/09/20
21:44 UTC

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Seeking your thoughts and opinions!

Good evening guys,

Hope this is a proper subreddit to ask these questions. I will try to be short and sweet and embellish when asked to. I have no idea what would be too much information.

So, situation. I am in possession of family land in a province of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton to be specific if that helps. It is a 100 acres, though through family, may double to 200 acres. ~15 acres tops is field. 60% is probably aged hardwood, and the rest is either mixed and softwood.

I have been renovating the old farm house that I grew up on and restoring it. In the process of renting some rooms out in the future to help out with the restoration. I have offered friends places to stay for free to help out as a way to just make work interesting (I hate working by myself, and it has helped them out with saving up and buying land in the area themselves).

My main passions are gardening, (renovations have been hogging my time and preventing me from fully focusing on this), forestry (I love the woods, but I also have a sawmill and middle of trying to make a permanent home for it), and honestly, I just love pursing any idea that is sustainable, helps others, and makes the land more productive and useful.

I have no idea if there are any Canadians or so around, but love to hear some other passionate people on these topics and see what you think could be done, what you would do etc.

Got a few rain days coming ahead so figured now be a fun time to just chat away and discuss ideas.

Thanks!

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2023/09/18
23:37 UTC

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Plants, Wildlife and Polycultures for Forest Gardens and Regenerative Landscapes - Part 6

Welcome to Part 6 of our series, where we explore plant species from various layers our forest gardens and around the world. Discover the local wildlife the gardens attract, and gain valuable insights into designing, building, and managing your regenerative landscapes.

https://thepolycultureproject.substack.com/p/plants-wildlife-and-polycultures6

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2023/09/18
07:14 UTC

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Most of the gardens are Forest Gardens around the Turkish Riviera :)

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2023/09/15
08:55 UTC

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Bumblebees – The Most Important Pollinators Of Your Garden

www.justpuregardening.com/identification-of-bumblebees/

Take a moment to appreciate the bumblebee - one of the most important pollinators in our ecosystem!

They may seem clumsy as they bumble about from flower to flower, but they're actually highly skilled at their job.

Bumblebees have particular adaptations that allow them to pollinate plants more effectively than other bees, making them essential to the growth and reproduction of many of our favorite fruits and vegetables.

And don't be a baby, they are not going to sting you! At this stage they don't have much time left, so they have better things to do than chase you and sting you ;))

So, next time you see a bumblebee in your garden, take a moment to observe their busy little lives and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

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2023/09/14
16:42 UTC

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🏡 Free Permaculture Gardening Book on Amazon 🌿 Sept 13 🌿 (great guide to starting the journey of living off the land!)

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2023/09/13
16:05 UTC

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Regenerative Landscape Design for a 28 ha Site - Beja - Portugal

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2023/09/08
09:28 UTC

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Sustainable House with Tropical Fruit Trees on 2 Acres - Fruit Haven Permaculture Community in Ecuador

FOR RENT / FOR SALE: 🏡🍍🌱 I’m selling a home on 2 acres in the world famous Fruit Haven Ecovillage, which is dedicated to creating a sustainable community that incorporates permaculture fruit farms with plant-based living as one of its core values. It is located in Southeast Ecuador at the foothills of the Andes mountains by the Rio Zamora river on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. The property has gorgeous mountain views and a variety of fruit trees - 7 jackfruits, 1 soursop, 5 rolinias, marang, orange, mandarin, sugar cane, bananas, pineapples and much more for total of over 60+ fruit trees. You can easily grow nough food to live off the land. The 1 bed/1 bath home is solar powered, has a gravity fed water system from the mountain stream, includes a shower, composting toilet, and high speed internet capability. There is a waterfall for swimming and drinking within walking distance and full access to the community house is not far away. You will have health conscious neighbors in a country where the US Dollar is the official currency and cost of living is about 1/5 of the United States. The temperature all year is between 60’F - 80’F but mostly hovers near the 70s both day and night. No heating or cooling units are needed. We are asking $350/monthly for rent and $55,000 to purchase. The home is newly renovated. We are also selling a 1.85 acre lot with no house for $22,000. It is half secondary forest, including native hardwood trees and palms. The other half has been cleared, is suitable for building, and is partially planted with fruits such as pineapple, mamey sapote, soursop, papaya, banana, jackfruit, and durian. There is a year-round spring water stream for clean water, a gravity powered water system, and potential for internet and solar power. Soil amendments were added within the last year to prepare the land for more planting. For more information about our community you can visit the website www.fruithaven.org or private message me with serious inquiries.

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2023/09/07
01:53 UTC

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Spot Mulching

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2023/09/06
08:34 UTC

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Living abroad

Hi, what country is the best to live? I am looking forward to live somewhere bit don't know where to settle. What do you guys think?

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2023/08/26
11:40 UTC

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How To Grow Garlic – Easy Step By Step Guide (7 Steps)

www.justpuregardening.com/_gardening_/growing-guides/how-to-grow-garlic

Garlic is a hardy crop that can be grown in any garden and can produce a great harvest for you. This guide will show you all of the steps involved with growing garlic so that you have an easy reference point for future gardening endeavors!

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2023/08/23
16:45 UTC

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