“Third Tier” List of Recommended Specialty Books

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These books are ones I think are important to own and keep in your preparedness library.  They all are recommended specialty books, but they are lower on the list than the first couple sets of recommendations.

Some of these books are more expensive than those in the second and first tiers, others are more technical, and some are supplemental texts that cover the same subjects in different ways.

For whatever reason, I don’t find these books as essential as those on the first two lists, even though I bought some of them first….

Grow Perennials for Food

Perennial Food

Everyone loves the idea of homegrown produce, but in reality, it is a lot of work for those of us living in temperate zones. Many of our favorite food crops—carrots, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, beans, melons—must be planted anew every year.  If you grow perennials for food you don’t have to replant. Most of the work … Read more

How to Grow Space Plants

Growing Space Plants
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Being an unstoppable internet searcher I am constantly absorbing new ideas for neat projects (that’s why there is such a backlog between my YouTube channel and my blog articles). When I found “space plants” I had to order some seeds and try my hand at growing space plants

Basically the University of Utah in conjunction with NASA has developed “super dwarf” seeds to be grown on the international space station.

These plants were designed specifically to be grown hydroponically on shelves using artificial light.

They have two kinds of wheat, peppers, tomatoes, soybeans, rice and peas that stay under about 20 cm tall. I ordered some wheat and some tomatoes – I think the seeds were around 6 dollars a packet

I got impatient with the tomatoes and did not start them I just sprinkled them in my grow medium and they washed out (I still have more seed and I will replant as soon as I find my round tuit).

The wheat is growing pretty nicely; it looks like 6 inch tall grass. They haven’t formed seeds yet, but it is still early.

Or you can just order the seeds here: https://utah.agclassroom.org/cart/Results.cfm?category=7&resource (look under e-store and kits)