The collapse is upon us!!!!!!!

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  1. Fernando Pessoa

    Fernando Pessoa Junior Member

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    Scare mongering aside,if we experience a catastrophic collapse of any description, what 10 packets of seeds/plants do you put in your pocket as you head for the hills.
    Here is mine,Paw Paw,Cassava,Pigeon Peas,Winged Yam, Cannabis,Stinging Nettles,Comfrey,Banana,Coconut,Opium poppy.The rules are only 10 and only in your climate zone.
    You have a year to get your system running and you are not allowed external inputs,ie you only have rain water,no manure,just you and your 10 choices.
    Best Wishes Fernando Pessoa.
     
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    purplepear Junior Member

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    seven year bean, sweet potato ( does it have to be seed?), garlic (again?), silverbeet, capsicum, eggplant, sweetcorn (or thirty day), red cabbage, tatsoi, and a nut probably almond.
     
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    sweet potato, tomato, (although that would be an indulgence), coconut (even though my pockets aren't that big), pumpkin, kangkong, pawpaw, passionfruit, lemon or ruby grapefruit, peanut, cowpea or pigeon pea (whichever tastes best).
     
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    Straight off the top of my head during morning tea break (I reserve the right to alter my collection at a later time with more consideration). For around here

    Beans, potato, avocado (about the only thing my kids eat), garlic, corn, silverbeet, tomato, almond, lucerne.
     
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    Sweet potato, pumpkin, cassava, arrowroot - cos you need carbohydrates to keep moving.
    Amaranth, rice bean, paw paw, passionfruit, cherry tomato, macadamia nut - should get a fair mix of nutrients and would be easy to save seed from and keep it ticking over.
     
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    I would have to look at having one plant from each layer.
    Canopy – Almond.
    Low Tree Layer – Plum.
    Shrub – Blackberries.
    Herbaceous – Tomato, Amaranth
    Rhizosphere – Sweet Potato, Garlic
    Soil Surface – Thyme, Lettuce/Kale
    Climber – Pumpkin.

    This covers wood if needed, flavour, Winter vegetables, Summer vegetables. Fruit.
     
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    Comfrey, potatoes, garlic, coriander, walking onions (I need flavour as well as calories!), silverbeet, tomato, broad beans, raspberries, pumpkin.
     
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    LOL banana isnt in a seed, or not a very nice edible

    potatoes ditto but I'll include some tyubers in mine


    here's mine - assuming a sub tropical climate as I live there now

    pumpkin
    tomato
    passionfruit
    banana
    sweet potato
    olive (for the oil)
    an alium - either onions or garlic or chives
    sun flower - a feed for chickens and me and an other oil
    pigeon pea
    orange or lemon
     
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    Fernando Pessoa: I'm assuming "seeds/plants" covers my tubers, seedlings and root-cuttings?
    Be heavy to lug into the hinterland, but...
     
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    Fernando has only made the rules - It is up to us to break / adapt them. lol
     
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    Potato, onion, tomato, pumpkin, peas, caugettes, lettuce, peanut, chilli, spinich
     
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    in that case, i am taking mango as well. I don't know how i could forget mango. If i absolutely must leave something out, it will hve to be the passionfruit boo hoo. I"d rather leave out the sweet potato but i guess i do need some sort of starchy vegetable like that for a balanced diet.
     
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    So are these hills we're all running for devoid of plants already?

    Besides, I would have thought most of us would be staying in our well prepared permie gardens ;-)
     
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    Yeah, well, it's a long way to any hills from here. I'll probably just stay put.
     
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    I cant choose, I am hunkering down in my valley hoping I don't wash away.I want them all.My neighbour owns the hills luckily I get to grow on them too.
     
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    I am in the hills already, so am not going anywhere , though enjoying these lists .
    EOTWAWKI roll on
     
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    If we're stretching the seed analogy, can I take two fertilised chicken eggs in my ten and hope for the best (ie male and female)?
     
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    I'm staying put, but I might just have an emergency box of seeds and stuff in case the whole garden gets wiped out in a fire or something. Here's the contents list...

    cabbage, figs, potatoes, gila pumpkin (cucurbita ficifolia), fava beans, apricots, almond, sweet chestnut, grapes, onion
     
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    Location:
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    I don't know where I'll be, and if it's fast and big I'll probably be one of the people dying, but just in case ;-) here's my list:

    broad beans, potatoes, oats or barley, garlic, onions, carrots, pumpkin, celery, rosemary, hmmm, not enough perennials in there...

    I haven't put fruit or nut trees in the list because they can all be propagated off local trees.
     
  20. Fernando Pessoa

    Fernando Pessoa Junior Member

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    Every time I read some ones list I am inclined to change my own.
     

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