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If anyone has any suggestions/advice for potential pest problems, we could use that advice too!

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If anyone would like to comment on our design, here's the tentative design! This is a chunk of land that gets full sun all day long. South is on the bottom there. Each square is 9 inches

going from left to right and south to the north side:
- Sunflowers (that will be thinned),
- winged beans and a mix of like greenbeans
- pepita pumpkins and rouge vit d'etapes pumpkins
- potentially, leeks to fill up any space that may be left
- banana peppers and cabbages
- radishes and onions

@GwenfarsGarden @socalledunitedstates Yep, that does make sense. Thanks for showing me your design. I've drawn up a design and I'll post it later :)

It's interesting that something like pumpknis need feet between each other, but I think it was the green onions, just a few inches in between!

Also normally I use metric but most info I'm finding and resources are almost all uses imperial units!

Today we realized we have nearly 3 times more square footage to grow food in than we do to live in! As peoples with a million interests, the small living space can be annoying, but dude we're going to have so much homegrown food if we figure this out!

@socalledunitedstates @GwenfarsGarden yep, that's exactly my hope! Basically playing off the 3 sisters concept and then changing it (my fam doesn't eat corn) and also adding peppers for some reason.

The place where it'll all be planted gets sunlight all day. I'm not super sure where in all the mess the peppers should go, or even how close together things should be.

I've got 5 feet of depth available to me, if that makes sense. couple rows of sunflowers? maybe just one? then beans then pumpkins? I have no idea what I'm doing obviously :)

Question: Would it make sense to have my sunflowers all against the fence (and be the most north thing), then beans, then peppers? then pumpkins along the edge? I have a 30 foot wide 5 foot deep area I'm going to set up. Trying to figure out exactly where each seed is gonna go and start ordering them today.

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Today we'll be measuring out a garden box that we're going to build along our fence. We plan to plant sunflowers, peppers, pumpkins, and winged beans! We have no idea what we're doing but we'll figure it out one way or another

Some days (weeks?) ago, someone posted about a modified three sisters that used sunflowers. I think. Anyone know about such things or the toot I'm referring to?

@scottishwobbly I just don't center whites or their feelings, that's not the point of view I come from. GDP growth capitalism is younger than colonialism, and wouldn't be able to exist if not for the blood of me and other native/people of color.

If you care to, I highly recommend reading the IWW's constitution

@scottishwobbly I was relpying to the, I forget what you specifacly called them, but the sorta guiding principals you posted. Quite honestly, it's a big red flag to me when any such project/whatever does not hugely massively explictly note colonialism/white supremacy and also ableism.

I can kinda see equating racism to class war, sorta, kinda, but also it's totally not. I'd argue if there's any overarching ism, it's ableism, and all other ism break up under that. Regardless of this reductionism and semantics, it's really not ok to tell an indigenous PoC "no, no, you're wrong, it's this other thing" and going ahead and ignoring 500 years of genorcide

Not a fan of phrasing "protecting minority groups" but that's further semantics perhaps and again, who are you centering.

@scottishwobbly Climate collapse is more than a class war, it's white supremacy, eugenics, dehumanization. Capitalism etc is awful, but really just a continuation of white supremacy/magicly ordained white blood shit. @ash posted very relevant toots in fact.

Honestly whites have such hubris to think they can fix this and center their voices always when they're literally the ones who caused and continue to cause it.

Also, little thing I've been thinking about, the importance of compassion for other humans above all else.

that just started about the social change we need, called Towards Cooperative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century

Here's the intro video, which has made me feel a lot more optimistic that I can gain from it, even if it's in my own way

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