Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track"

Lunabar and Lara Bars are among the many affected products by the Peanut Recall. Good thing I choose an Organic Braeburn Apple over a Luna Bar for a quick snack the other day. Go here to review the extensive list. Remind stores to pull all these items off the shelves if they haven't already.
This further validates my lifestyle of growing my own food and limiting packaged goods purchases. Statistically stated a half acre can feed two people for a year. Of course this depends upon your seed selection and probably then some barter and trading. Tomatoes for eggs, greens for grain that sort of system. Also freezing, canning and drying to make it through the Montana Winter Months.
I've been going through and picking out my heirloom and organic seeds. High Altitude Seeds has some specific varieties from Montana. My tomatoes need to be less than 60 days to do well and ideally indeterminate varieties.
Indeterminate means they will grow unabated and continue to produce fruit throughout the season. Determinate have a finite growth rate and produce fruit all at once.
Looks like I'll be going with Prarie Fire and the Russian Sub-Artic. This will top me out at 20 varieties for the season!
Here's the list
  • Tigerella
  • Santiam(d)
  • Thessaloniki
  • Double Rich
  • Burbank Red Slicing(d)
  • Tomato Yellow Perfection
  • Peron
  • Micado Violettor
  • Black Plum Paste
  • Caro Rich
  • Brandywine
  • Roma Paste(d)
  • Orange Queen(d)
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Zapotec Pleated
  • Chadwick Cherry
  • Costaluto Genovese

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