Dateline: 28 April 2014
Economic catastrophe. Government tyranny. Conspiracies on top of conspiracies. The crumbling American empire. Impending civil unrest. Wars and rumors of wars. It's a lot to consider these days. But I'm being as proactive as I can by thinking about this year's potato crop. In addition to my Agrarian-Style Economic Self Defense Plan, you may recall from This Past Essay that growing and storing a crop of potatoes is one of the smartest things a person, or family, or community can do to be prepared for the troubles that lie ahead of us. I have my potato seed. I have my Bulls-Eye Bioinsecticide. I have soil ready to plant. All I need now is a dandelion blossom. Dandelion flowers open here in the northeast when the soil temperature is just right for planting potatoes. If you plant potatoes before the dandelions blossom, they may rot in the ground. Don't plant by calendar dates. Plant when the dandelions blossom.