Archive for Gardening
Garden Tips and Heritage Chickens
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”
In this week’s episode, Mike talks with P. Allen Smith. Listen in as P. Allen Smith gives us some great tips if you grow veggies in a container as well as an in depth discussion on using manure in the garden as a source of nitrogen for your plants.
From there, P. Allen Smith teaches us what heritage poultry keeping is, the breeds being preserved and the great people that are working hard to keep those century old poultry breeds going. Read More→
The Gluten Intolerance – GMO Connection
Host: Noreen “The Homestead Honey Hour”
Did you ever stop to wonder why it seems that so many people are diagnosed with gluten intolerance? I cannot think of a time in recent history when so many people seem to have either been formally diagnosed or self diagnosed as being “Gluten Intolerant”. It may be that we see gluten free products all over the marketplace. It may be that many of the labels you see boast that the contents are “gluten free”. But did you ever wonder why this seems to be so rampant? Read More→
Urban Environment Gardening
Host: Mike The Gardener
Join us in the Chat Room Thursday 7:00pm/Est. 6:00pm/Ct. In this episode of “Mike The Gardener” as Mike talks with Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener. Mike and Holly discuss gardening in an urban environment.
Holly will fill you in on some great information if you are limited on space, if sunlight is scarce and touch on some of the plant diseases you may have to face and some tips to overcome them. Read More→
Aquaponics with Sylvia Bernstein
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours”
Who wrote the book? The book of Aquaponics? Sylvia Bernstein did and we have a great interview with her this week on the WeGrowOurs show! We are excited to have one of Don’s mentors on the show this week and we will learn about the Aquaponics industry and where it is headed. Want to know some of Sylvia’s “Pet Peeves” about the aquaponics industry?
Listen to the show this week and find out why she is the “Godmother” of Aquaponics! This is a fun interview, and Nick is in rare form this week. He seems to have downed a few “Energy” drinks just before the show so you don’t want to miss him with a case of the crazy this week. Sylvia gets into the science of Aquaponics a little bit while still addressing the industry as a whole and her background. You have to see the new indoor systems, and the quality of all of her systems.
EcoPodGardens.com of coarse sells these kits and proudly! If you are in Colorado we suggest you check out the classes they are offering including one on growing marijuana and a full weekend “emersion” class. Yup, Sylvia has decided to offer a Marijuana growing class for those that can legally grow, and in Colorado you can do just that with up to six plants. She lets us know why she chose to do this during the interview along with a ton of other tid-bits.. ohhh keep an eye out for news about an Aquaponics “Festival” in Colorado this year as well. We will get the info out on WeGrowOurs.com as soon as we have it! Nick and I talk a little about our HOP system that we have been working on. We also discuss the BSF (Black Soldier Fly) projects we will be diving into this summer. This is not the episode to miss! Be sure and join us on Prepperbroadcasting.com for the live chats on Mondays as well!
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The Well-Appointed Prepper Homestead Part II
Host: Renee “The Homestead Honey Hour
Last month, I talked about outfitting your homestead prepper kitchen and household. If you missed the show, you can find it in the archives Go HERE!
This month, on The Homestead Honey Hour I will be continuing with this expansive subject and talking about what items you might find handy in the garage and workshop as well as for the “heart” of the modern homestead — the all-important garden. If we have time, I’ll also talk about what you need for the barn and barnyard and all that other stuff that comes under the category of “miscellaneous” on our prepper homestead checklist. However, if we do run out of time, what I don’t get to this month will be the third and final installment in this series during my show in April. So, don’t worry — we’ll get to all of it eventually! Read More→
Permaculture, Long Term Self-Reliance
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
Though much of the east coast is blanketed in some level of snow or ice in the back of our minds we are all considering that plot of land. However large or small the I Am Liberty Faithful have gardens in mind.
This week we have Phil Williams to discuss permaculture. This should be a consideration of anyone who wants to create long term self-reliant food systems. Below is the letter Phil wrote to the visitors of his website www.foodproduction101.com : Read More→
Gardening changes to consider! -replay-
Host: Katzcradule “Homestead Honey Hour”
Join Katzcradul this week on The Homestead Honey Hour as she looks back on last years’ growing season, acknowledging both the defeats and the victories. Every year, the garden has its challenges, but last year they abounded. She will discuss what she learned, and the changes she’ll be making this year, based on her experiences and observations. Listeners are invited to call in and share what they learned last year and to discuss how that will impact their own gardens this year. Katzcradul will also discuss keeping a gardening journal and a food preservation log. Join her for what promises to be a show full of helpful ideas for the upcoming gardening season. Read More→
Backyard Food Production part 2
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
This podcast is a Part 2 from an older podcast that Sam Coffman did with Marjory Wildcraft of Backyard Food Production. This has no longer been available on the web, and Sam wanted to get it back up online because it has a lot of great discussion points. Marjory Wildcraft is as always a wealth of information in regards to growing your own food.
Sam and Marjory continue their discussion about the realities growing your own food, both in preparation for a post-disaster scenario as well as during or after a disaster or collapse. How can you take the next steps to become self-sustainable? What types of crops/foods should you look to grow? What are the best choices for backyard meat? Read More→
Agriscaping, Homesteading, & Backyard Food Production!
Hosts: Don, Nick, Bobby, & Sam
We have Monday and Tuesday covered with three great shows you won’t want to miss.
Monday 9pm/Est. 8pm/Ct. 6pm/Pt. “We Grow Ours” starts us off with Don and Nick on “Agriscaping”! Agriscaping? That is not a word.. Oh, but it is, and it is amazing! Do you like Prepping? How about permaculture? Do you like a good looking yard that your neighbors and your HOA will LOVE? Maybe you want to make some cash?
$$$$? You need to listen to this week’s podcast show on Agriscaping with Justin Rohner of http://www.iagriscape.com He will talk about turning you yard into a feast, and how to make money to the tune of $10 per SQFT!! Read More→
Foraging Wild Food for the Prepper!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
This Tuesday, Sam Coffman talks with Dr. Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen, the creator and host of the highly informative website: Foraging Texas – http://www.foragingtexas.com/.
Mark shares his expertise in the world of foraging wild plants for food, and the two of them discuss some of the main points to be aware of relating to eating wild foods. First, they talk about the realities of nutrition with wild foods and the amazing nutrient density that wild foods give us. They also discuss the realities of getting enough calories from wild foods from day to day. There are a lot of misunderstandings about obtaining enough calories from wild foods without being able to store from season to season, and this is highly valuable information for the prepper. Read More→
Spring Garden, Food Storage, and More
OPEN LINE NIGHT WITH NOREEN AND KATZ
Host: Noreen and Katz
Join Noreen and Katzcradul for “Open Line Night”. They want to hear what’s on your mind. It’s obvious to anyone who visits The Homestead Honey chatroom that fans of the show are smart, articulate, and have a lot of knowledge to share. The Honeys want to hear from you! Plan on calling-in to share your plans for you spring garden, ideas for expanding your food storage, thoughts about raising your own protein source, or your favorite naturopathic method for treating flu and colds. You tell us what’s on your mind…all we’ll strike up a conversation. Read More→
WHERE HAVE ALL THE PREPPERS GONE?
Host: Katzcradul “The Homestead Honey Hour”
Remember the days when you’d hear the term ‘Prepper’ as often as you heard ‘gluten Intolerance’? Remember the days when Preppers, although a bit reluctant to reveal their passion for self-reliance, would do so with a sense of enthusiasm and pride? What happened to those days, and more importantly, where have all the preppers gone?
Join Katzcradul as she discusses the apparent rise and fall of the Prepper phenomenon. She thinks there’s some important questions we should be asking ourselves. Do we now believe that our national power grid is in better shape than it was two years ago? Do we now believe that reliance on government agencies to take care of us in times of disaster is a good plan? Do we think that the food in supermarkets is safer to eat and a dependable source for our dinner table? Do we think public schools under Common Core are now paragons of education? Do we believe that our legislators are competent and work tirelessly to ensure our freedoms are maintained? Maybe you’re one who feels your world is now a safer place with scanners at airports, cameras on every street corner, surveillance through all our electronic devices, and drones patrolling overhead. No? Read More→
I wanted to update you on our community garden. We are in the thralls of our first growing season and there have been plenty of challenges. Still for our small amount of space we were able to garner some quality vegetables and I am sure we will continue to grow. From this experience I have come to the conclusion that the community garden is a worthwhile endeavor for any prepper in a close knit community. We will talk about the benefits tonight as well as the challenges. Read More→
Gardening without Soil – Understanding Hydroponics
For most people, gardening involves spending some time working the soil, adding compost or fertilizer, and planting seeds. But there are many people who don’t have the land, space, time, or physical ability to do conventional gardening. So how can they still get involved in growing their own food? One answer is hydroponics, growing plants without the use of soil. There are many different setups that can be put together to meet the individuals needs. It’s a fun and productive way to grow most any type of vegetable. And for those with low water supply’s, hydroponics allows you to use the water much more efficiently than simply pouring it into the ground. Also, hydroponics allows you to give the plants exactly what they need to flourish, without guessing whether or not they have enough fertilizer. So if you’re short on time, or can’t move like you used to, join us on Preparing to Provide for a lot of information and suggestions on how you to can began growing your own vegetables, without soil.
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Have you been watching the prices in the grocery store, as the product packages shrink?
What’s the answer? Grow your own produce. Every gardening question you ever wanted to ask but no one to ask it to. Well tonight on Preparing for Life’s Storms, BexarPrepper will welcome in Bobby (mhpgardener) an avid gardener, friend and gracious spirit. Bobby built both his greenhouses; I like to call them hangers cause their big enough to fit a plane in. He is learning hydroponic gardening he also gardens the traditional way, like the rest of us. Bobby grows some of the sweetest tomatoes I have ever tasted, nothing like what you get in the grocery store. So let’s all come with our questions and learn from the master and make our gardens as productive as possible to combat inflation.
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