The “The Prepping Academy” and talking all things gardening. There’s not a single good reason anyone could give for not building a seed bank. In the eventuality of a grid down scenario, or even unemployment, a seed bank could be life saving. Continue reading Gardening for Preppers and Survivalist→
This week on the WeGrowOurs show, Nick and Don have Greg and Kari from GrowPhx summit on the show to discuss their upcoming training.
Imagine being able to put a fresh strawberry in your morning smoothie without worrying about all the chemicals it’s been soaked in before you even touched it. Can you already taste the sweet and tangy homegrown tomato that you just added to your salad or made into dinner’s pasta sauce? Or maybe you’re simply looking forward to spending more time outside, teaching the kids about nature and nutritious vegetables, and watching them become Continue reading Grow Your Own Food Summit!→
Growing Power and Will Allen! The Interview – Will Allen of Growing Power, Inc.
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours”
This week on the WeGrowOurs show, Nick and Don are lucky enough to have “Will Allen”, farmer, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., Will is recognized as a preeminent practitioner of urban agriculture in America and throughout the world
Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production and delivery of healthy foods to under-served urban populations. As the son of a sharecropper, former professional Continue reading Growing Power and Will Allen!→
In this week’s episode, Mike talks with Chris McLaughlin author of the book Vertical Vegetable Gardening and A Garden to Dye For.
In the first segment Mike & Chris talk about how you can save money, time and space using vertical gardening techniques. In the second segment Chris gives an in depth discussion on growing plants in your own yard that you can use as natural dyes for your spinning projects, Easter eggs and much more. Continue reading Vertical Gardening & Garden Dye!→
Edible Spots and Pots
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”
In this week’s episode, Mike talks small space gardening with Stacey Hirvela author of the book Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More
It’s time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in “anywhere” gardens—from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work—yet yield just as much bounty. Continue reading Edible Spots and Pots!→
In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Niki Jabbour. Niki is the author of the new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden as well as the host of the radio The Weekend Gardener, which airs every Sunday on News 95.7 FM out of Nova Scotia.
Niki is a prolific garden writer whose work appears in newspapers and magazines across North America, including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Heirloom Gardener, Gardens East, Garden Making and Canadian Gardening. Continue reading Groundbreaking Food Gardens→
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. Continue reading Urban Environment Gardening→
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. Continue reading Sharing the Rewards of a Community Garden!→
Before you plant a seed or seedling, you need to apply some fertilizer to the soil or container. What kind and how much depends on what you’re growing, and your particular style of growing. So it’s important to have a good understanding of the nutrient needs of the specific plants. Whether you’re organic, or just a conventional gardener, there are plenty of choices when it comes to feeding your plants. For this week’s show, I’ll be talking about N-P-K…the fertilizer ratio that is printed on each bag. For many people, the preference is simply a balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10 (triple 10). But suppose you want to address the nitrogen issue for side dressing a heavy feeder like corn. Or maybe you want to increase the flowers in your flower garden by adding some phosphorus. What products are available? How do you know which is best, or when to apply it? Join me tonight on Preparing to Provide for an interesting discussion as I answer these questions and many more, and try to help you gain a better understand of what you can do to grow a better garden.
Join Paladin Prepper on “The Paladin Prepper Report” for this week’s ‘Prepper Point’… “Power House Salad 365″. If you’re someone who would love to have a fresh, healthy salad every day, but live in a situation where you don’t have land to grow a garden… then THIS is the show for you! Stuck in a high rise? Living in a basement or small apartment? No problem. You’re going to be ‘grinning ear to ear’ when you taste the delicious answer Paladin Prepper has in store for you. No longer will you have to envy those with a Back To Eden Garden, or feel badly that you won’t have land. You’ll have fresh eats every single day, even in ‘the dead of winter’, if you’ll apply the great information in this week’s show. Paladin Prepper will discuss an amazing yet simple way to have a fresh and highly nutritional salad 365 days a year… and a huge variety at that! Be sure to mark your calendar for “The Paladin Prepper Report”.