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PREPPER SUPPLIES: Growing Your Own Food

PREPPER SUPPLIES: Growing Your Own Food
Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below!

PREPPER SUPPLIES: Growing Your Own FoodThe process of gardening is the result of more than tilling, planting,  weeding and harvesting. It is also the result of preparedness to overcome challenges such as location, pests and other unforeseen complications like unusual weather. Imagine the pressure a prepper will be under to produce a harvest after TEOTWAWKI when their life depends on it. After the SHTF, an ordinary vegetable garden becomes a survival garden Continue reading PREPPER SUPPLIES: Growing Your Own Food

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Grow Epic Tomatoes!

Grow Epic Tomatoes!
Karen Lynn “Lil Suburban Homestead

Grow Epic TomatoesKaren Lynn a professed “tomato” addict once titled herself the “Tomato Queen” on the boards at various homesteading sites but realized she could grow a prolific amount of tomatoes but has always felt like she could do more if she had more tomato knowledge.  Continue reading Grow Epic Tomatoes!

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Homesteading & Self Sufficiency!

Homesteading & Self Sufficiency
Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Homesteading Me and the girls circle 200 (1)This week Karen Lynn’s guest  is Tessa Zundel blog owner of Homestead Lady is coming on the show to talk all things homesteading with Karen Lynn.  Karen Lynn had to push back her show from the original date and she can’t wait!  Tessa and Karen Lynn have so much in common it truly is going to be the “Homesteading Hour” this week.  They both are passionate about their solar ovens and their gardens!  Tessa has an engaging personality with lot’s of humor and is extremely knowledgeable about all things homesteading in addition to Continue reading Homesteading & Self Sufficiency!

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Seeds and Prepping Plans!

Seeds and Prepping Plans, two great shows for tonight from our Saturday hosts “The Prepared Canadian” and “The Road Less Traveled”!

Seeds ep65-5Seeds, what’s the difference? Now that the snow is gone, or almost ,our thoughts will be turning outdoors. More specifically to the gardens. There is no shortage of skills to learn or knowledge to be gained when it comes to growing your own food. We have to think about soil and amendments, water and storage for irrigation, mulches, hugel beds, etc. but how about spending some time thinking about your seeds. We have all heard that we need to have heirloom, or open pollinated seeds, but why? What is the difference between hybrid and GMO? Are they both bad for us? Continue reading Seeds and Prepping Plans!

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Animals and seeds are IMPORTANT to us all!

homestead honey 125The Homestead Honey Hour with TheMrsVolfie! “show audio attached”

Recently it has come to my attention that a new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to “grow, reproduce or trade” any vegetable seeds that have not been “tested, approved and accepted” by a new EU bureaucracy named the “EU Plant Variety Agency.”

After watching Mark Bakers struggles to save his pigs and Montana Jones in Canada lost her rare breed Shropshire sheep…they were all KILLED even the pregnant Ewes. The CFIA claimed three years ago that a ewe she sold years further back had scrapie. No signs, no symptoms, for a disease that poses no harm to humans – but they killed her ewes anyway. After death, tests came back negative as Montana knew they would. Continue reading Animals and seeds are IMPORTANT to us all!

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Gardening thoughts turning to seeds.

Canada banff-national-park_9141_600x450Lyna 5-15-salad-1With gardening season right around the corner, many of our thoughts turn to seeds.  Within a few short weeks, many of us will be starting our plants indoors and a lot of questions about seed types come to mind.  What’s the difference between heirloom and open pollinated?  What’s wrong with planting hybrid seeds?  Do I really need to worry about GMO seeds when shopping for my garden supplies?

On this episode of The Prepared Canadian we’ll take a look at these and other questions pertaining to seed banks, seed harvesting and saving, as well as general talk about starting your seeds indoors.  Planning to start your own tomatoes this year?  Do you worry about temperature and light issues?  What containers should you use?

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