Home Food Production!
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”
In this week’s episode, Mike interviews Steven Biggs. Steven Biggs is a journalist and author specializing in gardening, farming, and food production.
As a life-long gardener, he has gardened wherever he’s lived, planting allotment gardens, container gardens, indoor gardens, and gardens in the overgrown backyards of rental houses. His earliest garden memory is stealing a carrot from his Baba’s prized vegetable garden. He encourages his three young children to steal as many carrots as they want from his garden. Along with studying horticultural science at the University of Guelph, he has worked in greenhouse and nursery production, plant propagation, biological controls, horticultural supplies, and farm marketing.
In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: Continue reading Home Food Production!
Feed Your Family Year Round on The Homestead Honey Hour!
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a YouTube video of a fellow giving a tour of his snowy, Utah garden in February. Astonishingly, it was filled with green, growing edibles. Double-take. I live in gardening zone five. During the winter, my garden lays dormant, sadly vacant and abandoned until the planting madness of spring begins. This is just how it is for gardeners in the North. So, what was this dark magic being showcased on YouTube? Who was this wizard coaxing green shoots, leaves, and plants to live and GROW amidst the snow?!? I had to investigate. Soon, I was rabidly perusing this man’s blog, intrigued by his unusual (in modern times anyway) gardening techniques as well as being thoroughly entertained with his writing style and approach to life. I was hooked. Continue reading Winter Gardening with Caleb Warnock: Feed Your Family Year Round!