The tomato man and gardening!

The tomato man and gardening!
Craig LeHoullier, North Carolina Tomato man!
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below!

The tomato man and gardeningThis week we have a real treat. This Friday I have Craig LeHoullier The Tomato Man on as my guest. You may have heard of him as the North Carolina Tomatoman. Some know him as the fellow who named the Cherokee Purple in 1990. To others, he is the author of the books Epic Tomatoes or Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, the co-host of Tomatopalooza, a co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, or just the odd person with a garden where the driveway used to be. He is the tomato nut with a website, a blog, a newsletter (on occasion), and a huge tomato and pepper and eggplant collection. Read more “The tomato man and gardening!”

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Fall Food Preservation!

Fall Food Preservation
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Listen to this show in player below!

Fall Food PreservationThat smell is in the Its also getting colder, bacteria, flies and the like are getting slower and less prolific. On the East coast Fall is an incredible time of the year with apples to be picked, cider to be had and horror flicks to be watched. Who could ask for anything more, not to mention archery season opens up! There are some standard preparations that should be taken at this time of the year Read more “Fall Food Preservation!”

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Canning, Increasing Self Sufficiency

Canning A Viable Means Of Increasing Self Sufficiency
Josh “The 7P’s of Survival

Canning, Increasing Self Sufficiency pressure-canning-101Tonight we are going to talk about food preservation, canning in particular. I’ve never been big on canning but my grandmother canned a great deal and I have been thinking about getting into more gardening and canning as of late. It seems that this year there have been shortages of every type of food from dairy, to poultry to canned vegetables. Those shortages have really opened my eyes a great deal as to how fragile our food supply really can be. So tonight I have Heather from TheHomesteadinghippy.com to educate us all on canning in traditional off-grid mediums as well as Read more “Canning, Increasing Self Sufficiency”

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Home Food Production!

Home Food Production!
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”

Food Production aboutIn 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: Read more “Home Food Production!”

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Vertical Gardening & Garden Dye!

Vertical Gardening & Garden Dye!
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener Show

vertical gardeningIn 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. Read more “Vertical Gardening & Garden Dye!”

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Edible Spots and Pots!

Edible Spots and Pots
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”

Edible Spots and PotsIn 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. Read more “Edible Spots and Pots!”

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Urban Environment Gardening

Urban Environment Gardening
Host: Mike The Gardener

Urban Environment Mike The Gardener 400x3003-27 IMG_17Join 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 “Urban Environment Gardening”

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