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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Fertilizers, feeding your plants!

Fertilizers, feeding your plants!
Bobby “MHP Gardener” Audio in player below!

Fertilizers, feeding your plants!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 Read more “Fertilizers, feeding your plants!”

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Medicine Growing Your Own!

Medicine Growing Your Own
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio in player below!

Medicine 800px-Rose_rosa_rugosa_pinkIt’s almost spring, and that means it’s that time of year to get planting your medicinal herb garden. The question is, what herbs are the most important herbs to grow? In this episode of Herbal Prepper Live, we will cover a wide variety of herbs for your home garden to cover a range of needs. Read more “Medicine Growing Your Own!”

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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 Read more “PREPPER SUPPLIES: Growing Your Own Food”

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Growing Fruits All Year Long!

Growing Fruits All Year Long

Fruits All Year LongThere is no denying when it comes to the fact that fruits are good for our body. Some fruits have their health benefit “specialties” but regularly including them in one’s diet will ensure an all around health boost.

But, even better than just consuming fruits would be growing them in one’s garden. Why? Having them in your own backyard gives you more control over the chemicals that should touch the produce. In addition, Read more “Growing Fruits All Year Long!”

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Backyard, Long Term Food Storage!

Backyard, Long Term Food Storage!
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Did You Know You Can Plan For Long Term Food Storage Right In Your Own Backyard?

Backyard Whole FamilyMake sure to mark your calendars this week Karen Lynn has the good pleasure of interviewing Jared Stanley of J&J Acres and Permasapien….the two go hand in hand.  J&J Acres is where Jared makes his residence and has shared with everyone for years about what they are up to on their homestead and Permasapien is his business.  Jared is in the business of helping folks learn all about permaculture and it’s a business he is passionate about Read more “Backyard, Long Term Food Storage!”

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Aquaponics vs Wicking beds

Aquaponics vs Wicking beds
Host: Sam Coffman “The Herbal Medic

Aquaponics 1341613560Join Sam Coffman in this podcast as he talks about the differences between growing your own food (and medicine) using aquaponics systems vs. growing it in the dirt in a wicking bed setup.  Many people have or want to jump on the aquaponics bandwagon.  Aquaponics can be very useful in a number of ways and is a great way to emulate a couple of main components of a full ecosystem garden. Read more “Aquaponics vs Wicking beds”

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