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Episode 199 Five Myths About Soil and Fertility

Episode 199 Five Myths About Soil and Fertility
4 years, 1 month ago Today I tackle five myths (or at the least misconceptions) about soil and fertility.Today I tackle five myths (or at the least misconceptions) about soil and fertility.

Episode 198 Ten Homestead Tools Made of Barrels

Episode 198 Ten Homestead Tools Made of Barrels
4 years, 2 months ago In today's episode I talk about 10 things you can make from barrels that will benefit you on the homestead.  I cover much more in my book The Scrounged Homestead.  I cover more projects.  How to find barrels and where.  How to secure a source.  The ... In today's

Episode 197 No and Low Till Planting Methods

Episode 197 No and Low Till Planting Methods
4 years, 2 months ago It is my opinion that if you really want a "beyond organic" garden then it behooves you to avoid tilling your soil.  Besides lasagna bed gardening I don't think we've given gardeners too many options on how to plant their crops without tilling the soil to ... It is my

Episode 196 Cooking With Trash

Episode 196 Cooking With Trash
4 years, 2 months ago Ok so now that the title has your attention...Today we are going to talk about cooking with things that you might normally throw away in your kitchen.  These are things that are perfectly edible but most people seem to compost them because they require ... Ok so now t

Episode 195 Five Unlikely Edibles in Your Garden

Episode 195 Five Unlikely Edibles in Your Garden
4 years, 2 months ago On today's show I talk about five things in your garden that you can eat but likely aren't.  I didn't mention some things that are so commonly unlikely edible (like squash blossoms) because these have become mainstream.  I discuss things that up to a few ... On today

Episode 194 The Concept and Execution of a “Kitchen Garden”

Episode 194 The Concept and Execution of a “Kitchen Garden”
4 years, 3 months ago Today I talk about the "Kitchen Garden".  This is a conceptual garden that works in a way that fits with property design and fresh, real cooking.  It's not necessary to have one or to use it like I suggest but hopefully this gets some ideas going!Today I talk about th

Episode 193 Chicken Tractors

Episode 193 Chicken Tractors
4 years, 3 months ago Today I tackle the subject of chicken tractors.  I'm getting a lot of questions about them and since I've built several I know a bit about them.  I figure if you are looking at building one then you don't need me to convince you by telling you what they ... Today I t

Episode 192 Uses and Benefits of Sweet Gum Trees

Episode 192 Uses and Benefits of Sweet Gum Trees
4 years, 3 months ago On today's show I talk about how useful the much maligned sweet gum tree can be.  Some things I've found out about it and some otherwise documented uses. (data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBhQSEBUUExQUFRUVGBUVFxcVFRQXFBcXFRU...On today's show

Episode 191 Incubating Eggs

Episode 191 Incubating Eggs
4 years, 4 months ago In today's show I talk about incubating eggs.  Not just my personal experiences but also what studies say about temperature, turning and much more. (http://theselfsufficientgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_0077-300x200.jpg) Also check out my ... In today'

Episode 190 Lessons Learned from Raising Rabbits

Episode 190 Lessons Learned from Raising Rabbits
4 years, 4 months ago No, not the philosophical type lessons.  Just concrete things that I did wrong and some right and the things I'm going to change. (http://theselfsufficientgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rabbit-224x300.jpg)No, not the philosophical type lessons.  Just concrete