Pioneering Today: Seed Saving

PodcastseedsavingSeptember 5, 2014 – Learn how to save your garden seed for the ultimate in survival and preparedness plan. Find out which seeds need to be fermented, why, and how to do it. Plus tips on drying and storing your seed.

Food Storage & Survival: Seed Saving 201

FSS episode 63 imageSaving seeds allows your garden to keep producing for you for many years to come.  In last week’s episode we covered basic seed saving.  Ready for some more advanced seed saving?  In this episode we cover saving seeds from tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and onion!

Mentioned in the show:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange

Saving Tomato Seeds

Saving Cucumber Seeds

Saving Carrot Seeds

Saving Onion Seeds

Pioneering Today: How to Direct Sow Your Garden

PodcastDirectsowJune 20, 2014:  In this episode we discuss the importance of knowing how to direct sow your garden seed and having heirloom seed. We’ll discuss:

  • When to plant your summer garden
  • Which seeds to soak overnight
  • What direct sow method means
  • What germination means
  • When not to plant certain seeds
  • When you should not soak your seeds
  • Which vegetables you shouldn’t direct sow
  • Definition of growing season
  • Companion Planting
  • How to keep birds from pulling out your new starts
  • Crop rotation, what it is, and tips for your garden

 

Surviving on Shoestrings: A Secret Garden & A Secret Greenhouse

PicMonkey CollageFebruary 3, 2014:   Join us as Donna Miller interviews her friend Rick Austin, the The Survivalist Gardener. Rick has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Castle, the film: Beyond Off-Grid, and Mother Earth News.  He is the Author of Secret Garden of Survival- How to Grow a Camouflaged Food-Forest & Secret Greenhouse of Survival- How to Build the Ultimate Homestead & Prepper Greenhouse.

Rick discusses with Donna how these ways of gardening can help stretch what you have while you’re surviving on shoestrings!

This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain House

Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  SurvivingOnShoestrings@gmail.com