Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Fall Gardening Tips from Mike the Gardener

fall gardening tips from Mike The Gardener_Lil'Suburban Homestead with Karen LynnOctober 16, 2014:  Mike the Gardener from Average Person Gardening.com is a wealth of gardening knowledge and Karen Lynn and him jump right into an excellent conversation regarding all things gardening and Mike shares some fall gardening tips.  In addition to fall gardening Mike shares some nuts and bolts of gardening and even a light bulb idea for Karen Lynn!

Mike is a regular guest poster at Lil’ Suburban Homestead and a podcaster himself who speaks on numerous topics on gardening as well as being an experienced speaker you will be engaged from the moment he starts sharing his gardening knowledge!

No matter where you are on your gardening journey this is a show you will definitely want to take a listen to!

 

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Have an idea or a question for the show contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Pioneering Today: Planting a Fall Garden

PodcastFallgardeningAugust 8, 2014: To harvest vegetables throughout the fall, you need to sow them at the end of summer. Most cool weather crops need to be planted 6 week before your last hard frost date.

We discuss cool weather crops to plant from seed and which ones to use transplants or seedlings.

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

 

My Kale Kids: It All Started with a Crunchy Piece of Kale

June 10, 2014 -It all started with a crunchy piece of kaleJune 10, 2014: With so many beverages options bombarding our brains daily, it’s no surprise we gulp our calories up and before we know it, we’ve consumed more than our daily allotment of sugar in one sitting! In this episode I’ll share some information on how I began juicing fruits, veggies and wheat grass along with alternatives to those sugary drinks that will still satisfy your summer taste buds.

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

Surviving on Shoestrings: Buying in bulk, Part 2 — Focus on the freezer

meat in freezerAugust 26, 2013: In this episode we are going to focus on the Freezer. Yes, the freezer is often simply the ‘middle man’ before canning, but you need to know how to use it! We will look at properly storing and stocking the savings in the freezer. Meat, Poultry, Dairy, Eggs, Cheese, Fruits and Veggies. How long will different things last in the freezer? Donna will share how she stores foods and uses the storage foods.

Also a few words of caution about ‘multi-ingredient’ products and versatility in food storage, skills and options!

Stay tuned …Bulk Buying Part 3 is next !

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This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain House

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