(NaturalNews) Whether or not you believe in man-made climate change, one thing is indisputable: that the Southwestern United States are experiencing a record-breaking drought that has lasted for around 14 years. This particular drought has the potential of becoming what is termed... [...]
Housekeeping: I am in North Carolina right now, so you get a throwback episode. If you don’t know where to start in prepping, check out my resource page at theprepperpodcast.com/gettingstarted. Speaking of getting started, I think I will be doing a “back to basics” series soon. Don’t forget to give me a review at theprepperpodcast.com/itunes […] [...]
(NaturalNews) For ages, farmers worldwide have looked to the night sky to determine the right time to fertilize, sow, prune, weed or harvest. Some skeptics say planting by the cycles of the moon is just an old folklore, others swear by it.The renewed attention for lunar gardening... [...]
(NaturalNews) The medicinal value of comfrey has been known for many centuries, and the plant is also very useful in maintaining permaculture systems. Comfrey is a native European plant that can be found growing wild in parts of the United Kingdom.Wild comfrey is found in the... [...]
With Spring coming through, it’s time to start planning for that beautiful organic garden. Let’s face it; one great way to avoid the threat of genetically modified foods, pesticides, and toxic additives is to start your own organic garden. Whether you have gardened before or you will just be getting into it for the first time, below you will find a very helpful infographic with tons of information to make your experience that much easier.
From choosing the right seeds to knowing whe [...]
The problems are obvious: food safety scandals, the death of family farming, food supply insecurity, the revolving door between corporate lobbyists and government regulators, and many more. The solution should be equally obvious: rolling up our sleeves and getting in the garden. Join us today as we explore this simple, natural solution to one of our most fundamental problems. [...]
* I think this could be a good SEo ‘best home gardening fertilizers’ could you make a H1 basically answering it — like ‘Study finds ‘cheap, basic’ fertilizers to be best’ with a pic
Not only can you skip expensive petroleum-based fertilizers and biotech chemicals to grow your best garden. But a new study explains that some of the cheapest and even free items in the world make the best organic mulch without disturbing pollinators while controlling wee [...]
If you’ve been yearning to start composting – this is the year to do it! Composting mimics nature’s recycling plan, only it does so on super-warp speed when done right. A compost pile starts out as a diverse pile of “waste.” The easiest compost systems are simply left alone to decompose into rich, sweet-smelling garden amendment, while others require a little elbow grease.
Two important ingredients to any composting system are aeration and moisture. Sometimes heat can make sure th [...]
By The Urban Farming GuysInner City MakerSpace! Everything from Urban Agriculture to Robotics and a huge basement full of Aquaponic growing. A 20K Square ft Laboratory that will change the game for the inner city youth of Lykins Neighborhood.Support this project here. [...]
October 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 [...]
In this week’s episode, Mike heads to the great state of New York and chats with gardening author and expert Marie Iannotti.
Marie is going to fill us in on all kinds of great gardening information
from her own experiences as a garden author, a co-op executive and of
course from her own home gardening adventures.
That, and so much more on this week’s Vegetable Gardening Podcast!
In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:
Attracting beneficial wildl [...]
this week’s episode, Mike heads west to America’s heartland to the
State of Iowa to have an in depth conversation with one of the gardening
industry’s leading experts, Susan Appleget Hurst.
Susan is going to get you excited about growing fresh, tasty herbs in
your own home, and tempt your taste buds with some great recipes so you
know how to use the herbs that you are growing.
From there, Susan is going to tell you about how she took an early 20th
century Iowa jail and, with the h [...]
What if you could grow more food with less water in something that takes up only 8 square feet of your livable outdoor space? You also won’t need soil, and you’ll do no weeding. Further, you’ll enjoy organic, pesticide and herbicide free food that you grow yourself. Sound too good to be true? A company making something called the ‘Pyramid Garden’ has you covered.
The pictures on their site are hard to believe, but these growing systems might be the answer to poisoned soil, limited [...]
(NaturalNews) In an effort to determine the role between gardening and the health of cancer survivors, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) studied both survivors and gardeners, pairing them together and noting the outcomes. (1)The study, Harvest for Health... [...]
Gardening in the UK, it is difficult to stop slugs and snails from wiping out my entire crop of vegetables. Whilst I love all animals, it hardly seems fair that... [...]
(NaturalNews) If you want to grow enough food for yourself and your family - enough that can sustain you in hard times - you'd need several acres of prime farmland, right?In a word, no. All you need is some guidance on what to grow and how to grow it, as well as a few trips to... [...]
In this week’s episode, Mike talks with Chris McLaughlin author of the book Vertical Vegetable Gardening and A Garden to Dye For.
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.
In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:
Growing ve [...]
The police state grows. Angela Kirking, a 46-year old woman living in Shorewood, Illinois does face-painting for children at local fairs. She also enjoys growing hibiscus plants for her own consumption. Apparently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) believes her shopping for fertilizer and supplies at a local store called Midwest Hydroponics made her a very serious subject for investigation.
It seems that Ms. Kirking was so threatening, that after being observed shopping at her local hydr [...]
Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, along with vitamin C, fibre, quercetin and lycopene which all exhibit cancer-fighting properties. In a dried form, they make excellent healthy snacks. The American Cancer Society states that apricots and other foods that are rich in carotenes have the potential to lower the risk of various cancers, including those of the oesophagus, lungs and larynx.
A study of over 50,000 registered female nurses also discovered that those nurses [...]
Housekeeping: I made an update to my consulting calendar remember to give me an itunes review at Discussion: Starting a garden or Gardening 101. Lots of information packed to assist you with your upcoming edible landscaping. Why gardening? More Info: Survival […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... [...]
In 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
This week Lisa and I talk about getting out of the house and starting to work in the yard. While Lisa has been hard at work planning her garden and getting everything ready to go, I am a little behind the 8 ball so to speak. I have never taken more than just a passing interest in gardening over the years but this year I decided to build a greenhouse and learn more about what it takes to grow my own food and hopefully have a successful garden in a few months.
My plans for the near future are to [...]
Brazil nuts have been found to be more protective against cancer than pure selenium selenite. They contain an abundance of selenium, which is a mineral that has mood boosting properties, which can ... [...]
Asparagus is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and thiamine. It also contains rutin, which is a flavonoid that is thought to possess anti-inflammatory properties. It strengthens blood vessel... [...]
In this week’s episode, 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.
For show notes visit: http://averagepersongardening.com/podcast/173MiketalkswithHollyBairdoftheWisconsinVegetableGardenerAboutUrbanGardening.html [...]
In this episode I hand the reigns over to to Lisa as we talk about Gardening, Solider Flies and worms. Spring will be apon us soon so it’s almost time to get out and start working our gardens. We talked about some of the things you can do while its still too cold outside to actually garden.
Buying supplies and getting your compost ready can give you a head start on this summer and also save you some money by buying supplies before the prices skyrocket.
Head over to this article to read mo [...]
In this week’s episode Mike
talks with Angela DiMaggio of MobileGro. Listen to this heart warming
story of Angela’s journey from retired school teacher to following her
gardening passion to a successful business with the MobileGro.For show notes. visit: http://averagepersongardening.com/podcast/168MiketalksGardeningwithAgelaDiMaggioofMobileGro.html#.Utv3NrROncf [...]
In this week’s episode Mike
talks with Gardening Jones, an avid vegetable gardener, gardening
blogger and now garden system inventor. Gardening Jones, or GJ as Mike
refers to her for short, will fill you in on the challenges she faces as
a gardening in the zone 5/6 region, how she overcomes them, and which
vegetable gives her the most fits.In this episode Mike and GJ
will also discuss a brand new gardening system that she invented, how it
works, the history behind it and how it can hel [...]