Episode-1527- Grafting, Root Stocks and Tree Propagation

Various Types of Grafts, These are Just a Few, There are Many More

Various Types of Grafts, These are Just a Few, There are Many More

Recently I did a show with Kevin Hauser about apples and we discussed that he did all his propagation with “bench grafts” and always uses “M111 Rootstock” which basically caused a listener to say, WHAT DOES ALL THAT MEAN?

Point taken!  Sometimes when you know a subject well you just assume people know what you are talking about.  The truth though is I am still learning about tree propagation myself.  I know a lot about tree care, tree pruning, tree planting, etc. but making new trees I am new to myself.

This might actually make it worse because as I am new myself I am likely worse about using terms and figuring others know what they mean.  So at the request of this listener I am going to talk about making new trees today, the methods of doing so and what some of the terms mean.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Thee primary ways to propagate trees
    • From seed
    • Via Grafting
    • Via Rooting
      • Softwoods
      • Hardwoods
      • Layering
  • What are root stocks and what do they do
    • Main ways they are created
      • From Seed
      • Stooling
      • Layering
    • Functions
      • Disease resistance
      • Size control
      • Vigor
    • Types of grafting (not individual grafting techniques)
      • “Nursery” grafting
      • Over grafting
        • On grafted trees
        • On in ground root stock

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1526- Luke Callahan on Building a Micro Greens Business

Luke Callahan of LocalBusinessPlans.com

Luke Callahan of LocalBusinessPlans.com

Luke’s mission is to help you become a successful entrepreneur. He understands that local, value driven businesses are the foundation of resilient communities. In order to create more successful businesses, we need more entrepreneurs like yourself. And, more importantly, we need you to succeed. Luke, is committed to helping you succeed.

Luke is the founder of Nightlight Farms, a purveyor of Microgreens in Portland, Oregon. His hands-on experience of growing and selling Microgreens at local farmer’s markets and restaurants has provided Luke with the knowledge and expertise involved in building a successful business. This success lead Luke to write the book “The Complete Guide to Growing and Selling Microgreens.”

Luke is also the co-founder of SeedWise.com – The marketplace for non-GMO seeds and plants. The mission of SeedWise is to facilitate the exchange of seeds and plants in order to increase our cultivated genetic biodiversity.

To learn more about Luke, check out localbusinessplans.com

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1525- Listener Feedback for 2-24-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Well I am fresh off a day off and feel pretty good about taking it.  I had pretty much worked full days for about 22 days in a row and just need a reboot.  Since we skipped the feedback show on Monday we will make it up and git er done today.

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on bees, food preservation, permaculture, investing, libertarianism, taxes, the media and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • Michael Jordan on the bee hive honey tap
  • Natural fermented pickling vs. vinegar hot pickling
  • What is a swale, hint first is isn’t a swell, and when do you combine it with hugulkultur
  • How do you put gold and silver into an IRA, well first may be you should not
  • Is there a conflict in libertarianism between defending the week and non intervention
  • Understanding the “marriage penalty tax”
  • How I know what I know about what they will scare you with next

Resources for today’s show…

flavorkingBob Wells Nursery “Plant Of The Week”Flavor King Pluot – It is adaptable from zone 6 to zone 10.

It is a cross between a Plum and an Apricot. It only requires 400 chill hours and ripens late July. It has sensational sweet flavor with reddish-purple skin and crimson flesh.

It will provide you with fruit in late to mid season for your region, extending the stone fruit season for a few extra weeks for many.  While the Flavor King name is a registered trademark the tree itself has been off patent since 2009, so it may be reproduced but not sold or marketed under the name “Flavor King” without agreement with the trademark holder.

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com – Bob Wells Nursery specializes in anything edible: Fruit trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Nine – Everyone is Doing Fine

Watch Us Grow Up on Youtube!

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On The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Nine – Everyone is Doing Fine winter continues but other then some slipping and sliding on the ice no one seems to care, no one except the chickens that is.  They haven’t been outside much but the ducks seem to enjoy all the cold weather and just keep on rocking.

Hans, Franz and Arnold all literally looked like their feathers were frozen early this morning, but didn’t seem to care and they thawed out as soon as the sun sort of came up.  More snow is on the way but it will be in the 50s tomorrow so it is all going to be gone soon.

A few of my fruit trees that went to blossom early likely got nuked, they will be fine but not produce any fruit, it really is okay they are not really read to produce much anyway.  I think it was a combo of the warm winter and first year in the ground that had them come out a bit early.

Buddy and Joe have been separated from the rest of the flock.  The others beat up on Buddy pretty badly and we have decided that one pair of geese is all we will keep long term.  The rest will become roasted deliciousness soon.

Our broody duck went off the job so we got rid of her eggs.  I will explain how you get 18 eggs under one duck today, it isn’t hard.

The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Eight – Ain’t Winter Great

The Muscovie will Pump You Up

The Muscovie will Pump You Up

On The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Eight – Ain’t Winter Great we skipped yesterday due to a lot of work we had to get done this weekend but we are back today and the snow, sleet and ice is with us.  In spite of the winter weather the ducklings don’t really seem bothered.  They are rocking on and seem to be enjoying the snow.  One more example of how much tougher ducklings are compared to chicks.

We have also selected names for the two additional Muscovy drakes from all the suggestions from viewers.  Since the big drake is Arnold (as in Schwarzenegger) one viewer suggested Hans and Franz from the Saturday Night Live skit “Pump You Up” http://bit.ly/1EICYAq

Taking a Day Off

Sometimes You Just Got to Take a Day Off!

Sometimes You Just Got to Take a Day Off!

Guys and Gals, today is being termed a Jack’s Mental Health Day.  I have been putting in 12-14 hour days since the new year began.  Nick Ferguson and I worked though this weekend and I just need to plug in the smart charger and not use the machine for a day.

It is also iced in here, cold as hell, the birds need some extra care.  The plan is to see to them, then the wife and I are going to camp out on the floor in front of the TV with the dogs and cats and do absolutely nothing.  Hopefully it will be everything I have dreamed that it could be like Peter Gibbons above.

There will be an episode of The Duck Chronicles coming out soon, but after that, I am disappearing for a day.  I shall return to tomorrow for an ass kicking version of TSP, you have my word on it.

The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Seven – Name A Muscovy Kevin

In The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Seven – Name A Muscovy Kevin we have our baby limper in the hospital pen again with some of her sisters.

I answer some of your questions that have been coming in and I leave it up to you guys to name two of the Muscovy drakes.

Lastly we have a broody momma duck sitting on about 18 eggs.

A full print with the initial design plan (lot of updates not included) can be found here.  http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/docs/3-4-acre-ff.pdf

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The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Six – The Weeds and Pest Fix

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Today on The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Six – The Weeds and Pest Fix we start with a weight gain report.  I weighed a few of the girls and got an average of 26.9 ounces or right at 1.7 pounds.

So just over a half a pound gained in the last 6 days when they weighed in at 1.14 pounds on the 14th.

Keep in mind that 23 days ago they weighed about 1.8 ounces each!  That means in 23 days they grew 13 fold their original size.  My hope is to get them to about 2.5 pounds before full flock integration.  Keep in mind the adult weight of this breed averages slightly less than 5 pounds.

Also our little limping gal has been placed in a chicken tractor to rest along with 3 sisters to keep her clam.

Mostly today I cover the topic of weed and pest control and browse utilization in a permaculture system using paddock shift grazing.

Episode-1524- Keith Snow on Old School Food Preserving Cooking Techniques

Check Out Harvest Eating for More Great Stuff from Chef Keith Snow.

Check Out Harvest Eating for More Great Stuff from Chef Keith Snow.

Chef Keith Snow left a multi 6 figure income in one of Aspen’s most exclusive restaurants to follow his passion of health eating, seasonal cooking, country living, gardening and preparedness.

Today he joins us to discuss cooking with your preps including using your whole grains, legumes like beans and lentils, pastas, canned foods and more.

Armed with a complete set of resources to make the locavore movement inviting, accessible and easy for the home cook, Chef Keith Snow has spent the last four years using web 2.0 to propel his mission. In 2006, Keith developed and launched Harvest Eating, a unique social network dedicated to seasonal cooking.

Subscribers to his website receive weekly newsletters and visitors to the website gain access to an ever-growing library of over 325 cooking demonstration videos and over 800 categorized recipes.

Today he joins us to discuss old methods of food preparation that were used before the dawn of refrigeration, freezing and even canning.

Resources for today’s show…

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