Episode-425- Eight Essential Survial Gardening Skills

Today we take a look at developing eight conventional and unconventional skills for the survival gardener.  Ways that you can maximize production, protect your crops, extend your seasons and maximize space.

I am also going to do a follow up on my comments about the Arizona immigration bill yesterday, giving you what Paul Harvey would call “the rest of the story”.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Succession planting
  • Trellising
  • Guerrilla gardening
  • Companion planting
  • Container gardening
  • Sheet mulching and rough mulching
  • Water harvesting
  • Wildlife identification

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9 Responses to Episode-425- Eight Essential Survial Gardening Skills

  1. When I click on the show link I get yesterdays show.

  2. Modern Survival

    @ken325

    Restart your browser this was corrected over a half an hour ago. Anyone seeing it now is dealing with a cache issue,

    Jack

  3. “Try Yoga and meditation”

    I think that guy’s been “listening to Episode 420″ a few too many times, if you get my drift … :P

  4. Jack! I had a ‘eureka’ moment after today’s show. I planted peas in January this year in two different spots in my garden… on one end, they look a bit sickly… in the same bed, on the opposite end, they are the picture of health.

    I’d been puzzling over why there would be such a difference within the same bed, only a few feet apart… I think I know why now!

    The sickly peas are right next to a big healthy clump of chives that made it through the winter.

    No onions, garlic or chives near the other (healthy) bunch…

    Thanks for a great show!
    LvsChant

  5. You have more professional cool than I do. I would told that libby socialist scum to suck an Obama. He actually said, you should be ashamed for having an opinion. WTF?

    Ok, about gardening. Montana has like a 90-120 days to grow whatever you can before subzero returns.

    Guerrilla gardening? On private or public land? I know if I tried that in the National Forest and got caught, I would do months in federal prison.

  6. Crispy Critter

    Jack, you have a tendency to crack me up at least once per episode. Today it was your impression of the granny who always cut the end piece of the roast before cooking it. Priceless impression, Jack!

    Besides the occasional uncontrollable outburst of laughter, your podcasts keep me genuinely interested and motivated. I’m willing to bet others feel the same way. Keep up the great work, Jack.

  7. Great show, Jack. One of the things that has attracted me to your shows and way of thinking is the philosophy of eating 3x per day, versus fighting only a few times in a lifetime.

    Just one small word of caution when mulching in the garden. Be careful of what you are using, as some mulch items may change the pH levels of the soil. Certain tree materials, such as pine needles, can make your soil more acidic and contain a chemical component that inhibits germination in some plants (like corn). Make sure you are testing your soil annually, and if using materials for mulching like pine needles, balance it out with grass clippings and such to correct pH levels.

  8. I liked your idea about using peas as a companion plant to fix nitrogen in the garden soil. I never thought of that, but probably should have.. we plant clovers and vetches as green cover crops in our pecan orchard to achieve the same nitrogen benefits. That’s why I love these podcasts and the other great blogs/forums that are available now.. it’s always nice to share ideas and learn from each other.

  9. RadioKrafter

    Jack:
    You were going to post a link to one of Cam Mather’s books that you referred to in the show notes. Would this be it?

    http://www.amazon.com/Thriving-During-Challenging-Times-Independence/dp/0973323361/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272821798&sr=8-1

    The link to Cam’s publisher in the show notes on Podcast 365 is dead.

    Good stuff; Thank You for all the effort!!