Episode-142- Composting, Gardening and Global Politics

Well my Monday morning show was preempted by equipment failure.  I rectified it and show #142 was done on an afternoon drive home.  Today’s show starts with just a few of the many things that have me concerned about the coming year and reinforce why we prep.

Today’s show discusses in its’ first 10 minutes some of the current events on my radar.  Such as more power for Chavez, Clinton is off to the far east to discuss climate change and Obama is sending signals of weakness to Iran and escalating the Afghan war with NO PLAN for exit.  Sound familure?  Where the hell is our “hope and CHANGE”?

I then move on to a more enjoyable subject of gardening and composting.  I cover building raised beds, my special custom mix for a new raised bed.  I continue with the right first crops for a new bed and putting it to sleep at the end of the season in a way that produces amazing second season soil.  I also discuss three types of “worm composting”, give away some special secrets for soil enrichment and tell you about a brand of compost to NEVER waste your money on.

15 Responses to Episode-142- Composting, Gardening and Global Politics

  1. GREAT SHOW.
    AS LONG AS YOUR NOT SICK URINE IS A SOURCE OF NITROGEN, EXPECIALLY FOR SQUASH.
    DON’T FORGET TO KEEP A USED FOOD BLENDER AND BLENDING ALL OF YOUR FOOD WASTES. THE SMALLER THE FOOD PARTICLE THE QUICKER THEY BREAKDOWN AND FASTER WORMS WILL EAT THE STUFF.

    I COMPOST BETWEEN THE ROWS OF FOOD, WHERE I WALK.

    IT IS LESS WORK. i FILL UP THE DEPRESSIONS BETWEEN THE ROWS OF CROPS ALL SUMMER LONG.
    MOST PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT WITH OUT WORMS YOU
    CAN’T EXPECT A GOOD ORGANIC CROP.

    ALSO YOU CAN BURN ANY ORGANIC MATTER AND COVER IT BEFORE THE COMPUSTION IS COMPLETE SO THAT YOU ARE CREATING CHARCOAL.. WHICH IS GOOD FOR YOUR SOIL.

    cHARCOAL TAKES MANY YEARS MORE TO BREAK DOWN THAN JUST LEAVES. tHE CHARCOAL CAN ABOSORB A LOT OF WATER AND MINERALS.

  2. Modern Survival

    Good comments Joe but hey man take some blog netiqute advice and loose the all caps key. (Grin)

  3. As always, a great informative show. You’ve convinced me to build raised beds and follow some of your composting suggestions. Thanks, Jack.

  4. I wish i woulda heard the rock thing happen :(

  5. Jack,

    Can we run the meet through cats and dogs then compost the “end ” product or are there worm complications ?

  6. Correction “meat” sorry!

  7. I have gone dumpster diving when I was short on produce to add to my compost pile. It can really jump start things when you add the “waste” that the grocery stores throw out.

  8. Jim in SW Mich

    Will be giving the “Lasagna”, layers of newspaper, compost, mulch & peat moss, method a whirl. Self sufficiency and keep fedzilla at bay kudos to all!

  9. Geesh. I need to re-listen to this one with paper and pen in hand. Great content, Jack. Thanks.

  10. Modern Survival

    @Mark,

    It is generally advised to NOT compost the waste of meat eating animals.

  11. Great show, sorry we missed the expletive fest!

    Can you post your compost “recipe” online, so it’s more accessible? I’d like to send it to my parents, but usually can’t take notes while I’m listening because I’m driving home at the time. Stuff like this would be nice to have in text format rather than just audio.

  12. I digged the show. Fortunately, though, the email threat predictions from “Golda Meir’s bodyguard” are exaggerated. Check out http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/juvalaviv.asp I like to check out any chain email I hear about or receive by searching Snopes because they do their own research.

  13. Modern Survival

    @Loren,

    Good find! That blows this did not come to me as a typical chain it was reported as a direct contact. What it looks like is the predictions are real but the proposed credentials are in question.

    I honestly don’t think it is far off though.

  14. I’ll have to listen to this again now that I’m at the computer and can write down your “ingredients.” I need to get on the ball and get my raised garden beds finished. Just planted 10 fruit trees–this is my first year with a yard, so I’ve got catch up planting to do, heh.

    I’m not sure if you’ve talked about the droughts we’re looking at around the world for this year, but here’s a link and more reason than ever to get the backyard garden growing:

    http://www.marketskeptics.com/2009/02/2009-global-food-catastrophe.html

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