Today we have Sam Benowitz founder of Raintree Nursery with us to discuss unique and unusual plants and trees from all over the world and the work Raintree does to rediscover lost plant varieties. I promise you that if sit down with a Raintree Catalog you will find plant varieties you can grow that you probably never even knew existed. You can request the Raintree Catalog at this link.
When I asked Sam the first question I was literally blown away at the commonalities between the mission of Raintree and The Survival Podcast community, it literally sounded at times that he was quoting from “The Revolution is You”.
It also turns out that Sam and I share a common Ukrainian heritage and that many of the plants Raintree sells originally come from the Ukraine where my family immigrated from around the turn of the 19th Century.
Join Us Today to Learn…
- What makes growing food a revolutionary act
- The mission of Raintree Nursery
- The importance of knowledge about the needs of the plants you grow
- Cross pollination requirements for various plants
- Extending your season by staggering early, late and ever bearing varities
- Primocane vs floricane berries
- Some thoughts on unique plants for your back yard including
- Sea Buckthorn – (find this plant at Raintree)
- Goumi- (find this plant at Raintree)
- Gooseberry- (find this plant at Raintree)
- Kiwi- (find this plant at Raintree)
- Hazelnuts- (find this plant at Raintree)
- Edible Dogwoods -(find this plant at Raintree)
- Currents- (find this plant at Raintree)
- Mini Dwarf Apples- (find this plant at Raintree)
- May Pop and other Passion Flora- (find this plant at Raintree)
- Ordering live plants at the right time of the year and shipping issues
- Maximizing small properties with compact highly productive vines
Additional Resources for Today’s Show
- Members Support Brigade
- TSP Gear Shop
- Join Our Forum
- MURS Radio – (sponsor of the day)
- Fortress Self Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day)
- The Raintree Nursery Website
- Raintree on Facebook – (Please “like” their page if you use Facebook)
- Ron Hood’s Survival.com Magazine
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