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Episode-950- 8 More Unusual or Underated Crops for the Homestead

Mouse Melon - One of the Cool Plants We Discuss Today

Mouse Melon – One of the Cool Plants We Discuss Today

Sometimes you just get a bit tired of all the negative things going on out there.  Mid summer seems like some of the worst of those days, hot long days filled with news of encroachment on liberty, economic doom and more.

For me gardening and planting along with planning for future planting and homesteading activities offers me solace.  It doesn’t fix the problems, as I said yesterday when I quoted Steven Covey, “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.”  Sadly we have many consequences to face but as Mr. Covey put it we do control our actions, NOW, today and tomorrow.

In the garden we find both a positive action and emotional and I believe phyical therapy.  In fact I believe much or our nation can be healed with gardening and homesteading.  If you think I am over selling the power of growing food to heal, have a look at this recent article about putting gardens into our prisons.

There is a power of anything that allows a person to really create something, it gives them something that is really theirs, something to value, something they want to keep and protect vs. yet another shiny thing to try to acquire.  This sums up much of what is wrong in America.  With this in mind I bring you today’s show, a simple break and a look at growing some things you may have never thought of before.

Join Me Today As I Tell You About Some Underrated Crops Such As…

  • Sorghum – (for grain and popping)
  • Mouse Mellon – (actually a cucumber, sort of)
  • Old Corn Varieties – (parching, four and flint)
  • Tomatillo
  • New Zealand Spinach
  • Salsify / Scorzonera
  • Hulless Pumpkins (Styrian and others)
  • Asparagus Pea

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Seeds and Seed Sources

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