Episode-117- Diverse Options for Survival Container Gardening
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Today we take a look at different varieties of crops for container gardening and some of the advantages that container gardening offers both the land owner and the survivalist who doesn’t have much or even any land to work with.
Tune in today to hear,
- A bit on why I put so much emphasis on gardening
- The advantages of container gardening even for the person with a good amount of land
- How even an apartment renter can grow some pretty diverse sources of food
- A great variety of Blue Berry for the container garden and it even handles heat
- Yes you can grow an olive tree even a bonsai version if you need to keep things small
- Five great varieties of tomato for containers
- Seven awesome types of peppers for patios and pots
- Yes you can even grow zucchini in containers I will give you two varieties made for doing it
- We even talk about a dwarf runner bean and a dwarf pea that work great even in small pots
- Citrus? You bet a variety each of lemons, limes and oranges that handle container growing well
- Dwarf figs and even regular figs can handle the chill if you bring em inside when it really gets cold
- Five Catalogs you really need to order and they are free
Resources for Today’s Show
- Gurneys Nursery Catalog Request
- Seeds of Change Catalog Request
- Baker Creek Catalog Request
- Henry Fields Catalog Request
- Rain Tree Nursery
- Seed Savers Exchange Catalog
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Really enjoy your podcasts. There is a ton of insightful information hear that I can use. I’ve also been inspired to start my own garden. You’ve mentioned posting links/pics of your new beds in Hot Springs. Where can I find those pics and pics of your current beds? Thanks again.
Here is a link to the forum thread with those pictures and a bit about what we did there.
Very interesting. I got interupted several times and will listen to it again.
Have you done a youtube.?
your allowed 10 minutes. use microsoft movie maker and use some of your pictures..
I had solid clay and now with the leaves
things grow very nicely.
I know from a previous garden that in order to have a thriving population of worms you need lots of organic stuff in the dirt.
There was a guy on the internet who farmed in garbage bags.. bags he made himself heat sealing them.
Great show! Burpee bought Cooks, that is why you will see some of the same seeds in both of them.
How long can you save seeds ?
Another great show.
Thinking of dependencies, an adjunct to container gardening is backyard aquaponics.
There may be some benefit for homeowners with a small plot of land…
Great show. I’m a new listener and am attempting to catch up, I’ve just gotten to this show so far.
But on topic. We started gardening this past summer. We don’t have much space, and the dirt we have it solid clay with some huge rocks thrown in. So containers is what we do.
We grew the standards, but I wanted something different, so I did watermelon. There are many small varieties out there, I chose Cream of Saskatchewan and Golden Midget. I made up some Earthbox type containers out of those huge plastic tubs that people use for drinks at parties. They grew pretty well, and I got some watermelons. I’ll probably try a different variety at some point since these weren’t as sweet as I expected.
I already orderd some stuff from seeds of change, thanks!!!