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You CAN Homestead

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 Spring Garden Reflelections & Fall Garden Plans YCH#62 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:27

I would like to tell you about some things I learned this past planting season and talk a little about my plans for the fall and next year. First of all I was thinking about the plants that did best in the HOT Georgia heat with the least care.  I think one would never be […]

 Spring to Fall Gardening, Elderberries, Natural Ant Control,High Heat Turkey Roasting,Scythe YCH #61 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:13

Today I talk about:  Elderberries – Many uses, growing conditions, recipies, and propagation. My elderberries a exploding into dark blue deliciousness.  I talk all about the elderberry plant and leave some links below if you are hungry for more: Do YOU grow elderberries?  Or have YOU ever used them?  I would […]

 Ideas for Using Garden Veggies, Jujube, ACV Uses, Beetle Baffle and DE for Beekeeping, YCH # 60 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:59 Ideas for using zucchini Vinegar rinse for veggies Beetle baffle and diatomaceous earth for bees vs oil traps Jujube Using a sawsall to cut meet.  Redneck meat processing – bone broth soup from neck Life without a microwave Pressure cooking the quickest easiest meals  

 Tumeric, Rooting Willow, Pidgeon Peas, Growing in Pot, No Till VS Till, Fencing Ideas, Many Uses of Cattle Panels, Dealing With Large Snappy Hog YCH#59 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:34 Pidgeon peas Rooting Willow Growing in pots eek! No till vs till gardens Many uses of Cattle panels Fencing Ideas Dealing with a 350 pound snappy hog

 Sumac, Water Hyacinth, Sweet Potato Vine for Food YCH #58 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:35

SUMAC:      I remember a while back reading about a plant that tasted like lemons.  I knew it wasn’t a mint or lemon balm.  But I knew I had read about a substitute for lemons.  I am in zone 8.  Maybe I could raise a small lemon tree (along with my lime and kumquats); but […]

 Azolla, Biofertilisers, Homestead Updates YCH#57 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:52

I have been doing a lot of reading about bio fertilizers and am very impressed with the many uses of azolla. Azolla is a fresh water fern that is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Azolla can double it’s biomass in 2 days. It has a symbiotic relationship with a cyanobacterium (blue […]

 Raising Rabbits, Comfrey, & Homesteading with Rick Worden YCH#56 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:58

Today I interview Rick Worden. He has a great website over at We had a conversation about: Raising rabbits: The benefits – health and cost effective. Natural food and herbs for rabbits vs pellets. The best housing for your climate. Comfrey as feed for animals and fertilizer for your garden. Diseases in rabbits and […]

 5 Bog Plants, Food prices, Rosemary, Permaculture Voices YCH#55 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:17

5 More Water Bog Plants: Water mimosa  (Neptunia oleracea) Water Mint (Mentha aqautica) Water spinach  (Ipomoea aquatic) Watercress  (Nasturcium officiale) Wild rice  (Fritillaria camschatcensis)  

 Ramps, Skirret, Water Celery, Taro, Wasabi, Baby Sheep YCH # 54 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:15

Aquatic Plants Continued Ramps  (Allium tricoccum) Skirret  (Sium sisarum) Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Wasabi  (Wasabi japonica) Water celery  (Oenanthe javanica) MORE EDIBLE WATER GARDEN PLANTS Ramps:  Allium trioccum  AKA: Ramps, Spring Onion, Wild Leek, Wood Leek, Wild Garlic. Ramps are an early spring perennial.  This is well-known with a strong garlic smell and onion like flavor.  They are found in […]

 5 Plants for Your Homestead YCH#53 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:08

  Osage Orange Cornelian Cherry Japanese heartnut Virginia Cherry Shrub Virginia cherry is a very nice adaptable native cherry that grows to 10 feet tall, but is usually shorter and bushy. It produces red edible cherries in summer that are edible and best when dead ripe. They are best described as […]

 Plants for Edible Water Gardens, Spring Fever, Jiaogulan, Beansprouts YCH# 52 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:40

Edible Water Gardens Can Be: Natural Ponds Artificial Ponds Aquaponics Systems Natural ponds have the advantage that you could grow colonies op plants.  Be careful not to introduce non native, invasive species into ponds that can spread to greater waterways. Artificial ponds can be anything from a container that holds a few plants in water, […]

 Edible Water Gardens, Seed Balls, Blueberries, Motherwort, Getting Ready For Spring YCH # 51 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:54

What To Do With All Those Old Seeds – Seed Balls: A seed ball is also called “earth ball”.  It is a variety of seeds rolled into a ball with clay.  Also humus or compost may be added as microbial inoculants.  Cotton-fibres or liquefied paper may be added to strengthen the outside  to protect the clay […]

 Aqauponics, Resistant Starches, Chlorella, Cod Liver Oil YCH # 50 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:50

Time Stamp For Podcast: I have decided to try and add a time stamp for the podcast.  it is a little more work, but I believe this will benefit people in being able to quickly find info they are interested in.  Let me know if this is worthwhile to you. 00-28.30 Aqauponics by Gale  Basic […]

 Aquaponic Gardening With Sylvia Bernstein YCH #49 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:08

I feel so honored that Sylvia agreed to come on and chat about aquaponics.  Sylvia is a wonderful teacher and loves aquaponics.  She even gave up a dream job to pursue her love for this.  I am linking below to her website, aquaponic community, Facebook page, book, and You Tube Channel.  If you’re not so […]

 Walipini, Organizing, Edible Indoor Plants, Soapmaking YCH#48 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:03

Gale’s Show Notes and Links:–bacon-costs-rise-as-piglets-pay-the-price Walipini 3 kind of organizers:  Perfectionist, Functionalist, Creative Could edible plant be used as decorative.  Crazy idea for curtains from plants. How is it going feeding dogs real food.  What works for me. Dog Slaw, sweet potato, green beans, eggs, meat in the crock pot, coconut oil. […]


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