Episode-2404- Container Gardens for Food Production
Summary: Today we take a look at a subject we really haven’t gone into for a long time, container gardening. I know many listeners have very small yards or no yards and are regulated to growing things on a balcony. Containers though to me are for everyone, they short cut soil prep time, offer many advantages and can be used in a variety of ways that improve your production regardless of your land or lack thereof. Get ready and strap in, I am on fire today with information and resources, this is one of those shows that will overload and work your brain. Join me today as we discuss… Why containers are for all gardeners Grow crops outside of your geographic zone Use your land for plants that really need the space Allows you to grow food anywhere you can find sun Opens up new spacing opportunities Turn some “annuals” into “perennials” Advantages of Container Gardens Very few weeds Easy and fast to build fertility Easy to work, harvest, etc. Easy to extend seasons with Easy to teach others how to do Fits perfectly into zone one design Lots of cheap and free container options Protected to a degree from your lifestock Crops that are ideal for containers Greens of all kinds but here are some people over look Swiss Chard Celery Heart Regrow Amaranth Orach Cress Argula Tomatoes Peppers Patio Blueberries Carrots Daikon Herbs – Basil – Oregano – Parsley – Sage – Rosemary – Chives – Dill Green/Bunching Onions Beans Peas Nasturtiums and other flowers Sweet potato (dual crop) Self Watering Containers – AKA Wicking Beds Perfect for water conservation Actually a lite form of hydroponics/aquaponics Easy to fertilize Allow you to go a week or longer with out gardening Getting really creative No limit to container size Companion planting and succession planting Getting permission to use the space of others Get started anytime of year Growing from seed, why not? Using vertical spaces to increase growing area Expand as you so desire Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Forum – A new little site I started Binance.com Biltong for Breakfast Find Your TSP Facebook Group for Your State Video of My Garden back in 2010 Escape – Journey Sponsors of the Day Butcher Box Backwoods Home Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.