Episode-110- TSP Rewind – Getting Ready for Fall Gardening
Summary: Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally Episode-1835- Getting Ready for Fall Gardening and was originally published on July 26, 2016. The following are the original show notes from that episode… Today it will be over 100 in much of the nation. This is our toughest time of year in central Texas. Grass is turning brown and the other thing that really thrives are snake, lizards, grasshoppers and things that eat grasshoppers. Shade is the number one commodity if you are out side. Even as a boy in Pennsylvania my Grandfather referred to this time of year as “the dog days”. What he meant was leave any outside dog alone, they might bite as they are so miserable in the heat. So it may seem like an odd time to discuss fall gardening. Well let me put you in touch with reality. Even for me where it is so how that two Hobbits threw a ring into my back yard to destroy it yesterday the first frost date right now is only, 107 days away. If you live say in central Pennsylvania you are looking at 76 days or less. You want me to really freak you out? As of today we are only 121 days from Thanksgiving and 152 days until Christmas. In short despite the heat and long summer days, Fall is coming and coming fast, in fact we are right now only 58 days from September 22, the Fall Equinox and official beginning to fall. Join Me Today as We Discuss… Bed maintenance for beds you won’t be planting with “crops” Biochar, manure, green sand, other amendments Mulch Cover Crops Heavy Harvest of the Summer Crops New Bed Establishment Site selection Why this is a good time to establish new beds Getting ready for the fall crops Protection or not? Killing Weeds Starting seeds (sometimes indoors) Selecting plants from a nursery 10 Crops for the fall garden Spinach Chard Beets Garlic (planting for next fall) Onions and Leeks Broccoli Cabbage Kale Carrots – Frankly most root crops Lettuce Getting the Edge on Cool Weather Windbreaks Southern Exposure Row Covers Micro Green Houses Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum TspAz.com – Support TSP When You Shop on Amazon Gettin Down on the Mountain – Corb Lund 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. Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link. 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.