Episode-2476- Half Acre Homesteading – Part Three – Herbs

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Summary: Okay I am calling this series “Half Acre Homesteading” because marketing. The use of two words in a 2-3 word phrase is good at grabbing attention, think “Taco Tuesdays” or anything in that vein. You don’t need a half acre to make today’s show work for you, you can do most of this on even a postage stamp lot, many do. Likewise even if you have a lot more land, then this is what we call zone one design. Creation of a 1/20th – 1/2 acre system that you spend the majority of your activity on and hence it is ultra productive and gives you the greatest ROI on your efforts. I will be covering techniques, varieties of vegetables and perennials, tools, etc. today but it is also a lot about how to think about the concept of small property homesteading. Today we continue with part three of this series and discuss herbs. Join Me Today to Discuss… Intro Segments YouTube Channel of the Week – Mountain Rose Herbs Call the JERK Line at 877-644-1345 What herbs can do for us on the homestead Flavor our food and ferments As food itself Provide fodder for our livestock Make fertilizer Provide medicine Provide tea Boost protien Attract beneficials and repel pests The good news is herbs are very easy to grow Dedicated “herb gardens” Containers Inter-planted with veggies and other plants As margins and borders Some herbs I feel everyone should grow Comfrey Plantain Chickweed Roses Calendula Garlic Mint (including bee and lemon balm) Basil Parsley Thyme Rosemary Sorrel Oregano Goji Berry Dill Sage Using herbs and some specific examples Fresh – brushetta Dry – rubs for meat, teas Salve – comfrey, chickweed and plantain Oils – use dried herbs for safety Ferments – garlic is pretty amazing Tinctures, infusions, etc. Humans and herbs share thousands of years of history   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 Article Explaining the Facts about Comfrey Safety Fermented Vegetables by Christopher and Kristen Shockey Wild Fermentation by Sanor Katz The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook by James Green Red Boat Fish Sauce Frontier Naturals Dehydrated Garlic by the Pound – This is what I use. 1961 – The Fray   Sponsors of the Day Ready Made Resources Free State Project   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.