Episode-915- Efficient Vegetable and Protien Production on Small Homesteads
Summary: Buff Orpington an Efficient Dual Purpose Bird I get a lot of questions from recent paleo converts as to how do I homestead and prep with paleo in mind. Since I have decided that large amounts of rice and bean are not as useful to me as moderate amounts of meat and veggies, well things have actually gotten a lot easier, not harder. Today I want to discuss building efficient food production systems, most, not all of this can be done on small homesteads like suburban lots, some of what we will discuss will require at least a few acres but as usual pick and choose what works for you. Join me today as we discuss… Top picks for efficient protein production Hens or ducks (mostly for eggs) Rabbits Aquaponics (not all it is cracked up to be) Aquaculture Top efficient trouble free crops and what to do with them Cucumbers Sweet potato Jerusalem Artichoke Ground Nut Old grains, Amaranth, Quinoa, Millet, Sorghum, Old Corn, Sunflower Weeds, plantain, lambs-quarters, dandelion, chickweed, etc Cow pea, black eyed pea, etc. Okra Underutilized greens, huauzontle, New Zealand spinach, malabar spinach, orach, vegetable amaranth Peppers (yep) “Green” beans Winter squash (butternut and long neck beat borers) “hull-less seed pumpkins” jury is still out Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSP Gear Shop Join Our Forum ShelfReliance.com – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) Links for Seeds on Many of the Items I discussed Hulless Pumpkin Huauzontle New Zealand Spinach Jerusalem Artichoke Tubers (lots of great varieties, good source) Menonite Sorghum Millet Seed Varieties Aukses Millet – Very Productive Quinoa Seed Varieties Bucks Horn Plantain Malabar Spinach Purslane – I should have mentioned this one as well 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.