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Urban Worm Bag

INTRODUCING THE URBAN WORM BAG VERSION 2.0!  THE DURABLE, BREATHABLE, ATTRACTIVE HOME WORM BIN SOLUTION Create organic fertilizer inside your home or apartment using nothing more than common household waste like newsprint, cardboard, and food waste.  I’m adding rabbit poop to the list!! A combination of simplicity, breathability, and durability.     You can buy...

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Aquaponics from Down Under

The guys are talking Aquaponics from Down Under on this week’s We Grow Ours show.  Nick and Don welcome Paul Van Der Werf to the show to chat about the aquaponics industry and commercial aquaponics. Remember if you’re in Phoenix you can catch the show on Independent Talk 1100 am KNFX every Sunday at 1:00...

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Small Livestock Integration

  Small Livestock Integration On this episode of We Grow Ours the topic is Small Livestock Integration.  Using nature as the example this way of raising livestock creates a natural self-regulating organism.  The goal is to create a system that has very little input and produces the maximum amount of food. But this integration is more...

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Bees and Monsanto

Bees and Monsanto Today we bring you the second part of the bee series – bees and Monsanto.  Dan Punch joins Nick and Don on this podcast.  A beekeeper and rescuer, Dan knows bees; including “Africanized” bees. What’s a colony collapse?  What is Monsanto doing to the bees?  What about neonicotinoids and pesticides?  Dan shares...

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Agriscaping

Agriscaping Agriscaping – we didn’t make that word up.  Agriscaping is the art of making your food producing yard look like a masterpiece your neighbor’s will love. On his 6th episode of We Grow Ours, Nick and Don are talking with Justin Rohner of iAgriscape as he shares on creating a yard that will grow a...

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Survival Gardening

Survival Gardening Is survival gardening part of your prepping plan?  While we are advocates of creating a survival pantry those are eventually going to run out. So today we bring you tips for your one survival garden. Of course we also think your survival homestead should include rabbits.  Check out this episode on Small Live Integration:

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What is Bokashi?

On the latest episode of We Grow Ours we are talking Bokashi!  What is Bokashi?  Bokashi is an accelerated way to compost and have that black gold ready for your garden beds. We welcome Morgan of Bokashi Evolution and get all the Bokashi deatail. Come check out the podcast now! Episode 38 – Join the compost...

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Fodder for Feeding Food

Fodder for Feeding Food Fodder for feeding didn’t happen for me overnight.  When I started out raising rabbits I took the route of every first time cuniculturist, I bought a bag of rabbit pellets and started feeding 4 ounces a day.  It was easy, affordable, and functional.  My first four does I had in a...

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Preppers Should Be Storing Lime

  Preppers Should Be Storing Lime Are you already asking yourself why preppers should be storing lime?  It is a valid question if you are not a familiar with Agricultural and Quicklime benefits for gardening, livestock, blacksmithing/smelting and more. Preparedness Advice has a lot of good information on this very topic.  Read the article now.

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Heirloom Seed Providers – Avoid GMOs

  If you want to grow a healthy garden, free of Genetically Modified Organisms (aka GMOs) then your best bet it to purchase seeds.  You want to make sure that you’re buying quality heirlooms seeds from a reputable supplier. Rural Spin has a timely article on just this and a list of 31 heirloom seed...

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Homestead Management

I would venture to say that anyone that thinks homesteading is easy, isn’t doing it.  It is a lot of hands on work and is often a labor of love. Half the battle is accepting that all your work may result in failures and flops but you must keep going.  It will help to have...

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Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

Garlic is probably one of my favorite flavor “enhancers”.  I can’t think of too many dinner dishes that I leave out the garlic.  Fresh, homegrown, garlic is some of the best you’ll ever add to your dishes and it is surprisingly easy to grow. How to Plant Garlic “I sorted through my garlic and pulled...

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Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Backyard Homesteading

It is more than avoiding GMOs – heirloom veggies are better for the backyard homestead. “There are two ways that heirloom seeds save money; they cost less than their hybrid counterparts, and you can save the seeds from year-to-year, thereby cutting seed costs.  Hybrid seeds are the result of deliberately crossing different varieties (think labor...

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The Keyhole Raised Garden

If you’re a backyard gardener, like myself, you’ve probably already put in a raised bed garden.  But have you tried a Keyhole Garden? “Raised bed gardening is my favorite way to garden. I love the ease of set up, harvesting is a snap and, if you set your beds up right, there is little weeding to be done. Making a keyhole garden uses all...

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Recycled Seed Starting Containers

This article TOTALLY appeals to my cheapness!!!  It’s frugaliscious!!! Anyway, gardening can be an expensive venture if you go “No-Limit” on it, buying every doohicky and thingamabob thats recomended by the “experts.”  If gardening is costing you more than buying healthy food, you might be doing it wrong.  Even growing food for feeding your rabbits...

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Super Garlic!

My first thought when I hear “garlic” is vampires and italian food…  But apparently its much more useful than warding off the sparkly immortals and cooking fine cuisine!!!  I still might keep some around incase my creppy New Zealand white rabbits with the red eyes escapes their cages… I’m pretty sure they’re blood suckers… “Garlic...

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Top Ten Survival Foods You Should Grow

Can you live off your land if there’s an emergency? Can you meet your food needs for even a few weeks? Planning perennial agriculture systems, such as food forests, along with getting some chickens is a really good plan long-term – but if you had to start gardening like it’s the end of the world – right...