Podcast #36 Seed Saving How to Save Garden Seed

Seed saving is one of the lost arts to many modern gardeners. It’s my aim to change that. Learning how to seed save is one of the most important things you can do for you self-reliance, preparedness, and frugal nature. It’s also an important tradition we’re in danger of losing.

Learn how to save your garden seed. There's nothing like never having to buy seed again and upping your self-reliance and preparedness level. Great tips, her family has been saving several strains of seed for over 100 years.

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Episode #28 Direct Sow Your Garden Seed

Knowing how to direct sow your garden seed is important for anyone wanting to grow their own food.Love these tips, knowing which seeds to soak, when to plant, and companion planting tips will help our garden produce the most veggies yet!

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In this episode we discuss the importance of knowing how to direct sow your garden seed and having heirloom seed. We’ll discuss:

  • When to plant your summer garden
  • Which seeds to soak overnight
  • What direct sow method means
  • What germination means
  • When not to plant certain seeds
  • When you should not soak your seeds
  • Which vegetables you shouldn’t direct sow
  • Definition of growing season
  • Companion Planting
  • How to keep birds from pulling out your new starts
  • Crop rotation, what it is, and tips for your garden

 

Resources and show notes:

Why Heirloom Seeds Are Best and Intro to Heirloom Seeds

My free 40+ page Heirloom Gardening Guide!

How to Plant Potatoes

How to Plant and Grow Squash

How to Plant and Grow Beets

10 Easy Steps to Grow Your Own Food

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10 Easy Steps to Grow Your Own Food

There is little else more rewarding than growing your own food. It cuts down on your grocery bill, improves your health, makes you more self-sustainable, brings families together, and brings us closer to God.

If you’ve never grown  your own food or had a garden, it can feel a little bit intimidating. It seems everyone has tons of advice on the wrong and right way to do things. But you just want to get growing. These 10 steps will get you growing your own food in no time.10 Easy Steps to Grow Your Own Food

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Podcast Episode #18 Garden Planning in Winter

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Garden Planning in Winter Pioneering Today Podcast #18

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3 Tips for Planning Gardening Success in Winter

When I asked on my Facebook page which post you’d rather read about, gardening was above and beyond the clear winner. If you’re sitting in one of the frigid cold, fresh winter storm, and two feet of snow areas, you might be wondering why on earth I’d be writing a gardening post now. I mean, ya can’t plant a blessed thing outside right now.

You’re right. We can’t plant anything right now, but experienced gardener’s know, the best gardens come from some early planning. And that my friend, is something we can do right now.3 Tips for Planning Garden Success in Winter Get a jump on your best growing year ever or starting a garden for the first time!

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Pioneering Today Podcast Episode #3 Intro to Heirloom Seeds

Intro to Heirloom Seeds Pioneering Today Podcast #3 www.melissaknorris.comWe’ll post new episodes every Friday. If you subscribe you’ll get every episode for free. Subscribe via RSS

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Heard the term heirloom gardening and seeds? Wondering what exactly heirloom plants mean and why they’re beneficial for your food supply and garden?

We’ll discuss:

  • The 3 characteristics a plant must have to be considered heirloom
  • History of heirloom seeds
  • Basics of seed saving
  • Where to get heirloom seed
  • Major benefits of heirloom plants
  • Best type of heirloom plants to begin seed saving

I look forward to sharing with you. Please email me at melissa(at)melissaknorris(dot)com with questions or comments. I’d love to have a readers show where I answer your questions. Or leave your question in the comments section below.

Pioneering Today Podcast Episode 2 GMO 101 What’s In Your Food?

GMO 101 What's In Your Food? Pioneering Today Podcast www.MelissaKNorris.com

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Hearing a lot about GMO food? Not sure exactly what it means? Join me in today’s episode to learn all about GMO foods.

We’ll discuss:

  • The 3 types of seeds
  • How GMO seeds and plants are made
  • Why they’re dangerous for our health
  • How they will impact our food supply

I look forward to sharing with you. Please email me at melissa(at)melissaknorris(dot)com with questions or comments. I’d love to have a readers show where I answer your questions. Or leave your question in the comments section below.

Resources: Non-GMO Project , How to Avoid GMO Food, and Is the Bible Against GMO’s.

Pioneering Today Podcast Episode #1 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Welcome to the first episode of the Pioneering Today Podcast Episode #1.Pioneering Today Podcast www.melissaknorris.com

I’m so excited to get to share my new radio show with you. We’ll post new episodes every Friday. If you subscribe you’ll get every episode for free.

In this episode we’re going to talk about one of my favorite subjects and past times, the benefits of growing your own food. We’ll discuss:

  • The 5 main benefits of growing your own food
  • The nutritional factor
  • The different type of plants/seeds
  • Grow your own food even if you don’t have much space

I look forward to sharing with you. Please email me at melissa(at)melissaknorris(dot)com with questions or comments. I’d love to have a readers show where I answer your questions. Or leave your question in the comments section below.

Resource:

Grow Basil Indoors Without Soil

10 Easy Tips to Grow Your Own Food

 

Pioneering Today-How to Plant and Grow Potatoes

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One of my favorite things about the pioneer lifestyle is growing our own food. But with recent biotech and GMO’s sneaking into our food, it’s not just about being frugal or the added health benefits (you did know home grown vegetables and fruits have more nutrients, right?), it’s about protecting our families.

Until recently, there were no GMO potatoes on the market, but now the FDA is assessing a GMO potato bred by J.R. Simplot Co.How to Plant and Grow Potatoes www.melissaknorris.com

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Homemade Refried Beans in 10 Minutes

In my quest to eliminate processed foods, I’m learning how to make even more of my own food from scratch. Like many of you, I’m busy and some recipes take a lot of prepping or time. I canned up a bunch of our heirloom October beans this fall. I’ve used them in soups, chili, and casseroles, but decided to try them with tacos. Enter my homemade refried bean recipe, that get this, only takes 10 minutes to make!

While I love our Tarheel Green Beans, the versatility of October beans make them a close second as my favorite. Like our Tarheel beans, this seed came from North Carolina. If you’re just venturing into heirloom seeds, beans are the perfect intro as you don’t have to worry about cross-pollination or fermenting when saving the seeds.Homemade Refried Beans in 10 Minutes www.MelissakNorris.com

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