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Bootstrap Farmer Radio is a podcast discussing how to break into the modern business of agriculture on a bootstrap budget & education. The internet is making more connections and distributing knowledge in a way that makes it accessible for us all. Our focus isn't mega-greenhouses with million dollar machinery, instead, we talk about low-cost, versatile and adaptable green businesses that can sustain a family through the best and worst of times. We find the small farmers running profitable fa ...
 
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If you use mint in your mixed drinks or cook with it, growing mint is a great way to keep it fresh and ready to use! Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions,…
 
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Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Garden…
 
Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Garden…
 
Protect your strawbs this winter so you have a thriving crop next year! Mandatory tips to ensure survival. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look …
 
While cabbage plants are a historically staple crop, you may encounter some problems that need intervention to correct. Let’s discuss some of the most common issues. Learn More: Growing Cabbage: A Guide For Great Heads Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raise…
 
Cabbage is one of those old-school crops that is easy to grow. It’s resistant to the cold, highly nutritious, and easily cooked into a variety of dishes. Growing cabbage in your garden is a great way to learn how to grow food in your garden, as it’s easy enough for beginners but can challenge even experienced gardeners. Plus, the impressive heads a…
 
Learning how to grow veggies in the winter will help you produce far more food from your garden than the average growing. Make use of an entire season! Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come …
 
Rosemary is one of the most universal herbs to grow in your garden. It is a drought-tolerant, low maintenance perennial shrub that can be harvested for a variety of uses and it looks great as an ornamental landscape plant. It produces lovely flowers that come in white, pink, purple, or blue and attracts lots of pollinators. Buy Birdies Garden Beds …
 
You either love it or hate it! That’s what we hear the most about cilantro. Regardless of your personal tastes, you’ll love growing cilantro for its good looks alone. That this whimsical, feathery plant is a delicious garnish is just a bonus! Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden be…
 
Blackberries are a wonderful addition to any culinary garden. Able to grow in both containers and in the ground, once established these hardy perennials produce a sweet and tart fruit year after year. Growing blackberries is fairly easy once you know just a few key details about their life cycles. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10…
 
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We love our candy, chocolate, and cake, but too often take the source of sweetness for granted. So, today we’re going to learn about sugarcane, the number one commercially harvested plant in the world! This grass-type plant takes center stage in food production and cultural history as well as the dessert table. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPIC…
 
We talk about root rot around here pretty often. It’s a common, but really annoying plant disease, and it can be deadly in some circumstances. To the new gardener, it can seem like it happens when you overwater… but that’s only partially true. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden b…
 
As I plan my orchard, tree transplanting skills become ever more important. These trees are expensive and require a good start to life...so let's cover a few mistakes. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wo…
 
Terra cotta is one of my favorite materials for containers, but can look unsightly - here's how I spruce up my terra cotta for the next season! Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multi…
 
Sharing gardening mistakes is crucial to learning how to improve yourself season over season...here are some of mine. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions…
 
Are your plant’s leaves starting to look like they have white or brown squiggles all over them? If so, leaf miner larvae may be hard at work. These tiny larvae chew tunnels through the interior of leaves, creating a complex network of damage that is highly distinctive. Learn More: Leaf Miner Invasion? How To Eliminate Trailblazing Larvae Buy Birdie…
 
If you love herbal tea, you might be surprised to find that you can grow many herbal tea ingredients easily in your garden. Learn More: Growing Tea: Finding Zen in the Garden Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer …
 
Does landscape fabric NEED to be used, or are there better ways? Learn More: 10 Best Landscape Fabric Types & How To Use Them Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and di…
 
What tools are ESSENTIAL in the garden? Here are my personal favorite picks. Learn More: Corona Micro Snips Corona BP 7100D Bypass Pruners Corona RazorTOOTH Pruning Saw Corona Leaf Rake Corona Trowel Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world…
 
You don't have to compost fruit and veggie scraps - you can cook with them or turn them into household products, too! Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions…
 
As we get to the end of the season, don't waste your herbs! There are plenty of ways you can preserve them in the freezer. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimen…
 
If you're in a cold climate and not gardening this fall/winter, try this pre-seeding strategy to get a head start on Spring. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dim…
 
Growing celery but can't figure out why it tastes bad? These tips may help. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here …
 
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