It's that time of year again when all our hard earned produce becomes ripe and ready to eat. But after a week or two of Tomatoes, or squash, or (fill in the Blanks) you start to wonder if there is a way you can save some of that great homegrown food for later in the [...]
Growing Your Own Grub Blog and Podcast
Fresh Food, fresh Air, how to do it yourself, and enjoy doing it. Showing how I do it is the goal of Growing Your Grub.
Occasionally, when I run across an author or expert on a subject we believe will be of interest you you, we will have them on for an interview so we can all share the experience.
But Our main focus is how to show you how easy it is to start and grow your own organic garden, choose what you want to grow, and finally at the end of the season, how to harvest your crop. In the process, you will have plenty of fresh food that you grew yourself.
What can be fresher?
Manduca quinquemaculata One of the most devastating garden pests is now making the rounds. If you haven't had a visit from the Tomato HornWorn, consider yourself lucky. Theses beasts can devour a complete tomato plant in a day or two. About the diameter of an adult male's thumb and up to 5 inches long, you [...]
Although I made this video a couple of years ago, the recent hot weather I experienced for the past two weeks reminded me of the importance of knowing how to garden in hot weather. I know most of these are common sense, but I did want to share these tips with you so you won't [...]
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to raise – yes, raise – the limits for glyphosate residue allowed on fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. stores. Glyphosate is the key ingredient in Roundup, Monsanto’s widely used broad-spectrum herbicide. MIT Report on Glysophate Health Issues In 2009, a French court found Monsanto guilty [...]
This past month has been a tough one for many here in the US. First, the Moore Oklahoma Tornados hit, we had a 5.7 earthquake here in Northern California, follwed by wildfires here and in many places in the country, especially in Colorado. All these emergencies really help to point out how important being prepared [...]
Before I get started on Composting, here is a video that explains the balance needed for hot composting, and does it very well. Compost if one of the most important ingredients to add to your vegetable garden. It adds nutrient back to the soil, and can reduce garbage otherwise sent to the landfill. But to [...]
In an earlier Episode, I spoke about how effective and easy it was to extend your growing season with a hoophouse like Elliot Coleman wrote about in his books. Listener Rev John Watton did me one better and shared some photos of his success in Newfoundland, Canada. That's Zone 4, Folks. These photos were taken [...]
This week I decided to discuss 3 Easy ways to Garden for Vegetables. While I concede the third is open for disagreement, I still consider it easier than many other methods, especially fr beginners. Container Gardening Straw-Bale Gardening as taught by Joel Karsten Raised Bed Gardening Joel Karsten ( who has been a guest on [...]