When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 88 – June 4, 2018 – When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Tanya asks: I would love to hear your thoughts on starting a homestead in mid life. We are looking to homestead in the near future and we are a married couple in our mid 40s with a young son (4 yrs). People say it would be futile as we are too old for such a lifestyle. I think it could be an advantage in having the wisdom and forethought to homestead smart, not back-breaking hard, not break-the-bank hard. 

How To Properly Use A Greenhouse

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 87 – May 28, 2018 – How To Properly Use A Greenhouse.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Troy asks – How do you properly use a greenhouse? I bought a small 6×8 plastic greenhouse to use. I had horrible luck. It didn’t retain any heat at night and if any sun was out, it got between 30 – 50 degrees hotter than outside and would fry my plants. I don’t know where I’m going wrong.

Return of Investment In Homesteading

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 86 – May 28, 2018 – Return of Investment In Homesteading.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Kolbi Asks – I would love to hear more about if you feel that the financial investments you’ve made for homesteading projects have helped you save money later. For example, have you gardening expenditures begun to pay for themselves in terms of produce you’ve harvested? If not, do you think they will over the course of several years? Same for, say, quail – have you been able to start making up your infrastructure costs? How long do you think that takes? Can homesteading ever put one in the black or are you always in the red? We’re just starting out and I’m really interested to learn more about typically how long it takes to recoup infrastructure costs.

Protecting Plants In The Heat of Summer

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 85 – May 25, 2018 – Protecting Plants In The Heat of Summer

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Randy Asks – What are some strategies for protecting veggie plants in heat of summer? We have a lot of 95+ degree days here and it would be nice to hear some new strategies of keeping plants shaded/cooler to improve production.

Outdoor and Summer Kitchens

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 84 – May 23, 2018 – Outdoor and Summer Kitchens.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Sarah Asks – What are your thoughts on the usefulness of a summer kitchen? This is our first summer and with all the stuff I want to can from the garden I can see that I will be paying through the nose on electric bills to cool the house back down.

Planting Trees and Shrubs In Less Than Ideal Soil

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 83 – May 21, 2018 – Planting Trees and Shrubs In Less Than Ideal Soil.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Alexandra Asks – What is the best way to prepare the soil for planting trees and shrubs, on property that has hard compacted grey soil, with no nice top soil, only enough for grass to barely penetrate. How long would you take before hand to prep your tree spot?