Sunday, October 27, 2013

Article: Composting Using Black Soldier Flies & Worm Bins

Hello Everyone!

Here is the link for a article that  covers Composting Using Black Soldier Flies and Worm Bins.  This article was published on

Next I will be covering Fall Gardening for Homesteaders and more!

Troy Brooks

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Eat 8 Vegetables To Lower Blood Pressure

Beets, leafy greens and other vegetables are high in nitrate and "may" help lower blood pressure naturally.  They do so by relaxing your blood vessels and improving circulation.

As a Certified Master Herbalist I recommend eating these plants RAW if you can as you will preserve the vitamin and mineral content which is often depleted or reduced when heat is applied in the form of cooking.

You can also juice some of the like beets, spinach, celery and kale.

Here's the list:

Many of these seeds are included in our Heirloom Seeds Packages and can be purchased directly from our website.  Several of them can even be grown indoors all year long as they are shade tolerant plants.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kitchen Scraps That will Grow In Your Garden

Here is our list of 12 simple plants that will regrow from your kitchen scraps:

Fennel, Cabbage, Scallions, Leeks, Garlic, Bok Choy, Celery, Romaine Lettuce, Sweet Potatoes, Pineapple, Ginger and Lemongrass:

Have you planted your Heirloom Seed Garden this year?  There are so many Heirloom Seeds which you can plant all year long, even indoors.    We look forward to being your new source for Heirloom Seeds and of course our Mother Nature Proof Survival Seed Capsule

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hello fellow Gardners!

If you're into Square Foot Gardening here is a simple tool (chart) that you can use to help you plant that beautiful garden.  For example this chart takes the guess work out of many heirloom green peppers, tomatoes, egg plant, squash, cucumbers etc to plant.  Now you just have to figure out the benefits of companion gardening as well.   Much Success!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Planting in Plastic Bottles

Planting in plastic bottles just makes sense.  Plastic bottles are space savers.  You can hang them and we even show you how to in the picture below:

You can plant flowers, vegetables such as lettuce, onions, radishes etc., like the ones in the below picture:

As you can see we are using pop/soda bottles and water bottles.  Instead of throwing them out why not grow something delicious inside of them?

You can even use milk jugs to garden in.  It's about imagination and creativity.  Run a wooden stick through the handles and hang the entire set-up somewhere and make a dull location become full of life and beauty.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fresh Organic Heirloom Garden Salad

Summertime is here and and what a wonderful time to eat fresh salads that are grown from your Heirloom Seeds and guess what?  You don't need to be a Vegetarian to enjoy such delicious and nutritious food.

Here is a delicious salad recipe:

Fresh young coconut strips, avacodos, tomato, cucumber, onion, garlic, lemon, oregano, cilantro, dash of olive oil and Himalayan salt!

 Bon appetite.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lettuce in a Bottle

Self explanatory:  Lettuce in a bottle.

We advocate recycling and using these materials to grow your own food. It is so simple to cut water bottles (that don't contain BPA) in them and reuse them for growing food. 

The above picture demonstrates how just how easy it is to grow something as simple as lettuce in container.  Just call it container gardening!

You can do this in limited spaces, even on balconies and apartments.  What do you think about this idea?  Are you already doing it or know of someone who is doing container gardening?

Don't be scared to get your hands dirty!