Friday, November 30, 2012

How To Germinate Heirloom Seeds Indoors

How To Germinate Heirloom Seeds 

Step #1:

We first start our Heirloom seeds using egg cartons.  So if you've been throwing them away, now you have a reason to keep them.  You can add a little dirt in the tray BEFORE placing the seed inside.  We personally put approximately 2 or 3 Heirloom seeds per hole in the egg carton tray.  However you can place as many seeds as you would like to grow.  Below is a picture of step #1.  Our Heirloom Seeds have a high germination rate because they are sold fresh.

Step #2
After adding our Heirloom Seeds fill in the rest of the holes with dirt.  Then add a label to the carton with the contents of the tray.

Step # 3

Once we've have added the dirt we then plastic wrap to the egg cartons to create a mini green house effect. You don't have to use this method but we've had excellent results from this method.  You then apply several holes to let air circulate in and out of the egg carton. 

Step #4

You then place your eggs carton out in the sun (weather permitting) or you can place them in a room were the temperature is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  Your seeds should start germinating in about 7-10 days depending on the type of seeds you are planting.

Here is a tip:

You can increase the success in terms of high germination by soaking your seeds for 2-4 hours before planting.  Some seeds like peas, green beans, string beans will greatly benefit from this.  If you want to increase the effectiveness of this soak them in our Bloomin Minerals as before planting instead of plain old water.  The Bloomin Minerals will make have a positive effect on your yield of your garden and you will be the envy of your neighbors.  Turn your "Black Thumb" into a "Green thumb" with Bloomin Minerals.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to Save Heirloom Turnip Seeds

How to Save Heirloom Turnip Seeds:

Turnips-Are bee pollinated, self-incompatible, biennial roots that easily cross with many other bassicas; turnip, radish, rape, mustard, rutabaga, Chinese cabbage, and wild  varieties of turnip and mustard. 

You're safe from crossing only if your seed bearers are not within 1/4 mile of any of those related plants while both are flowering.  But the problem the first year is to get the parent plant through the winter.  In the coldest zones, dig and store the root, and then replant the next spring. 

In warmer areas mulch and leave in the garden.  Allow 18 inches between seeding plants.  After seed pod become yellow, cut the stalks and manage like cabbage.

Turnip seed is very strong; with care it should keep it's germinating power for 5 years or more.

We invite you to order our Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds TODAY.  Get your 15,000+ Heirloom Seeds Package specifically designed for those Preppers, Survivalist, Garden Enthusiast and of course people like us i.e. your down to earth Homesteaders. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Watercress Soup Recipe: Comfort Soup Lunch Dinner

Watercress Soup Recipe:

Makes 3 bowls of soup – approx 100 kcal


1 small onion, finely chopped
2 pints of chicken or vegetable stock
2 small potatoes, diced
1 1/2 of watercress (hopefully from our Heirloom Seeds).
A pinch of salt and freshly milled black pepper

In a large saucepan heat the onions in two or three tablespoons of stock or water. Add the rest of the stock potatoes together with the seasoning in the pan.

Bring to the boil and simmer until the potatoes are soft. Add the watercress, and stir for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and blend in a liquidizer.

The soup is delicious, served either hot or chilled.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Organic Composting: Got my hands in Defication for when the SHTF

I've got my hands in some deep defecation for when the SHTF (Shit hits the fan).  Watch the video and you'll understand why! 

It gives real life meaning for our old USMC saying:
 "When the defecation hits the oscillation rotator call Air Naval Gunfire Marines!"

Saturday, November 24, 2012

How To Save Cucumber Heirloom Seeds

Step by Step on How to Save and Store Heirloom Cucumber Seeds:

Heirloom Cucumber Seeds- After being green your cucumbers for seed will turn yellow and then brown. The skin will become hard, almost like a gourd.  Then it's finally ready. You can store the hard brown fruits in a cool place for as long as a several weeks at this stage.  That enables you to wait until all your seed cukes are ready and then process them all at once.

Getting Out the Seed: Cut each cucumber fruit in half, trying not to damage any more seeds than necessary as you do it.  Spoon out the seed together with the surrounding pulp into a nonmetal  container (glass or crockery).  Let seeds and pulp sit and ferment at room temperature, stirring twice a day.  After 2 to 4 days the jellylike pulp that had been clinging around the seeds will change into a think liquid that lets them go.  It's ready for the next step when most of the seeds are at the bottom of the dish and the liquid above is pretty much clear.  Don't worry about the seed that are still floating.  They are doing that because they're hollow, no good and wouldn't grow any way.  Skim and dump those seeds.  Don't get in a rush and skip this fermenting process because it destroys seed-born disease--a very important step in saving cucumber seeds.

Rising and Drying Cucumber seeds:  Finish the seeds by filling your container with cool water, letting the seeds setting to the bottom and pouring off what's left.  Do that several times.  Now spread out the seeds to dry, no more than 1 layer deep, in a place like a sunny window.  Don't use artificial heat like a oven or a heat lamp, that could hurt or kill them.  Figure on at least 2 days for them to dry, and then you can store.

Storing the Heirloom Seeds:  Label them with the year, their variety and the characteristics you selected them for.  It's a long time until next spring or the spring after that, and you're may to forget if you don't record it.  Store seed in a cold, dry place.  Don't panic if they freeze.  If the seeds is dry, freezing not only won't hurt but may even improve the crop.  Our Cucumber Heirloom Seeds can easily germinate for 10 years or more.

We invite you to order our Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds TODAY.  Get your 15,000+ Heirloom Seeds Package specifically designed for those Preppers, Survivalist, Garden Enthusiast and of course people like us i.e. your down to earth Homesteaders. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How To Save Heirloom Carrot Seeds

How to Save Heirloom Carrot Seeds:

Carrots are insect-pollinated biennials that will cross with other varieties and with wild carrots.  So it is very hard to get pure seed where wild carrots (Queens Anne's Lace, etc) grow or within a mile of other flowering carrots.  

Crossing with wild carrots will results in whitish, fiber, non-sweet roots. You have to over winter your prospective parents.  Choose your best plants and mark them.  In the fall break or twist off the tops leave only about a inch of green stem.  Store those buried under the ground deep enough so they won't freeze.  Mark your spot.  In the spring set them out in rows, with the crowns level with the ground, and off they'll go again. 

The second year they become inedible because they send all the food out of the root in the seed stalk, and the root gets woody.  The seeds don't come or ripen all at once.  First they come on the main stem and then on the branches.  Wait until the greenish color disappears from the seeds and the branches they hang from.  then cut the stalks, air -dry further, rub out the seed by hand and screen.  Sift or winnow there, rub out the seed by hand and screen.  Sift or winnow out the sticks, etc. A dozen carrot plants would probably give enough seed for your family.  

Our Heirloom Seeds will stay healthy and germinate at least 7 to 10 years when stored correctly.

We invite you to order our Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds TODAY.  Get your 15,000+ Heirloom Seeds Package specifically designed for those Preppers, Survivalist, Garden Enthusiast and of course people like us i.e. your down to earth Homesteaders. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

How To Store Heirloom Seeds: For Survivalist & Preppers

Learn how to store our Heirloom Seeds in a Survivalist, Prepper or Disaster situation.  Many Survivalist and Preppers prep or safe food for various reasons. A wise person like the Prophet Joseph knew the value of saving seeds, and grains for the 7 lean years.  It will be wise if you did the same.

Sometimes it's for prepping for a disaster or what some people involved in Preparedness believe to be TEOTWAWK (Then End Of The World As We Know It).  Whatever the reason, we're going to show you "How to Store Heirloom Seeds that will last for 20+ years!"

The Heirloom Seed Survivalist Capsule will be waterproof as well as moister proof for years to come.  

What you'll need:

(1) PVC Pipe.  The size will depend on just how much Heirloom Seeds you will be storing/saving.  Our Heirloom Seeds package have over 15,000+ seeds.  That means you can plant your garden with half of the seeds and the rest you can safely store them.

Two (2) PVC Caps that will fit you PVC pipe.  

(1) PVC Glue (cement) and Primer.

(1) Our Heirloom Seeds PackageWe actually have our Heirloom Seed Survival Capsule on sale with either 15,000+ or 7,5000 seedsObviously we recommend that you order two Heirloom Seed packages.  Use one and store the other one for emergencies. 

Oxygen Absorbers-  Add about 20 or 25 packets to the PVC Piping.

Instructions (In case you haven't already figured it out).

1.  Cut your PVC pipe to the length that you want.
2.  On one end add the PVC primer, let it dry and then add glue. Before the glue dries place the PVC cap on.
3.  Add 1/2 of the Oxygen Absorbers to the PVC pipe.
4.  Add our Heirloom Seeds.
5.  On the other end follow step #2 again.
6.  You're done.

Now the fun begins.

Go hide and/or bury the "Time capsule" (don't forget where you've buried it).  This is were your survivalist/prepper skills come in.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How To Save Cabbage Heirloom Seeds

How to Save Cabbage Heirloom Seeds

Cabbage is an insect-pollinated biennial that will cross pollinate with other varieties, unless you have them at least 100 years distant.  So if you're neighbor is growing GMO or Hybrid Cabbage beware you might be getting your Cabbage Heirloom Seeds contaminated thru cross pollination. 

  • Choose the best plants in terms of their size.  You want to save some of your biggest yielding Cabbage plants so that you can save their seeds.
  • Mark them, and carefully store them alive through the winter in a container of soil or laid close together on a shelf in your root cellar.  
  • Some plants are self-sterile, so grow about 6 of them.  Plants must be chilled enough to break dormancy before they'll grow the seed stalk.  Set out the next spring.  The branched, flowering seed stalks grows up the middle of the head after it splits wide open.  
  • It helps to speeds up the process by making a cut 1 to 2 inches deep x on the top of the cabbage head to start the splitting  Support the seed stalks (they grown as tall as 5 ft.).  
  • Cut stalk when pods are changing color.  (they don't all get ripe at once, which makes it a tough call).  
  • Dry on paper or cloth. Strip pods, put into a bag, and beat.   
Following the steps above will ensure that your Heirloom Cabbage seeds will be viable 5 years or more.

We invite you to order our Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds TODAY.  Get your 15,000+ Heirloom Seeds Package specifically designed for those Preppers, Survivalist, Garden Enthusiast and of course people like us i.e. your down to earth Homesteaders. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heirloom Seeds: Growing in the desert sand

One of the most asked questions to us here at is:

Customer: "Will your Heirloom seeds grow in my area?"
Answer: "Yes!  The only requirements are:
  • Good soil
  • Groper sun light
  • Decent water
  • Sufficient fertilizer
  • Proper minerals
Now the proof is in the pudding.  We're going to show you exactly that our Heirloom Seeds will not only grow, but grown in sand!  That's right sand.  We'll take you step by step in the process.

Here some raised beds (nothing fancy) that we intend to plant some Heirloom Cucumbers and Heirloom Zucchini that we sell at: 

The above raised beds are full of desert sand and are in the month of October 2012.  We will be setting them up with the square foot technique and because we're not sure of the out come we will be planting more than one zucchini and/or cucumber in each square. 

After 3 weeks this is what we have thus far!

3week old Zucchini starting to flower.  We used onions to help add clean the soil.

In the lower end of the photo is a 3wk old Heirloom Cucumber plant.  These two are flowering as well.Up top is a zucchini plant

3 week old Heirloom Cucumber

3 week old Heirloom Cucumber and Zucchini that have started to flower.
These plants germinated in about 7 days and did so effortlessly.  We'll keep you updated in about 2 weeks to see how they are doing.  We expect to have a nice full blooming plants within 90 days and guess what because they're Non-Hybrid seed we can save, harvest and plant their seeds for years to come.  Remember Hybrid seeds look good because they are genetically modified but you can not save their seeds and plant them in the garden as they will not grow.

Get 15,000+ Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds (Non-Hybrid) Open Pollinated  Also our Heirloom seeds don't cost $149 like Survival Seed Bank or $99 like you get 15,000 Heirloom Seeds for $49.97!

Friday, November 2, 2012

U.S. Soil Mineraly Deficient: U.S. Senate Report 264

Senate Document No. 264, 1936

These are Verbatim Unabridged extracts from the 74th Congress 2nd Session:

"Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins, or upon precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume."
"Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought into proper mineral balance?"
"The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us - no matter how much of them we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach isn't big enough to hold them."
"The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren't worth eating as food...Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume."
"This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes."
"You'd think, wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot - that one is about as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn't; one carrot may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain

"Laboratory test prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago (which doubtless explains why our forefathers thrived on a selection of foods that would starve us!)"
"No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his stomach with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn't big enough to hold them! And we are turning into big stomachs."
"No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories or certain vitamins or fixed proportion of starches, proteins and carbohydrates. We know that our diets must contain in addition something like a score of minerals salts."
"It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99% of the American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack or one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives."
"We know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is of importance for normal function of some special structure in the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency. It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless."
"Certainly our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories of vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein of carbohydrates we consume."
"This discovery is one of the latest and most important contributions of science to the problem of human health."

Senate Document No. 264, 1936

We just showed you the problem. Most of the soil in the USA has been mineral deficient for more than 77 years.  That means you are basically growing fruits and vegetables that do not contain proper nutrition.  This issue opens up a whole different can of worms.

Previously I mentioned that plants can not and do not produce minerals.  Minerals have to be added to the soil, in order for plants to contain them when they are harvested for eating.  It is clear that your soil does not have the proper minerals in them and that is a strong reflection as to why many gardens do not produce a bumper crop.

Most plants only need three (3) things to make it grow:
  1. Nitrogen (N)
  2. Phosphorus (N)
  3. Potassium (K) 
If your garden soil contains those three elements, you will get a plants, however, your soil will still be mineral deficient as clearly outline by the U.S. Senate Report.  Don't worry we're not going to leave you stranded.  Here is the solution. 

Bloomin Minerals.  That's right!  You've simply got to add minerals to your soil and we've made it easy for you. Bloomin Minerals™ is a 100% natural humate soil conditioner. Composed of prehistoric plant minerals no longer found in farm and range soils. Direction for Use: Apply to established lawns and gardens at the rate of 12 lbs. per 1000 Sq. Ft. For new lawns or gardens, apply 12 lbs. per 1000 Sq. Ft. and mix or till into the soil before planting.

  • Excellent for the Home Gardner fruits and vegetables.
  • Helps produce larger and more colorful flowers and roses.
  • Helps keep your lawn vibrant.
  • Great for fruit trees too.
  • Great for your favorite shrubs and house plants faster growth