Archive for May, 2013

Heirloom Garden Survival Seed Facebook Giveaway

Thanks to reaching 300 Facebook page likes we are running a Facebook Give-away on Heirloom Garden Seeds! Choose between ten (10) different varieties of Heirloom Seeds! HOW TO ENTER 1. Like our Facebook page by clicking here 2. Like the Contest Image 3. Share the Contest Image on your wall We will select one (1) […]

Edible Wild Plants: Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella Bursa-Pastoris)

Shepherd’s purse (Capsella Bursa-Pastoris) is a lover of waste grounds, roadsides and old fields. It bears flat, heart-shaped seed pods and is similar to peppergrasses. The basal leaves are dandelionlike, while the stem leaves are clasping. It produces white flowers that are found on spikelike clusters. The vigorously growing new foliage is sometimes cooked like […]

Organic Fertilizer & Pest Control For Your Garden

Fertilizer Energizing Earthworm Elixir 2.5 pounds earthworm castings 1/4 pound Epsom salts 2 tablespoons instant tea Combine and put 1 cup under each transplanted tomato or melon before planting. Organic Fertilizer Recipe Mix uniformly, in parts by volume: 4 parts seed meal 1/4 part ordinary agricultural lime, best finely ground 1/4 part gypsum (or double […]

Edible Wild Plants: Burdock (Arctium Lappa)

Burdock (Arctium Lappa) has been traditionally used as a skin remedy for acne, boils, abscesses, eczema and psoriasis. It can be taken alone or mixed with other herbs such as dandelion root or yellow dock root, to balance its strong cleansing action. Burdock can occasionally worsen skin conditions initially due to its strong detoxifying action. […]

Importance of Salt in Civilization for Survival

Salt is a valuable commodity that could become hard to come by in a long term disaster situation.  In Ancient Rome, salt was used as a form of currency because of it’s importance in preserving food.  In fact, it is still used today as a form of currency in some parts of Africa.  It was […]

Preparing For a Pandemic Influenza Outbreak

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918,lasted over a period of three years occurring in waves, one in 50 people died. A total of 50 Million people perished from it, more than had died in the World War that had just ended. The current flu that shows pandemic potential, the H7N9 strain, has a death rate […]