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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 […]

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 […]

Protecting Your Food Storage From Pests

Clean, cool, dry storage areas are preferred. Avoid storing food in open containers on shelves. Keep food storage areas free from spilled food and food particles. Good housekeeping helps prevent insect infestations. To prevent or at least minimize insect infestations in stored food products it would be ideal to store them somewhere between 35°F and […]

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Carrot (Daucus Carota)

Wild carrots, also called Queen Anne’s Lace, is Daucus Carota, which you may recognize is the exact species of cultivated carrot. They are exactly the same plant, differentiated only in the subspecies. By the time the carrots are wild, they are white rather than orange and are much smaller (though the greens are still full […]

6 Best Turmeric Powder Brands

So you’ve read about all the health benefits and you’ve decided to buy some, but which is the best turmeric powder? Here are the 6 best turmeric powder brands according to Amazon.com reviews.   1. Indus Organic Turmeric Powder A 100% USDA certified organic turmeric powder from southern India, Indus Organic Turmeric (Curcumin) Powder gets […]

10 Holistic Cold & Flu Remedies

1.  Garlic Tea  Garlic tea might not sound that tasty but I assure you it’s not that bad and it is definitely worth it. Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity which is very helpful when trying to fight something off. Eating a whole clove of garlic would also help but its […]

How To Save Seeds From Your Garden

After flowering, all plants produce seed. This is one way in which plants reproduce. Seed comes in many different types, shapes and sizes. Seeds are also spread in many ways. Seeds in pods – when ripe, the pods such as those on Broom can explode and split open and the seeds shoot out. Hooked seeds […]

Edible Wild Plants: Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus Tuberosus)

Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used […]

How To Be Prepared For Blackouts

Have you thought about how you’ll be able to complete important tasks during power blackouts? You’ll need to eat, drink, stay warm, sleep and even entertain yourself. It’s easy to take these simple things for granted when you have electricity, but you need to be prepared to do them without power. Blackouts can occur at […]

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