Test Your Garden Soil With This Easy Do It Yourself Kit

A great article from Thesurvivalplaceblog which will show you how to make a DIY your own soil pH testing kit to test the soil in your garden!


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By Kimberlee Hertzer

If you’re new to gardening, testing your soil might seem difficult. You could purchase a soil pH testing kit from a nursery or garden center, but they often come with a big price tag. And they aren’t always reliable.

Another option is to have your local Cooperative Extension Office test your soil for pH levels and nutrients. The analysis is very helpful because it’s very detailed and includes suggestions specific to your region. However, the soil analysis could take a few weeks.

If you don’t have time—or money—consider making your own soil pH testing kit from scratch.  The Guru Magazine recommends using a simple method for checking your soil.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two Glass Jars
  • Measuring Cup
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Baking Soda


Step 1. Get a soil sample.

Scoop out ¼ cup of soil from your garden and put it into a glass jar.


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Prepare Your Survival Gardens For The Upcoming Economical Collapse

To put a face to the phrase “Crisis Garden,” watch the advertisement that has aired during The Glenn Beck Program.

Recall December 1999, when everybody began fearfully preparing for the approaching Y2K Armageddon by filling their cellars with gallons of drinking water and can lids of barely edible prepared vegetables? To Glenn Beck followers that’s occurring once again. While the commercial was broadcasted a number of times on his radio program before, tv audiences got a first glimpse of the Survival Seed Bank’s “Crisis Garden” vegetable seeds during Beck’s program, where the advertisement suggested that “non-hybrid seeds could become more valuable than even silver or gold” in the upcoming economic break.

The Survival Seed Bank promotes itself as a organization selling fruit and vegetable seeds which can be used in establishing one’s own plants once the country collapses under the enormous weight of its own enormous governing administration. The very first thing to be disturbed, they declare, is the food source, which will decline in virtually no time. And by “no time,” they mean:

As the meltdown progresses, one of the first things to be affected will be our nation’s food supply. Expect soaring prices along with moderate to severe shortages by spring. If you don’t have the ability to grow your own food next year, your life may be in danger. Supply lines for food distribution in this country are about three days, meaning a dependence on “just in time” distribution systems, which will leave store shelves empty in the event of even the smallest crisis.

To retain your family members harmless and spend less money on food, cultivate your own! Survival Seed Bank gives you “nutrient-dense food for pennies per pound… enough to feed friends and family forever!” They additionally guarantee the seeds won’t be biologically altered or hybrids, which often does not seem especially wise, since genetic modification of crops has developed bigger, more robust, and more nutritious plants.

The Survival Seed organization even has a testimonies page, where somebody named Brian Williams, standing over his survival garden, exclaims, “People would drive down my street to see ‘the garden in the front yard’!” It seems a bad idea to advertise that your backyard has tasty survival plants when the approaching worldwide economic crisis forces all Us citizens to scavenge and loot their neighbors’ homes for meals, but Mr. Williams obviously just can not keep the secret to himself. And at this time there are loads more pleased customers on the webpage.

The emergency seed psicosis appears to have been to some extent driven by reports distributed on World Net Daily, suggesting that the federal government is hoarding and progressively controlling food for nefarious motives. WND has been going after the concern regularly, publishing content articles denouncing the authorities for trying to examine a cow farm, concealing the upcoming food scarcity from the American consumers and actively playing chef in our kitchens. The advertising campaign appears to been working, as the concerns have spawned the creation of a company devoted to make America once again a country of vegetable growers and farmers!

Are You Ready To Take Control Of Your Own Food Supply?

Vegetable gardenCould you and your family get off the grid and survive in a panic? Do you have enough seeds to plant a survival garden and feed your family? Do you have the right kind of seeds to plant? If you’re answering no to these questions, you need to stop wherever you are and ask yourself… “What would I do if the grocery stores closed?” The answer sadly is that you’d probably go hungry.

A survival seed bank (or seedbank) is a collection of viable seeds for common grains, vegetables, herbs, and fruits; many survivalists maintain such banks so that they can feed themselves if an apocalyptic event occurs or if oppressive forces attempt to wipe out those species.

Emergency Seed Bank Vs. Survival Seed Bank

I’ve bought my first survival seed bank few years ago, and I was very pleased with it. It was sold by this company, and the package not only included really generous amount of different vegetable seeds all sealed individually and packed in a plastic seed bank, but also special manual on 81pages with detail instructions how to start and grow your survival garden using non hybrid seeds.

But, I decided it was time to buy another survival seed bank and before “closing the deal” I thought I would look around to see what’s new on the market. To my surprise, today there is almost a dozen different suppliers of survival seeds and survival seed banks!

Some seem really nice and could be a nice deal, but some look quite phony and I’m not sure they offer a great deal of vegetable seeds for the asked price. It seems I’ll need to have a closer look at each and every emergency survival seed bank offered, and then make my choice!

I’ll keep you posted with my findings!

Gardening with Survival Seeds

In the event of any kind of local or global catastrophe, the vegetable garden can ensure survival food if you have planted it on time. Learning how to plant a vegetable garden will ensure that you have enough food during these catastrophic events.

Your urban survival kit should include: gardening equipment, gardening almanac and survival seeds or survival seed bank.
You can plant a vegetatable garden in any plot or in containers if you don’t have the space. Just make sure that the location is sunny.
Sharing your survival tips, knowledge  and your food survival skills with others will help them survive too!

P.S. Emergency Seed Bank is having a sale! If you buy a survival seed bank now, you can save $40! Check it out here: http://mysurvivalgarden.com/survival-seeds-compared/

Survival Seed Bank

Survival Seed Bank is a phrase which is gaining in popularity during the past couple of months because it is turning out to be one of hottest tendencies in disaster preparedness and survival gear.

Possibly you have by now heard of Survival Seed Banks since an increasing number of vendors are initiating to advertise Survival Seed Bank as a survival solution and also an integral part of each and every household crisis gear.

All Survival Seed Bank is usually a plastic box filled with tens of thousands non-hybrid vegetable seeds. Most Survival Seed Banks hold somewhere between 15 and 30 various vegetable types. Each variety is also packed in plastic – type or paper bag and then sealed together in a container known as Survival Seed Bank.

Non Hybrid seeds have always been generally being used for Survival Seed Bank considering their particular hardiness, dietary worth as well as possibility to generate crops which have viable seeds. So that you could benefit from this year’s crop by saving the seeds meant for following growing year.

Attaining the ability to plant an entire acre of survival garden in the occasion of an unexpected disaster may perhaps make the difference between all your family members eating or running starving in a catastrophe.

Stocking a survival seed bank and also thinking about a survival garden needs to be an integral part of each and every persons disaster readiness agenda.

Very much like storing food, water, electric batteries, as well as other survival gear, an integral part of household critical items should be the Survival Seed Bank.

Check the links on the left for Survival Seed Bank reviews.

Why Should Everyone Need a “Survival Garden”?

Survival seeds safely stockpiled in a Survival Seed Bank and ready to grow survival garden is something every survivalist should have. In case of economical or natural disasters food production and food shipment might get disrupted.

Most grocery stores only carry a few days worth of supplies, which in case of wide spread disasters, isn’t enough. When panic buying kicks in, those grocery stores would be run over and wiped out in a matter of hours! And the only way to obtain food for you and your family is to grow it yourself!

Every time a hurricane makes landfall, or some flood is approaching, all the grocery stores in that area are practically cleaned out. The same would happen if there were any other type of world wide event (like the recent economical crises).

People who live in cities and other urban areas and who are dependent on the grocery stores and retail chains for their food – they especially need to take home gardening seriously and think about purchasing survival vegetable seeds for emergency.

Saving seeds for future years is a very essential project without a doubt. Actually, the modern society is slowly moving in direction of a critical point of no return, from which there will be no way back. The survival seed banks must be established so that the upcoming generations can at the very least have the most essential thing like food. For the reason that food is essential of the people, along with drinking water. But the issue that obviously comes up is this: why at all should all of us be worried about stocking food for the foreseeable future? This is because Mother Nature is really going for a disaster.

Environment experts indicate rising cases of climate alterations, erratic weather behaviours, raise of global temperatures, also known as global warming etc. These plainly suggest, that if we don’t prepare for the foreseeable future with prepper resources, we are going to be in a lot of trouble. There is also the importance for realizing that consumers cannot use the type of agricultural inputs that are applied these days. For instance, lots of inorganic components like pesticides and fertilizers are used in modernday agriculture.

But down the road, when things become really hard, people will have to use basic forms of gardening, like survival gardening and organic farming. So besides just storing vegetable seeds, there is also a neccessety of conserving the knowledge. This can only happen if the information and approaches for traditional gardening are handed down from generation to generation. To endure, people will have to return to the very basic principles and this is where the essential requirement for survival seed bank takes place.


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