Tuesday, June 2, 2009
During more than a decade of testing and use, GEOLIFE™ Gardens & Farms has consistently demonstrated the following typical benefits in many documented tests:
High quality produce (excellent taste, nutritional content, preservation, color, fragrance, size)
Regeneration of depleted soil
Soil & crops with vitality and resistance
Soil with excellent water retention capacity
Contributes to solutions for many environmental problems
Can be successfully combined with conventional fertilizers
GEOLIFE™ Gardens & Farms consists of 3 applications:
GEOLIFE™ Application #1 (inoculation of selected microorganisms). Apply before planting. First spread organic material on the soil – liquid or solid manure (odors disappear extremely quickly with GEOLIFE™), compost, or plant residue. A minimum amount of 2 inches is necessary for the microorganisms, as they need sufficient nutritive material available immediately.
If you do not have access to organic material, as a substitute, you may use a reduced percentage (30-50%) of conventional fertilizer. Nonetheless, in order to keep up sustainable humus for food production – depending on the quality of the soil – it will be necessary to periodically add some organic material.
GEOLIFE™ Application #2. Apply once per cultivation cycle, in the early stage of plant development.
GEOLIFE™ Application #3. Apply once or twice per cultivation cycle, when plants are at an advanced stage of development.
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Saturday, May 30, 2009
Now with nearly DOUBLE THE AMOUNT of Seeds. A Survival Must!
Our NON-HYBRID* Survival Garden Seedshave been really tough to come by. We were out-of-stock for almost 5 months due seed shortages, but we have been able to secure a new supply for our customers... for know, but who knows when we sell out again and have another long delay?
Need more than a few cans? SAVE even MORE when you buy by the case (6 cans per case)
Make No Mistake, These are NOT Your Normal Store Bought Seed Varieties!
Made for us by one of the nations top seed producers. Each of our Survival Garden Seed varieties has been specially selected for their long term vitality, the broadest climate adaptability, and long storage life. In addition, each seed group has been precisely dried to optimal moisture for long term storage. Each seed group is then individually heat sealed in a triple-layered foil packet to maintain the proper moisture.
As you can see, a lot of time, effort, research , and careful preparation has gone into these special seeds. They will store from 3 to 6 times or longer than normal store bought varieties when stored properly.
Each #10 size (5/6 of a gallon) contains a total of 16 - NON-HYBRID varieties of seed varieties.
Each can includes detailed seed information on each variety including soil preparation, recommended seed planting depths, spacing, germination temperatures, average planting dates, and days from planting to maturity. Information also included on seed collection for the next season.
Packets sealed in the can will store for 4-5 years or more at 75oF.
Studies done at Cornell University suggests that for each drop in storage of 75oF, the normal shelf-life
of most seed varities nearly doubles. Seeds can be refrigerated or placed in a freezer in the can to greatly extend their shelf-life.
- Seed Varieties Included in Each Can:
- 1 Sweet Garden Corn -- Golden Bantam 5 oz.
- 1 Pole Beans -- Blue Lake 5 oz.
- 1 Sweet Garden Peas -- Little Marvel 5 oz.
- 1 Carrot -- Scarlet Nantes 6 g.
- 1 Onions -- Utah Sweet Spanish 10 g.
- 1 Cabbage -- Golden Acre 10 g.
- 1 Swiss Chard -- Lucullus 8 g.
- 1 Beet -- Detroit Dark Red 8 g.
- 1 Winter Squash -- Waltham Butternut 6 g.
- 1 Tomato -- Ace 55 VF 3 g.
- 1 Zucchini Squash -- Black Beauty 6 g.
- 1 Lettuce -- Barcarolle Romaine 4 g.
- 1 Pepper -- Yolo Wonder 5 g.
- 1 Radish -- Champion 10 g.
- 1 Spinach -- Bloomsdale Long Standing 10 g.
- 1 Cucumber -- Marketmore 76- 8 g.
Totals: 659 grams of Open Pollinated Non-Hybrid Vegetable Seed
*Non-Hybrid seeds can be collected from the crop after harvest and used the next season for replanting. Many store bought seed are "hydrid" varieties and will not produce their own seeds.
Friday, May 29, 2009
The GEOLIFE™ product lines of BIOMA Agro Ecology CO AG SWITZERLAND are the result of decades of research, product development, and testing. Extremely effective combinations of highest-quality ingredients including plant extracts and selected microorganisms - coupled with the revolutionary GEOLIFE™ technology - provide "chemical-free", organic solutions for sustainable and abundant agricultural, environmental, livestock, and human health systems for the 21st century.
GEOLIFE™ – Strengthening our health . . . naturally
Tests run in various countries have demonstrated significant increases in yield and quality using GEOLIFE™. This photo of broccoli florets is from an agronomic evaluation done at the University of Chapingo, Mexico, in 1995." width="282" height="201" />
Gardens & Farms
Geolife LLC is pleased to announce the introduction to the US market of GEOLIFE™ Gardens & Farms.
GEOLIFE™ Gardens & Farms has a track record of successes in organic and conventional applications. Tests run in various countries have demonstrated significant increases in yield and quality using GEOLIFE™. This photo of broccoli florets is from an agronomic evaluation done at the University of Chapingo, Mexico, in 1995.GEOLIFE™- high yields, high quality. . . naturally
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Containers: Use whatever you have on hand rather than buy them. Egg cartons, yogurt cups, butter cups or whatever you have.
Potting Mix or Dirt: I use rich dirt from my compost pile.
Seeds: Preferably heirloom.
Labels or Markers: Popsicle sticks work great.
Plastic bags: Ziplock or something like that.
Water: I think you got that one.
Now you are ready to get started.
Put some of your mix/dirt into a container.
Water the mix/dirt until it's damp not too wet, just damp.
Add one or two seeds to the container and cover with mix.
Tamp the mix down a little and water again.
Place your marker (Popsicle Stick ) into the container with the name of the seeds planted.
Place container into a plastic bag to keep it both warm and moist.
Place this in a warm spot in the house until seeds sprout.
Once seeds sprout take the container out of the plastic bag and keep it in the sun.
Remember to water regularly.
Once plant is about 6 inches tall you are ready to transplant to the garden or larger container.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
1) Jacob's Cattle Bean – Originally cultivated by the Passamaquoddy Indians in Maine. The standard for baked beans in the Northeast. Plus, great for chili. 200 seeds per Seed Bank.
2) Black Valentine Bean, Stringless - Straight slender dark-green, nearly round pads, stringless at all stages. 16-18 in. plants, hardy, good for early plantings, good shipper, very old heirloom, pre-1850, introduced by seedsman Peter Henderson in 1897. 48 to 70 days. 300 seeds per Seed Bank.
3) Bountiful Bean - In 1897 Abel Steele of Ferguson, Ontario won a $25.00 prize for naming this new variety from Peter Henderson & Company, previously known as "Green Bush Bean #1." Heavy crops of excellent quality, brittle, stringless 6-7" pods. Productive bush plants grow 16" tall, 47-50 days. 200 seeds per Seed Bank.
4) Cylindra Beet - Uniquely shaped beet that resembles a carrot and produces uniform round slices for eating and processing. Dark-red flesh is free from rings, sweet and easy to peel. Productive in small areas because the roots can grow down instead of out. 46-80 days. 330 seeds per Seed Bank.
5) Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage - First grown in the U.S. by Francis Brill of Jersey City, New Jersey in 1840. The earliest market variety we offer. Conical, solid, tightly folded heads are 10-15" tall by 5-7" in diameter and weigh 3-4 pounds. Be careful not to plant too close together. 60-75 days from transplant. 300 seeds per Seed Bank.
6) Stowell's Evergreen Corn - The original strain of this variety was bred by Nathaniel Newman Stowell, born May 16, 1793 in New Ipswich, Massachusetts. After years of refining the strain, Nathaniel sold two ears of seed for $4.00 to a friend who agreed to use it only for his private use. His "friend" then turned around and sold the seed for $20,000 and it was introduced to the seed trade in 1848. His variety is still the leading white variety for home gardens and market growers. Ears grow 8-9" long and have 14-20 rows of kernels, 1-2 ears per stalk, holds well. 80-100 days. 250 seeds per Seed Bank.
7) Reid's Yellow Dent Corn - Old-timer, well adapted to Southern heat and soils, vigorous 6 – 7 ft. plant, 9-10 in. double well filled ears,high protein. Developed by James L. Reid in northern Illinois. This late large reddish corn was crossed with an earlier yellow dent to create the modern Reid’s Yellow Dent. 85-110 days. 300 seeds per Seed Bank.
8) White Wonder Cucumber - Introduced in 1893 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia who obtained the seeds from a customer in western New York. Fruits are 7" long by 2½" in diameter. Ivory-white at slicing stage and ivory-yellow when past maturity. Excellent eating quality, ideal for pickles or slicing, highly productive even in hot weather. 58 days. 90 seeds per Seed Bank.
9) Yellow Of Parma Onion - A top-quality, late-maturing onion with handsome, golden, upright globe-shaped bulbs. Average size is 1 pound. One of the best for storage. Imported from Italy. 110 days from transplant. 1000 seeds per Seed Bank.
10) Giant Nobel Spinach -Large, smooth leaves. Vigorous plant. Plant spreads up to 25 inches. Reliable producer. 45-50 days. 400 seeds per Seed Bank.
11) Scarlet Nantez Carrot – Cylindrical roots are 7" long by 1½" wide. Bright reddish-orange flesh, fine grained, nearly coreless, great flavor, sweet and brittle. Good as baby carrots. Good for storage, freezing and for juice. Variety chosen for its extremely high anti-oxidant constituents. Widely adapted, highly selected, uniform strain. 65-70 days. 1,050 seeds per Seed Bank.
12) Red Salad Bowl Lettuce - Large decorative upright plants with wide leaves that are crisp and delicious. One of our best performers. Beautiful deep-lobed bronze leaves, 6" tall and 14-16" wide plants. Very slow to bolt. Introduced to U.S. gardeners in 1955. Looseleaf, 50 days. 1,250 seeds per Seed Bank.
13) Susan's Red Bibb Lettuce - Upright growth habit. Curled and blistered leaf edges are tinged with red, dark lime-green leaf centers, fairly wide mid-ribs. Mild flavor. Looseleaf, 50-60 days. 1,250 seeds per Seed Bank.
14) Schoon's Hard Shell Melon - Introduced in 1947 by F. H. Woodruff and Sons of Milford, Connecticut. Very hard shell, great shipper. Almost round 6½" fruits weigh 5-8 pounds. Thick apricot-colored flesh, sweet and highly flavored. Excellent for home and market gardens, keeps well. 88-95 days. 175 seeds per Seed Bank.
15) Green Arrow Pea - An English main crop variety, a standard home and market variety. Medium-size vines grow 24-28" tall. Slim pointed pods are 4-5" long and contain 8-11 small deep-green peas. Pods are almost always borne in doubles. Very heavy, reliable production. Shell, 62-70 days. 500 seeds per Seed Bank.
16) Fordhook Giant Chard - Introduced in 1934 by W. Atlee Burpee and Co. Broad dark green heavily crumpled leaves with white veins and stalks. Plants grow 24-28" high with 2½" wide stalks. Abundant crops all season and even after the first light frosts. 50-60 days. 200 seeds per Seed Bank.
17) Druzba Tomato - Bulgarian heirloom first offered by SSE member Carolyn Male. Translates as “friendship.” Round 4” fruits are slightly flattened. Heavy set of smooth red fruits. Good flavor, sweet but tart. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant. 200 seeds per Seed Bank.
18) Golden Treasure Pepper - Excellent Italian heirloom variety. Large tapered fruits are 8-9" long and 2" at the shoulder. Ripens from green to shiny yellow. Sweet medium-thick flesh and tender skin. 80 days from transplant. SWEET 50 seeds per Seed Bank.
19) Jimmy Nardello's Pepper - The seeds for this variety were given to SSE by Jimmy Nardello who lived in Naugatuck, Connecticut until his death in 1983. Mr. Nardello’s mother originally brought the seeds with her when she immigrated to the U.S. in 1887 with her husband Guiseppe. One of the very best for frying. Productive 24" plants are loaded with 10-12" long peppers. 80-90 days from transplant. SWEET. 50 seeds per Seed Bank.
20) French Breakfast Radish - Arguably the best red bell for northern gardeners where the seasons are cool and short. Nice blocky fruits, great sweet flavor. Our stock is from Fedco Seeds in Maine. 70 days from transplant. Heat Scale: Hot Great source of phosphorus. 900 seeds per Seed Bank.
21) Pink Banana Squash - Cylindrical with tapered blossom end, 18-24 x 5.5-7 in. dia., 10 lbs., hard smooth deep-pink skin, thin brittle rind, solid fiberless yellow-orange flesh, for pies, common in American pioneer gardens. 100-120 days. 40 seeds per Seed Bank.
22) Rossa Bianca Eggplant - Stunning Italian heirloom, beautiful fruits are prized by chefs. Very meaty 4-6" round fruits, mild flavor and almost never bitter. Well suited for all of your cooking needs, great for Eggplant Parmisiana. 80 days from transplant. 50 seeds per seed bank.