How to Save Lettuce Seeds (EASY & FREE) – Two Ways

Source:  Garden&HomeDIY
June 22, 2017

How to save lettuce seeds from your garden in two different ways, whether you have a few seeds to save, or a lot. It’s EASY and FREE.

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Seed Sharing Website Is Connecting Resources – #GoodNewsNextWeek

Source: MediaMonarchy
James Evan Pilato
May 16, 2017

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Schools out for summer, schools out forever; people are spending more on independent journalism; and a new website hopes to be the Match.com of the seed-sharing scene. MP3/Notes/Links: http://bit.ly/2pEFqe6

Saving Seeds in 4 Easy Steps

Source: GrowingYourGreens
March 15, 2017

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ explains how you can save your vegetable garden seeds in 4 steps.

In this episode, John will harvest seeds from his Ashitaba plants and share with you some of the specific steps and techniques he uses to easily save his seed, including:
1. How to know when seeds are ready to harvest
2. Ensure seeds are dry
3. How to collect the seeds
4. How to dry the seeds without using any electricity.

After watching this episode, you will better know how easily you can save seeds from your garden.

Breaking: Bayer buys Monsanto: the Empire strikes back

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
September 16, 2016

This is the largest corporate cash buyout in history.

Mega-giant Bayer put $66 billion on the table, and mega-giant Monsanto said yes.

Think GMOs, crop seeds, pesticides, medical drugs.

Keep in mind that one of the consultants on the European side of this deal is the Rothschild Group.

But that’s not all. Dow and DuPont are planning to merge. Recently, another biotech giant, Syngenta, was swallowed up by the state-owned ChemChina. And this just in: two major Canadian fertilizer manufacturers, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are merging.

Consolidation, monopoly. The Empire strikes back.

The global rebellion against GMOs and pesticides, particularly Monsanto’s Roundup, is one of the reasons for these deals. But lurking in the background is another factor, exemplified by the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty.

If the TPP passes, corporate tribunals will take over the adjudication of disputes in which a nation rejects importing toxic pesticides, medical drugs, or GMOs. These tribunals will decide whether that nation is permitted to refuse importation.

Of course, the tribunals will favor mega-corporate interests. But now, with the mergers involving Bayer, Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, and ChemChina, the devastating clout of the tribunals will be that much more powerful.

The ability to shove toxic products down the throats of populations will elevate.

This is the corporate face of Globalism.

This is a giant step in the direction of controlling the world’s food supply.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Planting (Cool Weather) Radishes, Lettuces, Kale, Mustard Greens, Peas & Beets: Seeds & Transplants

Source: TheRustedGarden
Gary Pilarchik
September 13, 2016

These plants love cool weather! This is an all organic planting of radishes (by seed). Lettuces, Kale, Mustard Greens, Beets and Peas go in as transplants. I am using bagged compost and organic fertilizer. I show you the ground prep, fertilizing and planting of these crops. Lots of tips as I talk.

Bayer raises bid to purchase Monsanto to over $65 BILLION

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Vicki Batts
September 13, 2016

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG seems to know no limits in its quest to acquire the world’s most notorious agricultural company. The drug manufacturer has recently pushed its offer for procuring Monsanto up to a whopping $65 billion.

Bayer has confirmed that the two corporations are currently engaged in “advanced negotiations,” though it seems less like negotiating and more like Monsanto trying to take Bayer for everything they have. The original offer from Bayer averaged out to $122 per share, or $62 billion. Their new $65 billion offer averages out to about $127.50 per share. Bayer would also assume Monsanto’s $9 billion in debt, which pushes their offer up by an additional 2 percent. However, Monsanto is apparently seeking a jaw-dropping $130 per share, at least according to Bloomberg.

The attempted wooing of Monsanto is just one of many consolidations that have occurred lately in the agricultural industry. Bloomberg reports, “China National Chemical Corp. agreed in February to acquire Syngenta AG, while DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. plan to merge and then carve out a new crop-science unit.” These kinds of deals in the crop and seed industry threaten to leave just a few oversized global giants in the Big Ag industrial complex.

If Bayer and Monsanto were to merge, they would create what would be one of the world’s largest agricultural suppliers. Monsanto is presently the world’s largest seed manufacturer, and Bayer currently offers their own “crop-protection” products (if you can really call them that). Between the two, they will make for a nearly-untouchable conglomerate. Monsanto has announced that it is considering Bayer’s offer, but the company is not the GMO giant’s only suitor; several other companies are seeking to acquire Monsanto as well.

In spite of their tremendous offer, Monsanto reportedly feels that their company is somehow being undervalued, but is still “open” to negotiation. Clearly, Monsanto is blind to the growing aversion to its name and products.

While the apparent ego of the company is worrisome, there are many more things to be concerned about, especially if this deal were to come to fruition. If two massive companies tied to the agricultural industry join forces, it could spell disaster for farmers and food prices. Their consolidation would lead to fewer choices for farmers, and you know what happens when there is a monopoly: prices skyrocket. With farmer bargaining power limited, it’s natural to expect seed prices to increase. And that means that the price of produce in supermarkets will increase along with them.

Robert Lawrence, a professor from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the founding director of the Center for a Liveable Future, told Market Watch, “The consolidation and driving out of smaller competitors, and controlling the marketplace and raising prices of seeds and pesticides for farmers worldwide is going to be a real shock to the food system.”

The merger could also mean fewer options for consumers, and may even effect the availability of organic crops and crops grown with fewer pesticides. Given the size of the two companies, the potential for them to further reduce farmers’ options is very real.

You would think that with the growing demand for organic, pesticide-free produce, Bayer would not be so interested in Monsanto; after all, that name has become something of a dirty word.

However, Bayer reportedly took Monsanto’s poor image into account, but made their offer to acquire the company anyway. This isn’t surprising though; anytime two large companies such as these merge together, the net result will always be more power. Even if people don’t like them, the increase in market share will still inevitably yield more economic power. And with economic power comes political power. As if Monsanto doesn’t already have their claws deep enough into our political system, merging with Bayer would surely grant them invincibility.

The most frightening thing about this acquisition is its potential to make Monsanto a stronger force in the agricultural industry, and consequently, further reduce the availability of non-GMO foods.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

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USAToday.com

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Best Source For Desert Adapted Vegetables Seeds

Source: GrowingYourGreens.com
July 19, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Tucson, Arizona to share with you the Native Seed/SEARCH Store.

The Native Seed/SEARCH organization is a non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving arid climate crops to nourish the changing world.

John will give you a personal tour of the store in Tucson, Arizona.

You will learn about some of the proven desert adapted vegetable seeds they offer as well as some of their special seeds from their Seed bank that contains over hundreds of varieties of Heirloom Adapted Crops of Southwest North America. John will share some of his favorite varieties of corn, tomato, leafy greens, cucumbers, peppers, squash and even more vegetables.

Next, John will share with you a part of the store that offers gardening supplies such as some books he likes and Olla Bottles and Olla Bottles that allow you to conserve water in your vegetable garden.

You will discover the importance of diversity in the garden and in life and how it is one of the fundamental keys to success in desert vegetable gardening.

You will discover the in-store SEED BANK where you can check out local Tucson Adapted seeds at no-cost so you can get your garden growing. Of course at the end of the season, you can return the newly grown seeds that you produced.

Next, you will discover about some of the local foods of the Southwest and foods that you should be including in your diet. Many of which are more traditional foods before modern foods came into existence. John will also share some valuable tips with you on how you can save lots of money on certain varieties of desert adapted seeds that you can grow in your garden. You will learn about mesquite flour, heirloom corn, heirloom beans, cactus fruit, hot peppers and much, much more.

Finally, John will share with you the one seed rack that EVERY seed store should have and why. You will also learn which desert adapted vegetable seeds John will be purchasing and growing himself in his desert garden.

After watching this episode, you will have a better understanding of some of the crops that can be grown in the desert, the best place to get the seeds for these crops as well as new foods you can try that have been grown in the desert to expand your nutritional diversity and taste sensations in your diet.