Thursday, April 23, 2015

REAL FOOD Friday #85

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

R

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY







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April 22, 2015
Today is the official EARTH DAY!

We  try to celebrate every day like Earth Day at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  We are constantly sharing eco-friendly growing tips, organic growing methods and DIY recipes.

April 22nd is a special day to focus on the planet and how we can each make a difference both big and small.  One tiny seed at a time, one city at a time and spread that across the world! 
 
CELEBRATE!    


FIRST, We're giving away more
FREE SEEDS 
All orders of Seed Germination Supplies will include a FREE Pack of seeds!

All Orders of Seed Combo Packs will include an additional FREE Seed Pack
*We have quite a few combo packs*



All orders of
Organic, Non-GMO Alfalfa Meal or Greensand will include another
FREE Seed Pack


That's a whole bunch of FREE Seeds!
NO Limit on free seeds.  That means if you will receive a FREE pack of seeds for
EACH item listed above.
*$10 order minimum on all orders*
SALE thru 4/25/2015

How Else do we CELEBRATE?  
Learn more about the earth and environment
Cook an eco-friendly meal
Grow your own organic food
Plant a Seed or Plant a Tree!
Clean up litter in your community
Composting is a great way to recycle kitchen waste into FREE plant food
10 Water Saving Tips

Host a Seed Planting Party!


At Mary's Heirloom Seeds we strive to be as eco-friendly as possible.
From our Seed pack envelopes to our labels and shipping material, we use 20-100% post-consumer recycled products.
We do not offer a printed catalog and everything is available on our website.
Yesterday we upgrade to mobile-friendly to help you navigate our site with ease.
Even our web hosting company is
100% Wind Powered.  Not THAT is cool!
 
If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.  We usually reply to emails within a few hours. 
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Planting,

Thursday, April 16, 2015

REAL FOOD Friday #84 is LIVE!

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GOT DIRT?





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April 14, 2015

It has become a daily occurrence now of customers and potential customers asking about dirt.  Do we sell organic dirt?  Do we know where to buy organic dirt?

It's official...We now offer High quality growing medium for your organic garden!
Sustainable, High Quality Growing Medium   



Coconut coir growing medium comes from the coconut's fibrous husk (known as coir) that is bound together by lignin (known as pith). After the husk is immersed in water for 6 weeks, the fiber is extracted mechanically, and the pith is left behind as a waste product and stored in heaps to age. Since the pith comes from the fruit, it is quite naturally rich in nutrients. Coconut coir growing mediums are dehydrated and compressed into a compact form for easy handling. With the addition of water, coir expands to an easy to work with growing medium. The addition of water increases the volume 3 to 9 times, depending on the packaging of products. This process results in a 100% organic, biodegradable growing medium, making it a natural and safe growth medium of choice for growers.

NEW at Mary's Heirloom Seeds:
1.5 pounds compressed brick
Add water to increase volume 3 to 9 times!

Coconut Coir bricks ship out after April 18th

PRE-ORDER your Coconut Coir Bricks NOW thru April 18th and receive 2 ounces of Organic Azomite FREE! 

-Unlike peat moss, which is highly acidic, coconut coir has a neutral pH level. Most garden vegetables and flowers grow best in neutral to slightly alkaline conditions. When you use peat to amend a garden bed, an addition of agricultural lime is often necessary to combat the higher acidity. With coconut coir, limestone isn't necessary unless the soil naturally has a higher pH level. Coir use results in both a monetary and a labor savings, since you don't need to purchase further pH amendments nor work them into the soil.

-Coir improves soil drainage in the bed while also helping to retain moisture in quick-draining soils. Since coir breaks down slowly, much like peat, it creates air pockets in the soil that allow excess moisture to drain away from plant roots. The coir itself holds onto some moisture so the drainage doesn't occur too quickly and the soil doesn't dry out completely. These dual drainage and retention properties allow coir to improve moisture management in both heavy clay soils and dry, sandy beds.

-Peat moss, which coir replaces as a soil amendment, takes centuries to regrow once harvested. Coir is completely sustainable since it is a natural byproduct of coconut harvests, and coconut trees produce new coconuts every year. Using the coir in the garden keeps it out of the landfill where it would otherwise go. Coir can take a century or longer to fully break down in these landfills, so it's more sustainable to use it to improve your garden soil.


If you have additional questions about getting started or would like more info please feel free to ask.  As always, I am happy to help.

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If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.  We usually reply to emails within a few hours. 
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Planting,