When times are uncertain, it can be your rescue if you have everything you need for a survival garden. With this you can provide healthy food for yourself and your family. The Farm Dome Survival Kit provides that which is most effective to grow food for sufficient nutrients and calories.
A netted dome with built-in irrigation 2.2 m in diameter and 1.3 m in height, ideal for cultivating vegetables for a family of up to 4 people. Light and strong, easy and quick to assemble.
The Farm Dome protects crops against adverse environmental conditions like:
With the Survival Kit you get everything you need to start right away:
Includes the Farm Dome + 12 packets assorted heirloom seeds + Soil enhancing mediums, palm peat and fine charcoal.
Dear friends and customers
We farm close to Vredendal in the Western Cape and also in the Roggeveld mountains in the Karoo. During 2019 we have started with the idea to build a small, simple and affordable greenhouse. On our farm in the Roggeveld mountains in the Karoo there is an abundance of birds, insects, rabbits and baboons and the weather conditions can be extreme, therefore a vegetable garden needs protection. Winds can reach storm strength and the weather has tremendous extremes, from heat to frost and snow. In 2020, for instance, it snowed four times. The gusts of wind that occur frequently will destroy any normal greenhouse, so we thought of something that can withstand even those winds and still protect vegetables, despite the most extreme weather conditions.
We ended with a small, round dome, when properly anchored it can withstand almost all weather conditions. We call it the Farm Dome, it works well on the farm and is also ideal to use in your backyard in a town or -city area. The irrigation system which is built into the frame makes it very easy to water the plants, it connects to a normal garden hosepipe. Most of the manufacturing occurs on our farm Die Brug at Vredendal. The special 40% vegetable net that we use is cut and stitched on the farm by our own people to fit the dome neatly and firmly.
With all the uncertainty that we all went through with the so-called lockdown, the possibility of more lockdowns as well as the probability of adverse climate and – economic circumstances, it makes sense to be prepared to produce additional food by yourself. The Farm Dome Survival Kit is the answer. It includes heirloom seeds with which you can grow healthy vegetables from which you can harvest seeds in order to produce an infinite stream of food – in case it may become difficult to get seeds in the future.
Please contact me or John for any enquiries.
Orders can be made directly on our website at www.farmdome.co.za
Ernst van Zyl
Ernst and Martinette van Zyl : 082 450 6988
John van Zyl : 079 248 5372
Heirlooms have passed the ultimate quality tests because of their exceptional flavor, beauty, or hardiness. Harvest your own seeds to keep growing food without limits!
Heirlooms are time-tested.
You can keep saving heirloom seeds each year.
Heirloom seeds can be grown organic.
Palm peat, also known as coco peat, coir or coconut husk, is a uniform, consistent, high quality horticultural growing medium, which ensures good germination of seed, and vigorous root, plant and flower development. Palm peat has excellent water retention ability and can be used multiple times.
Palm peat comes in compressed form, it expands and increases up to 5 or 6 times in volume after it’s reconstituted. Only break off the amount you’re planning to use.
It can be re-used up to three times with little loss of yield. Palm peat from diseased plants should not be re-used.
Fill a 10-litre bucket with 3-4 litres of warm water and place the palm peat brick in the water.
Allow 10 minutes for the palm peat brick to soak up the water and expand.
Once the water has been absorbed, break up the expanded palm peat. Your palm peat is now ready to use.
In general, the organic carbon levels in our soil is very low, and this determines your soil’s fertility. The application of charcoal to soil increases carbon stocks and therefore also the fertility of the soil.
Charcoal can decrease nutrient leaching, lower soil acidity, and reduce the amount of water and fertilizer used on your vegetables. It is highly porous and contains many of the nutrients found in the organic material from which it was made. Charcoal increases the soil’s ability to hold onto plant nutrients and beneficial soil microbes by slowing or reducing the leaching of nutrients by rain or watering.
The low density of charcoal lightens heavy soils, which allows better root growth, increasing drainage and allowing air into the soil. Charcoal works the same as agricultural lime to raise soil pH. This all-natural product increases soil levels of available calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.