posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by forsakenwayfarer
I thought the same thing, until I read the source, where you find out that the herbicide was used on silage that the cattle ate, and thus the manure
was sold without disclosure that it was tainted.
You know what the next repercussions is, right? Yah. What effect did this have on the meat of the cattle that ingested the silage that
contaminated their manure that broke the back of the crops that were grown on the Isle where the problem was found [who lives in the house that Jack
built]. Dang, that's almost a rap.
Okay. Well the following doesn't help the large-scale farmers, but those of you that are near the sea, and are farming/gardening on your own.......
the perfectly balanced fertilizer is seaweed. Almost any seaweed. I've had tests run at analytical labs on the west coast to test qualatively and
quantatively what is in seaweed. I sent seven different seaweed samples to a lab I once worked closely with, and they returned results that blew my
I guess I knew that seaweed was good stuff for plants, but all of the samples submitted had all the stuff most plants needed in the right proportions,
even the trace elements, such as boron and molebdemum. [I have a degree in chemistry...... I'm certain I once knew how to spell molebdemum, but
that jest doan look right].
Aaaaaanyway, the big three were the highest value, followed by all the other elements and compounds, all in the correct proportion. It's almost as
if seaweed was ordained by nature to be the perfect fertilizer. I used to wash the salt off..... not any longer. Now I just let it bake in the
sun until it's crispy, then use a doubled-up dumbell to grind it into a powder. I then put about 30 lbs. of the powder in a 55-gallon drum of
water, and the infusion becomes homemade Miracle Grow. Now, the only thing that limits my ability to grow food-producing plants is the heat. Some
things just don't make it here.
Good post OP. Thanks!
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[edit on 16-7-2008 by argentus]