Thanks for the information... we really need to get back or include these traditional growing methods in today's world. Pumping salt based ferts into
our soil is destroying the microherd (life in soil). These soils are being ruined and if we continue to do this the ground will become unusable
without synthetic nutrients.
We should be feeding the soil and in turn it feeds the plants, not using the soil as something to hold the chemical nutrients until the plants takes
It won't be long before synthetic ferts are too expensive which pushes up the price of food and we HAVE to revert back to more traditional methods in
order to "control" the rising cost of food. Hopefully we can bring the life back to the soil and keep fed.
They like to try and convince you that the old methods can't keep up with the new methods of growing but in reality rather than a huge field of say
potatoes imagine something more like hundreds of veg gardens (allotments) on that same field and imagine the people it could feed. It would be way
more productive than just doing one crop.
reply to post by TiM3LoRd
It would be great to add fish to that "pond" but because the water is not "moving" you will need an aerate the water.
I'm sure you could come up with some kind of system though, maybe solar power for a air stone or use a pump to move the water and then "drop" it
into the water from a high which will add oxygen!
Sounds a good idea to use this system but include fish as well. A system were the roots grow down (left/right) into the pond and filter (use) the fish
poo and use it up as a nutrient.
I guess all we really are saying though is plants grown alongside a fish pond (clay bottom) where the roots have access to the water....
I long for the day a wormary can feed fish and fish feed plants and a whole closed cycle works without chemical input.
Anyway, all very interesting, thanks for the thread.