Started by chefist, June 10, 2015, 09:46:44 PM
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Quote from: nbirnes on June 11, 2015, 05:13:34 PMHold yer horses, there. Cosmo mangled my words and added clever stuff. I have yet to scan in a copy because I sort of lost the original. It was Caitlyn-cover scary.I will read your articles with great joy, because you can even make garlic interesting. Come on, ink jets!
Quote from: PathoJen on June 11, 2015, 05:51:56 PM5-10 is a decent yield. I don't know about where you live, but I live in Southern California, and we have no seasons, so when the tree does produce, it will do it all year. It really never goes dormant.
Quote from: coaster on June 11, 2015, 06:02:54 PMI have been gardening for years and have never heard of azomite.
Quote from: SciFiAuthor on June 11, 2015, 06:03:27 PMI'm in Missouri, so the harsh winters require that I bring the lemon inside. Using a grow light and barring any leaf drops it produces year round for me. If I keep it in a window, however, it will go dormant. I'll snap a photo of it when I go out and water later. It's blossoming as we speak.
Quote from: coaster on June 11, 2015, 06:09:51 PMI'll have to look for it next time I'm out and about.
Quote from: chefist on June 11, 2015, 06:12:03 PMdepending where you are you can find it in the big box stores, or you might have to go to a specialty greenhouse!
Quote from: onan on June 11, 2015, 06:16:46 PMOr, my frikken driveway.
Quote from: coaster on June 11, 2015, 06:28:28 PMWouldn't dust like that end up leaching nutrients from the soil? I can grow some beautiful plants, but my knowledge goes as far as compost and occasionally some miracle- gro. I put some mulch around a walkway in the yard a few years ago, and it killed the soil. I worry about damaging it anymore.
Quote from: chefist on June 11, 2015, 06:39:03 PMoh sure if they are a larger percent of the soil....you are right...they are micronutrients....a suppliement...I'm in AZ on caliche...mainly ground up rock! horrible stuff with too alkaline! but rock dust as an additive is just vitamins for plants!
Quote from: albrecht on June 11, 2015, 08:28:07 PMOne of the frequent "experts" on the Norry version of 'the show' is big into this. Though he says he has a similar product for people. (Though I swear I've heard the other ag product you mentioned before by a guest or caller for use in people.) His main theory is that certain areas are rich in rare-earth minerals/nutrients and that is why those people have long, healthy lives- via the plants grown there and much of the world have been depleted and/or just don't have them naturally in the soil so they stuff grown doesn't deliver what "we need" for healthy life......So, oddly, the same theory to grow better yields, in his opinion, helps us also.
Quote from: SciFiAuthor on June 11, 2015, 10:39:06 PMI don't know about long, healthy lives as nutritional supplements should accomplish the same thing but really don't when you look at the studies. But it is true that our soils are pretty depleted. Corn for example is basically stuck in the ground year after year and fertilized pretty much exclusively with anhydrous ammonia (nitrogen). It's a method that works, but basically strips the soil of minerals over time. As a result of soil amendments and decent fertilizer I can grow a corn plant that makes the field corn look like Dave as opposed to Art. There's another theory about this stuff floating around out there that may have some validity. When your intake of trace minerals increases, your appetite decreases resulting in weight loss, i.e. the body consumes more to get enough nutrients and as a result ingests more calories in the process creating obesity.
Quote from: sydtron on June 12, 2015, 12:00:08 AMI am a vegan. And I agree with the statement that our bodies crave what it cannot get! Before I went vegan, I was tired all the time. No pep! Would fall asleep after meals. No matter what I ate. Then I watched "Forks Over Knives" and it changed my life. I would love for Art to have Dr. Eccelstein or McDougal on his show. They have good info. And science to back it up. Oh and ive lost 40 lbs in the process. Since April 1st. Of this year. Im not looking back. Growing my own food is satisfying too.
Quote from: nbirnes on June 11, 2015, 05:58:18 PMAfter about 10 years in SoCal, I finally met a kumquat tree and I went wild. You can eat right through the tangy thin skin and the combination of sweet and sour is something like Sour Skittles. Beware of too many, though.
Quote from: chefist on June 11, 2015, 06:09:20 PMgod bless brother! it's like trying to make a woman love you that doesn't want to...
Quote from: wotr1 on June 14, 2015, 11:39:53 PMThis silly thread prompted me to get off my ass this weekend and plant. Half of the front flowerbed has been barren for two years...this year it got garlic, potatoes and a couple of tomatoes. They should go well with the flower in the rest of it. I also picked up some specialty, tiny, alpine plants and I think I may try planting a small container with them. They are supposed to be hardy. Perhaps next year, I will plant the actual vegetable garden in the back that has been overgrown with grass for the last decade rather than the front flower bed... Finally, I bought a few ornamental grass' to plant along the back fence. I may try my hand at a bamboo or two- but I am almost in the wrong zone for any species to be happy... But I really want to grow a small plot of 20' high bamboo...
Quote from: sydtron on June 15, 2015, 12:26:42 AMHave any of u tried planting potatoes in old tires? Adding more dirt and tires when the top of plant goes above tire?