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Re: [SANET-MG] nutrition in a bottle or a bag? ( was: have british food academics gone rancid?)
Here's a link to a posting by Steve Diver to a permaculture list that I
sometimes go back to when things look depressing... describes the importance
of humic acids in soil through the addition of compost and organic matter.
There are some good further references, plus some talk on leonardite and
I have never seen a problem where plants suffer nitrogen deficiency because
of poorly made compost, and I don't think it's because the compost I make is
that good. It just looks as if our soil is so poor, that anything added to
it improves its quality.
I myself would appreciate finding a list that correlates between specific
problems and specific rock dusts. Maybe Lawrence L. could add some input
here. That way I would feel that the cost of the operation is worth the
experiment. I sometimes do trials in small pots, but I can't say that I've
seen something that seems more significant than the addition of compost and
the build up of organic matter. I also have to hope that if there are
benefits seen in small plants in pots, they will somehow apply also to trees
in our orchard.
From: Edna Weigel <eweigel@CABLEONE.NET>
Reply-To: Sustainable Agriculture Network Discussion Group
Subject: [SANET-MG] nutrition in a bottle or a bag? ( was: have british
food academics gone rancid?)
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:12:07 -0700
Frank Schultz's comments bring to mind a subject I'm particularly
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