Re: Back to New Mexico..
Lawrence F. London, Jr., Venaura Farm, Chapel Hill, NC USA
mailto:london@sunSITE.unc.edu - http://sunSITE.unc.edu/london
Organic Gardening & Farming, CSA, Permaculture & Renewable Energy Information
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On Fri, 2 Aug 1996 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> continuing drought. We appreciate the water gathering formulas some of you
> have shared.
Could you repost a summary of this info?
> felt the soil mix was satisfactory. Does anyone have a good soil mix for
> soil-blockers? Along with this inquiry goes the question of a good organic
> fertilizer mixture that can be added to the soil in a particular ratio for
> seedlings to get off to a good start? Understand that Elliot Coleman has a
> book out with suggestions of mixes. Does anyone know this book?
Here it is:
from the "New Organic Grower" 1989, by Eliot Coleman
Chelsea Green Pub. Vo.
P.O. Box 130
Post Mills, Vermont, 05058
I highly recommend this book _and_ "How To Grow More Vegetables" by Jphn
Jeavons, 10 Speed Press
Blocking Mix Recipe
2 buckets black peat
1/2 cup lime. MIX
2 buckets coarse sand
2 buckets brown peat
3 cups base fertilizer *, MIX
1 bucket soil
1 bucket compost
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly
16 parts brown peat
1/2 part colloidal phosphate
1/2 part greensand
4 parts cpmpost (well decomposed)
* his recommendation for fertilizer for the garden is:
limestone rock (for pH adjustment - use as needed)
Greensand Marl (New Jersey Greensand) - potash and minerals
Rock Phosphate or Colloidal Phosphate
Rock Powders or rock dusts, available from rock quarries - supplies minerals
Micronutrients should be available in sufficient quantities with
careful pH monitoring and application of rock powders and compost
> Loved the suggestion of a mailing list based on VISIONING. This is
> certainly what we need to create within ourselves and *when two or more are
> we know that very powerful and special things can happen. So, YES, lets
> create, build, vision and HOLD the future how we know it can be.
This would be a wonderful list to have - hope it gets started.