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  1. darkmatter313

    Outdoor organic aquaponics. Chem Sour and Tangerine Cookies

    ...Outside my soil consists of reused ocean Forest and perlite. I dump in earthworm castings, soft Rock phosphate, blood meal, alfalfa meal, greensand, bulb food, oystershells, and epsom salts a couple weeks before i put them in. I water them from my koi pond for the rest of the year. I have had...
  2. NewEnglandFarmer

    Maine 2021

    ...garden from last year is all prepped. I added just a little elemental sulfur to bring the pH down a tad (overshot a bit last year) and some greensand for iron (last fall's test showed slightly low level there). Way overdid it on phosphorus last year (composted cow manure had plenty, I...
  3. P

    Question for the vegan growers

    ...and most of their 'blends are fairly comprehensive. I would have said use BioLive, but I think it's got bone meal in it. That mix is good though, just keep top dressing with that, and maybe kelp meal, greensand, and alfalfa meal. Be careful.if you top dress with langbeinite, it's pretty potent.
  4. B

    Question for the vegan growers

    ...mix 3-2-2 and here is the list of what's in it Derived from: Soybean Meal, Neem Seed Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Rock Phosphate, Langbeinite, Greensand and Kelp Meal ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENT(S): 2.5% Humic Acids derived from Leonardite My question is is this all one would need for...
  5. green_machine_two9er

    Getting old and simple growing

    ...alfalfa and neem will do wonders). About 2-3 cups per cf of base. Then 4 cups per cf of base of minerals. basalt, rock dust, azomite, greensand. Edit: I forgot oyster shell and gypsum- these buffer are vital then add some brown rice( 1 cup per cf). Put it all in the biggest container your...
  6. S

    First full organic progress

    ...While I haven't done this before figure wtf why not. Mixed a new batch of soil today, going to use same amounts for now (this will have greensand and neem cooked into it, I even screened out some lava rock from first soil build and replaced with perlite.. he's that was a poor choice at home...
  7. L

    Grow-A-Long with Dick

    ...a bit probably and let it pollinate my girl to make some seeds for the future. Mixed up a bunch of amendments (kelp/alfalfa/karanja/gypsum/greensand/ insect frass) all in equal portions and then added like 5 tbsp of that mixture to 50/50 ewc and soil for a topdress at flip. Water only so far...
  8. MustangStudFarm

    Have you done this???

    ...to keep minerals high. I was using rock dust, but thanks to @Rurumo I realized that I am probably just adding arsenic and lead with my greensand and basalt. The guy that taught me how to grow is from Santa Cruz, Ca and he was trying to teach me to use companion plants in compost like...
  9. Rurumo

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    I think some greensand deposits are pretty clean. I tried to contact one company directly to see if they had third party testing but they had gone out of business or something-their email kept kicking back to me and their phone number was disconnected lol. Hard times for greensand!
  10. MustangStudFarm

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    I know that I keep talking about Greensand, but my soil tests come back very low in Mn and greensand was one of the very few products that naturally have Mn in it. Also, if you look at the other compositions of greensand, it is completely synergistic. Mn, Fe, K. My wife pointed out that...
  11. Frank Nitty

    Coco Loco

    I have a Hydro store that I go to so I'll check there today... As a matter of fact, I'm going there right now!!!
  12. bodhipop

    Coco Loco

    ...Fiber, Peat Moss, Composted Forest Material, Pumice, Worm Castings, Bat Guano, Soybean Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Fish Bone Meal, Kelp Meal, and Greensand. Foxfarm Bush Doctor Coco Loco Aged forest products, coco coir, perlite, earthworm castings, fossilized bat guano, norwegian kelp meal, oyster...
  13. Frank Nitty

    Coco Loco

    Good points...
  14. Dreminen169

    Coco Loco

    ...the soil‘s together unless you are thoroughly confident that you know the ingredients from the two soil‘s will play well together. You could be adding too much K for example, if both soils have kelp, granite, greensand, etc. Also you don’t want to mess with the soils CEC cation exchange capacity.
  15. Rurumo

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    Yes, totally agree. I love this no till/living soil stuff, I've used some variation of it in all of my gardens for years. I'm not really concerned with what I've done, only what I do going forward. More than anything, I'd like to find a way to make it work for people who want to start fresh...
  16. MustangStudFarm

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    I was using basalt and greensand... My soil agronomist is Bryant Mason and he is in the video that I posted above. Just start playing it around the 58min mark and you can hear them explain their point of view on it. It's still a new concept to me and I just bought a HUGE bag of greensand not...
  17. green_machine_two9er

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    ...metals which seem to be in almost every source to some degree. Thanks as always super helpful and great info. so do you use anyrocks dust in your mix? Just greensand and the sulphates? Just trying to wrap my head around what a recipe would look like without my 2 cups mineral dust off the bat.
  18. MustangStudFarm

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    ...like Fe sulfate and Mn sulfate. If you look at what they use in TM-7, it's just a bunch of sulfates with humic acid... Sucks about greensand because I just bought another 80b bag recently. I've been looking for Mn inputs that are low in P and it's very hard to find. I've been thinking...
  19. Rurumo

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    I checked greensand on that same site and the numbers varied greatly among the different brands but was typically high in arsenic and lead, with one brand being the highest of any product I've seen recently in lead. Greensand is another thing I used to apply regularly, every three years or so...
  20. MustangStudFarm

    Heavy metals in rock dust

    ...tested, reamending my soil, and testing again. What I found with kelp is that my Na levels would go through the roof while Fe and Mn were unaffected. So, I started using way less kelp. These guys confirmed my findings. Also, look into greensand, see if it's contaminated because I still use it.
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