Wojciech Majda wrote:@Peter Ellis
Putting back minerals into the soil is not going to damage ecosystems.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:ìSolomon says that too much potassium means that plants will not get enough phosphorus, I am not sure why.
Wojciech Majda wrote:
You have a great point, that you noticed that Geoff Lawton uses compost and manure that is enriched in minerals. It's one aspect of why it work. In similar way people will say that Joel Salatin's system is so great because he uses rotation grazing, and if you do that you don't need to fertilize your pastures. But why not count the nutrients from the chicken feed and pig feed that he buys? The nutrients he is adding to his pastures come from unsustainable sources.