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Peaceful moment folks,

So.

I've heard recommendations, from Jeff Poppen, the "Bare foot farmer", who claims that we should do one year lime (calcium, white, mat), one year rock dust (shiny, high silica) as they are somewhat of "different poles" in order not to shock the soil.
As it's my first year, I'd rather not shock the soil.

I have to increase pH and Mg content, so I'm going ahead and adding dolomitic lime this fall. Next spring, I'll go ahead and sprinkle rock dust on the beds.

So.

There are as different types of rock dust as there is of rocks!
Near the farm, I could get my greedy little hands on Basalt Rock Powder. It's marketed as a lawn fert. It doesn't look like there is much talk/usage about this type of rock dust.

Anyhow.

I raise you my virtual hat and wish you a wonderful day, and once again, thank you for your input.

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I've located several websites, which state that there are many micronutrients available from this rock. Since this is a free product, I can't see any harm in using some.

http://www.smilinggardener.com/sale/mineral-fertilizers
 
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Hm. Never heard of the "Smiling Gardener" before now.
Checked a few videos. I'm not sold.

But thanks for replying.
 
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The supplier is asking 525$ per 1000kg +185 for delivery. The profile looks good, but too expensive for me for now.
 
It is an experimental device that will make my mind that most powerful force on earth! More powerful than this tiny ad!
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