Bryant RedHawk wrote:The reason for all this stirring is to get all the microorganisms and solids left over into solution so they can be sprayed on the soil.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:hau Xisca, There are some other plants that will work but there are also plants that have been tried as substitutes that didn't work under experimentation. Chestnut will work but you will not have the concentration of tannins to remove.
This was a new one on me, but apparently stirring water into a vortex, and then counterspinning, will impart a charge to the water, suspending particulates better so that they don't settle out quickly, which means that the homogenaiety that has been encouraged by the vigourous mixing lasts longer, perhaps long enough to be sprayed through a sprayer where you want to apply it.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
In several experiments (both just water and some with Steiner preparations and other compost tea suspensions) it was shown that electric charging will occur when water goes through a vortex or whirlpool and that there was also a secondary aligning of the molecules of both H2O and H3O2(formed within the vortex) to a crystalline like alignment.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
Any inert container can be used, (My personal favorite is glass mason jars) and instead of putting it underground to be naturally inoculated.
What this requires is that we have some bacteria and fungi growing in some soil somewhere that we can dig and use a few spoons full to get our horn manure working.
If you live near some woods, that soil around the biggest trees is going to be really good for this purpose.
So now we can do the inoculations ourselves, we can put these containers (right side up instead of inverted) in an insulated box of some sort (ice chest or hand built wooden box) and then regulate the temperature to a steady 70 degrees f or even as high as 75 f. (a 25 to 40 watt light bulb can do this easily).
This gives the microorganisms the temperature they love and that makes them grow like a wildfire in a high wind, and that means we get the end product in under half the time it would take to make this material per Steiner’s directions.
Just check the progress every week or two, it usually only takes between 6 to 9 weeks.
Gurkan Yeniceri wrote:About the vortex stirring, this is what I am thinking.
Steiner wanted the solutions to be stirred well so that BD preps can be distributed homogenically through out the solution. As he was using the science available at his time, he used words like "electrical charging of water" etc. so the untrained masses can give some credit to his words.
It is like Mr. Spock talking about "ray generators and energy neutralizer" to mere humans of 21. century. Couple of scientific words (quackery or real) will make the masses believe in.
Water does not change from H2O to H3O3, nor crystalize, nor electrically charged or hold the suspended particles longer by vortex stirring. But longer stirring re-hydrates the prep, may be some particles will be hydrated to the point of being suspended in water, that's it. As you have said, a paint mixer with reverse mod does a better job as it will break the BD prep to smaller pieces.