Henry Ikeme

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Karen Donnachaidh wrote:Bryant,
Thank you for sharing this. I had read where you mentioned vitamins before. That got me curious and prompted me to read more on this. I had found an interesting article in MEN called Vitamins For Vegetables, about an 11 y.o. boy who conducted an experiment with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B5, B12 and B100. I'll have to find that one again.
I plan on trying this myself. I'm also curious about giving aspirin to sick plants.

(Edit to add: MEN article link.)


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Aspirin work wonders in building plants' immunity against pests and diseases. See this article on it http://www.farmersjoint.com/blog/crop-and-plantation/crops/reduce-pest-attacks-crops-aspirin/.
10 months ago
In my country, we call the tea zobo. It's normally prepared with pineapple, ginger, flavor etc. Taste great.
10 months ago
I will prefer drying to garlic oil because the heat will destroy lots of nutrients. Thanks for this inspiring topic. I will start eating garlic.
10 months ago
I don't think the manure will have any bad effect so far as you wash and cook your veg very well before eating. I'm wondering if the chickens won't eat the veg.
11 months ago
In commercial mix, they use 0.5% salt. So you can consider that amount.
3 years ago
I agree with most thing you wrote. Our modern method of farming have destroy the soil structure and lead to washing away of fertile top soil. Chemicals have threaten important insects like bees such that China's apple farmers have to hand pollinate their apples. There is no end to the disadvantages, but personally, I still believe that we can still practice commercial farming while eliminating most/all the disadvantages. For example, researches are saying that rather than using antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention, safer alternatives like probiotics, herbal extracts, acidifiers etc can be use. Talking about growing your own food, I don't think we can achieve that because I wonder how many people will like to do that. You may have passion for it but what about the neighbour who even hate the crow of a cock (we're not talking about the 'stink' of animal poop). The few that are into permaculture cannot even meet the huge food demand in their country. So I don't think factory farming/ large scale farming should be scrap because small holders can't just meet demand. A great deal of this arguement can be found here: Factory farming - A Blessing or A Curse?
3 years ago
This is mind blowing, I need to do some research.
3 years ago
When feeding grains, watch out for acidiosis.
3 years ago