Mateo Chester

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Either way, I'd set up a worm bin and maybe even look into bokashi composting. They are fun to do and it can't hurt to start composting the food scraps you already use. You can run the finished bokashi through a worm bin to get castings more quickly. Then top dress some window sill herbs with it. I use a system with two 5 gallon bucks for bokashi.. Don't buy the "bokashi buckets" - total waste of money.
5 years ago
I agree with Matu.

I think you would be better off spending the time researching and learning every single aspect of what it means to build and maintain a proper permaculture, than to fire up indoor grow lights... Learn to store the crops you produce so they remain viable through the winter and into the next growing season. Design your future system by strategizing. Ask a million questions. Don't spend pointless money on a high electricity bill.

And that future land will repay you ten fold...
5 years ago
Very interesting thought, Dale. Thanks for your post. Got the gears turning'..
5 years ago

John Polk wrote:I would imagine that glacial rock dust would vary greatly depending on where it was mined from.
As the base rocks of the mountain change from region to region, so will the mineral proportions they contain.




Well, I was curious as to whether the glacial rock dust supplied by Concentrates was still Gaia's or another brand and if so, what the mineral composition consisted of. So, I went ahead and gave them a call, and was informed by their staff that their glacial rock dust is in fact still that from Gaia Green and thus, 100 percent of the same identical mineral composition. They weren't sure why the "Gaia Green" portion of the labeling was dropped, but were going to look into it.

Hope this helps. Take care.

EDIT: punctuation :)
5 years ago

Matu Collins wrote:Will now I'm curious, but the above link isn't working. I'd love to see it.



Echo that!
5 years ago
Do you think it's from a different glacial source or are most commercial glacial rock dusts typically from the same location? Thanks. ps- I figured you knew what was up with concentrates, but I posted anyways in case someone else was curious:) Thanks for your insight.
5 years ago
If you are learning to drive stick, just remember to give it more gas than clutch.
5 years ago
John,

These might be of interest to you. The latter sources from the former.

http://concentratesnw.com

http://www.kisorganics.com

adios
5 years ago
Found this: http://www.gaiagreen.com. Is this a different site than you were referring to, John? Just wondering... That would be a bummer because their Glacial Rock Dust is a great product.. Does the alumina content of the Azomite seem really high to anyone else? Anyone know anything about alumina-silicates reacting negatively with fulvic acids? Basalt rock dust is also something to consider. Pamela, any chance you could test Gaia's Glacial Rock Dust? Thanks in advance.
5 years ago