Jeff Welder wrote:I am a world away. I am in SE Alabama. Few people heat with wood nowadays, but on occasion, my "Ex Uncle-in-law" (Owned a logging company.) would be approached by someone asking to cut firewood from their slashpile. He would always refer them to the property owner and a couple of times, the owner told him to NOT clean up so people could cut firewood. You don't HAVE to push it all up and burn it if you are going to use a dozier to replant the property. But it does look like shit for a couple of years until the new trees start covering it all up.. My rambling point is, CUT FIREWOOD. Hell, some of the wood would be good for someone with a portable sawmill..
Fredy Perlman wrote: Very common sense and it has the ring of truth, from what I know. But the microplastics question remains, probably because that science is pretty nascent. And per your comment about toxins accumulating in plastics: since microplastic science is so new, I'd be surprised if anyone could say whether I am putting persistent toxins sponged up by microplastics into my beds in perpetuity...I doubt even Elaine Ingham could say how that shakes out. So I will stick to asparagus beds and tree mulching for now. Seaweed slug repellant can be tested around trees they find tasty.
Greg Mamishian wrote:I picked Mamishian because my real name is Soapdish.
People being afraid to use their real name has always seemed odd to me.
Llike putting a paper bag over your head and then drawing a face on it.
Fredy Perlman wrote:
1. Is any kind of seaweed acceptable for micronutrient accumulation?
2. Do any accumulate more, or a better balance of, minerals for garden/food forest use?
3. Do contaminants in seaweed outweigh potential benefits? The Puget Sound isn't exactly clean, but it isn't the Baltic Sea either. I'm not in a hurry to spread some persistent toxins around my land. We're careful with manure but seaweed seems a black box. Maybe a sweep with a Geiger counter is enough!
Tj Jefferson wrote:
. Don't get me wrong, I use similar plants, but for deep recovery of the minerals I have applied because I don't want to do it again. Minerals are not created in situ unless you are an alchemist (nitrogen and carbon excluded).
The main hypothesis that seems logical to me is that plants are well designed to function in a large range of minerals. But to play you have to get in that range. Organic and regenerative practices cycle but don't create minerals.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:https://permies.com/wiki/77424/List-Bryant-RedHawk-Epic-Soil#637639
Many times I get asked (here and other places) about adding minerals to our soil for gardening.
Minerals are a fairly hot topic in my world of soil microbiology and many believe that all the minerals needed are abundant in all soils.
Recent studies shows that while this is mostly true, there are a few minerals that can only be found in the oceans.
These minerals are not found in our soil base, anywhere, this might not be such a horrible thing except for the needs of the human body, which require these minerals from plants so the body can make use of them.
These minerals have been recently discovered to be necessary for vital body functions, and the lack of them is looking to be one of the reasons for many health issues we are seeing today.
Oddo Da wrote:A
Does anyone have experience with this? Questions such as the following come to mind:
1) Planting fruit trees among poplars, oaks and maples? The non-fruit trees are scarce due to select cut so plenty of light. Berries would go on the edges of the forest.
2) Planting fruit trees on a slope? Slope is facing south, is not horribly steep and ends in a creek at the bottom.
We are in SW Virginia. I have been thinking about plums, peaches, persimmons, cherries and paw-paws. Also would like to plant some chestnuts.