Discussion in 'Organics' started by nick17gar, Feb 12, 2012.
Hello how are you all
Plants don't require sodium, but sodium has be shown to help with metabolism, in very small amounts. It's a "trace element".
Very tiny amounts.
In my aquaponic system, I strive for around 500-1000 ppb.
What fish are you running in your set up?
I ran into a problem last year with tank leak. I lost some fish and had to supplement fish for what I had on hand. My local hatchery is trout, but only available seasonally. My current system is running Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and supplemented with Shubunkins, and Comets. In total, about 100-150lbs of fish.
nice. Do you eat the trout? I have a 1000ltr pod with a super ghetto set up it's pretty much just a power head feeding up through a large storage container filled with random media from old tanks. When I finally get around to making a decent set up I might have to get a few tips from you.
Hello fellow farmers, just wondering if someone can help with a random thought I had about aerating water and making teas... this season I'm growing a few more plants than usual, so I'm going to fill a 32 gallon food grade trash bin with water straight from the hose and aerate the water and after wards brew some teas. My question is, is it ok to leave the water reservoir uncovered by night even if insects do or try to get in? If not I was going to slice the trash bins lid and line it up with a net to keep bugs out and for the tea to be able to foam up. Thanks y'all stay up.
I know this post is very old but I just stumbled across this recipe and forum. You are a god. Your knowledge with soil and nutrients is fantastic. I am trying to figure out how to make good super soil so I can feed only water during my grows. The problem I'm having is the right mix so as the plant uses all said nutes and then can be flushed properly without leftover soil nutes being uptaken while using only water at the end of my 9 week cycle. I am printing your information for distro to friends and family on organic additives. Have several questions on how and if you stack your soil or if you mix completely? Hope to get an alert on this. Happy growing!
@nick17gar @Rising Moon thank you very very much for the intel on teas and herbs!
Just one question to anyone. Do you guys brew the herbs after you dry them or right after you harvest? Does it make any difference?
This is amazing I've been trying to figure out if coco and organic were viable in my situation and these recipes seem to seal the deal!
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Basic question from a first time organic grower. Having started diy organic growing in the spring, my plants have been enjoying the summer abundance and variety of raw materials in their compost and teas that are available now. My question is: What do you do you diehards do for raw materials for teas during winter months. Use just store-bought materials? Chop and freeze? Do without?
I've collected a couple Kg of nettles, equisetum, dandelions, various blossums, etc., but how can I keep this valuable stuff in a form that I can use it to brew fresh batches during the winter?
I would just turn it into compost rich soil and save a magic tub, ready for top dress and to draw teas from...
You could create ferments. If done right, could last for years. Cut out air, containments, etc.
and you could freeze yes, but that would just prep it in my mind for worms..
You could create great regular (thermophilic, outdoor) compost. Or vermi compost indoors or out.
You could then seal said compost and it can actually continue to activate / become more bio available for up to 3 or even 4 months max.
To create fungal dom compost you can just add fungal food to vermi compost or soil, you would be surprised what they can do just alone, by themselves
Thanx, Don. I appreciate you sharing.
By "fungal food", do you mean add oatmeal, cooked rice, or some other carb to the finished compost?
I throw in a handfull of oatmeal every now and again at any stage of the composting. I find it helps to decompose all the carbon (dry grass, leaves, news paper ect.
My pleasure dude.
And yeah just like fungal kick starters.. Ground up organic oatmeal with some chia is one of my fav recipes.. Oat bran.. You sprinkle a fluffy mix on top and you will create a less dense, more breathable, real fluffy, super healthy layer with less mold.. My preference for finishing a batch.. some simple safe clean indoor mixing.
Rice we skip altogether now btw... However.. wild slash organic rice hulls, and buckwheat rice hulls have made it into our premium aeration mix.. So rice is still represented ..
Hey don it was you starting the soil company right? If so sounds like its up and running .do you have a web site?
Still haven't launched officially but happy to help you build some soil for free just cause its good to help others and well, I love building soil. Haha. What kind of recipe did you want to do?
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