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Forum: Organic Soil 11-20-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
A little fast melting snow. Went on a small...

A little fast melting snow.
Went on a small binge sourcing amendments. Trying to make some ferments. A bit cold. Putting the buckets straight over the heater vents. Added a touch of Epsoma for...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-19-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Just toss it in the microwave...:biggrin:

Just toss it in the microwave...:biggrin:
Forum: Organic Soil 11-17-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By h.h.
Mark Cuban is in the cannabis business. Keurig is...

Mark Cuban is in the cannabis business. Keurig is owned by EZ Wider. Mainstream capitalistic pot heads.The world is changing around me.
The next big thing. The money to be made is in the...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-16-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By h.h.
I thought you couldn't spell peat. I started to...

I thought you couldn't spell peat. I started to pass this thread up, then I had a touch of empathy. Just a tiny touch.

I guess you can spell. I probably should apologize. Moving on...

A little...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-15-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By h.h.
The picture is of a plant with root rot. ...

The picture is of a plant with root rot.

Easily confused with a nutrient problem.

As mentioned by KIS, it may be from overwatering.

It may be minor, with pretty good drainage, and your...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-15-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
The pictures don't even appear on my post. I...

The pictures don't even appear on my post. I didn't think they loaded.

It was just one picture showing a sunny day. The horses were over visiting the pigs with a couple turkeys in the foreground. ...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-14-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By h.h.
Look anything like this? ...

Look anything like this?
https://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/get-rid-root-rot-marijuana.jpg
Forum: Organic Soil 11-14-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By h.h.
For perpetual, you pretty much need 2 rooms. ...

For perpetual, you pretty much need 2 rooms.
Smart pots might work the best, being easier to move.
For no till, I'd use the beds with a tray under them. Don't over water.

Starting out, I'd do...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
https://i.imgur.com/F5leN9M.jpg?1My mistake. What...

https://i.imgur.com/F5leN9M.jpg?1My mistake. What I have ordered does have the lacto and is basically the same as EM-1. I won't mention the name because there are a few of these concoctions out there...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-13-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
EM-1 ...

EM-1

https://www.goodmicrobes.org/whyem/listofmicrobesinem1usa.html

I think what Tim may have been cultivating with the ice chest was the Rhodopseudomonas palustris. I won't go into detail cause...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-11-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By h.h.
I wouldn't use rice hulls as a 1 to 1 perlite...

I wouldn't use rice hulls as a 1 to 1 perlite replacement.
My guess would be poor aeration and poor drainage.

If that be the case, consider simple prodding with a stake or something first, or, a...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-10-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
EM-1 ...

EM-1
https://logicalgardener.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=122
Forum: Organic Soil 11-09-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
I was looking for another link describing the...

I was looking for another link describing the making of potash. I couldn't find it, so I'll wing it.
As the ash water evaporates, the different salts will dissipate out more or less in an...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-09-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Boil down some ash water to about 50%. Or you...

Boil down some ash water to about 50%. Or you could boil it all the way down and let the potassium crystallize. Or just use the water, or the ashes.
...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-09-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Take the approach you always take. Make very few...

Take the approach you always take. Make very few changes, take note, then move on to the next. If you have the space, keep a sacrificial victim to pick on.
Forum: Organic Soil 11-08-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
I can't say much about the natto. Doc's use of...

I can't say much about the natto. Doc's use of the soybean meal prompted a Google search and that's where I wound up.

It sounds like a specialized strain of lactobacillus used for fermenting...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-08-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Natto. Bacillus subtilis fermentation of soy...

Natto.
Bacillus subtilis fermentation of soy meal.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25062659
Forum: Organic Soil 11-07-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,615
Views: 839,100
Posted By h.h.
Ask around your local farmer's market for sources...

Ask around your local farmer's market for sources of vermicompost. Craigslist is another avenue.
Forum: Organic Soil 11-02-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
A hand trigger (not twist) hose nozzle works...

A hand trigger (not twist) hose nozzle works wonders when mixing. Use it in short, hard spurts to spray towards the top, the back, and the sides to keep stuff from sticking. If you just pour the...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-31-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
A lot depends on volume and a lot depends on age....

A lot depends on volume and a lot depends on age. I have a mixer sitting here, but I just mix on top of a hard service using a flatbed shovel. Often it is a lot easier than using a mixer. If I was...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-31-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
...or you could mix two batches...Overfilling a...

...or you could mix two batches...Overfilling a mixer. I keep it at a low angle and let it spill into a wheelbarrow, then just shovel it back in, throwing it to the back. For a good mix, it should be...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-30-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By h.h.
Make more tea.

Make more tea.
Forum: Organic Soil 10-20-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By h.h.
NPK ratios only address what is immediately...

NPK ratios only address what is immediately available, not what is available over time. Organic products will almost always display lower numbers. Don't get hung up on the values or the brand for...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-11-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,633
Posted By h.h.
Water to drain to keep the salts in the water...

Water to drain to keep the salts in the water from building up in the soil.
Forum: Organic Soil 10-11-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,633
Posted By h.h.
A simple test. Drink some chlorinated water. Eat...

A simple test. Drink some chlorinated water. Eat food. Does it digest? If the answer is yes, there is minimal chlorine. If the answer is no, see a doctor.
Forum: Organic Soil 10-08-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By h.h.
I understand the argument for using RO water in...

I understand the argument for using RO water in some cases. In my mind. you're missing out on a lot of minerals, including dissolved calcium and magnesium.

The Epsom salts should help. No need to...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-03-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,172
Posted By h.h.
The pH of your soil is not important. The pH of...

The pH of your soil is not important. The pH of your amendments is.
A slight swing in values is desirable. Spikes in value are not.

With highly carbonated water, an occasional flushing (yucca...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-02-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By h.h.
Stacks up real pretty in the picture. Nice...

Stacks up real pretty in the picture. Nice tutorial for making compost.
Forum: Organic Soil 09-29-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
While we are all born with infinite knowledge,...

While we are all born with infinite knowledge, much of what we know is wrong. I always want to make the point of disqualifying myself in an attempt to explain that I am only here to shed false...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-27-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
It would be both. The mulch is decomposing....

It would be both. The mulch is decomposing. Adding nitrogen rich top dress to the mulch acts as a catalyst. Oatmeal starch sticks it together. At that point you could add some kelp, vermacompost. a...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-27-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
To be clear, I'm not presently growing MJ. When...

To be clear, I'm not presently growing MJ. When I was, I grew in pots both indoors and out, as well as outdoors in the ground. I mulch the same way in both cases. None of this information is MJ...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By h.h.
While you can't capture the water, you can...

While you can't capture the water, you can probably channel it. These deep pockets you talk about, which also serve as peculation ponds, can be strategically placed. Full of vegetative matter they...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
A structured lasagna style mulch held together by...

A structured lasagna style mulch held together by starches from various seeds and grains. A little dirt mixed in for minerals. This provides a simple compost tea as my water filters through. To...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-25-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
I hate to refer to what I use as bio-char. It's...

I hate to refer to what I use as bio-char. It's just char out of the fireplace. I've soaked it in act, put in in the worm bin, coated it with coconut milk, and used it directly without doing...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-25-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Good. Now that I've disqualified myself from...

Good. Now that I've disqualified myself from achieving guru status, I can speak freely. My lack of knowledge has never stopped me from giving expert advice.

Looks like you have a pretty diverse...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
DE, diatomaceous earth to replace some of the...

DE, diatomaceous earth to replace some of the perlite.
There's other replacements as well. Longer lasting if you're recycling your soil.

I hate to interfere with what you got though. . I'm just...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By h.h.
https://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2016/10/11/...

https://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2016/10/11/an-overview-of-the-current-biochar-and-activated-carbon-markets/

I guess it would depend on what I was filtering. A fish tank or tap water?
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Free whiskey on the other thread. I mix my...

Free whiskey on the other thread.

I mix my soil like your grandma makes a cake. Like a Grateful Dead show, it's never the same twice. You want me to critique yours?
Like horse shoes and hand...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By h.h.
I wouldn't quite put it that way, but that's kind...

I wouldn't quite put it that way, but that's kind of the gist of it.

I'm not a purist. I try to use natural and organic methods, but I make no claims. I can't claim that everything that I use...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-23-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By h.h.
Then use synthetics. Let's say you mixed...

Then use synthetics.

Let's say you mixed kelp at (-6%) with perhaps blood meal at (+66%), I'm not sure that I could assume a rate of (+30%) or not but I think it illustrates my point.
I know it...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-23-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By h.h.
I'm certainly not faulting anybody for doing the...

I'm certainly not faulting anybody for doing the same thing I once did as far as mixing and matching. We are all here to learn.
However there does need to be a distinction between organic and...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-23-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By h.h.
If I have a cat and a dog and I want a squirrel,...

If I have a cat and a dog and I want a squirrel, I'm SOL. You can't make one out of the other. I can't dump Miracle Grow on dirt and call it organic.

Biodynamics....
Forum: Organic Soil 09-22-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By h.h.
In " mostly organic", if you're using chemical...

In " mostly organic", if you're using chemical fertilizers, what part is organic? It either is or it isn't.
Forum: Organic Soil 09-22-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By h.h.
Your best will always be your best and your...

Your best will always be your best and your tolerance will adjust. Having gone through the very same transition from chemicals to nature, I made a conscious decision that chemicals were just not...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-20-2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Chlorine will dissipate pretty easily anyway....

Chlorine will dissipate pretty easily anyway. Spraying your water, the addition of a little organic matter, lemon juice, molasses...

Sometimes talking to yourself is a good thing. Helps to write...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-17-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,198
Posted By h.h.
Hydrogen peroxide injector and a whole house...

Hydrogen peroxide injector and a whole house filter.
Drastic would be to chlorinate your well and then use an activated charcoal filter to get rid of the chlorine.
Forum: Organic Soil 09-13-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By h.h.
Wood ash soaked in water that has been allowed to...

Wood ash soaked in water that has been allowed to partially evaporate. Salts will dissipate out (salt rings) with K being one of the last of the salts that remains in the water. Siphon or drain from...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-06-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By h.h.
https://extension.illinois.edu/focus/index.cfm?prob...

https://extension.illinois.edu/focus/index.cfm?problem=chlorosis
Forum: Organic Soil 09-06-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By h.h.
Mineral deficiency. Possibly magnesium or zinc....

Mineral deficiency. Possibly magnesium or zinc. Try Epsom salts.

Is it on a drip or near a leaky faucet?
Forum: Organic Soil 09-06-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,957
Posted By h.h.
I don't base my soil on personalities.

I don't base my soil on personalities.
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