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Compost and Mulch
- 20 lbs compost *
- 1 cup Rock Dust
- 1 cup Alfalfa
- 1 cup Seaweed
- Mix into a
good rich alive compost the cup rock dust, alfalfa meal and seaweed powder. Mix is well
and apply to sick plants as a top dressing. Apply 1 inch layered. Water in well. You can
use any type of rock dust as your mineral source.
- See also below links for more sources of organic fertilizers.
- Rock Dust Dept Avoid high nitrogen chemical
fertilizers. Spray with a liquid seaweed concentrate such as Superseaweed or spray Nitron
A-35 or AgrGro's Premier Plant Food . Apply it as often as
Don't Want to Make Your Own Compost?
- Look around
your city. Many cities are making compost these days. Ask them what it made from. Avoid
ones with sewer sludge unless it is clean of heavy metals, etc.. See if you can spot any
places that sell compost. Ask other gardeners for a source. Go out into the country side
and look around there. Always ask them what they are doing with it and how they are making
it. Ask them if they are ex-posing it to any chemicals etc. Never assume that anything is
as they say it is. Ask about how they make it and what goes into it, how long have they
been making it and so on. These are important questions which you should be asking. Now a
days there are more and more people making and selling compost so it should not be hard to
find. Many Companies sell Compost thru the
The Invisible Gardener
"Avoid Buying Compost made with
sewer sludge since it may contain heavy metals which can pollute ourselves and our
- Sewer sludge
can be processed correctly with the end result of good clean safe compost2. However
studies around the world have shown that this is not the case for most of the worlds sewer
treatment plants. Especially in the USA. This is one area that we must look into very
closely if we are to solve this problem. Thru the use of bacteria, we can make sewer
sludge a safe organic alternative to fertilizers. The laws are changing rapidly every
- We must keep
close watch over this or it will be a problem that will not be easily resolved. Do not
believe it when they (the manufacturer) say the levels of toxins are below EPA standards.
Insist that they lower the standards to zero levels. Remember every little bit of toxin
adds up to a lot! Check with the source before you buy it!
are some suggestions of possible sources of composting materials or compost all ready
Talk with your
local restaurant stores especially the natural food ones as their vegetables, etc. are
organic. Use in your compost.
locations where they either cook them, as in a restaurant, or where they catch them as in
a dock. These can be dried for your compost use.
I also suggest that you collect clam
shells etc. as these when dried and crushed make an excellent
addition to a compost pile.
Look for any
sources of coffee such as either coffee hulls and or coffee grinds, similarly, locate
sources of tea, either tea bags or leaf.
Lumber yards may
also be a good source of material provided that you only use untreated wood products.
farms, ask for their feathers, and/or egg shells as well as any droppings. Ask them what
they are spraying if any thing.
Locate horse or
cattle farms ask if they spray their animals or the manure.
Look for an
organic mushroom farm. Make sure they are organic (use steam instead of chemicals).
Look for old
Grass clippings make an excellent source
of nitrogen for your compost pile, just make sure its organic (unsprayed).
For more information on compost see
1....Chemical fertilizers, especially those with a high nitrogen
base such as Urea, do considerable damage to the soil eventually killing off all
beneficial bacteria which then leads to you guessed it, sick plants!
2...Using bacteria, toxins can be removed from the soil. This is
the future of composting plants and sewer plants. Until then ask questions concerning your
local sewer sludge and what it is being used for. Sewer sludge and compost don't go well
together. Unless the sewer sludge is processed using bacteria, it will contain heavy
metals and other toxins that will end up in your environment; that will end up in your
food; that will end up inside of you!
1...The formula here is just a guide line for you to follow. Use what you can get a
hold of first. Don't stress yourself out looking for something on the list. If you can't
find it don't worry! Use instead something like it, if possible, or ask your local nursery
or call up my web site for free!
2... compost is very important
The Invisible Gardener
This page was last update on:
March 8, 2013
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