Shopping for Rock Dust
Some things to look for in a good quality rock dust: You'll want a very fine
dust, approx. 200 mesh. This is important because the finer the dust the more rapidly it
is available to the plants and the microbes which have to eat it. The location where it is
mined is important as this gives us a clue as to the forces that went into making it. High
energy always makes high energy. Ask for a lab report. What PH is it? Don't use cement for
construction use. Tell them what you want to do with it. Don't use any rock dust that has
any type of chemical added to it.
A good test is to fill a clear glass half full with your sample and cover it
with 3 inches of water. Shake it up and allow it to settle. The dust, silt and sand will
settle into three different layers, with the dust settling on top. This will give you the
percentage of how much of each you have. The finer the grind the easier the bacteria can
get at it. However I have also found it to be true that small chunks, less than 1/4 inch,
are good for the soil as other creatures will eat it also. Another thing is that these
chunks will break apart later providing additional food.
Take any magnet and place on rock dust. If it clings to the magnet it is of the
right energy polarity.
A Better Test
Use a refractometer and test a plant, spray it with the rock dust liquid and then test agin.
Making Rock Dust Milk
Slowly add water to a cup of rock dust. Stir slowly until dissolved. Add to 1
gallon water, allow to sit, then strain into sprayer. This makes the food instantly
available to plants sprayed.
Types of Rock Dust
Rado Rock comes from Canada straight from the glaciers. Planters II comes from
the Colorado Rockies. Earth Wealth comes from the San Gabriel Mountains in southern
California. Azomite comes from Utah. Rock Phosphate is a well known rock dust, excellent
when finely ground. New Jersey Greensand is also a very nice rock dust but can be
expensive to buy depending on where you live in the USA.
Some Sources of Rock Dust
Contact your local state farming organization or local organic grower for local
sources of rock dust.
Resources for Rock Dust
For complete addresses see Peak Minerals-
Glacerial Rock Powder, Planters II Trace mineral fertilizer, Rado Rock Glacial Dust,
Glacerial Mineral Dust, Nitron
If you live in southern California please contact The
Invisible Gardener for your rock dust needs! 310-457-4438
Other Sources of Trace Minerals
ARBICO, Neccessary Trading Co, Earth Food,
Garden-Ville, Nitron Industries..
"Remineralize the Earth",152 South St,Northamption, MA 01060;
"Secrets of the Soil", by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird; "Bread
from Stones", by Dr. Julius Hensel, available from Health Research,Box 70, Mokelumme
Hill, Ca 95245; Try ACRES USA as an excellent source of information and resources!
A WORD OF CAUTION
Please realize that even though an item is organic and found in nature it can
still be dangerous. Care should be taken whenever handling any formulas, chemicals or
organic fertilizers, etc. Wash your hands, and follow the instructions carefully. Do not
allow children to play with anything you make from this manual. It is better to be totally
safe and sure than sorry later. Neither I, nor the company are responsible for damages
incurred from using this manual incorrectly. I am providing you with Natural alternatives
to chemicals, but nature's chemicals can be dangerous if misused. BE CAREFUL! Please let
me know of your results and any questions.
The information which is available to you
here, is passed along with the understanding that we are always responsible for our
actions, we must not upset the balance of our delicate ecosystem, nor endanger ourselves.
We are always learning that nature is our greatest teacher and we as students must remind
ourselves of this fact and be open to her lessons. As a race of beings we have much to
learn. As a philosopher said,
"Don't cut the branch you are sitting on."
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