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itsplantbased · a year ago
Plants love starch, so if u have cooked pasta or boiled potatoes save the water, let it cool and give it to ur plants. DO NOT GIVE THEM BOILING WATER THEY WILL DIE, I REPEAT THEY WILL DIE. I add a bowl under the pot with the holes (I forgot the name of it but you know what i mean). Then I put it in the refrigerator to cool and water my plants with it once its cold.
Plants loves coffee grounds. My friend gave her aloe plant coffee grounds and it grew like crazy.
Eggshells are a natural fertilizer. Wash out the slimy stuff from the eggshell and then ground it up into a fine powder, you'll know its ready when it look like fresh crack you can snort (please dont snort the eggshells). You can use a food processor if that helps. Sprinkle the powder on the soil.
Banana peels are a natural fertilizer too. Sun dry the banana peel, you can cut it up into smaller pieces for it to dry quicker. Its ready when its looks like bethany's heat damaged hair: crunchy. When the peels are crunchy, crush it up into a powder. Sprinkle the powder on your soil.
Talk to your plants. It actually helps them grow. Talk to them bout random shit, my plants are literally my therapist.
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mauricesmall · a year ago
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Top Tips for Organic Gardening/Farming in September from Maurice Small
Seasons change and helping our soils remain flexible year round is key.
We grow our food in healthy soil all year and September is a key month to renew and enhance our soil by cover cropping.
Cover crops renew our soils by adding nutrients to the top 3 inches and sometimes 18+ inches beneath the surface.
Cover crops to add life and protect soil over the winter include grains such as hairy vetch or winter peas.
The Brassicas family of plants such as radish, mustards and turnips are also well loved by the soil and us as the leaves and roots are edible. If you time it right and you grow in the right region, buckwheat or sesame are viable edible cover crops as well.
Clover is my favorite cover crop because it suppresses weeds year round, provides me with another edible option, improves soil health, attract pollinators as well as beneficial insects, stabilizes my soil and prevents soil erosion.
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mbimphblog · 4 months ago
Soil fertility is depleted as a result of soil erosion and a nutrient-mining agricultural system, resulting in lower soil production and crop yields. The aim of the research was to assess soil fertility and evaluate micronutrient concentrations in maize tissues grown in the Daro Labu district of Eastern Ethiopia. To gather general information, a field survey was conducted. The district yielded a total of 12 composite soil samples with a depth of 0-20 cm and 12 maize tissue samples. SPSS version 20 was used to analyse the data. The texture of the soil was sandy clay loam. The bulk density of the soil was varied between 1.3 and 1.4 g cm-3. The overall porosity of the soil was extremely high, ranging from 41.5 to 45.3 percent. The pH of the soil (6.3 - 6.8) was varied from mildly acidic to neutral. The OC content of the soil was extremely low, with values ranging from (0.5 to 0.9 percent ). The TN content of the soil was poor, ranging between 0.04 and 0.22 percent. The usable P content of the soil ranged from 10.08 to 16.2 mgkg-1. The CEC of soil was found to be in the medium to high range. The concentrations of exchangeable Ca and Mg in the soil of the study area were found to be adequate. The amount of exchangeable K was high to extremely high. The soil had sufficient levels of DTPA extractable Fe and Mn, but there was a Cu and B deficiency. Zn deficiency was found in 25% of the soil samples. Fe and Mn concentrations in maize tissue were adequate. Cu, Zn, and B deficiencies were found in 41.67 percent, 41.67 percent, and 75 percent of maize tissues, respectively. The concentrations of extractable Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, and B in plant tissue were found to be positively associated with their respective soil micronutrients. According to the findings, OM, total N, Cu, Zn, and B are the crop production limiting factors. It is recommended that integrated soil fertility management practises be used in conjunction with increased organic matter addition. Thus, fertilisers containing N, Cu, Zn, and B should be applied after performing further experiments in a greenhouse and in the field, taking into account soil type and crop variety. Please see the link :-
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simplefoodsmallfarmz · a year ago
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indizombie · a year ago
“There weren’t many moneylenders when I was growing up, but now a lot of farmers are taking loans because today they need money for machines, pesticides and fertilisers,” says Sukhlal Suliya, of Badgaon village (Madhya Pradesh). "We used cow dung, which was good for the soil and didn’t cost us any money. But then the government started advertising urea and pesticides by saying it will give you more crops. Now, 40 years later, these are still used by most farmers and they spend so much on fertilisers and pesticides, which are destroying the soil. And then they sell  in the markets for very little profit, through middlemen, who buy the produce for far less money than what they sell to customers. So farmers make very little money,” he adds, with sadness.
Nia Chari and Akil Ravi, '‘I like the village, but there is no life left here’', People's Archive of Rural India (PARI)
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thoughtlessarse · a year ago
Trees that help keep soils fertile could slow or stop deforestation in Brazil's "arc of destruction". A project using inga trees hopes to show smallholders that they can earn a decent living from the land. Inga trees, known as ice-cream bean trees, fix nitrogen into the soil, boosting productivity levels. Scientists hope the scheme will convince smallholders not to sell their land to large agri-businesses and remain farmers in the Amazon.
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toddknowseverything · 2 months ago
How to perform Soil testing the right way
Are you planning to start growing crops on your land and wonder how fertile the soil really is? If yes then you’ll need to get your soil tested beforehand. These are the points that you should keep in mind while performing a soil test. 
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chaoticninjaperson · 4 months ago
Soil Health: Assessment by Soil Carbon Status
Soil health assessment is generally measured by soil carbon status in various forms such as soil organic matter (SOM), total soil carbon, soil inorganic carbon, soil organic carbon using different analytical methods. Please click the following link to explore further details for assessing soil health using soil carbon status by different…
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impellobiosciences · 5 months ago
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Tribus Bloom bacteria not only mobilise and solubilize nutrients, but also help plants pick and uptake nutrients more effectively, resulting in improved soil fertility, improved plant health, and improved looks, smells, tastes, and yields.
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utkarshpatil · 11 months ago
Dear gardeners, I use to share seed growing articles to make you aware of different procedure used in growing different seeds. But sometimes because of bad quality of seeds they may not germinate even if you use proper procedure. So do not give up, try to get fresh seeds and try germinating with right technique
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