Dr Who paid us a visit yesterday, and he told us he had an Old Gallifreyan Tradition for building your SOIL that will make plants MORE nutrient dense on the inside!…. My husband is a longtime fan and at Christmas this year; I purchased a Dr Who Cookie Jar for a few fans in our family!It was just too funny to pass up, and it lights up and makes sounds! As I was reading about “Rock Dust” and how it could benefit our garden soil…The TARDIS arrived……..shh…don’t tell anyone……we are secret companions + the Tardis ” IS” REALLY bigger on the inside!!!!
All this Rock Dust stuff and soil remineralization sound a bit Sci-fi to me! Since we are celebrating ” International Year of Soils 2015″ this year.I plan to post every so often about what I am doing to make my soil, more nutrient dense. This Rock Dust is something; you + I need to learn how to work in our gardens. We need to grow the most nutrient dense food possible for our health. It all starts with the soil. We all know about composting but did you know you can add Rock Dust to your compost. Yep, it is that easy!
The subdivision, I live in was built in an old apple orchard that at one time covered several blocks.Our town is a River Town called Rock Island that sits on the Great Mississippi River. Prior to European contact, this area was a popular Native American village. Our home is not built on heavily farmed soil that was not depleted from repetitive farming over the years. I do believe that adding Rock Dust to our soil would be beneficial to us and nature.
Carrots grown with stone dust (left) and without (right) at their property….
PAUL KELBIE, INDEPENDENT, UK – With the prospect of an earth made infertile from over-production and mass reliance on chemicals, coupled with an atmosphere polluted by greenhouse gases there seems little to celebrate. But belief is growing that an answer to some of the earth’s problems are not only at hand, but under our feet. Specialists have just met in Perth to discuss the secrets of rock dust, a quarrying by-product that is at the heart of government-sponsored scientific trials and which, it is claimed, could revitalize barren soil and reverse climate change. The recognition of the healing powers of rock dust comes after a 20-year campaign by two former schoolteachers, Cameron and Moira Thomson. They have been battling to prove that rock dust can replace the minerals that have been lost to the earth over the past 10,000 years and, as a result, rejuvenate the land and halt climate change. To prove their point, the couple have converted six acres of open, infertile land in the Grampian foothills near Pitlochry into a modern Eden. Using little more than rock dust mixed with compost, they have created rich, deep soils capable of producing cabbages the size of footballs, onions bigger than coconuts and gooseberries as big as plums. “This is a simple answer which doesn’t involve drastic life changes by anyone,” Ms Thomson said. “People don’t have to stop driving cars to do this, just spread some rock dust on their gardens(read more)
My post today is a bit heavy on information, but as you all know me, I am deeply committed to finding the best way to bring nutrient dense food closer to our homes. This “Rock Dust” stuff is fascinating and something that I started to use in my garden last year. It can be a bit expensive, but if you search and look around you can pick it up and implement it into your soil building scheme. I used it last year diluted with Fish emulsion, added it to my compost beds, + side dressed it to all my vegetable plants throughout the growing season. I have to admit 2014 was a Great Harvest, and the vegetables did taste wonderful! I don’t have any scientific research to share with you from my growing area, but I did find some people who have been using Rock Dust in their gardens + have proof it works!Check out their sites to learn more about the benefits of adding Rock Dust to your soil.
This picture is from the SEER Rock Dust site you need to check them out + read all about Rock Dust and their research. If I lived near them, I would volunteer. What an amazing place. Isn’t that beautiful? I sure would not mind helping them out! (read more here)
- Provides slow, natural release of elements and trace minerals.
- Increases the nutrient intake of plants.
- Increases yields and gives higher brix reading.
- Rebalances soil pH.
- Increases earthworm activity and the growth of microorganisms.
- Builds humus complex.
- Prevents soil erosion.
- Increases the storage capacity of the soil.
- Increases resistance to insects, disease, frost, and drought.
- Produces more nutritious crops.
- Enhances flavor in crops.
- Decreases dependence on fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.
When you start reading about Rock Dust you find an amazing group of people who are trying to change the way we look at our soil. Our soil is something we need to nurture and build. It keeps us healthy-Here is some more information…
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PLEASE READ THIS STUFF FOR YOUR HEALTH AND Your Soil’s HEALTH!
Let’s make 2015 the healthiest year for ourselves and nature
I usually don’t set New Years Resolution, but I will make one goal…..Feed The Soil!