For the grower, books are just another tool in the never-ending tool box of success. Idk where I would be if I never started reading again.
Actually I do... I'd probably be going crazy battling powdery mildew, mites, thrips and aphids with every pesticide on the market ☠ 😓
#WorkSmarterNotHarder #NaturesLaw #NoTillGardening #WhatAPlantKnows #NaturalPestPrevention #FunctionalImmunity
The nineteenth-century scientist Thomas Henry Huxley likened #nature to a brilliant opponent in chess ♕ ♛ ♔ ♖ ♜- "We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance." -#GaiasGarden 🌱🌷 🌻 🌾 🍄 🍃
I trimmed & dropped all of the insignificant lower branches tonight in prep for flower ✂️ Then I went ahead and top dressed with some chopped comfrey, buckwheat, lentils, clover & vetch all mashed up and mixed with bokashi, DEM's brilliant black (humic acids), and insect frass (as seen in previous post) 🌾 🌿 🍀 🍃 💩
Finally, fresh rye straw was laid on top, then watered in with a weak fish hydrolysate/FulPower/Agsil16H solution 🌊 🐠 🍄 👍
#TopDress #NoTillGardening♻️ #Fungi #Bacteria #SoilFoodWebGrown #CleanMedsMovement
It's now week 5 of veg / Day 1 of flower, and the top layer of straw is mostly decomposed by now. After cutting some fresh foliage outside (buckwheat, lentils, rape, comfrey, etc), I hit the closet for some goodies I haven't used in a while. I'll chop up the greens ✂️ then sprinkle some humic acids, bokashi, and some insect grass (for microbial diversity) on top - not that any of it is really needed, but it doesn't hurt to feel empowered every now and then 😅 😆
On top of this layer I'll lay a fresh layer of rye straw to not only conserve moisture throughout flowering, but provide the main energy source for microbes to live and thrive off of - #carbon ♻️
#NoTillGardening #Mulch #MicrobeFarmers #FeedTheSoil
With a well-established #SoilFoodWeb in place from the get-go, this 2nd No Till cycle grew a lot faster than the 1st! Now I'm attempting to maintain some order in here with some trellis netting 😁
#NoTillGardening #2ndCycle #Day1 #LivingSoil #Week5 #TeamMicrobe #NoTillArmy 🙏 ♻️ 🌟 🍄
"Mistakes are tools for learning. Evaluate your trials. Making mistakes is a sign you're trying to do things better. There is usually little penalty for mistakes if you learn from them."
#TobyHemenway #PermaculturePrinciples #NoTillGardening♻️