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The Gardening Corner

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A place to post things about gardening. 

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Every year we try to grow veggies, but between the pests, the heat & constant drought, and the weeds, we don't have much luck.  But we will try again this year.  I am not sure if my children and I are relentless and determined to succeed, or we're just crazy.  Probably both 😂


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I collected materials earlier this year for constructing an orgone accumulator for charging seeds before planting them. Got too busy this season, but definitely next season. Also my oregano came back on its own this season and is growing like crazy.
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Where I grew up we've only that dreaded, infertile red clay, so it was always raised beds or bust until a few years ago when we tried somethings new. Haybale gardening worked wonders, grew the plants like crazy, then broke down into topsoil to be used for years to come.

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There's also a growing movement of Korean Natural Farming that uses fermented concoctions of produce to feed the soil minerals and bacteria just like we might our own gut using probiotics. Haven't seen this one in action (yet) but larger-scale natural farms are spreading the technique like wildfire because they're seeing double and triple their normal yields.

This is the man who's championed the technique, he gives in-depth online classes with his son (some lectures are also free on youtube.) His son has also translated their teachings into some books.

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I collected materials earlier this year for constructing an orgone accumulator for charging seeds before planting them. Got too busy this season, but definitely next season. Also my oregano came back on its own this season and is growing like crazy.

Have you ever tried placing orgonite in the planter beds?  I imagine just being around the orgonite would help the plants flourish.

What do you do with all the oregeno?

I told my son about this video and he was eager to make oregano oil. 

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I collected materials earlier this year for constructing an orgone accumulator for charging seeds before planting them. Got too busy this season, but definitely next season. Also my oregano came back on its own this season and is growing like crazy.

Have you ever tried placing orgonite in the planter beds?  I imagine just being around the orgonite would help the plants flourish.

What do you do with all the oregeno?

I told my son about this video and he was eager to make oregano oil. 

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I haven't tried that but it's a great idea. Of course, you can charge your own orgonite with an accumulator. I put oregano in any savory dish I make, even chili.
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Where I grew up we've only that dreaded, infertile red clay, so it was always raised beds or bust until a few years ago when we tried somethings new. Haybale gardening worked wonders, grew the plants like crazy, then broke down into topsoil to be used for years to come.

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There's also a growing movement of Korean Natural Farming that uses fermented concoctions of produce to feed the soil minerals and bacteria just like we might our own gut using probiotics. Haven't seen this one in action (yet) but larger-scale natural farms are spreading the technique like wildfire because they're seeing double and triple their normal yields.

This is the man who's championed the technique, he gives in-depth online classes with his son (some lectures are also free on youtube.) His son has also translated their teachings into some books.

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Have you seen the Back to Eden gardening documentary?
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Where I grew up we've only that dreaded, infertile red clay, so it was always raised beds or bust until a few years ago when we tried somethings new. Haybale gardening worked wonders, grew the plants like crazy, then broke down into topsoil to be used for years to come.

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There's also a growing movement of Korean Natural Farming that uses fermented concoctions of produce to feed the soil minerals and bacteria just like we might our own gut using probiotics. Haven't seen this one in action (yet) but larger-scale natural farms are spreading the technique like wildfire because they're seeing double and triple their normal yields.

This is the man who's championed the technique, he gives in-depth online classes with his son (some lectures are also free on youtube.) His son has also translated their teachings into some books.

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I didn't want to respond until I read the links.

I have heard of haybale gardening.  I have never tried it, but I have no doubt it works for many types of produce.   

From what I understand, the Korean technique grows cultures of fungus and bacteria from healthy soil and brings it back to the garden using fermented rice as a growth medium. 

It's not dissimilar to worm tea that you'd get from a worm farm.  I have been eyeing getting a worm farm for years, but debate whether it is fair or not to raise worms in a desert.  They would bake inside their box in the summer; I don't have shade trees that would keep them cooler. 

How to large scale farms create enough fermented material for acres of fields?

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How to large scale farms create enough fermented material for acres of fields?

In the accounts I've heard they were making huge containers of ferment teas from all sorts of roots, leaves, and fruits added to the bases of rice / starch and sugars. Like the vats used for beer and wine (though maybe not as sophisticated) as opposed to the mason jars a home gardener would use.

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It's not dissimilar to worm tea that you'd get from a worm farm.  I have been eyeing getting a worm farm for years, but debate whether it is fair or not to raise worms in a desert.  They would bake inside their box in the summer; I don't have shade trees that would keep them cooler.

I'd forgotten about worm teas! That's a profession I'd be glad to have after SHTF... cultivating something farmers need themselves so you'd be assured some of their harvest when it's time to barter. I knew a "crazy worm lady" who raised huge amounts of worms in an old barn in the Texas heat, but back then I'd never immersed myself to ask how she battled the triple digits. I can't even imagine the southwest heat, I forget we still have humidity. The state's power grid already threatens more "coincidental" outages. That chitin was magical stuff though.

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Have you seen the Back to Eden gardening documentary?

I haven't! That'll change soon though, thanks. Long past time to hunt those documentaries and courses that explain the science behind the philosophy, like which plants release certain minerals and with which others to group them. The guy who introduced me to permaculture had that stereotypic food jungle on his suburban lawns and he was sustaining plants that would've never survived our growing zone, otherwise.
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