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Listening from outside of the VA hospital. Getting my husband checked out. He fell and hit his head bad.
I hope he is okay. 💚
Hi Carolyn. I hope your husband is healing well. Praying for you
I think he will be fine. The VA and I spoke. He needs more than I can give. He needs a team to take care of him. The VA will be placing him in a nursing home. I am sad but kind of relieved. He was a lot for me to take care of by myself. Thank you for all of the prayers. I pray he will be in a good nursing home.
@Carolyn Smith That’s surely going to be a lot to adjust to. I know being a carer is a big, big job, and I can understand your conflicting feelings. Do you have support as you find your new normal?
Carolyn Smith Will continue praying for you and your husband as you go through these changes. May God give you strength and peace for what lies ahead and may you find comfort and support from friends and family around you.
Aluminum is the most common metal and the seventh most common material on earth.
Your friend’s garden that doesn’t grow seeds has become anaerobic, I think. Watering with a dilute mixture of hydrogen peroxide will help. Look up the proportions…
I don’t believe it’s n a toxic form in dirt, aluminum that is, unless someone has dumped actual metal aluminum
Dust should be aluminium oxide, not aluminium in solution. If it’s in solution then acidity is out of control, and it will make other micronutrients inaccessible.
Martin Luther aluminium oxide particulates are a major component of dust as well. Depending on region, they can be THE major component, alongside silicates.
@Martin Luther Sorry, but i use to fly on them aircraft, no metallic aluminum. I’m not saying the fuel isn’t highly suspect, but no tanks with weird items in them.
Hey David, no music today? Did you really sell your guitar?
I got Steve’s book. It’s awesome. Quite the tome!
Would you mind reviving “Max Headroom”-type graphics and theatrics on your videos? I think that would be amusing, and I think you would be a good Max Headroom. I could be wrong, but it seems like a logical next step…..
It would be interesting to compare our test results. Another question I had was where to get the nutrients and in what form after I bought them 🙂 when I did my soil tests.
Send your test results to my email. It would be interesting. I’ll bet you have higher phosphorus.
Any experience with rock dusts (eg Azomite, glacial, basalt) to provide micronutrients?
I was wondering this also.
I’m guessing just about anything would help. You can get powdered rock phosphate too.
You can brew and apply microbiology as liquid fert, ie liquid life in a matter of 2-3 weeks
This is true, but it won’t create minerals that aren’t in the soil yet.
Good day to you David! Do we need cover crops in the tropics with rains? Lucy from Nigeria.
I would, yes. They hold the soil and improve it as well as feeding the microbes.
Watching the replay…very interesting stuff!!
Failing in public is excellent science. Thank you Mr. Good for all the authentic content. Probably best that the biggest fails become music videos for potentially viral content so lessons learned are spread far and wide.
Hi David! Quick question, we are in SW Florida and clearing land. We purchased land that is full of palmettos, some pine trees and had it mulched. Should I keep this mulch?
Unbeknownst to David, the experiment creates the hybrid plant family “Quatrotriticeae”. I was always told that salt was bad for land and in particular growing plants, so if salts are added as an amendment, what makes it good for the soil/plants?
I’m not seeing the recipe for amending. I thought it would be written.
Feed your cover crops with luxury amounts of moly – that’s how I messed up, but lots of moly turbocharges your soils nitrogen fixing ability just pay attention to those pesky decimal points!
Even though I usually miss the live stream I still listen like its a pod cast. I missed the debate too. I did have a drink though. Rum n coke. Off to find some ingredients for this new experiment (rubs hands together feverishly). I dont have some of those things but I scrap together what I do have and maybe it help the cabbage be savage.
High in aluminum. Maybe the land used to have a lot of beer/soda cans on it LoL
Oh wow… LOVE that song!!!! Ha!
Hey Dave, trying to recall if Steve said you can substitute basalt dust/azomite for kelp meal. Can you confirm?