01-13-2010, 08:26 AM
I read somewhere wheatgrass has ability to absorb all the minerals on the soil.
But what if my soil doesnot have all the minerals?
So i am thinking to add Azomite or Oceangrown solution in my wheatgrass planting( Please provide your view on it).
I am unable to decide which one is better. Any Suggestion/Advise/Guidance Welcome.
Interesting question... Steve Meyerowitz (sp - I probably really botched that), he's the Sprout Man - I've read that he says wheat doesn't even need to be grown in soil, that it contains all the nutrition it needs.
I'm currently growing 3 trays of soilless wheatgrass. I'm on day 6. I'm following Paul's advice in a thread below.
But - I have used azomite that I ordered from wheatgrasskits.com when I've planted in dirt. I can't comment much on it - I simply dusted it over the soil before putting the soaked berries on. *Ü*
01-13-2010, 11:01 AM
I also heard about azomite from wheatgrasskits.com and I bought a 44-lb bag of it for myself, my chickens and my garden. I have been putting it in my wheatgrass along with some kelp and a little DE in my store-bought organic soil. I actually blend it in, not just dust the top.
The azomite was relatively inexpensive when buying it in bulk and I truly believe it will help in the garden. As for the quick turnaround in wheatgrass, I'm not so sure, but I put it in anyway, and then the spent soil gets thrown into the compost pile, where the chickens pick through the leftover wheatgrass and it will be broken down.
I can tell you though, I think the azomite is helping me, as I was exhibing signs of mineral def - with muscle twitching, which has subsided.
I have been giving it to my chickens for the past six weeks or so, and it kind of became a habit and I kind of forgot about it. A couple weeks ago, even though it's winter and the chickens have cut back on layng dramatically, their eggs are nicer. I noticed it - the shells are thicker, and boy, for winter eggs these look good, then I remembered I have been giving them azomite.
After I bought it, I did a search on it, and lo and behold, Weston Price recommends 1 - 2 tsps a day for humans!
So, my thoughts are to buy it in bulk, and use it anyway. I KNOW it will help in the garden.
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