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Introduction to True Living Organic Gardening/Farming Let’s start off with the definition of what “organic farming” is.“Organic crops. The organic seal verifies that irradiation, sewage sludge, synthetic fertilizers, prohibited pesticides, and genetically modified organisms were not used.” USDAMy definition: Only materials used are 100% natural from the earth in its natural state, ground down to a meal or flour. Bacteria’s in solution or powder must not have any synthetic components. THAT’S IT. Now, with that said, in commercial organic farming there are still some approved pesticides, fungicides, and micronutrient supplements that are synthetic. This is something that has bothered me...

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Recipe 4 Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT)10 gallon bucket$8 fish tank heater (keeps water at or right around 70*) 5 gallons of water (not tap water) use rain or river, lake water2 cups worm castings/compost mix1/3 cup unsulphured molasses20 watt eco 1 air pump BubbleMac air stone or any 2in x 2in air stone will do, but BubbleMac are the best.I use a ten gallon bucket and fill that with 4 milk-jugs full of clean water. You really should not use chlorinated tap water. There are chlorines and chloramines in tap water that are almost impossible to remove without a reverse osmosis or carbon filter and even those have even...

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Recipe for Soil Makers GREEN UP soil drench and foliar spray1 cup alfalfa meal1/4 cup kelp meal (not kelp extract)10 gallons clean water 1 Tsp of Quantum VSC(Optional adds...little pieces of aloe vera plant, stinging nettle, comfrey, borage, valerian flowers or dandelion roots)Airpump and airstone Stir or add to bucket with airpump to help extraction.  Then let sit for the day. Then strain it at the end of the day and water in or mix 1/1 with clean water and foliar spray. This will green any yellowing plant up in a couple of days.

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Herbal Pest Spray 2 cups packed with fresh herbsThyme (important)RosemaryOreganoLemon balmmint (important)coriander seeds or cilantro (important)sweet basil/holy basilLavenderAloe A few tomato leaves (if you have an infestation) 1 Tsp Quantum VSC ***If you do add to tomato leaves just be careful because tomatoes are in the nightshade family and leaves can be poisonous if eaten.***Pack these herbs into a blender and add some clean water just to make it easier to blend. Try not to use tap water if possible. Then blend until its all mashed up. At this point I usually throw that in a 5 gallon bucket filled with...

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  Plant Nutrient teas are liquid solutions that have either soluble or insoluble macro and micronutrients.  Any bottles with an NPK on the label that you have been buying at the grow store are severely diluted nutrients teas that have added stabilizers to add shelf life.  These stabilizers are usually phosphoric acid or other chemicals that are not organic.   Usually they can get away with using inorganic stabilizers and still call it organic because they say its not plant food. Does that make sense? Some companies just changed their name to "soandso ORGANICS" and then put inorganic nutrients in the bottle....

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