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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Shows some marigolds, ice plants, Thompson and Cattle Tongue Cactus, along with a small, experimental garden area experimenting using the Hugelkultur technique. What’s so interesting is that no fertilizer was used, NO Miracle Gro (REAL gardeners grow REAL miracles), and the zucchini plants are the healthiest I’ve ever witnessed. “From Organic Gardening Magazine, July/August 2000 Issue. Miracle-Gro is a synthetic fertilizer that contains ammonium phosphate and several other chemicals that can be toxic to your soil and plants. It is prohibited from use in certified-organic farming. Here’s what soil expert Robert Parnes, Ph.D., says in his book Fertile Soil: “[Ammonium fertilizer] acidifies the soil, and thus it is probably more harmful to soil organisms than any other nitrogen fertilizer . . . . The application has to be timed carefully and placed properly to avoid burning the leaves and roots . . . . In addition, ammonium tends to inhibit the release of . . . potassium . . . Ammonium fertilizers are deliberately manufactured to be spread at high application rates in order to obtain maximum yields with no regard to adverse effects on the soil. Probably nowhere is the conflict between the mass production of food to feed the world and the preservation of the soil more obvious than in the confrontation over the use of either ammonium fertilizers or liquid ammonia.” Video Rating: / 5

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