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General Discussion / Happy new years.
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:21:57 pm »
2016 was a low energy year for me and i feel the majority of humans. I project 2017 to be a high energy year.

Was hoping sabertooth would visit. I think there is a pyramid or something here.

Watch out child, babylon falling down

General Discussion / Re: Starting a fake religion to protect raw dieters
« on: December 21, 2016, 01:52:02 am »
Perhaps daiorpl is correct about me in some sense. Though I can be a perciever I am also one who judges. I have had my own religion my entire life and it is very simple knowledge that I think can be learned anywhere in the world very easily by allowing a child to range free in nature without a great deal of scrutiny. The earth is our mother and we are but only temporary residents here. Man has no authority over earth, this is the madness that is civilization. God is good and there are universal laws we can't ever understand that watch over us. Money is a lie because more than enough to sustain life flows in the water, sprouts out of the ground or plummets to the earth. Scarcity and desert are human artifices. Progress is really prostethis. Onward great spirit.

General Discussion / Re: Starting a fake religion to protect raw dieters
« on: December 20, 2016, 07:00:41 pm »
If anyone is truly interested in creating a Utopian religion I would like to hear their critique of Rudolph Steiner's philosophy of freedom.

General Discussion / Re: Starting a fake religion to protect raw dieters
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:55:50 pm »
On another note, what if not a religion and not a reality what if we created a fiction, a historical dramatization with all the flair of fantasy tied into real world style reality TV and of course copious consumption of raw meats ad hominem.

General Discussion / Re: Starting a fake religion to protect raw dieters
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:52:07 pm »
Ha! Thanks for that. For some reason I was under the impression that you had some wisdom, I see now that you're one of the most brainwashed member in these forums. Good luck with your self hatred and your staunch, unquestioning aggressiveness towards anything that contradicts your brainwashing. You have no curiosity and no individuality, and I suspect you never will.

Ha talk about bold faced guffah and projectionism. You are clearly talking about yourself. I disagree with you whole heartedly, not because it was without truth, but because it was written with prejudice and no merit of evidence only brash opinions. I am anti authoritarian to a t, I don't need someone with words more useless than a gorillas words to tell me what to do nor do I need any geniuses words either, I am a sovereign man and I need no one to decide for me, not in my house.

General Discussion / Re: Starting a fake religion to protect raw dieters
« on: December 20, 2016, 01:34:34 am »
No, that's just your over defensive, projection coming from your white culture ego. It is not implied that being rich is bad and poor is good. It is implied that the love of material things, wealth, makes it extremely challenging if not impossible to avoid sin if one is unwilling to give up those things.

Next you are saying Eye for an Eye is better than the golden rule. Stop projecting your bigoted and inflated opinions as if they were facts, it's bloody disgusting.

Obviously, nothing is to be trusted in the Roman Catholic Bible...

General Discussion / Re: A raw paleo week in the Florida Keys
« on: December 19, 2016, 02:54:47 pm »
I was there a little over a year ago it was wonderful. If you get to go fishing off of a reef Strawberry Bass really taste like strawberries or the power of suggestion is extremely strong.
I ventured half a mile off shore to a small island off of Bahia Honda Park. The fields of blue and purple gorgonians were sublime. A lot of nice parot fish out there too, would be good for their reef for some paleo spear hunters to help keep their numbers in check.

My mother owns a small 2 house villa 3 hour drive to Key Largo. It has an acre and is along a creek that runs to the ocean 2 miles away. It looks like the friggin jungle book there are roots hanging out of branches 30 feet up in the air down into the water and giant strangler figs and mangoes bigger than most oaks all over the neighborhood.

I planted a bunch of fruit trees, there was already a 40 foot coconut palm and several wild mangoes, I planted bananas, papaya, passion fruit, 3 kinds of sapote, I think there are 5 jack fruit trees going down there. She just sent me a photo of the yellow passion fruit as big as grape fruit...

I really want to get back down there to plant Mamey Sapote, Ice Cream Bean, Canastile and of course more Avacados and Coconuts.

Actually I hadn't thought of it but I was wondering if anyone can send me seeds as I much prefer to plant trees from seed than to buy trees in pots.

I find places next to rocks as these are generally somewhat impervious to lawnmowers and the rock actually provides more protection and even irrigation to the sapling. A seedling with a healthy root will quickly surpass a rootbound sapling in a pot.

Hot Topics / Re: A peek into intensive-farming methods re poultry
« on: December 18, 2016, 02:23:12 am »
It should be noted PETAs version of "ethical" has nothing to do with reality and everything to do with "feelings".

Hot Topics / Re: Marijuana and the FUTURE OF FOOD
« on: December 11, 2016, 04:28:44 am »
Tyler, allmost the plants almost everyone eats are domesticated, even your precious mushrooms have most likely been domesticated by someone to prefer growing on cooked rice. As far as we know a great deal of the fruits we eat don't even exist in an eddible form in the wild as you well know.

Hot Topics / Re: Marijuana and the FUTURE OF FOOD
« on: December 11, 2016, 04:24:04 am »
Besides you are ignoring the fact that marijuana appears to cure and treat more illnesses than any other one plant product that is consumed by humans on a regular basis.

Hot Topics / Re: Marijuana and the FUTURE OF FOOD
« on: December 11, 2016, 04:22:07 am »
Tyler I want to make bloody money man. I want to fuckin eat bloody hell!

Hot Topics / Re: Marijuana and the FUTURE OF FOOD
« on: December 11, 2016, 02:24:41 am »
The Ideal Soil

My first organic garden was planted in 1973. From the start I didn't rely solely on compost, mulch, and manure, I also used the minerals that J I Rodale recommended: Jersey Greensand, Florida soft rock phosphate, dolomite lime. In the mid-1980s I added kelp meal and by the late '80s I was using glacial rock dust as well. All of these, along with manure and compost, grew nice gardens but there really was no rhyme or reason to it. I didn't test the soil and wouldn't have known what to do with the results if I had. The fog began to lift in 1999, when a friend passed along a newsletter written by Gary Kline, founder of Black Lake Organic nursery in Olympia Washington. Gary had read the works of William Albrecht and his students and followers published by Acres USA, as well as the books written by Carey Reams' students Dan Skow and Arden Andersen, and then had condensed the salient points into about 20 pages. The message was clear and I got it immediately: The source of fertility, health, and nutrition in the soil is the minerals in that soil, not the organic matter. Further, there were optimal amounts of minerals that would allow a plant to reach its full genetic potential.

Gary's newsletter inspired me to read the Acres USA books on agronomy, have my soil tested, and begin experimenting. After reading that small library (Albrecht, Walters, Kinsey, Zimmerman, Sait, Andersen, Skow, and Reams) I found that, beyond balancing the major cations Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium to a 65:10:5 ratio, where Albrecht had left it in the 1960s, I had little idea what to do with the other primary and secondary elements such as Phosphorus, Sulfur, Sodium, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Copper, and Zinc. The books I had read did a great job of convincing me of the importance and worth of balancing soil minerals, but they didn't teach how to do it. Rather, they seemed more to be sales pitches, telling just enough to entice the reader to hire the author as a consultant.

This frustration led to almost a decade of further reading and experimentation. I sent soil samples to the lab from my gardens and from friends' gardens and pastures, paying for it out of pocket and even buying the minerals to amend their soils. From Carey Reams work I got the idea that P should equal K. From a chance remark in Graeme Sait's Nutrition Rules came the idea that Zn should equal 1/10th of P. Various college agronomy texts provided clues for optimum levels of Iron and Manganese. Through it all I was looking to tie Albrecht's base cation saturation ratios for Ca, Mg, and K with the other elements, not as absolute amounts but as ratios and proportions relative to the CEC (cation exchange capacity) of the soil. I made friends with Gary Kline and we began meeting weekly for long lunches and conversations. Starting in the 1980s, Gary had developed a line of 10 different organic fertilizers and wanted to improve them by bringing them into line with the Albrecht principles. In 2004 he asked me to do the mineral balancing and chemistry for the new versions. I felt that I had enough good results from my experiments to take a somewhat bold stance, and set the fertilizers up with the proportions that had worked best. The new fertilizer formulas performed well and got excellent customer reviews.

By 2006 I was spending much of my time writing custom soil Rx's for people in the Puget Sound region; by 2008 that had expanded to include growers from around the world. But, my goal was not to promote a consulting business; it was to spread the mineral message, and the best way to do that was to teach others what I had learned, so that they could write their own soil mineral prescriptions and, if they wished, do the same for others. In December 2009 the first edition of The Ideal Soil was published as a PDF ebook, followed a few months later by the hardcopy. Since then the principles and Ideal Soil method have been applied successfully, around the world. A revised and expanded version was published in 2014, which has since been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and Polish.

Hot Topics / Marijuana and the FUTURE OF FOOD
« on: December 11, 2016, 02:14:12 am »

Balancing Soil Minerals

Hi All- Michael Astera here. I'm starting this thread hoping to get a discussion going about the connection between soil minerals and world class cannabis.

Some ICMag members know me from the soilminerals dot com website or from The Ideal Soil book, or from email correspondence and working together on soil fertility projects. I joined ICMag in 2010 but have had little time to read or post here until now. The last couple of years I've been working on several full time projects, but I promised myself I would get back to spend some time at ICMag, because cannabis growing is the cutting edge of agriculture today.

How and why is cannabis the cutting edge? Because, at least at the more refined levels, growers are concerned about aesthetics: flavor, aroma, subtle differences in physiological and psychological effects. Most of agriculture is concerned only with yield, appearance, uniformity, and perhaps shipping and storage qualities. This criticism applies just as much to organic agriculture as it does to chemical agriculture. When was the last time you ate a piece of fruit from the store that had truly outstanding flavor, sweetness, complexity? Neither organic nor chemical agriculture has much of a clue about how to grow sweet, flavorful fruit or high-protein grains or nutrient-dense tasty vegetables. Both are playing the NPK game; the only real difference is their sources of NPK and whether they are using synthetic or "natural" remedies for weeds, insects, and disease.

A further problem is plant breeding and genetics. For at least the last sixty years, fruit trees, grains, and vegetable varieties have been bred and selected solely for the attributes listed above: Yield, appearance, uniformity, and shipping/storage qualities, not flavor or nutrient content or health benefits. Cannabis growers, on the other hand, have put great thought and effort into selecting strains that produce the finest aesthetic and medicinal qualities.

I grew my first "successful" cannabis crop in 1976. At the time I was living in a small rental house in a large Midwestern city. I set out about a dozen plants, along with an equal number of Crackerjack marigolds, in the space between the sidewalk and the foundation on the side of the house. By midsummer both the cannabis and the marigolds were budding and beginning to bloom. The lawn hadn't been mowed since spring and was knee-high, so I hired a local kid to mow it one day while I was at work. When I came home I found that he had mowed the flower bed as well, thinking it was all just weeds. Luckily he hadn't raked, so I spent a frantic hour digging through the nearby grass clippings and managed to save almost an ounce of leaf and buds. Since then I have grown whenever the opportunity arose, including a few years of commercial growing and plant breeding outdoors in the Pacific NW.

In Venezuela where I now live the laws against cannabis are harsher than the US, so I grow only a vegetable garden; my involvement with cannabis growing is limited to advising others on soil fertility.

Off Topic / Re: Healthy blood circulation is key to a longer life
« on: December 07, 2016, 05:23:40 pm »
I feel there is various methods to radically alter blood circulation rapidly. Eating particular foods while being more and more active...

raw honey ginger and peppers come to mind, fresh nettles on the skin too.

Off Topic / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: November 25, 2016, 06:04:34 pm »

General Discussion / Re: Reminder Planet dying.
« on: November 25, 2016, 05:58:45 pm »
The introduction of sheep and rabbits surely only worsened the problem. There used to be massive bipedal herbivorous marsupials in Australia that were presumably wiped out by humans, perhaps because due to the nature of some herbivores to be territorial and to fight humans for food crops in arid conditions... perhaps it was just the way of the people who first happened upon Australia and they only adapted to Australia after they had already devastated. Perhaps for some humans desert is our preferred habitat and it is natural for us to create it.

It has been long believed by many scientists that most if not all deserts are man made.

General Discussion / Re: Reminder Planet dying.
« on: November 25, 2016, 12:29:53 pm »
That's only true for high rainfall areas. 2/3 of the land is dryland and does not simply rapidly regenerate.

If there is no large herbivores to consume tall grass it grows tall and yellow and burns at much hotter intensity. If there are no large herbivores there is little nutrient cycling and the nutrients are rapidly bound in the soil as it turns into virtual stone.
This is why Australia was known as the Continent of Fire when the white man first came there, because the large herbivores had long been rendered extinct.

The only solution as I have said is to use the livestock to mimic the large herds that have all but vanished.

General Discussion / Re: Reminder Planet dying.
« on: November 24, 2016, 05:40:28 pm »
The environment can recover in some places well but 2/3 of the land is drylands and heavily devastated and would take hundreds if not thousands of years of concentrated effort to restore.

The good news is there are still a lot of domesticated animals we can eat and raise and restore the landscape if raised consciously.

Hot Topics / Re: Raw Cannabis
« on: November 10, 2016, 09:33:54 am »
Boom shaka skaka la mother fuckers

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:07:41 am »
Elk are grazers though, so are turkeys. Actually for that matter elk weren't in the americas 20000 years ago but horses were. Did the natives have a name for mammoth, ground sloth, giant armadillo, giant beaver etc?

Oregon. They are legalizing recreational half and full acre canopy unlimited number marijuana fields. This is probably the best time to invest as it is the grand opening of a brand new market and property values will likely skyrocket. All the nutes and amendments used to grow the ganja will grow dank pastures not to mention how much of a boon it will be competing against the other growers when we could be working with mountains of our own animal manure compost instead of physically buying soil like most of the ganja growers.

Tyler plz move to america and help me to grow the weed so we can afford to grow the best animals. I am not authentically raw paleo enough either.

Info / News Items / Announcements / Re: Vice article featuring Me
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:09:34 am »
I read articles about underground organic farming and farmers markets in russia published in the 80s. When the ussr was collapsing, what kept russia from starving was that 70 percent of the food was produced by the black market.

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