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Old 03-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #61
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in the reading ive been doing into monsanto & gm foods et al, i just fear it now almost impossible to have a little 'safe-haven' of plant material. anywhere on the planet. but then i am the ultimate pessimist.
I share this fear. Monsanto and its genetic patents are a menace to free agriculture. Another artifact of a hopelessly distorted legal system.

I have a friend who specializes in "vermiculture". You've never seen such healthy plants (or tasted such delicious plants)! And no mutations necessary... we are too clever for our own good sometimes. Most times, perhaps.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #62
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Love the rich soil story. Was thinking or am thinking how this might apply for or to writing. By using what is already written?
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #63
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Building on the rich soil of posterity (classics, customs, folklore, etc.) rather than the barren landscape of egoistic intellectualism?
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #64
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Yeah, really interesting gardening story, piph! I'd like to read more about this!

I use lots of mulch on my flower gardens (I have several) and need to do the mulching 3x from spring through fall because the mulch decomposes. I like to keep 1-1/2 - 2" of mulch on top of the garden bed to hold in the moisture. STILL, though, I have to water my gardens regularly unless it rains every day which is quite rare. And there are an abundant amount of weeds which take work to remove. It's a lot of work but it's worth it. I love flowers!
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some contemporary writers apropriate. isn't that the same
as taking soil or toppings from one spot to another
in order to grow something.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #66
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I cleared some land last year to begin total organic growing this spring...
(boi-intensive method), all raised beds, some greenhouses, totally controlled soil,
well water, heirloom seeds, mushrooms and berries.

and by next year I'll be into the vermiculture aspect, and even selling the soil I make.
I'll be starting plants in 2-3 weeks.
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