Comment 75231

By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted March 15, 2012 at 09:52:59 in reply to Comment 75198

I'm no longer well received here in the razed hammer Gerry so I refrain from commenting accordingly, but I like rocks and enjoy reading your articles about them, their history and storied usage here in Hamilton.

I especially like smooth weathered rocks and yes I used to place them in my gardens for looks. I don't do that too much anymore however. Now I heat them to a cherry red color in my woodstove then quench them in cool water to cause fracture. Raising my hammer, I then proceed to smash them into a fine dusty powder.

You see Gerry, the microorganisms in the soil which are crucial to unlocking the essential minerals in rock stand a better chance of doing so when there is more surface area to attack. A rock the size of ones fist only has about 1/4 square foot of surface area exposed when at rest in the topsoil. But when that rock has been smashed into a fine dust and sprinkled on the earth, there are many acres of fresh surface area for a micro/macro-organism feast and the precious minerals will much more sooner be released.

We have been poisoning our soil for over a hundred and fifty years with the ill advised use of NPK fertilizers which are dangerous to plants and animal feeders. This is the root cause of most of our industrial diseases and agricultural rot. I could write a book about this subject but I'd much rather not. IT would be better if anyone is an interested learner, to visit me at the Gage Park Community Garden this summer. I'm happy to announce that I have been blessed this year as one of their many good gardeners.

Cheers

Warning lights are flashing down at Quality Control
Somebody threw a spanner and they threw him in the hole
There's rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town
Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down

Comment edited by WRCU2 on 2012-03-15 11:02:36

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