Healthy Soil Means Healthy & Nutritious Produce
If the soil is healthy, the plants grown in it will be healthy. The increased nutrient content may even make the food more medicinally useful.
Ocean minerals provide the substrates required for soil organisms to grow and mature, allowing them to optimize the proper populations.
Experts have come to appreciate that the biology of the soil is crucial.
It’s not just about adding minerals, because there’s still a large percentage of farmers and gardeners who will do soil analysis and then supplement the soil with minerals based on a kind of individualized prescription. That is better than nothing, but it is not the same.
Those mineral supplements are frequently provided as salts, and if taken at too high concentration can do more harm than good by decimating soil microbes.
There are a number of ionic ocean minerals on the market, and while they claim to have removed all the sodium, many do not. Dunning’s product has never caused any problems in my garden.
To extract the ocean minerals from the water correctly, the process that involves vortexing is a potent influence on the structure of the water. It also helps separate the minerals from the sodium.
The superior products contain all the minerals in the periodic table, in very low concentrations. But even though they are in minute amounts, they can do a great deal of good. If any specific mineral is missing, microbes may in one way or another be hindered in their function.
The ionic minerals boost plant health by providing all the micronutrients that are missing.
For example, calcium attaches to manganese and water molecules, allowing water to be brought up to the plant, and boron modifies the ability of calcium to be brought up into the plant. In essence, plant health is very dependent on having all of these ionic elements present.
Vietnamese farmers around the Mekong Delta have been using the ionic ocean minerals for the past 1.5 years. As a result, they have managed to wean themselves off pesticides.
This is another beneficial effect of having healthy soils and plants. Once we provide the organisms in the soil with what they need, they in turn help the plant activate its natural defense mechanisms in the presence of pests.
It is very similar to the human body; when we eat healthy, get plenty of rest, sunshine and sleep, we are able to resist most infections.
The reason why conventional farmers struggle with pests is because the soil is so barren the plants do not have the appropriate microbial support to activate these natural defenses.
As a foliar spray, the minerals are absorbed right into the leaf; into the organelles and the chloroplast, providing the nutrients the plant needs to make the phytocompounds that go into the fruit, and the nutrients necessary to keep the plant alive and generate repellant chemicals that ward off pests.
Interestingly, once there the proper mineral balance in your soil, there is optimizing of fruit durability.
Soil, animal and food scientist Carey Reams discovered that if your soil minerals are correct, your food will only dehydrate; it will not rot.
This really challenges the alleged reason or need for processed foods filled with preservatives. It is possible that if our soils were brought back to optimal health, our fresh food would last much longer without added preservation methods.
If you have a garden, a wise investment would be to spend $20.00 on a soil analysis to get a full understanding of what is going on in your soil. If your fruit rots or if you have an insect problem, you likely need to add some gypsum to raise the calcium content of your soil. You also likely need sulfur, which the gypsum will provide.
If you have a sandy soil, you would likely benefit from limestone as well, because sandy soils need magnesium. To that, you can then add gypsum to improve the calcium ratio.
Soil is actually a matrix of all kinds of different aggregate parts and so forth. But for the most part, for the backyard gardener, most of the soil is pretty much the same if you just adjust the calcium and make sure you have the sulfur in there. You addthe potash and phosphates, and you have got what you need.
Adding the ionic minerals on top of that will then do most of the work for you to help you rebuild the soil.
Nature’s minerals give you everything on the periodic table, but most fertilizers only give you 5 or 6 micronutrient elements plus the N, P and the K. It does notreally stack up well in nature.
But when you look at ionic ocean minerals, you have 62 to 65 elements compared to nature’s 118 or so. You end up with a very nice replenishment of what is being taken out by weathering and plants.
Modern farming methods, which are heavily mechanized and rely on synthetic chemicals, take a heavy toll on the soil and the critical microorganisms that live in it and provide nutrient transport for the plants. By altering the chemical composition of the soil, we are endangering our ability to grow food at all.
Unless we change our ways, our farmlands will cease to produce.
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