Organic or \"Chemical\"
- Are Chemical Fertilizers Threatening Our Reproductive Capacity?
Can a Mittleider Garden Be Organic?
Q. Can a Mittleider Garden Be Organic? A. In response to a woman who is growing a 1-acre organic garden in California, I wrote the following. I've enumerated a few of the principles and procedures which make the Mittleider Method unique - and better than most others. Many have referred to the ...
Do Commercial Fertilizers Harm Soil Microbes or Make Nutrients Unavailable to Plants?
Q. It is my understanding the microbes found in organic compost materials is what packages the nutrients for the plants. Sort of like the good bacteria that your body needs to maintian the right balance in the blood stream. I also understand that synthetically produced fertilizers will kill these...
Do Your Fertilizers Pollute the Ground Water?
Q. I have one concern about the Mittleider Method. Since you use mineral nutrients from commercial sources, do those - or could they - cause a toxic build-up in the soil, and might they leach into the groundwater, eventually adding to the problems we have in our streams, rivers, and oceans? ...
Fertilizers qualify as organic? What about Mad Cow Disease?
Mittleider Gardens Organic? What about Mad Cow Disease! Q. Does a Mittleider garden qualify as organic? Have any of his fertilizing formulas been approved for organic gardening use? A. An "Organic Garden" is a difficult thing to pin down with precision, because some say nothing "Artificial" can be...
How to Grow the Healthiest Vegetables
Q. I want to grow the healthiest vegetables possible. Isn’t organic gardening healthier than the Mittleider Method – tell me the truth! A. This is a very good question and it deserves a straight answer. I will therefore tell you some very important things about plant nutrition. First of all,...
- Is This Gardening Method Organic?
- Natural Fertilizers Preferred
Organic Fertilizing and Nitrogen Deficiency
Organic Fertilizing & Nitrogen Deficiency Q. Sometimes I have seen gardens with compost and manure as the fertilizer of choice become very yellow. What causes this, and how do I avoid that happening to my garden? A. What you have seen is "Induced Nitrogen Deficiency." Soil amendments, including...
- Organic or Chemical - Or Both? - What Kind of Garden Should You Grow?
Small-Plot INtensive gardening - First Look
Q. I am looking at several options in gardening and hope you can clarify something - I am mainly looking at the Mittleider and the SPIN Farming www.spinfarming.com processes. The two do not appear to be exclusive of each other but I know no nothing of ether program (material ordered) so I am...
WARNING! Antibiotics Fed to Animals Are Absorbed by Plants Fed With Manure!
The following just came to my attention, and makes me glad we don't promote the use of animal manure to feed our healthy vegetables! 12 July 2007Antibiotics Absorbed By VegetablesEvaluating the impact of livestock antibiotics on the environment, Universityof Minnesota researchers have found that...