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Post  llama momma on 2/1/2013, 3:16 pm

This is a place where you can order lots of cool items, it's called Rootnaturally.com and here is what they have:

Earth Worm Castings
Azomite Rock Dust
Humic Acid
Kelp Meal
Jiffy 7 Peat Pellets
D.E. or Diatomaceous Earth
Compost Tea Brewers
Gnatrol Biological Larvicide
Composting Worms
Compost Bins
Composting Supplies

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Post  korn on 2/1/2013, 7:00 pm

Hi everyone. I joined the forum some time ago when I first got the book. Now I'm getting ready to start and just got done reading finally. I am a little confused now. Do I need to add this stuff to my mel's mix? Will it make it better? Thank you.

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Post  llama momma on 2/1/2013, 7:10 pm

Korn

Welcome! Please don't be confused. If you go by the book you will be fine. You do not need to add any of this other stuff. The book was all I needed for success when I started out almost 3 years ago.

This other stuff is not necessary yet can be hard to find. I gave out the info for those who are interested in raising worms and for other areas of interest.

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Post  korn on 2/1/2013, 7:37 pm

Oh, ok. Because I bought the book thinking this would be something I could do. It sounded like an easy way to grow food, but I don't want to mess with it if I have to raise and add worms and a bunch of other stuff I have no clue about. My life is way to hactic and I need something easy I can understand.

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Post  llama momma on 2/1/2013, 7:53 pm

Korn -- The square foot method will be the best way to garden, especially for someone who is very busy. Back when you read chapter 5, it was all about making Mel's Mix. That is the most important thing you can learn. The variety of different compost items are what will feed your plants and make your garden a success. Mel simplified everything and I can truly, honestly tell you it works first time out. Please feel free to ask any questions there are so many people here ready to help.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/1/2013, 10:22 pm

Let's remember to keep things simple as Mel intended. Topics like this should really go into the non sfg forum. I'm going to move it there to hopefully curb further confusion.

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Post  llama momma on 2/1/2013, 10:25 pm

+1

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Post  brainchasm on 3/5/2013, 1:43 pm

Yay! I found Azomite in Las Vegas! Well, err, rather, John from growingyourgreens.com found it, made a video, I found the video, and went to the same place and boom! 44lbs of Azomite for about $27.

Go go gadget trace minerals!

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Post  Hardcoir on 3/5/2013, 2:04 pm

If you have a Worm's Way in your town, they have 44 pounds of Azomite for $46. They also have a Yelp deal where you can buy $40 credit for $25, so you can get 44 pounds of Azomite for $31

Azomite is not part of Mel's Mix, but I have had a lot of success adding it to Mel's Mix, especially in my containers. It acts like steroids for your crops, and it improves the taste.

You can also buy SEA-90, which is another micronutrient product.

Remember not to inhale azomite. It is a fine rock dust, and it can really play rough on your bronchials.

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Post  brainchasm on 3/5/2013, 2:06 pm

@Hardcoir wrote:If you have a Worm's Way in your town, they have 44 pounds of Azomite for $46. They also have a Yelp deal where you can buy $40 credit for $25, so you can get 44 pounds of Azomite for $31

Azomite is not part of Mel's Mix, but I have had a lot of success adding it to Mel's Mix, especially in my containers. It acts like steroids for your crops, and it improves the taste.

You can also buy SEA-90, which is another micronutrient product.

Remember not to inhale azomite. It is a fine rock dust, and it can really play rough on your bronchials.
I got the granules. Only thing available to me, and seeing how it melts and soaks in, I think I will prefer it over the dust.

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Post  jazzycat on 3/22/2013, 8:43 pm

@Hardcoir wrote:If you have a Worm's Way in your town, they have 44 pounds of Azomite for $46. They also have a Yelp deal where you can buy $40 credit for $25, so you can get 44 pounds of Azomite for $31

Azomite is not part of Mel's Mix, but I have had a lot of success adding it to Mel's Mix, especially in my containers. It acts like steroids for your crops, and it improves the taste.

You can also buy SEA-90, which is another micronutrient product.

Remember not to inhale azomite. It is a fine rock dust, and it can really play rough on your bronchials.

How much do you add to your container plants? I'm going to be growing a lot of stuff (mostly tomatoes) in self watering containers, and I really want to add some azomite. I know a few people here don't think newbies should mess with the mix, but this is one thing I'm intent on doing. I don't think I need 44 pounds of it, do I? And do you add it to the MM formula, or do you substitute it for something else?

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Post  llama momma on 3/23/2013, 2:12 am

For plant use go to the web site, Azomite.com So far I've only used it in my worm bins as described in the book, Worms Eat My Garbage. I plan to try it for the first time in my garden this year.

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