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High-Performance Gardening


I haven’t worked a garden since I was a kid. Nevertheless, the way the world is running, I can’t help thinking that we may soon see a day when our survival may depend on our ability to grow our own food.

The following video is about “high-performance” gardening and makes a number of compelling arguments.  I.e., one key to personal heath is to eat plants that are highly nutritious.  A plant’s nutritional value depends on the biological health of the soil in which the plant grows   It’s not enough to raise plants in an environment that merely provides sufficient minerals but is otherwise sterile.  The key to growing nutritional plants is to grow them in a soil that has a strong microbial environment.

The following video reveals that modern pesticides not only kill insects that might attack our plants, but also sterilize and effectively kill the microbes in the soil.  Likewise, modern fertilizers consist of chemical “salts” that may provide minerals to plants,but also tend to kill the soil’s microbes.   Thus, the result of using modern pesticides and fertilizers may be a reduced nutritional quality in the plants we eat.

This video presents alternatives that are claimed to produce food that is greater in both nutritional content and quantity than can normally be produced with conventional pesticides and fertilizers.  One of the video’s implications is that, by using the methods advocated, you can grow several times as much food per square foot as compared to using conventional methods based on pesticides and fertilizers.  Thus, the “high-performance” label implies that if it would ordinarily take a 1/2 acre garden to feed you and your family, by means of these “high-performance” methods, you might be able to feed your family with a garden that’s only 1/8th acre. A relatively small greenhouse might provide a lot of food.  That’s good news for people who have relatively small yards or limited access to soil.

If you’re inclined to garden, this video is worth your time.

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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Food, Gardening

 

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