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RE: [fukuoka_farming] Seedball Question

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  • rudy hadoux
    an anonymous list : again ?
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 23, 2003
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      an anonymous list : again ?


      At 10:27 23/11/03, you wrote:
      >Hello,
      >in reply to your question, I have seen one part seed to different portions
      >of clay.
      >(as little as 7 to as much as 20 parts.)
      >Compost or any organic matter is not recommended and for the choice of clay,
      >you can probably use any kind of clay unless the seedballs are to be thrown
      >in the desert or from a hight.
      >The season may not be too important if the seedballs are strong enough
      >to endure until the most suitable season
      >but usually in Japan we seed in the early autumn and early spring.
      >
      >Michiyo
      >
      >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Gloria C. Baikauskas [mailto:gcb49@...]
      > > Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 2:00 PM
      > > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Seedball Question
      > >
      > >
      > > It seems I have managed to get a few folks thinking about Natural
      > > Farming on my organic gardening list with the Fukuoka offering we did
      > > recently. Tonight I found this post when I went online. This man is
      > > a pretty smart gardener who lives in the same area of Texas that I
      > > do....even though we have never met.
      > >
      > > Comments on his what he is proposing? Soft Rock Phosphate is also
      > > known as colloidal clay.
      > >
      > > Gloria
      > >
      > > Hello every one
      > > Has any of y'all ever used Soft Rock Phosphate instead of
      > > terracotta clay to make seed balls for planting wildflowers. The
      > > traditional recipe is for 1 part seeds, 3 parts compost to 5 parts
      > > terracotta clay. I plan to use 1 part seeds to 3 parts worm
      > > castings to 5 parts Soft Rock Phosphate. So what did I miss?
      > > Yes I know about my fetish to fix that which is not broken. It's a
      > > guy thing. I also realize I'm about 30 days late. Yet, I'm always
      > > late & 30 days behind is almost early for me. Anyway this is new
      > > ground for me (seed balls) so any help would be appreciated.
      > >
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