March 21, 2011

Basalt flour

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  • Basalt - Wikipedia
  • Rock flour - "While this originally was an alternative concept, increasing mainstream research has been devoted to soil amendment and other benefits of rock flour application: for instance, a pilot project on the use of glacial rock, granite and basaltic fines by the U.S. Department of Agriculture exists at the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. The SEER Centre in Scotland is a leading source of information on the use of rock dusts and mineral fines." - Wikipedia
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  • March 21, 2011
Today i sowed a fine layer of basalt flour over my gardens. Not so many people know how to use this fertilizer. Basalt flour is finely or more coarsely ground basalt. Lava flour has the same effect as basalt flour. This type of rock is full of minerals and energies from the inside of the earth. They provide the soil with trace minerals of which many soils are depleted. Lava or basalt flour can be added to the compost or sprayed directly over the garden. It is also possible to cover the leaves of plants and trees and bushes with a fine layer of this dust. The plants will feed themselves through the leaves. It also prevents many plant diseases. When a garden has a sufficient amount of this material, the plants will be healthy and the leaves will shine and be colored dark green. By eating such vegetables we get plenty of trace minerals for our body and our immune system will be strengthened. I once read a story about a village where most people reached a high age in good health. Their fields were irrigated with river water that flowed through volcanic mountains. The vegetables that grow in a soil rich of volcanic elements do taste much better too.

This is a picture of the basalt flour that i used. It is a bit too grainy to my taste. The grains in this photo are still much smaller than 1 mm though.

  • Earth Regeneration Society
  • Remineralize the Earth is a nonprofit organization assisting the worldwide movement of remineralizing soils with finely ground rock dust, sea minerals and other natural and sustainable means to increase the growth, health, and nutrient value of all plant life.

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