There are roughly more than 4,000 different species of earthworms in the world and only six species are known to be suitable for vermicomposting. But one is by far the most popular: the red wriggler (Eisenia fetida). This species can tolerate a wide range of environments, and it eats and reproduces more than most other worms.
Worms are decomposers with the ability to turn trash into treasure. Though worms are present in most compost piles, an excellent way to use these powerful critters to break down organic wastes and make usable compost fairly quickly.
Decomposers are living organisms that breaks…
The pH scale indicates acidity or alkalinity. A soil with a pH number below 7 is acid, while one with a pH above 7 is alkaline. Garden plants typically grow best in neutral or slightly acid soil.
Most won’t thrive in highly acid or highly alkaline soil, though a few have adapted to such extremes.
In general, some nutrients cannot be efficiently absorbed by plant roots if soil pH is too high. …
You’ve undoubtedly heard of chlorophyll, and you probably know that plants couldn’t live without it. Still, you may wonder: What is chlorophyll exactly, and are there chlorophyll benefits for humans?
As we learned back in science class, chlorophyll is a type of plant pigment responsible for the absorption of light in the process of photosynthesis, which creates energy.
Why is it important for humans beyond sustaining plant life? Turns out, chlorophyll is linked to natural cancer prevention, blocks carcinogenic effects within the body and protects DNA from damage caused by toxic molds like aflatoxin — very similar to way in…
Weed, general term for any plant growing where it is not wanted. Ever since humans first attempted the cultivation of plants, they have had to fight the invasion by weeds into areas chosen for crops.
If your plants aren’t getting enough nitrogen, potassium and other nutrients, they become more susceptible to disease and insect infestation. And as weeds suck up nutrients from the soil, this can not only cause plants to wither, it can lead to abnormal fruit growth and color.
Weeding is one of the least popular jobs to be done in a vegetable garden. If the weather is…
What most people don’t know is that there are a huge diversity of other microbes with the exact same ability to “fix” plant food.
The billions of microorganisms in a healthy soil food web are capable of transforming carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and micronutrients into forms that can be used by plants.
These processes are collectively called nutrient mineralization.
Mineralization is just a fancy word for breaking down a chemical compound.
Microbes have been doing this for over 400 million years. They literally made it possible for plants to colonize Earth.
Humans, on the other hand, have only have been…
Organic farming is agriculture that makes healthy food, healthy soils, healthy plants, and healthy environments a priority, along with crop productivity. … Organic production systems do not use genetically modified (GM) seed, synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
If every farmer is converted to organic production, we could eliminate 500 million pounds of persistent and harmful pesticides from entering the environment annually.
Pesticide and chemical use results in many negative environmental issues:
Ever wondered why people aren’t healthy as they use to be these days and why the generation is facing new health problems? Manmade chemicals cause the environment to get poisoned and everybody’s health is at risk?
When it comes to toxic farming chemicals, most people think of pesticides and herbicides. But it turns out that synthetic fertilizers can do just as much harm to soil life.
Just like pesticides, synthetic fertilizers kill soil microorganisms, which makes it difficult or impossible for the soil microbiome to function properly.
In the process, synthetic fertilizers cause major economic, health, and environmental problems, including:
The lack of synthetic pesticides found in organic farming ultimately allows an increase in biodiversity, and helps to minimize the environmental impact of organic farming. … When organic systems are positioned next to conventional agriculture, it will often fall to the farmer to ensure their operations are protected.
Organic farming practices may reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without synthetic pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.
Looking specifically at the logistics of local vs global food value chains, it…
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The Concept of “Airdrop” aka free money!
Distribution of Airdrop tokens is a marketing strategy helping to spread information about coin or token and spreading the project product, or exchange. It also allows to earn on cryptocurrencies without spending money for their purchase.
Airdrop means cryptocurrencies that a certain project gives to users for free. At first sight, it sounds like fraud or fake. But do not underestimate this opportunity to earn: depending on token distribution conditions, you can…
The Earth is experiencing the warmest surface temperatures since modern climate measurements were implemented in 1880. This extreme global warming is the result of excessive concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Moreover, overwhelming scientific evidence has concluded that climate change has been caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and if these are not substantially reduced, the devastating effects that it will have for future centuries will be irreversible.
Billions of people, particularly those in developing counties, will face shortages of water and food and greater risks to health and life as a result of climate change”. Consequently, global action…