Ryan Hobbs wrote:
The Bacteria may have a relationship with the mychorizae fungi that we don't know about that results in greater nutrient uptake in plants that do not necessarily have a symbiotic relationship with the fungi.
I intend to explore this hypothesis in the future as a possible explanation as to why the radishes were larger despite no known mychorizal relationship with the Brassicaceae family. should I gain access to a microscope, I may discover that there is a relationship that was overlooked or not.
I am rather enjoying this series and look forward to reading the rest.
Angelika Maier wrote:Hi Briant I read all your threads, albeit a little bit later. But they are timeless!
I have some questions about the dirt part (for you it's maybe bygone area but I just begin to try to understand that part): I read Solomon's book and got that soil test and he says he recommends rather high levels of amendments. Now you are telling that the critters get fat and lazy doing so. Do you think Steve's target levels are too high? And if yes with what would you replace them?
Second: you don't explain much about the dirt part - I know it is not in your focus anymore, but I still would like to know a bit more at least some basics. CAn you recommend a good dirt read? Something for people who forgot about all their chemistry stuff from school?
When will you finnish your book? I will definitively buy it!
And I need some more maybe video explanation how to work the soil. (I hate videos) But my parents used to dig over winter (I don't do that) then to hoe thoroughly and rake to make a nice seed bed. I do roughly the same, but I do mulching. For the manual part videos are good.
This acid surface also keeps earthworms from feeding and allows the buildup of a dead grass thatch and a sod-bound root zone.