Hi, My name is Sander, The Amazing Gardener, I'm 28 and I'm about to start my own farm as soon as I find some land. This process will undoubtedly be difficult and disappointing, but I'm doing it anyway and believe disappointment is only for quitters
. I have a question about the transfer of materials in subsequent generations of plants when growing from seed and I hope to find some people who can give me an fulfilling and interesting answer:
0: When you grow vegetables for seed that was originally produced inorganically meaning with chemicals of any kind be it in fertilizers or chemicals additives to kill soil life. And lets say these chemicals have been absorbed into the plant, even into the seed, would this also mean that the subsequent generation will be infected with chemicals, and in the case of growing from seed, does this mean that the entire new plant will have chemical residue? (and if this is true, that what will be the dangers for consuming this second generation plant, would it be save for human consumption? As I would like to quite zealously get rid of chemicals in the food chain altogether and don't know if I would even be able to consciously sell any of it if I knew it was contaminated.
1: Is it true that in production/growth of plants that some nutrients are lost in the process or is the plant the sum of its parts and all building materials that went into the plant are regained when the plant dies and turns back to compost?
1.1. And the only thing that is lost is the fruits eaten by animals and humans? That's not put back into the soil as compost or seeds blown in the wind?
2: What is the best and most productive way to get enzymes into the soil? And are there alternative ways to do this by copying processes already present in nature? E.g. creating your own enzymes without buying a packet from your local enzymes store?
3: What is the fastest and most efficient way to get a thick black layer of humus?
4: I would like to do a no-til/dig version of gardening as I don't want to get bad worm karma
. What is the best way to do a no dig and why would you do a no-dig or why would you recommend against doing a no-dig?
Lots of questions I guess, I hope there are some people out there who are able to help me
, no worries if you are not able to answer all of them, but Q:0 is really the most important for me as I don't want to be guilty for putting chemicals in the food chain by using inorganic material and hope to find some people with experience and expertise in this
Thank you for reading this and hope you are well,
Sander, The Amazing Gardener
P.s. This is me in my old Garden in Denmark WA (Australia)
P.s.2. I'm actually looking for land in Denmark WA so if you are from there or know somebody who is please contact me
. Enthusiastic young Earthling looking for land share
. Looking for at least .25 acres of land, hope to find 2 to 5 and will need some sort of water supply. Please contact me with what you have to offer.