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Article: Rock dust grows extra-big vegetables (and might save us from global warming)
The couple say that the rock dust means that crops don’t need water to produce harvests of magnificent vegetables. “It would be perfect for Third World countries that are usually unable to grow crops because the land is so dry,” Ms Thomson said. “This could hold the solution for them.””There is no doubt that, when rock dust is mixed with compost,it has a dramatic effect on crop yields,” said Alistair Lamont, president of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management, who is impressed by the Seer experiment.
Via Four Seasons

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  1. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais,(still can’t get the accent in your name).Thought provoking piece about the rock dust!I shall look into its application in England,I am in European area 8,so it may be too damp?Keep up the fantastic work you all do,I for one really appreciate the knowledge Ptf brings to us all.Yes it is hard being ‘green’neither is it cheap as you rightly point out,but it is The ‘only’way!Thanks for setting me on ‘the path’
    best wishes.

  2. Anais says:

    Hello Gerry

    Not to worry about the accent, it just helps with the pronounciation.

    I know there is a place called SEER (in Scotland) that is using rock dust it’s but a stone’s throw from England?

    We are new to this application, but I think using rock dust helps replace minerals that have been depleated in the soil. So, I don’t know if it’s a problem if you are in a wet area.

    Happy Spring.

    Cheerio,
    Anais

  3. Claude L. Schulze says:

    How does this rock dust work on sugarcane crop?

  4. Anais says:

    Hello Claude

    Thanks for your question. I wouldn’t really know as this will be our first year using rock dust in the garden. Perhaps you should “Google” it