Soil Detox Newsletter 2010
If you or the previous owners of your home have used synthetic fertilizers, toxic pesticides or other contaminates, your soil is nasty or at least unhealthy and needs to be cleaned up. Digging the soil out and hauling it off is not the answer. That just moves the problem from point A to point B. If your soil has been contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic and chromium in treated lumber or creosote in railroad ties, or with lead and arsenic from iron supplements, or if the contamination is from pesticides or petroleum spills, the solution is the same.
First, stop the contamination. Synthetic fertilizers are my primary concern, but the neurotoxin pesticides are a close second. MSMA, for example, is an arsenic compound. Roundup is showing up in the water stream, so it does contaminate soil and water, and the list goes on.
Second, apply the activated charcoal product Biogize-SD. It’s very fine-textured and must be mixed with water to apply. Fine textured humates are the next best choice. Zeolite can be applied in a granular form if the budget allows.
The next step is to spray and/or drench the problem area with the Garrett Juice solution plus orange oil or D-Limonene at 2 ounces per gallon of mix. Activated charcoal will tie up the contaminants; Garrett Juice and D-Limonene stimulate the microbes to feed on and breakdown the toxins. Liquid molasses is in the Garrett Juice mix but adding additional molasses to the Garrett Juice mixture will greatly help the decontamination process. Adding the microbe product called Bio S.I. will speed up the process.
Garden centers, nurseries, feed stores, hardware stores and mail order houses that sell toxic synthetic products are foolish. If they continue that business model, you should pressure them to stop. If they don’t stop, maybe they will at least sell the ingredients to my recommended Detox Program.
If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or any other topic, join me this weekend for my Dirt Doctor radio shows.
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