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Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 18:06

Dear gardener, 

I'm sad that I can't write about anything now, because of your small or bigger problems of winter time and frost in many of your areas We have not a winter. So I was inspired by a friend in New Mexico to look at the fact why we growing organic?
I can't imagine this hasn't been addressed here before, but I don't remember it and couldn't find an old thread. It would be great to hear as a new thread :why we all do this thing called "organic gardening/farming".

I am an organic gardener/farmer for:
* health for me, my children, the future
* environmental/ecological concerns- to help protect the soil, our water supply, beneficial insects. Keeping our Mother Earth safe, vital and healthy.
* living in harmony with Nature and our Earth
* economic- we can't afford to destroy the Earth

Not to mention it is cheaper when I don't have to buy chemicals, pesticides, etc- just gather and recycle leaves, garden debris, kitchen scraps and an occasional load of manure.
Organics is a way of life for me.

Sometimes I make my way carefully through my land. Dragonflies and moths fly up in a flurry. Honeybees buzz from blossom to blossom. Part the leaves and I see insects, spiders, frogs, lizards, and many other small animals bustling about in the cool shade. Moles and earthworms burrow beneath the surface.

This is a balanced crops-field ecosystem. Insect and plant communities maintain a stable relationship here. It is not uncommon for a plant disease to sweep through this area, leaving the crops in these fields unaffected.

And now I look over at the neighbor’s field for a moment. The weeds have all been wiped out by herbicides and cultivation. The soil, animals, and insects have been exterminated by poison. The soil has been burned clean of organic matter and microorganisms by chemical fertilizers. Often, I see gardeners and farmers at work in the fields, wearing gas masks and long rubber gloves. These lands, which have been farmed continuously for over 1000 years, have now been laid waste by the exploitative gardening/farming practices of a single generation.

With the best organic greetings, ThaiGer.

"To know what we know, and know what we do not know, that is understanding."(Confucius)  Eco Thai German Farm ,  farmersvoice , My album (password ThaiGer)

 

 

Too much ginger

Posted: 12/12/2012 at 04:36

Hi, have a look at HERE, best regards and good luck, ThaiGer

Too much ginger

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 19:35

Hello gardener, last week was our big surprise, when we saw so many wild ginger flowers under the bamboos. This ginger has never been growing by us, but every year new ginger in other places is growing allone. Now, we have a lot to harvest, as well as to the rejoicing in the flowers. I think that ginger is cultivated in some U.S. States also in the gardens outside and in the UK in pots? We like to cook with ginger, more than looking at the healthy benefits. If you like, have a look at this article on my website:Ginger (incl.recipe) and for the different flower pictures in my album here (Password ThaiGer). Organic greetings, ThaiGer

"To know what we know, and know what we do not know, that is understanding."(Confucius) Eco Thai German Farm , Farmersvoice

New pictures of orchids and nepenthes

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 04:45

Thank you, and yes!! It is the african tulip tree. He grow in the entrance to my old garden. I don't no, from where he come from...In thailand (I have googled for the name,you gave me) this tree grow in Thailand only(!) in the "Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden"!!! Maybe I'm the King???,best regards,ThaiGer

Eco Thai German Farm , Farmersvoice

New pictures of orchids and nepenthes

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:30

hello gardener, maybe somebody like to have a look at my new pictures in my album. Some nepenthes growing in my area, but not native,they came from human transporting many years ago. The orchids are all native wild species, not so nice like cultivate but I love them...For the correct names I give no guarantee...
Pleas click here: MyAlbum password "ThaiGer"

Eco Thai German Farm , Farmersvoice

underground slugs

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 13:14

The following facts I found in my documents, (using nematodes-without my judging!):

Infestations are less serious in dry weather but tend to become a problem during prolonged rainy weather. An individual grey field slug has the potential to produce 90,000 grandchildren and has approximately 27,000 teeth!

They live underground during the day, emerging at night to feed. One cubic metre of garden will on average contain up to 200 slugs. Slugs eat leaves, stems and roots of plants, weakening them and often causing them to die. They leave slimy trails over plants and soil, and are particularly devastating to seedlings and cuttings. Slugs leave their own individual scent trails so they can find their way home. Use packs of microscopic beneficial nematodes (eel worms) which are watered into pots or open ground with a watering can or hose. They enter the slug through a hole in its back while it is underground and poison it so that it will die within a few days underground, out of sight. Nematodes can be used indoors or outdoors, when temperatures are above 5°C. They remain in sufficient concentration to give good effectiveness for about 6 weeks. The best time to kill slugs is when the young are hatching in the spring, but nematodes can be applied all year round, whenever slugs are around. This year we were applying them in our glasshouses in January! Nematodes travel by slithering around the soil particles so the soil needs to be kept moist. If it is hot and dry they will either shrivel and die or hide away deep underground. These nematodes will kill snails if they come into contact with the soft part of their body. However snails feed on the surface, and the nematodes usually work underground within the soil so they are not a foolproof way of controlling snail populations. (The best way to deal with snails is to pick them off by hand or use a slug and snail trap).

"To know what we know, and know what we do not know, that is understanding."(Confucius)  Eco Thai German Farm, farmersvoice

feeding the ground??

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 17:31

hello pico, also look in this forum at"How to make a composting trench" and re-post compost trench, maybe can give some answers,organic greetings,ThaiGer.

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 06:34

, hello gardener, 

Our farm land close to the large national park.Wild Orchid,Nepenthes, King Cobra,Bear, Barking Deer, Boar, Hyena, Monkey, Squirrel, Rabbit, Turtleandmany species of birds(for instance Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Oriental Scops Owl, Forest Wagtail, Asian Bittern, Rain Quail, Knob-billed Duck, Rosy Starling, Black-headed Ibis, Baillon's Crake, Eastern Curlew, Gadwall) grow up and lives inside the area.

Any farmerare complaining that the wild animals have been plundred fields and destroying crops.Now the problem here is the fact, that the illegal trading is enormous rising up.

Sure, your birds come back soon. Maybe they have enough because of a good fall weather in your area. If they hungry, will come back to you...Save the birds...Best luck and regards, ThaiGer.

"To know what we know, and know what we do not know, that is understanding."(Confucius)  Eco Thai German Farmfarmersvoice

Sycamore trees

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 04:23

o.k. now I give up!!! I too stupid for understanding?

Help with identifying a plant

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 16:50

sorry, my English is not perfect,--so nothing I understand about you wrote!? It's a joke, or?

On the "help" tread I make wrong to set the file correct,and in the morning I can't clear, because your server was not available. However, the talk above I no understand..., ThaiGer.

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"To know what we know, and know what we do not know, that is understanding."(Confucius)

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