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Horse Manure in a Vegan Garden

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 17:17

MMP I so agree with you, but.................. Selective breeding is not the same as Genetically Modified.  With GM alien genes are put into something.  With selective breeding you cross and re-cross until the desirable trait you want is dominant. That is how all the wonderful range of plant colours and habits come about; high-yielding vegetables and grains.  Their breeding is essentially natural.

GM can mean putting say, fish genes into plants, or mice or insects.  Not the same thing at all.



Horse Manure in a Vegan Garden

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 15:47

Do you think, Gily, you are over-thinking all this?

If you are eating fish, surely you are not a true vegan so why are you so concerned?

And yet again you use the word antibiotics when talking about horse feed. 

GM is a difficult one.  Anybody that eats cornflakes and such like breakfast cereals, presumably is eating GM products, unless they are specified as organic,  That is also the case for all animal feeds which contain soya as 80% of the soya produced in the USA is GM.

All I can say, is 'It's your choice'.



Apple trees

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 00:37

The RHS site has suggestions for suitable rootstocks and cultural details and varieties for container growing.  I'm not sure they recommend the most dwarfing rootstocks. M9 and M26 if memory doesn't deceive me.

Horse Manure in a Vegan Garden

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 12:46

I'm a preserver too. The human body is very good at regulating salt, the effect of salt on blood pressure is only measurable with very specialized equipment under laboratory conditions.  Beware of scare stories in the Press.  Take them with a pinch of salt!

Gily if you want contemporary accounts of the privations of the poor in the 19C I suggest you read Thomas Hardy or Dickens.  It wasn't so rosy then.

Regarding antibiotics. There are very strict rules about antibiotics and animals for human consumption in the UK.  There are very strict withdrawal periods.  Very strict.  The real danger with antibiotics is humans who don't follow the full course prescribed, because they feel better.  Words fail me.

Horse Manure in a Vegan Garden

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 01:37

What???!!!  Antibiotics in horse feed.  Where did you get an idea like that?

Remember that our ancestors suffered from all sorts of deficiency diseases.  The scheme of rotating crops is comparatively modern.  Food must have been in very short supply in Winter and early Spring.  Unless of course you wanted a diet of manky root crops. An awful lot of what our ancestors ate was certainly not top quality.


Posted: 01/10/2012 at 01:21

Truffles?  Not likely!

Weeds from next door

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 21:03

Buy yourself some slates and push them into the ground along the fence line.  That should help a bit.  Also move some of your plants away from the fence so you can apply weedkiller more easily.

Depressed apple tree owner - needs help...

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 21:00

Join the club!

Chicken Compost/Manure & Wrigglers

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:59

The wrigglers are gnat larvae.  Is your water butt closely covered at all times?  It should be!

Chilli plants - keep or chuck and start again next year?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 18:33

Start them off much earlier than you would tomatoes.

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