Jumat, 21 April 2017

comfrey for broken bones

comfrey for broken bones

alright! this is john kohler with growingyourgreens.com;today we have another exciting episode for you. i am on the beautiful island of, thebig island here on hawaii. i am on a beautiful farm here, with all kinds of naturally deliciousfruits and vegetables, growing all over the place. and the reason for this episode isi got a very special guest, this is dr. jana bogs and she wrote this book actually ‘beyondorganic growing for maximum nutrition and flavor’ and actually it’s a funny storyactually, is i was actually in a local food health store buying some health foods andnatural produce and stuff before i could get out to my friends farm and get the best stuffbut i saw this book and like it peeked my interest and it interested me because, youknow, what i try to teach to you guys is beyond

organic. they don’t have that organic certification,i know many of you guys might be going down to a health food store like i was and buyingorganic produce and think you’re getting the best, i am getting the best, i am gettingthe organic stuff, i am paying the most money, so it’s gotta be the best and you know,i try to teach you guys that even organic stuff is probably not the best because youcould definitely grow it better at home but more importantly if you grow it at home, yougotta do certain practices to ensure that you grow the highest quality stuff and that’swhy i really liked that dr. jana bogs here because she started out as a nutritionistnot as a, you know person with a phd in soil, in growing plants and all this kind of stuffbut she really learned as a nutritionist how

important the quality of the food we eat,not only the foods that we are eating, we are eating nutrient dense foods, foods thathave a lot of nutrition and phytochemicals and phytonutrients and are gonna prevent andward off disease, you know, but also low calories, but even without that you can be quite efficientby eating standard conventional food from the store so i called her up, i got her inan interview for you guys cuz this is super important, you are gonna probably wanna definitelybuy her book because we are not going to be able to cover her whole book which is likeover a 100 pages, really nice and easy large print, nice diagrams, you guys could followit along, so you guys could really hole in and dial in and grow the highest quality foodfor you and your family because simply, you

know, the industry is not doing that for you.so dr. bogs, can you tell me more about, you know, you as a nutritionist and before actuallyyou got into growing food and how important it is to have to eat good food, and what isthat, the highest quality food that we should be eating is for people?dr. bogs: yeah so i started off like many of us do eating the standard american dietwhich has a lot of sugar and junk and had dental cavities and had mercury fillings , hadsome health problems when i was a child and saw my grandparents and all these problemswithin family, so i started getting interested in nutrition and started going to that formy undergraduate prog and so also did holistic type schooling too and wanted to really understandwhat is the best nutrition for us and so i

have continued on this whole track for manyyears and then i came to realize that the foods that we have, even if they are grownorganically are not what they could or should be, or even what they once were, and so weneed to go back to the soil and grow it up the right way, so i have taken a scientificapproach doing extensive testing of the soil, extensive testing of the plant leaf tissuein the final product of the food that we eat, and that's really what sets me apart frommost gardeners is that i am really taking a scientific approach to getting this foodto be the quality that it can be, that's going to nourish us most peoplejohn: awesome, yeah, i mean i definitely agree with what she is doing now, she's got thephd, i don't, i just got some experience,

thrown some stuff out at my garden, grownstuff and have an amazing result, having amazing quality food i am eating and visiting somebodyfrom places that are doing a similar gardening style or practice, which i like to call organicbiologic gardening and i might have to change that soon because organic really doesn't meanmuch anymore, but i like to, as you guys know that watch me, i like to put in things likerock dust, and kelp meal and the zeolites and all different kinds of very trace minerals,some kind of ocean solutions, which are all definitely really good and i kind of use itlike a shot gun, so like if there is a burglar in my house, i might gonna have a 357 magnum,i gotta like the precise and hit the guy right in the eyes, between eyes, take him down orsomething right, i just got the shot and if

i just put in this general directions, somebody'sbreak into my house boom, i got him so that's kind of like how i deal with the gardening,now i would definitely pick, for me to even dilate it further, right, i should get intowhat dr. bogs is doing and get my stuff tested to see where i am deficient if i am deficientand supplements, you know additional things, if possible, now with current most standardagriculture testing, you can't test for like all 90 , 70 to 90 minerals, but you can testfor like 80 minerals in the soil and ten minerals in the tissue culture if you are harvestingsome dinosaur choy you could see what's in there, so dr. bogs, can you tell us how importantit is to test the soil first and then we'll get into why it's important to test the leavesas well.

dr. jon: yeah, so, with the soil, we can putthe different nutrients into the soil that they need and there is a balance, it reallyis important to get that balance because the plant is going to uptake different amountsof nutrients depending upon what that balance is in the soil, and for maximum health forthe plant and for you, you want to have that soil balanced really well, especially withkind of like the bigger max nutrients like calcium and magnesium, sodium, potassium,zinc, copper, things that we need for us, to be really healthy, and even somethingslike silicon that we don't really think about that much, so, you know testing for molybdenumand cobalt and some of these trace elements, they are very important for the health ofthe soil, i also like to test the soil for

the biology in the soil, the fungi, the beneficialfungi, the beneficial bacteria, it’s very important to have a good variety of thesebeneficial microorganisms that are gonna help those plants uptake the nutrients and thenas far as doing the plant leaf tissue, that's also important and with the soil that's moreof a long term kind of a process of getting the soil just right. with the leaf tissue,you can put on a foliar nutritional spray, and you can make a change right away and improvethe quality, flavor, everything, so it's a dual approach, you know to getting the bestquality possible. well, i do like to test the soil, i do it every six months and thenyour lymph tissue whenever you can, as you know start your garden, you can test yoursoil first, get that amended, then start your

plants, when they come up, you can test theleaf tissue and you know, every six months test your soil and tweak it a little bit andmake it better better each time cuz a lot of time you can't put everything in the soilall at once that you want to cuz that soil is sort of like the digestive system, andit has to take time to assimilate those nutrients, and you have to add more as time goes on.john: right yeah, i mean one of the things that my belief is that, you know, it’s allthe bacteria, the microbes, and so you should check for all this kind of stuff, in additionto the different minerals and nutrients, because you kind of need both, if you have a lot ofminerals and nutrients that's great, but if you are missing the microbe component, youknow, they are the ones that really break

down the nutrients to make it available forthe plant and you know, once again, in my style, i try not to put like, any kind oflike manure products that can imbalance your soils and other kind of like, you know, nutrientsor so additives that will imbalance your soil, add too much of these macro-mineral, she'stalking about, i really try to focus on the trace minerals, you know and so i don't reallyimbalance things too bad because frankly, i just deal gardeners into wish, i got a littlebit of this, little bit of that so i really think that by hopefully you know, gettingto test one of these days, i'll really be able to more dial in and even grow by foodto a higher quality. so dr. bogs, i wanna talk about, you know, like the nutrients inthe food today, like you buy at the grocery

store versus maybe the foods at a 100 yearago, i know there is a part in your book, i don’t know where it is but it says, theyfound a, 100 year old can of peaches or something, and they had this 100 year old can of peachesand they open up this 100 year old can of peaches and they tested the nutrients in thereand they tested a brand new can of peaches, you know, and there is like a lot more nutrientsin a 100 year old peaches that have been sitting around for a hundred years, then somethinggrown recently, so, can you let my viewers know about this and?dr. bog: sure yes, there had been a number of scientific studies that have looked atthe databases like the usda, united states department of agriculture, has kept databaseson food nutrient density since like the 1930's

and 40's, and they keep checking like everyyear and getting these databases up to date, so what some of these scientists have done,is compare the data from way back like in the 1940's up until recent days, and lookedat the differences and there is a huge drop, sometimes as much as 70% drop in nutrientdensity, for various nutrients, so huge. john: yeah i mean, even things like proteincould be 50% higher and something grown in really nutrient dense soil and some of thedifferent trace minerals could be up to 50% or even more, you know, higher, just in yourown garden. now i know many people out there might be believing, you know, hey, i use myown compost and make my compost off my tree clippings and off food scraps, you know, everythingi need is in the compost, and the woodchips

that i am bringing into my soil now, you know,what are your general comments about, you know, people that are just trying to put compostand believe everything is alright? dr. bog: well the problem is, a lot of thethings that you are making that compost from are already nutrient deficient so if you aretaking nutrient deficient stuff and trying to put it in, you still have nutrient deficienciesand you don’t really know, what you have got until you test it, so, you know, don’tguess, test! john: that will be, that would be what she'lldo in a scientific approach, i’ll be like a ha-ha, don’t just do it, don’t test,i would just buy a couple of bags of rock dust and some other nutrients that i liketo put in and put it in there, in most cases

but not all, it will probably help in manycases as i have learned and as many of you guys have learned, cuz i know, a lot of youguys are following me, haven't tested your soil but i wanna encourage you guys if youwant to take your gardening to the next level, and hopefully one of these days, i will andeven make a video about it, you know, you wanna contact dr. bogs and work with her todo soil testing, she does soil testing for you know, home gardeners, big commercial operationsand you know any kind of food or any kind of plant that's growing, she will help yougrow it better. and i think that's really cool. so dr. bogs, another things i wannatalk about is what are like 3 top nutrients that you have seen across the board that'susually deficient in soil that people not

necessarily shoot at because that might imbalancethem depending on where they live but might wanna think about?dr. bog: well, a lot of time, the calcium is out of balance and the calcium to magnesiumratio is the most important ratio for farmers, actually that is the determining ratio asto how well they are going to actually manage to make money. it’s interesting, so oftencalcium’s low, and just think about it, in our diet, in our nutrition, we need a lotof calcium for strong bones and strong teeth and such like that and we are just not gettingthat, so it's important for a strong plant. one of the things, that i think people don’tthink about very much is silicon, and i test for silicon, and i think it’s extremelyimportant and most soil analysts just do not

ever even think about and so that’s oneof the main things, you know, that i would like to get addressed more appropriately.and other than that, it sort of varies on your area, it varies so much from place toplace, and even here on the big island of hawaii, a mile difference, it can be hugelydifferent, it’s just so, you know, it’s hard to say, we tend to need a lot phosphorushere, so that’s one of the big things, and i do use soft raw phosphate and recommendthat which is an organic approved minimum. john: right, yeah, i mean definitely agreeme, our backbone is made out of calcium, the plants backbone is made out of silica andits super important to get that in your garden, you know, the rock dust that i like to usehas a lot in there but then also, it needs

to get, basically mobilized by the differentmicrobes in your soil , so actually, let’s talk about that besides just the minerals,let’s talk about the microbes that you might recommend and how do you recommend puttingthem in to the soil in a more scientific approach than maybe like a shotgun approach using composttea or some imo's that you don’t know what kind of organism you’re getting when youare brewing it, you know, i don’t know, what are your thoughts?dr. bog: so i have a microscope and i do check the soil microscopically to see what is thereand what’s not there, so what we need to do and often what i see is that there is notenough beneficial fungi, and then you know, you want more of a diversity of your bacteriatoo. those are the typical things i see, so

if you are gonna guess on that, at least guesstoward more fungi and using a woody compost is going to be the way and then you couldget innoculence to put in there, mycorizal fungi, put that in, and that will help youprobably the best. the best thing to do is to test it first.john: yeah, i mean i have to agree with that, best thing to do is get it tested, you knowi am pretty cheap, don’t like spending money on test myself and that’s why you know ihave had episodes where i go to my friend’s house and i see the results of them compostingwood chips down and growing in them and having a fungal-dominated, may be not dominated butfungal-rich growing conditions because the bacteria are already there but the fungi ismissing and having super giant huge calories

and this is why i recommend you guys out there,you know we really need fungal dominated compost and it’s really hard to find fungal dominatedcompost, you know that just cold process, you know, made with pile of wood chips thatare breaking down slowly over time without any heat, i mean on this farm here, we hada nice huge pile that has just been sitting there for years and you know the bottom ofthe layer, nice and black stuff, and even if you wanna mulch your pathways, and leavethem out, it’s getting some rain like we are here, you know. that compost would developnaturally just under the layers, like you saw in a couple of episodes ago, one of thefarms that we did on oahu, i mean this is super critical and once again, this is thekind of my shot gun approach if you don’t

wanna do the more maybe beneficial scientificapproach to really dial it in which you know, granted i will admit is probably better thanthe shotgun approach that i do, cuz i am sure i probably got some nutrient deficienciesand stuff and i am probably barely good until i see this stuff and i am like oh my god,i could have fixed this ten years ago cuz i didn’t get it tested. you know, if youare serious, definitely, you wanna get it tested, so dr. bogs, how does the soil testwork? like you just send in the soil and then they send it to you and you get it analyzedand then you would basically, 'hey put this in, put this in and how , you know, what youdo, be different than a soil laboratory, somebody is getting the results from them and justkind of trying to interpret themselves?

dr. bog: so what i do is yeah, get the rawnumbers from the lab, so the laboratory equipment to do this is extremely expensive, i don’tdo that part. i send it to a very competent lab that can do these broader spectrum mineraltest and then they send me the raw numbers, which i interpret for nutrient density andso it's not only the way you get it tested, there is many different type of test, thereis many different labs and then you have to go, you know, with the lab, that can do allthese things and then get those raw numbers and then interpret those raw numbers for nutrientdensity, so there is different ways to interpret things too, and i look at it from a nutritioniststand point, wanting to get most nutrition for us not just like fast growth and big yieldbut good nutrition and so that’s how i approach

it and then you know, we'll send the analysisback to the person and it's got on there exactly what was tested, how much, which items youneed and how to add them, tips on, you know, doing the whole gardening situation, so ireally try to have a comprehensive program that someone can actually accomplish.john: hmm, you know, let’s talk about that too, you know, i know you recommend, you knoworganic approved inputs, you know to bring your soil back in a balance, you are not gonnaprobably recommend, you know, chemically made, you know, synthetic fertilizers, you know,why don’t we talk about this and why that’s also important for, you know, growing themost nutrient dense food but also for people out there and the planet.dr. bogs: oh, absolutely, we don’t wanna

be using things that are gonna harm the soil,we wanna use things that are going to be helpful to the soil, we have gotta feed those microbes,in the soil, they uptake those nutrients and then once they turn over in the soil, likethey die and then the plants can uptake those nutrients, so they make the nutrients in anplant available form, and so we don’t want to put harsh chemical fertilizers in, thatare gonna kill the microbes for all, we wanna take care of them, they take care of the plants,the plants take care of us. so, yeah. john: so let’s talk more about the, like,organic matter and its very important to the soil you know, what are your thoughts on addingcompost to the soil and when we are really adding compost, add enough nutrition to yoursoil, i mean, i know i am kinda asking the

same question again because i talked aboutthis a little bit earlier, but there is so many people do organic gardening or you know,adding compost, and i add manure and i am done,dr. bogs: you know, the things is, you know, the compost is good. and i do recommend it,it does need to be the right type of compost, just like we were talking earlier, about bacteriaversus fungi, and that’s very important in your compost but also the quality of whatmaterials went in there, and what is the nutrient balance of that compost, just adding compost,compost, and more compost, you can end up with too much potassium and not enough nitrogen,there is all sorts of things that can happen. so, where as we do need organic matter inour soil, of course we do, but the thing is

that it needs to be in the right balance witheverything else. john: and the way to know is to get it tested.ha-ha. dr. bogs: that's right, test.john: alright, so let’s talk about like, the maximum flavor and maximum nutrition cuzthat’s actually something that is very important to me and i know, some people out there arejaded, you guys have had that tomato out of your garden, that taste amazing versus thetomato from the store, that just taste like garbage, but what if you could take the tomatothat you already grow in your garden, it could taste ten times better. so can't somebodymake food that they are going in their garden and even make it taste better by incorporatingsome of the you know, practices that you advocate

and teach?dr. bogs: absolutely, because when you have a balanced soil, when you balancing that soilperfectly for the plant, then it can express its full genetic capacity, you know, if itdoesn’t have nutrients it needs, then it cannot express its full capacity, its fullpotential and that’s what we want. so and the flavor compounds are part of that potential.john: and let's talk about besides the flavored compound, do also the yields increase, anddo also like are your plants more resilient like if we eat a healthy diet, we will bemore resilient to getting sick, getting the cold or the flu? and will the plants be moreresistant to bugs and diseases? now, let's talk more about this, like how long it cantake to get your plants resistant. cause that

mean, in your organic gardens like "oh i groworganically some, i'm growing, i have good soil so my plants should be immune to stuffbut yet on some of our plant, i still get insects, you know?" dr. bogs: yeah. so it is the very importantto have the soil balanced so that you don't have these problems with pest and diseases.i obviously, giving the plant what it needs it can be really strong. and insects go afterweak plants. they're nature's way of taking out what is not worthy of reproduction. so,you know, it's a beautiful system if you really understand how it works. and so, when yougive a plant what it wants, what it needs, then it can fully form it's proteins, it canfully form it's carbohydrates, and that's

good food for you, but it's not good foodfor an insect because an insect cannot digests these large protein and carbohydrate molecule.they need these fragmented broken molecules, and that's what the sick plant has. so theygo after the sick plants. john: wow! so that's what like you know conventionalfertilizers they basically make these low quality proteins because you know store boughtgreen beans could have fifty percent less protein than a home grown one under you knowhigh brix or mineral you know, or rich soil, that are properly garden soil, so it's notdesirable to the pests. and furthermore, then we also get more protein in our diet. that'shuge. dr. bogs: one of the things on that is boron.boron is a trace element that's very important

to get your fully formed proteins. and ifyou don't have that little trace element, then your plant can not fully form it's protein,it's gonna have fragments, going to have a poor amino acid balance, which means poorhealth for it and poor health for you. john: so dr. bogs, another thing that's veryimportant to me is you know besides having good soil, and you know i kind of have a beliefif you build it, they will come, right? if you got good soil, you know, your plants willbe pretty healthy plants but this is not always the case. so i want you guys to be able totest, test, and test. and determine you know. even if you have the best soil, garden soil,if the nutrients are not in your plants, something may not be exactly right, then i use a veryrudimentary instrument known as a refractometer

0 to 32 refractometer to check the brix, whichwill check not only the sugars but also the total soft solids including some of the mineralsin there, which actually i have been check in some of the food on this island and i thinkmy, let's see what was the highest one i had some longans that are like 19 on the brix,oh and some chicos and potatoes i think were like 19 or 20. they're amazing. but, i kindof wondered they were grown under nutrient, you know, a rich ensured with proper testinghow high they could even get to be at their genetic potential, you know. besides justdoing standard brix testing which i recommend all you guys to do because really that isinexpensive. you get a one-time investment of a 40-50 dollars brix tester to test allyour stuff, to kind of keep track on how you're

doing. but how can you actually test you knoweven a carrot or other fruits off your plants to determine, even though your soil's rich,why aren't your fruits rich? or do your fruits and vegetables have the nutrients dr. bogs? dr. bogs: yeah. so we can actually test thefinal end product like the fruit or like the carrot root or the beet root and for the nutrientthen you just sort of like what we did the plant tissue like the leaf tissue. and sowe can see what that final product is giving you, and then compare it to usda. and we'vegot some stuff coming back like 10 times the amount of certain nutrient. i even have one,the sweet potato that has 70 times the amount of iron, (wow!) that a typical usda sweetpotato had. it was just amazing. so you really

can change the nutrients in the soil especiallyi mean like micronutrients because so many farmers don't pay attention to that all. sowhen i do my comparison to usda databases, a lot of times, the micronutrients are muchhigher. and i kind of say overall i get about the double the nutrient density. but i meansomething are just hugely different. john: wow! yeah, i mean if you want to havetwice in nutrient density guaranteed, check out dr. bogs' work and get some soil testing.for me, i definitely would you know encourage you guys to do this. for those you guys, it'sreally important you know. otherwise, if you don't want to get testing, be kind of cheapand save some money, do my approach, and you'll get definitely better high quality food. butit may not be quite the best. one of the things

that i think dr. bogs may for sure on basicallynot do herbal leaves or anything but it's due to current testing out there in the world,you know. she will test for 18 different minerals in the soil and like 10 or something mineralsin and when she does the analysis of the plants. but you know, i like to add 70 to 90 differenttrace minerals and you know dr. bogs, how do we test the other unaccounted for 80 mineralsor 70 minerals that science can't really test easily or inexpensively at this time? dr. bogs: right. yes. there are tests outthere but they are very expensive and so using something like a refractometer probably willgive you a general indication of the nutrient density overall. there are limitations tothe refractometer use. but i had used it quite

a bit even in the scientific work. and onething that's really interesting and i don't know if you've seen this in my book, but yeah,there's this whole thing about giving your brix level up and then also looking at bloodglucose in the human. and so, that in my phd work in the university, i actually did someof this work. and, i looked at apple orchards and compare cultivation between differentapple orchards, and the apples that were the most well taken cared of and have the mostnutrition in them, had the highest brix level. they called high brix that means high sugarand that's gonna mean more glucose spike with your blood sugar. but that's not what happened.even though they tasted sweeter, they actually tested that they were higher brix had moresugar, they have lower glycemic response.

(wow!) yes. amazing. just amazing. you meanthat's some of the charts that you'll see in my book. and of course we need to do alot more research on that. but this is kind of the edge. this is the cutting edge of research. john: well i mean imagine if we have highquality food, i mean, if we have high quality food, everybody eat a healthy diet withoutprocessed foods and junk foods and animal foods and in excess, you know, there wouldn'tbe a type 2 diabetes in my opinion. but even so, some people are affected and imagine ifthey have high quality apples that didn't affect their blood glucose is bad, you know.we don't need genetically engineering to solve this issues. we just need good soil to growthe highest quality food. some of the research

that i've seen about actually this topic isbecause there is some different polyphenols and some nutrients in the apples that actuallyslows down the absorption of the sugars in the apples, you know. so it's self-regulatingon its own, if they're in there and they're not gonna be in there if your soil is deficient.because now that the apple or the whatever fruit or vegetable can't be at its full geneticpotential and be fully expressed with all the nutrients that god natured or whomeveryou know wants us to have in our bodies that are not in there because we've abused theplant so much. dr. bogs, now i know some of my viewers might want to get their soil testednow, but i know some of them are pretty cheap as like i am what are some of the generalpractice that you can recommend to people

out there? like 3 practice that some of theycould do, start doing today, to hopefully increase the quality of their food withoutgetting the soil to or out of balanced. 'cause i know you're gonna say it's really importantto test, but i want you to give my viewers some ways to do it without testing for thoseyou guys, that just absolutely can't afford or don't want to do it for whatever reason. dr. bogs: so, yeah john, what you've put outthere about using things like good quality compost, and rock dust and worm castings,kelp, those kind of things i do recommend those regularly to my clients and those arealways, almost always good and almost never going to cause a problem.

john: i mean that's what i agree, and that'swhy i share these things with you guys because i'm not the scientist, but we do have oneon the show today. so, i mean you guys out there are just home growers like, and you'rejust growing for your own home use, but i know there's also you guys out there mightbe market growers, might be growing for you know, to market or even big farms, or bigfarmers find in this video. and i want to encourage you guys, you know like you needto differentiate your product. i went to school for marketing, that's my degree and i don'thave a degree in nutrition or horticulture or anything. i have a degree in marketing,so i try to like educate you about doing the best stuff and try to let you guys know abouthow to grow the best. but i also believe that

to really make a change in the society besideseverybody growing their own food, but people that do grow the food for us, because unfortunately,as much as i would like everybody to take part in their own food, they eat by growingsome, everybody is not gonna do that. so i think that, farms definitely need to grow,you know, something different and have little competitive advantage. and i think the bestcompetitive advantage personally is growing beyond organic. because when somebody tastesomething that tastes better, you have got to sell it, you know. i visited a nutrientdense grower back in minnesota, and he has asparagus. and most people hate asparagus,right? he's there giving free asparagus samples to people walking by, and people pick up atit, and "wow! that's the best asparagus i've

ever tasted" and i said that too. that's thebest asparagus i tasted and i bought couple bunches from him, even though i was only intown a couple more days. i mean, and then you could charge a higher price because youhave higher quality of better tasting food and it'll also yield more but also have morenutrition. so dr. bogs, you want to comment on this point? dr. bogs: absolutely! this is a huge new marketingedge that people, especially farms, and market gardeners can capitalize on. and, i know there'speople out there selling 3-10 times the price higher because its nutrition grown, you know.it's got the nutrients in there. you can use it as a marketing edge, and the flavor willcome through, and that's why people but it

too, you know. they realize, it taste better,you know these chefs that want high-end stuff, they will pay that extra price. and we needto get growing going all over. the farmer needs to make a good living so that they canyou know afford to farm, and afford the things they need to do for their soil. so that itcan be the best, and give the best nutrition to people. then you need to get paid for thatand they can. if they have this marketing edge, and promote it as nutrition grown foods. john: yeah, i mean, the other thing that'svery important, i know some of you guys out there are market farmers and all those kindof stuff and grow for market, and you’re making a living out of this, is all you thinkis the dollar sign "what are these gonna cost

me too much money, you know, and why shouldi do this? and you know how much extra money if you've done research on this, is it gonnacost the farmer implement some of these practices in which will grow higher food and what itwill make up for it, you know, and sell in for a higher price?" dr. bogs: well, the thing is too, yes it doescost money to test your soil. but you're going to be putting in amendments in, and you betterput the right amendments in cause the amendments are gonna cause a lot more than any testingor any consulting you're gonna have done. the big price comes when you get to put allthose amendments in. so get the best test you can get done and then get your soil fixed,and after the initial investment, and it is

an investment in your soil. to get it whereits growing well, then you just have to tweak it after that. just a little tweaks. onceyou got it balanced, and then it'll just produce so much more produce, so much better qualityproduce, you're gonna so much less problems with insects and diseases and all of that,and yes it does pay off. john: i mean, i totally agree. one of thethings i teach my home gardeners that are watching is you know, every time i buy somethingthat i put on my soil, the rock dust, the worm castings, you know, the compost teas,you know the zeolite, everything that i put in right. i'm literally putting money in thebank. this is the bank of the plant of nutrition that i'm gonna be growing in the plant. themore nutrients in a non-water soluble form,

you know that i could put in. the more moneyi have in the bank that it can draw from later, when you're buying you know, synthetic fertilizersthat are water-soluble. guess what? you water them in some of them gets absorbed and a lotof it washed away. so you're just, you know, you're just flushing money down the toiletwhen you're doing water soluble fertilizers like some even gardening styles recommend,that i definitely don't recommend. so do you have any comments on this dr. bogs? dr. bogs: oh some of this chemical type fertilizersare very detrimental to the microbiology in the soil and also they do tend to lock upin the soil. so there's a quick release, but there's also a quick lock up. and what we’relooking for is a good long term functional

soil. john: i mean, i agree. i think and on thatnote, we want a nice functional soil. now what do you want to go in and soil testedand really make sure you got it dialed in? or do you want to go a shocking approach imean, the main message of this video is to grow more nutrient dense food however youcan you know. if you're adding compost and you think that's gonna get it for you i mean,i would disagree with you. but what i would say is try to use different source inputsfor your compost and don't always use the same grass clippings. you know, get grassclippings, get plants from here, plants from there, because those plants will have differentprobably deficient, deficiently grown nutrients

in there, and that's why really dialed itin, adding things like the rock dust, probably the best of all, but of course got to sayyou should get tested, if you want to do the real, real, real best. and one of these days,i will. so if you guys want to buy dr. jana bogs' book, it's right here. you might wantto check her out at their website, beyondorganicconsulting.com, she does consult farmers, gardeners, and hasamazing book available in an e-book form, if you don't want to have a paper copy. iwould recommend a paper copy, it's really nice, you could really read it. it even talksabout like you know rabbit feedings studies, comparing them, you know, just by adding somethingsimple such as calcium and grow nutrient dense, how much bigger the animals were that weregrown. so i mean, even if you are growing

for feed or whatever, growing higher nutrientquality produce will work every single time and every single instance. so do you haveany, final comments for my viewers today dr. bogs? dr. bogs: well, i would encourage you if youcan all afford it to get your soil tested. and also, your plants tested. and this isfor your health, and your health is so important. it’s an investment in your health and yourlife and your children's lives. john: i mean i wanna say it; i almost lostmy life when i was younger. and when i was in the hospital my doctors told me i mightnot make it alive, i didn't want all the money in the world. all i simply wanted was my health.and your health is your greatest wealth. and

you know, i believe people should put theirmoney where their mouth is. and start investing in your health, which i mean, soil testingwhich now i'm probably gonna have to do now cause i stay true to my words. you know todial in what i'm doing, to make it even better, i think i'm all for it and i'm probably gonnahave to do it so stay tuned for an upcoming episode where i get my soil tested by dr.bogs. and you could see the results of my soil, and my shocking approach, but how icould even dial it further. and you know get even better and more success for results. i really hoped you guys enjoyed this episode.if you did, please give me a thumbs up. also be sure to check my past episodes over a thousandfifty episodes now, and be sure to subscribe

if you are ready for an upcoming episode onhow to grow the highest quality nutrient dense foods at home through a wide variety of wayswhen i have fund and able to visit all kinds of farms from all around the world. and maybejust common episode from my backyard. once again, my name is john kohler with growingyourgreens.com.we'll see you next time, and until then remember, keep on growing. preview of next video: alright! this is john kohler with growingyourgreens.com.we have another exciting episode and aloha. i'm still here in the beauty of hawaii onthe big island, and i’ve another exciting episode for you and i'm really excited aboutthis one, you know. as you guys know that

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