It is difficult to remain vibrantly healthy when the majority of our foods are nominal at best. The lesson in this is to implement a strategy of eating an ever-increasing proportion of our diet with foods of highest quality. In a world crying out for real food what can we do today to improve our health tomorrow?
Start a Revolution—In Your Kitchen
I believe one of the first places to start making changes is in our kitchens. Kitchens hold a preeminent position; it is here that our families’ “ministers of nutrition” work their culinary expertise. Since most processed foods leave a lot to be desired I see a renaissance of people going back to that antiquated idea of cooking from scratch. My wife does and believe me I count my blessings every day. An active kitchen, especially when cooking from scratch can produce a significant volume of kitchen scraps; tea and coffee grounds, citrus peels, corn cobs, egg shells, aging leftovers (whoops!), pan scrapings and a whole host of other ingredients soon start piling up. What do we do with them?
For years our family faithfully collected these scraps and dumped them under some mulberry trees in our backyard. This area became the favorite haunt of our dog, 2 cats, and a dozen free-range chickens. Not anymore! It is time to re-purpose those kitchen scraps. Don’t flush those kitchen scraps down a sink disposal! Recycle them. These valuable nutrients need to get back into the cycle of life. Instead of looking at kitchen scraps as garbage that must be disposed of I suggest a different view. Kitchen scraps are the foundation of our very own organic fertilizer factory, a biological factory that is. They are also a daily reminder that proclaim “I will make a difference in my life.”
Kitchen scraps are an excellent repository of nutrients including carbon, nitrogen, potassium, and some trace minerals. Kitchen scraps are an excellent environment for microbiology. If you ever left food too long in the refrigerator you know exactly what I mean. Sadly, most foods grown today are not nutrient dense and consequently their scraps are minerally imbalanced. Kitchen scraps are generally deficient in calcium, phosphorous, rare earth elements, silicon, and stable carbons. This explains why using just kitchen scraps as the only fertilizer in the garden is a recipe for low quality produce and creates plants susceptible to insect and disease attack. Without the proper spectrum and levels of minerals in the soil, plants will not flourish. In the same way if people do not get the proper spectrum and level of available minerals in our diet we will not flourish either.
To make full use of kitchen scraps as an optimum source of plant nutrition for your garden they need to be augmented with four processes; carbonization, mineralization, inoculation, and digestion. All four of these processes are accomplished by taking two actions.
Make Your Own Organic Fertilizer
First, kitchen scraps can be blended in a dedicated blender along with KS Mineralizer, short for Kitchen Scrap Mineralizer. This product complements the kitchen scraps by providing what is minerally deficient in the kitchen scraps. It contains a broad spectrum of trace elements, an extra amount of calcium and phosphorous, and microbial inoculants to assist in digestion. KS Mineralizer also contains charcoal chips to provide long-term stable carbons. Charcoal chips significantly enhance kitchen scraps by providing a “sinkhole” for soluble nutrients and a “housing complex” for microbiology. This ensures that the soluble nutrients are not leached away. Once kitchen scraps are blended with water and KS Mineralizer into a slurry it is transferred to an outdoor worm bin filled with leaves for further digestion into your very own organic fertilizer.
The Secret Formula
The secret behind why this process is so successful is the complimentary action of kitchen scraps with KS Mineralizer. Kitchen scraps, though minerally imbalanced, create organic acids as they decompose. These organic acids strongly assist in the rapid digestion of minerals bound up in the soil amendments and rock powders contained in KS Mineralizer. These liberated nutrients are needed in order to correct the imbalances in the kitchen scraps. Lastly charcoal chips ensure that digested nutrients are retained in the root zone and not leached away. These dynamic processes have been lightly touched upon in this article but will be more extensively covered in subsequent articles.
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