Thursday, April 1, 2010

3-Day Weekend, Yahoo!

It was a long short week at work, so I didn't get much done in the evenings.   So, I am really looking forward to this 3 day weekend.   I did get my Soil Soup Compost Tea Brewer repaired and back online.  All I can say on that repair is God Bless Silicone Rubber in a tube.  I'll be happy if it'll finish the season.  Then I can replace it over the winter.

Being a technologist at heart, I have to bring some new tech into the garden, that being modern enzymes.   I got my first "Thrive" products today.  So, here's the propaganda:

Thrive Concentrate

An Earth-friendly living microbial treatment with Mycorrhizal fungi for the health of your soil. Safe for use around pets. Available for flowers, vegetables, tomatoes, tree & shrub, and new plants.
Detailed Description

THRIVE works from the roots up. The microbial activity introduced into the soil stimulates root growth, mass and length. THRIVE can be used with all types of fertilizers. In addition to enhancing the bioavailability of fertilizer and decaying organic matter, the bacteria in THRIVE colonize on the hair like structures of the plant root to increase nutrient absorption and stimulate growth. The result is more resilient and robust plants that are better able to withstand transplant stress, excessive heat and disease.

You will find outstanding results with increased flowering and fruit bearing. THRIVE can be mixed with water or applied directly to the soil. THRIVE contains no fertilizer, herbicide or pesticide. It is environmentally friendly, safe to use around children and pets and will not interfere with other treatments. The bacteria in THRIVE will remain viable between 35 and 120 degrees with as little as 18% soil moisture.