I appreciate the links, I actually already knew what it was made from, but
it was how those ingredients interacted with plants that I was unsure of.
Really the EVA is the only thing that concerns me, but I wouldn't expect it
to be a large amount of the joint compound. Perlite is another potential
problem, don't have any real knowledge of that stuff and what its good for.
Perlite's the easy one.... It's probably not expanded in joint compound,
but it is a common ingredient in potting soil. If you're determined to use
this stuff, fill your bucket with water for a thin slurry and let it sit
overnight. Skim off anything that floats and that may get rid of the
But, I wouldn't bother.
"In horticulture it makes composts more open to air, while still having
good water-retention properties; it makes a good medium for hydroponics.
On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 21:49:15 -0400, "symplastless"
I am saying that when I occasionally put a magnesium sulfate solution
on the soil near the base of the roses that I notice the leaf color
appears to be a darker green and the bloom color is more intense.
(well, on the yellow rose, anyway, I haven't tried it on the others.)
And I only do it once a year.
On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:07:40 -0400, "symplastless"
Yes. It also might be useful to break up a clay soil, but gypsum,
calcium sulfate, is usually recommended. Too much magnesium can be
bad, like too much of anything. I use a tablespoon in water, once a
year, per rose bush.
It all depends on the source. nutrient is a generic term for anything
needed by biological systems. as in micronutrients. scientific will
refer to organic vs inorganic nutrients. Ingrid
On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 08:21:54 -0400, "symplastless"
Fungi can absorb energy sources such as carbohydrates. Plants cannot do so.
Fungi can absorb nutrients. Nutrients are substances that contain an energy
source, elements, and other substances in types and amounts that are
essential for a healthy life. You can give a fungus a nutrient in the dark
and it will thrive. You can give a plant a nutrient in the dark and it will
die. Plants require light energy from the sun to "make" glucose from
carbon - dioxide and water. The process is called photosynthesis. When you
call fertilizers or nutrients food for trees and other plants it shows you
are ignorant of photosynthesis. many people obviously do not understand
plants. Sad, very sad.
Foods are substances that contain an energy source mostly, and may contain
some elements, and other substances. The main part of food is the energy
source. There are junk foods, fatty foods, and healthy foods. There are many
diet books telling you about healthy foods. Animals can absorb an energy
source. Plants cannot absorb an energy source. fertilizers are not plant
foods. Fertilizers provide elements essential for growth of plants. The
elements are part of salts, usually, that ionize in water. Ions are charged
particles; anions, negative, and cations, positive. Plants "make"
carbohydrates by trapping the light energy of the sun in a process called
photosynthesis. Sad that so many people who work with plants do not know
this. They call fertilizers plant food. very sad.
I do not know who you are referring too. Myself, I am an arborist who has
studied tree biology. My resume is here:
http://home.ccil.org/~treeman/educat.htmlMy claim is that I have completed
what is mentioned in my resume. No more no less.
I am a self taught tree biologist. I for my thesis wrote a paper on what
logging is. http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/SOUND /
I used reviewed published data in US Forest Service Docs and others for the
To help other people understand basic tree biology I or shall I was we,
wrote a Tree Biology Dictionary. Its free.
Here is the address: www.treedictionary.com
Other than that I do not understand what or who you are refering too.
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