We know what Meat Animals are supposed to eat.
But what are plants supposed to eat? are they getting adequate minerals?
Soil Quality is not what it used to be with Rampant Agriculture etc.
With Grassfed Beef, I ask about finishing, pesticides hormones etc, and what they do to their grass...similar with Free Ranging etc.
but with Vegetables, What questions should we be asking/looking for to see if the soil quality is better than something grown in a mineral desert?
asked byStephen_Aegis (22913)
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on March 28, 2011
at 10:06 PM
I would talk to your local farmer and see how/if they treat the soil. I think compost and manure would be the two big things to look for. The place I buy most of my vegetables from has just remineralized their soil, and was fertilizing it with manure and rotating crops even before that. This is what they said,
"So, this is where we were last year. We re-mineralized our soils through rock powders, ocean minerals, biological stimulants like raw milk and compost tea, cover crops, compost, and more. We bought a deep subsoiler and subsoiled to loosen the compacted ground and get it breathing again. We did as much as we could do get our soils healthy and mineralized as quickly as we could."
Sounds pretty good to me. I think most local places treat their soil better, but there are exceptions to every rule of course.