dinsdag 28 juli 2020

Composting garden waste, and the loss of what is be eaten.

Composting garden waste, and the loss of what is be eaten.

Why compost or an equivalent substance should be placed on a garden to compensate for the losses,
assuming that the garden soil contains sufficient rock dust.

Assuming that the waste generated by a garden is enough to produce enough organic matter after composting to compensate for losses, one must also include all losses that the body uses to do its activities, which are common in a normal life.

And there is a considerable loss in that. After all, all our movements, our emotions and our thinking cost energy. That is a loss on what can be returned to the garden. Only our poo and pies can be reused, and only after composting. And if one also counts the smell, then that composting can only take place well if there is a mixed substance, in that composting, that is purely organic, such as hay flour, straw flour, or sawdust. This concerns the nitrogen content in the mix, in addition to the nitrogen in the poo and piss.

Hay flour has a nitrate content of 19 to 1, straw flour 40 to 1, and sawdust 60 to 1. So if you want to avoid the odor, during use and composting, you will have to use a mixture that does not damage the composting, due to a nitrogen deficiency. Only hay flour comes closest to the ideal mixed product, more of straw and sawdust should be used more to compensate for the odor emission, but that is not possible because the nitrate content in these products is on the low side, so less straw and sawdust, but then the smell increases again. Even if you compost poo and pies with the garden waste, this will cause odor nuisance. But also the scalding, of the waste to be composted, also causes a loss in CO2.

The garden waste in itself has more water than organic matter in it, and cannot contribute to what has been extracted from the garden, through what has been used as food for humans. So in fact there is only loss, and the organic matter content of the soil will decrease. This can only be supplemented by purchasing organic matter in the form of green compost, or what goes for it. Only if one has an extraction area, from which one can extract hay to make compost, can one maintain a garden, in terms of organic matter.

In all kinds of methods, but especially with the Permaculture method, the losses can increase considerably by not using composting, and adding this to the garden and agricultural soil. It only takes time to find out that this has happened.

In order to compensate for the losses that can occur when using food production, it is assumed from this that in the total plan of action, a fetching area is included, in order to nullify those losses in the form of hay composting. Composting garden waste, poo and pies yourself requires meat-free and medicine-free eating behavior, because otherwise the residues also end up in the waste. The total waste to be composted will eventually have to be used on the collection area, to fill any shortages there, and to let crop diseases go as long as possible, so that they can no longer hurt on their way to organic matter. It must be assumed that the collection area is approximately 15 times larger than the garden and agricultural area. This is because hay mainly consists of air, with a stem around it. Adding fertilizer in the fetching area is of no use either, because it adds more nitrate to the soil, causing a disturbance in the absorption of minerals by the plant, which in turn is passed on to the garden and agricultural area. Which causes a disturbance there again. Only in a forest, where everything that grows there, also remains, including the corpses of the animals, etc., storage of organic matter can continue to accumulate, until coal starts to form, or oil. So a collection area must also be included in the total of a garden or agricultural area. One cannot do without it, otherwise one has to rely on the purchase of organic matter, from Far away istan :).

The book gives a good insight; Four Thousand Years of Circular Agriculture, by F.H. King. Translation and editing Sietz Leeflang. King recounts Chinese agriculture here before the road indicated by Mao.


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