|Posted by Tim Herron on February 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
sorry, but my cost has gone up......and I have to pass it along,
|Posted by Tim Herron on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
A great new site started up today, check it out.........http://www.politicaltracker.com/
It will help you keep track of issue's that are importaint to you. like organic,GMO,trees,worms,earthworm cultivation,livestock,local,georgia, and lots of other's.
|Posted by Tim Herron on November 10, 2013 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Tim Herron on October 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM||comments (1)|
Press on the link bellow to get free health care.
|Posted by Tim Herron on October 14, 2013 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
A federal and public holiday, Columbus Day is always observed on the second Monday in October. This year, Columbus Day is observed on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Because Columbus Day is also a USPS holiday, all United States post offices are closed as well and there's no mail delivery either. Read the article "Columbus Day 2013 USPS post office holiday: No mail delivery Monday, Oct. 14" for more details.
we will be open, but cant mail out today, sorry.
|Posted by Tim Herron on October 12, 2013 at 7:05 AM||comments (4)|
Compost tea is used for two reasons:
To inoculate microbial life into the soil or onto the foliage of plants, and to add soluble nutrients to the foliage or to the soil to feed the organisms and the plants present. The use of compost tea is suggested any time the organisms in the soil or on the plants are not at optimum levels. Chemical-based pesticides, fumigants, herbicides and some synthetic fertilizers kill a range of the beneficial microorganisms that encourage plant growth, while compost teas improve the life in the soil and on plant surfaces. High quality compost tea of will inoculate the leaf surface and soil with beneficial microorganisms, instead of destroying them.
What is compost Tea?
Compost tea is a liquid produced by leaching soluble nutrients and extracting bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes from compost. The brewing process is performed at constant temperature, although the growth of the organisms may elevate temperature as a result of their reproductive heat produced.
The shelf life is short in high quality tea with active organisms necessary to attach to lead surfaces and not be washed off. In the research that we have done with 24 hour brewing cycles, after just 6 hours without any aeration, the oxygen levels are lowered by over 300 %. If the compost tea is not used within that time, aerate, agitate and add more food to the tea to feed the micro-organisms.
Compost tea is used to add bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nstrongatodes to the soil or onto foliage. Compost tea also contains soluble nutrients that feed the organisms in the tea and may feed plants. Use compost tea any time organisms in the soil or on the plants are lower than optimum levels. Chstrongical-based pesticides, fumigants, herbicides and some synthetic fertilizers kill the beneficial microorganisms that encourage plant growth, either in the soil or on foliage. Compost teas improve the life in the soil and on plant surfaces and help plants take-up the nutrients they require, and suppress diseases at the same time as building soil structure, and reduce erosion and loss of nutrients into drinking water. High quality compost tea of will inoculate the leaf surface and soil with beneficial microorganisms, instead of destroying thstrong.
|Posted by Tim Herron on October 8, 2013 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
winter is coming, what I would do,,,,,,,,,,
may sound crazy....
get some castings, just a few pounds would work. put about 2 cups in a 5 gal. bucket, ad rainwater(i use water from my tilapia tanks) add about 4-5 tablespoons of molasses or honey, sea kelp if you have some----can grind up oats if you dont......
use a paint mixer on a drill to stir it up and work it for a few min's. let it sit while you get your sprayer ready, then mix it again........strain it good, and spray your beds with it.......anything else is fine as well....but make sure you spray your beds well...woops, I forgot to tell you to dilute the 4-5 gal of tea.
one 4-5 gal container will dilute into 10-1, meaning you will get 40-50 gal, of microbes, they do best in 70-80 deg temp.....I know that sounds insane....but it works best if you have compost of some type in the beds.
in the spring. same thing, but side dress your plants as well, there is no need to mix wheelbarrows full in the beds, you get the same result, but no waste. spray your fruit tree's now, with the tea, and it will help kill off the worms-before they go dormant.
|Posted by Tim Herron on October 8, 2013 at 8:55 AM||comments (1)|
how big are your raised beds? I have several I use for planting vegi's, a few for flowers, and a few for spice.
I started raising worms after I was laid off. then it grew, and grew, constantly changing direction. then, like you I realized, store bought is at least a year old-and no telling where it came from. even when you buy local it is 50/50, monsanto and other things have creeped into our food web, and are in everything.
with the bad air,bad rain, and bad sun rays even if we grow our own it is kinda iffy.
But, I do feel better knowing I am not poisoning the soil and water table, or the birds and the bee's.
I dont have a "large farm" thats the magic, you don't really need one. as you know, there is alot of miss information and varied opinions on the internet.
All I can offer people is what has worked for me. as far as help goes, I am always overwhelmed with things to do, but most is piddly.
It is hard to explain all the benefits of worm castings and worm tea in an email, but one of the biggest plus's is a little goes a long way. I can get the same or better result's from a few cup's of castings as I can a box of miracle grow. the added attractant to that, is each time you use it, it gets better and better, not like synthetics-where you have to keep it on.......in time, say a year or two, the results start to really show, and the saving's is huge.
here is just a small list,
compost and recycle---no trash pick up...........30.00 x 12=360.00 yr
10-10-10 2 bags, 20.00 or more
misl. pesticides 120.00 or more
weed and feed 50.00 or more
lime 20-50.00 or more
special insecticides 120.00 or more
water bill cut in 1/2 or more
time and water saved from not having to wash off all the poisson's
save millions of bee's that kill insects and pollinate
save thousands of birds that kill insects
save thousands of bugs that kill insects
save thousands, from your health bank by not eating poisson's
in time, your garden, raised beds and flowers will outperform synthetic's hands down......
and each year, you can add less and less---rather than more and more chemicals
the over all satifaction of being organic rather than just spraying wildly well out weigh's the monetary benefits.
copy right, herron farms, can be copyed as long as http://herronfarms.webs.com and this copyright notice is left included.
|Posted by Tim Herron on October 3, 2013 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
No furlough here, I was furlough'ed 4 years ago, we are not a goverment run company, and there will be no furlough here......
|Posted by Tim Herron on September 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Tim Herron on September 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
I am giving free 2 pound bags with instuctions of worm castings, just pay shipping and handling or pick up at the farm.
|Posted by Tim Herron on September 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Tim Herron on September 7, 2013 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
Here is a quick vidio I made just a few minites ago, I finaly found the glitch in the sound.
|Posted by Tim Herron on August 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
Just down the road from Herron Farms is Uncle Shucks, lotaa fun...
|Posted by Tim Herron on August 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Hillcrest Orchards Opening Weekend 2013
Hillcreast is on the way to Ellijay, way cool for the whole family, kids petting zoo, lots of food, and live entertainment.
Inexpencive and worth it...............