“One thing you will see with foods of higher nutritional quality is…that the fruit or vegetable feels very heavy for its size. This is one thing I really noticed when I put a Platte-farm squash, some peppers, and a few tomatoes in a plastic bag. The bag felt like it was full of rocks, and was very heavy even though very little was in the bag. The squash felt like a freakin’ meteorite or something – small, but very heavy like you would expect something to feel that was saturated with dense minerals.
“Another indicator is complete resistance to insect damage, fungus, and so forth. As you will see in the video I shot, the leaves on the crops they are growing are completely pristine. And they use no pesticides or herbicides or anything of that nature.”
—Matt Stone, author of the nationally popular “180degreehealth” blog
How do we achieve this?
1. Soil testing: We test our soil for much more than the standard parameters. We use special lab tests which reveal the microbial life, and the availability (as opposed to mere presence) of a wide range of minerals which are essential for both human and plant health.
2. Soil amendment: Based on these test results, we add mineral supplementation to our soil. The amendments we add include over 70 different minerals, plus soil life inoculations.
3. Foliar feeding: We do “spray” our crops! But only with foods such as molasses, fish, probiotics, and minerals, NOT bug killers and anti-fungals. We take a positive approach to plant health, boosting their resistance to pests and disease by improving the ecosystem.
4. Dechlorinated water: All of the water we use for irrigation is either rain water or dechlorinated municipal water. This preserves soil life and precious calcium, both of which chlorine attacks.
5. Brix checks: To measure our success, we test the sugar level of crop juices and plant sap to determine plant health. The more sugar the plant has been able to produce and put into its edible parts, the more mineral nutrition we can expect, as well as amazing flavor!