Ten ways to kill all living beings on earth within 100 years – Crossing the Planetary Boundaries

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Ten ways to kill all living beings on earth within 100 years Aug12, 2015 Ten ways to kill all living things on Earth within 100 years based on The 10 Ecological Boundaries. Please note, originally it was 50 years but … Continue reading

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Organic Vs Conventional -The Proof that Organic is better is here……

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Organic Vs Conventional – The Proof that Organic is better is here…… Here is the radio show version of this article After 30 years of side-by-side research in a study called Farming Systems Trial (FST)®, Rodale Institute has proven once and … Continue reading

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Invisible Gardeners Special Offer (Free Ebook)

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Hi I am giving away this ebook Invisible Gardeners Special Offer. Just click on the Image or link it will take you to the special offer page. Here you can  look for the free ebook download. You can also decide … Continue reading

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Fungus Control Naturally

A Fungus Problem

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Lately I have received quite a few emails from folks all having the same problem, a fungus on their (fill in the blank) plants with a few having a fungus on their trees (specifically Oak Tree).

So lets go over why plants have a fungus in the first place.

All bacteria have a purpose in life, and that is to take advantage of situations that provide them with the best opportunity to thrive. All bacteria need a host that is weak enough for them to invade and use the host sources as their own.

All Fungus require the host be deficient in trace minerals. Why?

In my past articles, I have explain how insects have evolved a system of being able to tell when a plant is low on minerals and therefore high on simple carbohydrates. All insects love simple carbohydrates as their main source of energy, but they cannot digest complex carbohydrates which is what plants are if their mineral levels are high enough.

As it turns out, the Higher the Brix, the higher the mineral level will also be and the high will be the complex carbohydrate levels, with the result of not being attractive to insects which are the second cause of disease spreading (humans are first!).

Humans love giving plants high nitrogen. Why? Blame two things- marketing and humans need for instant gratification.

I sprayed a property the other day and the customer called me up the very next day saying she did not see any immediate results. So I told her that, first off, when you first start to take vitamin pills you would not get immediate results either and also that you will also need to get a good meal as vitamin pills were never meant to take the place of proper eating habits, and that is also true for the garden.

As with humans, The Higher the Stress, the Greater the  pest or disease problem will be. It is as simple as that.

High nitrogen will cause a lot of stress to the plants. It causes them to rapidly grow at the expense of uptake of minerals. It is a fact that  high nitrogen stops plants from absorbing trace minerals especially calcium and a wide variety of exotic trace minerals which plants need in very low levels (thus trace minerals).

Funguses love these type of plants and will expand rapidly, further weakened the plants.

Another aspect of having a weakened plant is that one must look at where the seeds come from and what genetic it has. Plants grown with chemicals (even GEO) are weak by their very nature, and they cannot survive without the use of pesticides, fungicides etc. to protect them.

So it is important to buy plants and seeds that have been organically grown over the years. These plants will not get the fungus, and will provide you, in turn, with the  minerals you need.

Do not believe it when folks tell you that there is no difference between how plants are grown and their nutritional value. That is marketing at its worst!, catering to the powerful companies desire for profits.

Bottom line is that if you have a plant or tree that  has a fungus, you have a stressed out plant and you need to find the stress, deal with it and then proceed. If you do not, you will not solve the problem. With vegetables, it is easy: buy organic. With trees, you need to pay attention to what you are feeding, or as in this case, what you are not feeding it.

Andy Lopez

Invisible Gardener

Any questions? Email me andy@invisiblegardener.com or leave a reply below.

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Ocean of Love (the Video)

Here is the video of my latest song “Ocean of Love”

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Native Bees

Native Bees

Many folks around the USA are concerned about and are watching the Honey Bees. They are wondering why they are dying off (colony collapse ) and what will pollinate their crops? Yes, Honey Bees have been our main pollinators but they are not the only pollinators around. Honey Bees didn’t make it to here until the early 1600’s, so what happened to flowers before then?

Enter Native Bees.

There are apprx. 4,000 species of Native Bees in the USA alone. They range in color from dark brown or black to metallic green or blue, some have stripes. Many have  common names that describe the way they build nests: plasterer bees, leafcutter bees, mason bees, wool carder bees, digger bees, carpenter bees.

Others are named after certain traits, such as cuckoo bees that lay eggs in the nests of other bee species (like the cuckoo bird), sweat bees that like to drink salty perspiration, or bumble bees, who got their name from the loud humming noise they make while flying.

They have been doing the job of pollination for a long time and they only need for us to be a bit more careful in our use of pesticides, chemicals fertilizers, etc. all of which harm and or kill them; including the chemicals we spray on the cut flowers and we must also include GEO products. GEO is by the way, in my opinion why bees are dying in large amounts.

We must not only provide a natural clean environment for these natives bees but we must also provide for them plants that they can pollinate as well. They do not need a bee hive because they make their own homes and are completely invisible to most humans. You would be surprised where you can find these native bees, especially around the city. City living for native bees is not an easy task since they get all types of pollution, and their homes are constantly being destroyed.

We are lucky that we live in a country environment and that we can easily provide native bees a safe place to live in. Farmers should learn how to incorporate native bees into their farming methods.. It works much better if they are organic farmers, but a conventional farmer can have native bees, they just have to not use chemicals and learn to control the conditions that cause pests and diseases.

Cities should become  leaders in Native Bees and instead of allowing folks to have just bee hives (thats ok too) they should encourage folks to plant more flowers plants and host plants so that it encourages native bees to stay in our beautiful Malibu. You can actually have both European Honey Bees (we do so love Honey!) as well as Native Bees. Both can live together  without any problems. The native bees do not need you to do anything special, just make sure you have enough variety of flowers for them, and do not use any chemicals at all. Native Bees are perfect for vegetable gardens as well as for fruit trees. They will happily live off what ever water source is available for them. They love the fog, since that is a great source of water for them, too. They usually do not sing or bite so that is another plus. Next time you see a Big  Fuzzy Black and Yellow  California Bumblebee , leave it alone and watch it work its magic. Even better if you see more then one, that means your place has been found to be good for them! You are Lucky!

Andy Lopez

Invisible Gardener

Any questions? Email me andy@invisiblegardener.com

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In Love with You 329.628 Hz Song with Video

enjoy my latest song and video!

The song is available on my Music Store and also on Sound Cloud

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