Sugar, moleasses, simple sugars to improve soil life.


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What about the soil life? I supposed there is not really an easy way to test that from the average person.

If you know of a way other than visual, I'm certainly willing to try it.
 
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Well, all I can say is that I can push a piece of rebar 2 feet into the ground with both hands and a hernia but then I hit solid rock.
 
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I'm happy to add Epsom salts and tomato tone to the drench...or whatever else but that wasn't part of the original claim...rebar pushed 5 ft deep with one hand through clay soil... Early results say it's not going to happen, but several weeks yet to go.
I wish you luck in your examinations.
 
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Especially when there are 50 BILLION in an average tablespoon of soil.
"Is that the US billion ten to the ninth or the English billion ten to the twelfth?"
"Not sure, I'll just check. One, two, three ..."

Maybe you should have a control patch as well. One with just sugar, one with sugar, epsom salt and fertiliser, one with nothing. At least on a three horse race I could start a book, give odds for penetration increasing 0%, 10%, 50%, 100% or five foot.
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"Is that the US billion ten to the ninth or the English billion ten to the twelfth?"
"Not sure, I'll just check. One, two, three ..."

Maybe you should have a control patch as well. One with just sugar, one with sugar, epsom salt and fertiliser, one with nothing. At least on a three horse race I could start a book, give odds for penetration increasing 0%, 10%, 50%, 100% or five foot.
:)
Don't know. I only report the news, not make it. It is what google said but it didn't say who, what or how to count 50 billion.
 

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Well, all I can say is that I can push a piece of rebar 2 feet into the ground with both hands and a hernia but then I hit solid rock.
2 ft deep penetration with both hands in garden soil is far different than 5 ft through clay soil with one hand.

Cool Hand Luke once said, "I can eat 50 eggs" and by golly he did, in the movie.

Pushing rebar through 5 ft of clay with only one hand with nothing added to the clay except weekly 1% sugar drenching would be an accomplishment even Cool Hand Luke could be proud of.... but I'm open minded and several weeks to go yet.

It's easy to test it...try pushing rebar with one hand through 5 ft of clay saturated in 1% sugar solution and let me know your results.
 
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2 ft deep penetration with both hands in garden soil is far different than 5 ft through clay soil with one hand.

Cool Hand Luke once said, "I can eat 50 eggs" and by golly he did, in the movie.

Pushing rebar through 5 ft of clay with only one hand with nothing added to the clay except weekly 1% sugar drenching would be an accomplishment even Cool Hand Luke could be proud of.... but I'm open minded and several weeks to go yet.

It's easy to test it...try pushing rebar with one hand through 5 ft of clay saturated in 1% sugar solution and let me know your results.
One thing I know about molasses applications to the soil is that it does soften and make the soil more friable, but 5 feet with one hand? I'll believe it when I see it. And in clay? I await with bated breath.
 

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Maybe you should have a control patch as well. One with just sugar, one with sugar, epsom salt and fertiliser, one with nothing. At least on a three horse race I could start a book, give odds for penetration increasing 0%, 10%, 50%, 100% or five foot.
:)
LOL, that's why I included my garden soil as an additional test plot. Adding all these variables sugar, epsom salts, and fertilizer certainly complicates matters.

The original claim was molasses 1% weekly drench, one hand, rebar pushed 5 ft into what was impenetrable clay soil before the weekly drench ...and that's pretty simple to evaluate.
 
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LOL, that's why I included my garden soil as an additional test plot. Adding all these variables sugar, epsom salts, and fertilizer certainly complicates matters.

The original claim was molasses 1% weekly drench, one hand, rebar pushed 5 ft into what was impenetrable clay soil before the weekly drench ...and that's pretty simple to evaluate.
Ok as long as there is food for fungi all you need is moisture.
 
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Any updates on the condition of the soil?
I have observed a kind of texturing on the surface of the clay soil test plot. Maybe it's the beginnings of loosening it up some? No observable change to the garden soil test plot.

I'm faithfully applying the drench to both areas.
 
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