The tree bark should first be gently brushed or scraped to remove moss, lichens and dead, loose bark which provides breeding grounds for insects. Backyard gardeners can use a whitewash brush or paintbrush to apply the paste by completely covering smaller trees and the trunks and lower branches of larger trees. Care needs to be taken that you do not break off buds as you are brushing the paste on. The paste may be further diluted and strained to use as a spray to cover the upper branches of tall trees. Hand application is impractical for large orchards and the spray is used to cover the whole tree.
One of original recipes contained equal parts of sticky clay, cow manure and fine sand. Later, Dr. Pfeiffer modified it by adding one stirred unit of BD#500 (horn manure) and .5 to 1.5 percent Equisetum arvense (BD#508) tea for its anti-fungal properties. Over the years, practitioners have developed their own variations according to their individual needs. JPI currently makes available a version that contains bentonite clay with the Pfeiffer BD Field and Garden
The ancients selected the division of 360 degrees for a specific reason. (Observe the outer ring of this complex Ying-Yang Chart having specifically 360 divisions). The factors of the number 36 are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36 indicating that it has an unusually large range of divisors and therefore more friends with other numbers. All these numbers divide neatly into 36 and compared to other numbers upon examination, it is high on the scale of divisibility.
Another important geometric fact regarding circles, harmonics and Triangles, is the relationship of the 360 to an important triangle that has links to the Divine Proportion. There exists an ancient pre-Babylonian, pre-Egyptian right-angled triangle called the Pythagorean 3-4-5 (where 3x3 + 4x4 = 5x5). If you multiply each side of this triangle by 36, you get a larger triangle with sides of 3x36 / 4x36 / 5x36 = 108 / 144 / 180 units revealing harmonics of Phi (108) and Speed of Light (144) and Half Circle (180 degrees).
Then, by doubling these numbers again, if you multiply each side of this 3-4-5 triangle by 72, you get a larger triangle with sides of 3x72 / 4x72 / 5x72 = 216 / 288 / 360 units giving the celebrated harmonics of the Circle, which is the key to ancient time travel and implosive physics, the art of how to bend time and space non-destructively, using the timeless Harmonics of the Infinite Circle.
Article Repost - Written by ~ Jain 108, Mathemagic's
The seed catalogs are starting to roll in and with it comes the need to organize and figure out what next year’s garden is going to be like. So with that, I think right now is the prime time to repost some of my garden planning techniques. This first one is how to create a schedule for your plantings. You don’t have to plan according to the moon cycles but you’ll find other helpful information about frost dates and such. I live in a very mild climate with an extraordinary long growing season. I used to just plop things in the ground as needed but nothing ever blew me away production-wise. Then I started reading about growing by the cycles of the moon. It made sense to me. The gravitational pull of the moon effects so many things, why not also plants? Also the moon offers reflective light that can be absorbed by plants.
The first thing you will need to do is determine your area’s average first and last frost dates. Almost all plantings are first based off of these dates. There are several resources online to help you find this, but the most inclusive list can be found through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website. You want to choose the dates under the 10% columns.
The next thing you want to do is figure out when your seeds will need to be planted. Once you have your planting dates for your plants it’s time to determine when during the moon cycles you should start them. For transplants that will be planted indoors or in a greenhouse you can choose the closest corresponding moon phase either before or after the given date on the spreadsheet. If they are direct sown seeds you’ll want to choose the closest moon phase after the date.
To find out the moon phase dates you can check your Celestial Planting Calendar monthly pages.
So what gets planted when?
After the full moon: Moonlight is decreasing, but because of the strong gravitational pull, there is more moisture in the soil. Transplanting and planting root crops is favorable during this time.
What to plant: Beets, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Parsnips, Turnips, Rutabagas, Potatoes, Peanuts, Celeraic, Leeks, Radishes, Salsify, and any other root crop. Bulbs, perennials, and biennials are good to plant now too.
After the 4th Quarter: Decreasing moonlight and gravitational pull make this a resting period. It’s a good time to cultivate, harvest, transplant and prune.
What to plant: Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Chard, Spinach, Grain crops (including corn), Artichokes, Bok Choy, Cardoon, Celery, most Herbs, Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, etc. Cucumbers also like this phase though they are an exception to the rule.
After the new moon: Increasing gravitational pull and moonlight create equal root and leaf growth. This is a good time for planting above ground crops that produce seeds outside the fruit.
After the 2nd Quarter: The gravitational pull is lessening but the moonlight is increasing. This is a good time to plant above ground fruiting crops.
What to plant: Beans, Peas, Squash, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Tomatillos, Berries, Melons, Gourds, Okra, Peppers, etc.