I gave up on making any major decisions this afternoon when bam!, it hit me. I was reading Twitter mindlessly cause ya’ll know I’m tired. And an article pointed out to me by the Online Herbalist who blogs at Herbalist on the Street tweeted about DIY Cigarettes ( an article on Yahoo). I live in the ever controversial tobacco state of North Carolina so it peaked my interest.
I’ll read most anything about tobacco. I’m not a smoker and don’t particularly like the smell of it but I’m not going to tow a no smoking sign around with me. I headed over to the read the DIY Cigarettes at Yahoo.
Smokers are growing their own according to the article. Tobacco seed sales are through the roof. Why–cause of the high price of a pack of cigs. Good grief they can be upwards close to $5 a pack. According to the article you can grow your own three year’s supply worth and not break out of the cartoon.
All afternoon I’ve been reserching the ins and outs of owing an e-commerce site so I can sell the new grow formula I’m associated with. Not more than an hour ago I read about the benefits of replenishing the soil. The formula is able to provide food to the microorganisms in the soil so they can replenish nutrients faster and get the whole ecological scale back in balance. This formula is able to deliver a dining delicacy so small that microorganisms are able to use it more easily. They don’t have to struggle to eat and so they produce more rapidly getting things moving along nicely.
Most fertilizers clobber your plants with salts and cause the roots to weaken. Not many fertilizers are also beneficial to the soil but only the plant. My formula works on the plant, the roots, and the soil. The ingredients are all FDA approved. It’s organic.
I also read an article in a major agriculture magazine singing the praises of this type of formula. When you feed the microorganisms and they start producing byproducts—waste–that is what feeds your plants. You will still need to amend your soil with leaf mulch and a good organic fertilizer like Plant Tone at least two times a year. Microorganisms need the organic leaf mulch too. They can’t just live off dirt.
The DIY article says that people are turning to growing their own tobacco –paraphrasing here—-they commented that they might die early but they won’t die broke. This is when a light bulb flashed in my brain—–my audience is the home grower. Tobacco steals the land of nutrients almost faster than the plant grows. My grow juice puts those nutrients back in the soil less than a season after depletion.
I’ve been concentrating on the fact that this new formula will kill pest by dissolving their exoskeleton, it will feed the plant and help it grow a healthy cell wall so that pest can’t chew through, and it will feed the plant more efficiently through the roots. The plant grows larger more fibrous roots too. But I’ve not been concentrating on the fact that it can replenish tired dirt. Do you have tired dirt?
We all know that tired soil is completely dead. Live soil makes healthy soil. I can bring the soil back to life and as one NC county extension office put it—-this is taking NC by storm. All these years of tobacco farming and cotton farming have left some fields dead. Not only does this formula bring it back to life but it ups the yields on plants replanted there with at least 30% increases.
It can do that for the home gardener too. I’ve been slow at getting this product to you because I have to get my trademark registered, get my tax Id settled, get the shipping down which unfortunately can run about $10 no matter what–errr, and other such stuff. It can make you nuts figuring out all the legal details.
But I’m more motivated than ever to get it to you so it can work over the winter and get your beds in prime condition for Spring planting. Oh I hope I can do that.
I don’t even have a name for the formula yet. I’ve been testing it for a whole year and I don’t know what to call it. When I do figure it out, I’ll let you know. My gardens are barely over a yr old. See why I like this stuff. I also amend with mushroom compost in the Spring and Black Cow in the Autumn which it’s almost time to do. I’ll let all the annuals die back first.
So as I think about starting this e-commerce business to sell some home made stuff for the garden and sell this grow formula—-it’s a lot of decisions on me. I want to get it right. I want what is right for may family. Would you buy this formula? Be honest. I’d really appreciate your feedback. I’m not holding you to it and it won’t be sold on this site but on another I’m developing—flowergardengirl.org.