Your questions: Hi ML,
I just got barely enough mulch from my law and falling leaves a few days ago. Now I have noticed an infestation of aphids. I'm also trying to mineralize my lawn. Anyway, what do I do? You told GRZ to keep using diatomaceous earth for ticks. Will that work for aphids?
This is what you said:
Answer: Diatomaceous earth is a Safe product to use !
If it works for you to help control Ticks, then I would continue to use it !
I do not have a lot of experience with Ticks, but they would be like any other Lower Life forms, in that they could not stand Higher amounts of certain Releases of Electro-magnetic Energy from certain Alkaline Minerals as the Higher Life forms may need, but the Lower Life forms cannot stand !
Thus the Better the supply of needed Alkaline Minerals, may mean Less problem from Ticks?
And this may be connected to the Reactions of Phosphate Acids in relationship to the other needed Alkaline Minerals ?
Queation: Are you saying that I sprinkle more bonemeal to supply phosphate acids? Should I also try sprinkling gypsum for more acids? Does that advice also apply to aphids?
By the way, the BSM and Fish emulsion greatly improved both the chewing on my veggies and the sucking on my squash. My plants are growing and looking very healthy, and the squash is still continuing to put out more fruit. Thank you. I have also stopped using urine.
Now is the nitrogen too high for my veggies? My healthiest plant(rape) has only a brix reading of 5 on a cloudy morning. The other plants read at 3s.
Answer: For your aphid and other problems of Low Brix, try applying some 18-46-0 in your yard and Garden !
That is Di-ammonium Phosphate (18-46-0) !
Do not use any other # of fertilizer for this application purposes !
You may Apply approx 4LBs per Edit:1000 square feet each month !
It takes time for the bacteria to make the phosphates available from the Bonemeal as one can get the Soil Life living in the Garden !
It is the Phosphates, which are needed to be increased to raise the Brix along with the Calciums to cut the Acids !
The 18-46-0 is an Acid phosphate, which as it is applied and the soil has enough moisture, it may help Greatly with the problems you are talking about ?
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