Zero Blight/Mildew on squash w/ Horsetail/Equisetum

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  1. paul wheaton

    paul wheaton Junior Member

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    Hot off the press!

    This video is only three and a half minutes long. And in that three
    and a half minutes, a huge amount of permaculture is demonstrated:

    1) filmed in august and there has been zero irrigation

    2) the leaves on the squash plants are flawless

    3) horetail (equisetum) has been sprayed to control blight/mildew

    4) the flavor of the blueberries is far better than the other
    blueberries I have tasted on this trip.

    https://www.youtube.com/paulwheaton12#p/u/0/4KLt6R90VlQ

    Thanks!
     
  2. SueUSA

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    Horsetail is very high in silica -- I wonder if that is the magic ingredient?
     
  3. pebble

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    Hi Paul, just wondering where that was filmed i.e. what climate?
     
  4. matto

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    horsetail/equisetum is a noxious weed in Australia and had been banned but biodynamic gardeners do use casaurina teas as a substitue which is also high in silica.
     
  5. paul wheaton

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    Bellingham, Washington, USA. Moist most of the year. Dry all summer. Gets below freezing several times in the winter.
     
  6. SueUSA

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    Matto, you don't have to grow it, just find some of that noxious weed and harvest it!

    Sue
     

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