[NAFEX] Tip for Greenhouse Growers: Add Silicon

vrana nokal at seznam.cz
Wed May 2 14:25:03 EDT 2007


I heared somewhere, that SiO2 stones,sand aso have strange ability to draw
oxygen to its surfice.The efect is very slow, similar lke efect of water
surfice power, or powers which are used when minerals are get from liquid by
flotation proces.If this is truth, than reasults are very demanding for
desinfection and for faster geting nutrition for plants,when mixed sand with
organic materials.Old gadeners used mixture peat,sand and ground for
everything.There are also very small pieces of sand=special sand used for
cuttings. I hope there are more experienced people,they will say more.
Jan,Czech Rep.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doc Lisenby" <longdistshtr at shtc.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Tip for Greenhouse Growers: Add Silicon


> I often wonder why bamboo planting directions say to add silica as a
> nutrient.  Anyone know for sure about nutrition in silicon, sand, glass,
> SiO2, silica?
> I don't have any idea how plants get any nutrition for any of these.  May
be
> crystal effect??  Heh, heh.
>
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