Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Toplef10Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? I22gcj10Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Monthly Avatar: September, Show Off Your Garden Harvest!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:05 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:02 pm

» Late thinning ?
by sanderson Today at 2:09 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 2:04 am

» Brandywine-specific question
by sanderson Today at 2:02 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» California - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:30 pm

» N&C Midwest—September 2019
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 2:02 pm

» OG Living Mulch Experiment
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 11:04 am

» Homemade Concrete Raised Beds
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 10:21 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 10:12 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:40 am

» Update on Marie's mom
by Yardslave 9/14/2019, 6:07 pm

» humus, humic substances and humic acid in our soil and compost
by has55 9/14/2019, 10:42 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/14/2019, 10:05 am

» TD's Health
by RJARPCGP 9/14/2019, 7:06 am

» N&C Midwest: August 2019
by sanderson 9/14/2019, 2:25 am

» ID California Tree, Please
by sanderson 9/14/2019, 2:24 am

» Tomato Tuesday - 2018 & 2019
by sanderson 9/13/2019, 12:54 pm

» Future OGSFG
by sanderson 9/12/2019, 4:47 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in September 2019
by sanderson 9/12/2019, 4:43 pm

» Hello from the Southest-Westest of the contig. 48
by sanderson 9/12/2019, 2:53 pm

» Stevia
by countrynaturals 9/11/2019, 6:11 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 9/11/2019, 6:08 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 9/11/2019, 12:06 pm

» Marigold and other flower choices
by sanderson 9/11/2019, 3:23 am

» What varieties of garlic and onions do you like to grow?
by sanderson 9/11/2019, 3:10 am

» September: What to Plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 9/11/2019, 3:06 am

» New Mulch Between Beds
by sanderson 9/9/2019, 9:55 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 2/5/2012, 12:39 am

A friend of mine posted this article on facebook....I can't say as I've read anything about this, but thought you might find it interesting:
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/mood-boosting-bacteria-found-dirt-213800904.html sunny
UnderTheBlackWalnut
UnderTheBlackWalnut

Female Posts : 559
Join date : 2011-04-18
Age : 53
Location : Springfield (central), IL, on the line between 5b and 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  llama momma on 2/5/2012, 7:00 am

That is Very Interesting.
"Smelling" compost and soil is good for us Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? 889526 Love It!
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4891
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  camprn on 2/5/2012, 7:06 am

I've got the winter blues and cabin fever and I want to play in the dirt! Very Happy

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  llama momma on 2/5/2012, 8:22 am

But it looks like we should be aware of the other side of compost and soil too. From the Complete Compost Gardening Guide:

If you are forking through moldy hay or materials that includes dusty white patches - a dust mask will help from contracting farmers lung. It has been recognized in medical literature the past 300 years, and is similar to a pneumonia-like illness.

If in contact with large amounts of dried bird droppings, the use of a dust mask will prevent contracting histoplasmosis, a yeastlike fungal respiratory infection. Normal immune systems can fight off casual contact though. Personal Note: I knew of a person who contracted this from having a pond with a large goose population. Treatable yes, but took weeks to feel better.

Paronychia is an infection around the nails, painful and preventable with clean, dry gloves.

The beneficial bacteria and fungi present in compost and soils provide nutrients, beneficial life forms, and enhance plant resistance to pests and diseases.

Hope this is didn't scare anyone. It is meant to be educational.
A tetanus shot is something to think about too.

llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4891
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  newstart on 2/5/2012, 8:47 am

its good to know both sides. the good and bad things in dirt. good read
newstart
newstart

Female Posts : 335
Join date : 2011-11-22
Age : 37
Location : houston, texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  camprn on 2/5/2012, 8:52 am

Thanks for all that good info LM! Forewarned is forearmed! Very Happy
I have not read that particular book, but here is a link to their website, in case other folks are interested.
Compost Gardening

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/5/2012, 9:18 am

@llama momma wrote:But it looks like we should be aware of the other side of compost and soil too. From the Complete Compost Gardening Guide:

If you are forking through moldy hay or materials that includes dusty white patches - a dust mask will help from contracting farmers lung. It has been recognized in medical literature the past 300 years, and is similar to a pneumonia-like illness.

If in contact with large amounts of dried bird droppings, the use of a dust mask will prevent contracting histoplasmosis, a yeastlike fungal respiratory infection. Normal immune systems can fight off casual contact though. Personal Note: I knew of a person who contracted this from having a pond with a large goose population. Treatable yes, but took weeks to feel better.

Paronychia is an infection around the nails, painful and preventable with clean, dry gloves.

The beneficial bacteria and fungi present in compost and soils provide nutrients, beneficial life forms, and enhance plant resistance to pests and diseases.

Hope this is didn't scare anyone. It is meant to be educational.
A tetanus shot is something to think about too.


I knew about the farmers lung, but the Paronychia, and Histoplasmosis are news to me. Thanks for the heads up!

____________________________

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Logo-111
I am my gardens worst enemy.
RoOsTeR
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  llama momma on 2/5/2012, 10:24 am

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. BIG hug
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4891
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  Mamachibi on 2/5/2012, 11:05 am

Along the same lines, there's a movement afoot rofl called "Earthing" which encourages physical contact with soil. It's based on the electromagnetic properties of soil, but does discuss the natural bacteria in soil as well.
Mamachibi
Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  Luci Dawson on 2/5/2012, 3:54 pm

In NM's rural areas, we have to be concerned about contracting the Hantavirus that's spread through deer mouse droppings, urine, and saliva.
Luci Dawson
Luci Dawson

Female Posts : 267
Join date : 2011-09-07
Age : 77
Location : Albuquerque, NM (7B)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  plantoid on 2/5/2012, 6:18 pm

Recent advice from the hospital treating me
If you have diabetes type 1 or 2 ot any other liver /kidney / blood affecting probs wear rubber gloves or decent leather gloves when playing with the bacterially live compost & soil .
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 3882
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 68

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  Ha-v-v on 2/5/2012, 6:49 pm

@plantoid wrote:Recent advice from the hospital treating me
If you have diabetes type 1 or 2 ot any other liver /kidney / blood affecting probs wear rubber gloves or decent leather gloves when playing with the bacterially live compost & soil .

Thank you for the tip Smile a good one Smile
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 59
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  llama momma on 2/6/2012, 7:42 am

Mamachibi
I never heard of Earthing until you mentioned it. Found several interesting articles online. Are you doing this? What do you think of it?

Luci
I never thought much about hantavirus, apparently campers are also susceptible when putting sleeping bags on the ground or on the floor of old musty cabins. This gives me another reason to appreciate my barn cats. Use to feel a little bad when I'd see them with their mouse kill. Not so much anymore.

Plantoid
I certainly agree caution would be very smart for anyone whose immunity is compromised.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4891
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  Mamachibi on 2/6/2012, 11:25 am

I have read about it, but only practice unintentional Earthing when I'm gardening. I've always gardened barefoot unless I'm working with a hoe (which SFG eliminated) or a lawnmower (which SFG reduced). I'm considering getting a foot pad for hubby who NEVER goes without shoes, even at home.
Mamachibi
Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Mind-boosting bacteria in garden? Empty Re: Mind-boosting bacteria in garden?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum