Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
SOIL IN HAWAI'I Toplef10SOIL IN HAWAI'I 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.

SOIL IN HAWAI'I I22gcj10SOIL IN HAWAI'I 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
SOIL IN HAWAI'I Toplef10SOIL IN HAWAI'I 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.

SOIL IN HAWAI'I I22gcj10SOIL IN HAWAI'I 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Soaking Seeds for Better Germination
by OhioGardener Today at 9:21 am

» Should I buy this compost tumbler??
by OhioGardener Today at 8:56 am

» Phosphate
by bigtoad Today at 8:35 am

» Organic compost without peat in Alberta
by OhioGardener Today at 8:05 am

» Garden Tools
by sanderson Today at 3:54 am

» worms and compost tumbler
by Soose Yesterday at 11:46 pm

» trying to Think Spring in cold Chicago
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:43 pm

» New Lifetime Compost Tumbler..
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:41 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 10:44 am

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:23 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by sanderson 1/30/2023, 1:37 am

» N&C Midwest: January & February 2023
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 7:33 pm

» Placing Box on Cement
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 2:57 pm

» How I compost using a Tumbler
by Soose 1/29/2023, 2:45 pm

» Garlic Chives in SFG?
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 8:56 am

» Microgreens Gardening
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:42 pm

» How do I source Mels Mix for 190 cu ft????
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:35 pm

» Johnson Su composting Bioreactor instructions for home, not the farm.
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:57 am

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:45 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 1/28/2023, 8:29 am

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 1/28/2023, 12:09 am

» seed starting Mel's way
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 7:09 am

» Home Made Compost
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 6:18 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 1/27/2023, 2:46 am

» Back In The Saddle I Suppose
by Scorpio Rising 1/26/2023, 8:03 pm

» New but Old
by lovey 1/25/2023, 1:49 am

» Dani's Brand New SFG For 2023
by danieggert 1/24/2023, 6:24 pm

» Seed Exchange - January 2023
by sanderson 1/24/2023, 4:43 am

» Chicken Poop compost
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 5:28 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 10:27 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

SOIL IN HAWAI'I

2 posters

Go down

SOIL IN HAWAI'I Empty SOIL IN HAWAI'I

Post  Kelejan 12/5/2015, 6:00 am

An interesting item about the soil in Hawai'i from Dr Mercola today.



Soil Has Its Own Life Cycle
"The full life cycle of soil, in all of its stages, can be seen across the Hawaiian Islands in soils that are several hundred to several million years old, with lava as their substrate.
On the new island like the Big Island of Hawaii, you will find soils as young as 300 years to extraordinarily rich 20,000-year-old soils in which just about anything can grow, to 350,000-year-old soils whose nutrients have been washed out by eons of rainfall.
Extremely old Hawaiian soils, like Kauai, reaching 4 million years, are almost completely devoid of nutrients. These ancient soils are highly compressed and essentially just clay.
Unfortunately, agriculture the way it's typically done today greatly accelerates this soil aging process. Soils that would have remained viable for millions of years in nature are rendered nonproductive and relatively lifeless by monoculture in a few short years.
Tragically, these soils will take hundreds to thousands of years to recover fully in nature — and not until all agricultural assaults are ceased. Chemical farming results in waterlogged soil that's easily compacted by heavy machinery, rendered impermeable and susceptible to erosion. One third of the world's arable land has already been lost to soil erosion."

There is a lot more to the article including three videos including the Back to Eden that will available for free viewing for three days only.
It is estimated that the rate we use SOIL, we have about 60 years left.
Kelejan
Kelejan

Female Posts : 6016
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 87
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

SOIL IN HAWAI'I Empty Re: SOIL IN HAWAI'I

Post  Scorpio Rising 12/5/2015, 9:32 am

Interesting, Kelejan! Hawai'i is a very special microclimate to study that life cycle, I would think!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8373
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 61
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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