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Larry Snyder
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  • Willcox, AZ
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winter research.

With the coming of winter when the days seem to drag. How about a little research. How about growing Algae from animal waste. This will provide next seasons fertilizer for that garden you'll be…Continue

Started Oct 8, 2010

Animal waste to Algae

Manuare tea can grow Algae. Algae is a product that farmers can grow. Then use as a cattle feed,chicken feed,Fertilizer,& food supplement. The other uses require equipment to Create Biodiesel…Continue

Started Aug 18, 2010

Organic Fertilizer
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If Cotton Seed meal is organic fertilizer how do you know its not made with GMO cotton?Hoof & Horn Meal,Blood Meal,& Bone Meal are organic . How do you know they did not come from Hormone…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Loving Aug 26, 2010.

 

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Larry Snyder commented on Calamity Jane's page Introductions in the group Perma-Curious
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"Hi all I'm Larry Snyder I've been in the Nursery/Greenhouse business since I was 9 years old. That makes my experience 50++ years.  I spent my nursery years along the California coast where anything will grow. I now live in Willcox…"
Oct 29, 2012
Larry Snyder replied to Troy Anderson's discussion 'Need help with raised garden beds!'
"I used  8x8x16 cinder blocks. Get the chipped & cracke4d ones there much cheaper. I usede 1 course but I'm consideringt adding another course. These beds will never rot."
Jul 4, 2011
Larry Snyder replied to Jenni's discussion 'seed starting mix' in the group Urban Gardeners
"You'll find coir to be a good substitute for  Peat Moss. I used Peat Moss in my nursery for 50 years & find it very satifactory for  seed germination. It has some acidic value to protect seeds from certian fungus. To plant seeds…"
Jan 28, 2011
Larry Snyder commented on el vigilante's blog post 'Free Land Available to Modern-Day Homesteaders'
"There are low priced properties in most states with no strings attached. I have 30 1 acre lots for sale at $500 per lot ready to develope with no strings.."
Jan 5, 2011
Laura K left a comment for Larry Snyder
"Thanks, Larry. You're right... education is never a waste. I suppose I'm just trying the build another body of knoweldge that will complement some of my ideological and policial educaiton I've pursued so far. I'd appreciate any…"
Nov 18, 2010
Larry Snyder left a comment for Laura K
"Education is never a waste. Now that I'm over seventy I'm trying to get the education I never had. Be happy to share any Greenhouse knowledge I can with you."
Nov 17, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to michelle's discussion 'Iron Chlorosis---my birch has a lack of iron :(' in the group Urban Gardeners
"Just bury Some old rusty nails under the tree near the drip line. Check the ph of your soil if out of balance your wasting your money on fertilizers the tree can't takeup."
Nov 15, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to Kali's discussion 'Indoor winters'
"Try the different types of sprouts. You can also grow Spirulina Algae with a fish aquarium & a sunny window. You'll get many vitamins & omegae oil."
Nov 12, 2010
Larry Snyder left a comment for Kyla LaMoure
"Welcome, I LIVE ABOUT 75 MILES EAST OF YOU GARDENINGH IN THE DESERT IS A CHALLENGE."
Nov 1, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'How to build a straw bale garden'
"there is no such thing as bad soil with strawbale growing."
Oct 22, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to Christa Nelson's discussion 'solar powered heated watering bowls?' in the group Alternative Energy
"The last issue of Mother Earth Magazine had a article on a solar waterer for horses. looked pretty simple."
Oct 13, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to Tiffany's discussion 'Fall/Winter Garden in Las Cruces, NM' in the group SW Gardeners
"Hope it is in by now. I plant Cabbage , Kale, Onion starts. I have a poly cover I can protect my garden from heavy frost & freezes. Any of the Cauliflower,Cabbage, Brussel Sprout group do will in cool climates. Onion,Garlic& Leeks can be…"
Oct 12, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to Lizz's discussion 'Coffe bean Bags and Mulch?'
"Burlap bags are used to contain animal waste for suspending in a barrel of water to make manuare tea. This is a very easy & economical way to fertilize your garden when fully planted."
Oct 12, 2010
Larry Snyder replied to Cornelia's discussion 'Growing garlic in containers?'
"Should not be a problem I've seen Chives in pots. Garlic is not that deeply rooted. I'd make sure of good drainage & light soil. You could even bury the pot to the rim & mulch just like the garden."
Oct 11, 2010
Larry Snyder posted a discussion

winter research.

With the coming of winter when the days seem to drag. How about a little research. How about growing Algae from animal waste. This will provide next seasons fertilizer for that garden you'll be planning. Algae will grow where there is ample light,water,& fertilizer. By extracting a growing media from manuare tea you can grow algae in a aquarium no longer used for fish or a 5 gallon water bottle  Just set it near a south window  where the light is good add manure tea. This is also the start…See More
Oct 8, 2010
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Sep 21, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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A bit about me:
I'm a retired Greenhouse manager/nurseryman for 55 years. Wife will not live in the country after 50 years I don't argue. All I have is a average back yard. I raised my garden & feed the nieghborhood Squash,tomatoes,carrots,& beets.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
1/2 chickens on the barbie with squash,sweet potatoes,& egg plant.
Currently reading:
Algae Culture Technology
Currently listening to:
poor resception. country western only.
My latest DIY project:
I built a Photobioreactor to grow Algae.

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:38pm on August 20, 2010, Margaret Beers Oliver said…
Sorry but I can't seem to find you on facebook.
I am happily learning more about the process of growing. I am not to the point of growing algae, but I am hoping to get enough experience to grow tilapia!
At 10:39am on November 18, 2010, Laura K said…
Thanks, Larry. You're right... education is never a waste. I suppose I'm just trying the build another body of knoweldge that will complement some of my ideological and policial educaiton I've pursued so far. I'd appreciate any advice you have as this year progresses--I'll be working on a community garden plot near my house, and I have a lot to learn!

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