- Jan 17, 2021
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- Northern Ontario, Canada
Copper, an interesting gardening ingredient! DH wanted to experiment with 'Electro-Culture' so wrapped some copper wire around a bamboo skewer and stuck it in a couple pots. I laughed at first because that seemed a weee bit out there as a gardening *amendment*. But I have to say the health and vigor of those plants did jump considerably compared to the others. There may really be something to it.I was surprised to hear on "Growing a Greener World" that chemical fertilizers contain salt.
I am not bashing the large scale use of them bc I understand that chemical fertilizers sustain 2 billion people through agriculture.
Just thought I'd research the subject.
Solutions to our problems are laughable, like the comment here AND same solution on a garden program, using salt to kill slugs.
What is Salt? - Garden MythsSome people won’t use synthetic fertilizer because it contains “salts”. For years I was told not to use mushroom compost – it contains too many salts. Salt is also recommended to kill weeds and just today I saw a post that suggested pink Himalayan salt makes plants grow better. You can buy...www.gardenmyths.com
There are two ways to kill slugs:
1) surround with copper which produces a small electric shock
2) bury an open cheap can of beer
I have done #2 with great success, when I had a 1/4 acre shaded lot.
#1 would work well until you neighbor sees the current price of copper and steals it.