Monday, January 2, 2017

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm

Happy New Year 2017
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What’s happen at County Taste Farm
Of Course at this time of year I get together with family and friends, which it seem like someone will share their cold with me, thank you this year to my granddaughter for my annual head cold. My first line of attack is to boost my immune system with Fruits and Vegetables. I do Take a daily multiple Vitamin, however as my cold got me down I began looking for more help. I saw a TV add for Airborne Immune Support Supplement. I always read the label on anything that I consume. I read that this product claimed a Blast of Vitamin C Plus 13 vitamins, Minerals & Herbs. The Minerals and Herbs Got My Attention. I read the Minerals it contained were Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Sodium, Potassium. The only herb that I could recognize was Ginger.
I had just taken Soil samples of our fields and high tunnels to determine what deficiencies need attention for the 2017 growing season.   The Soil Analysis report includes Nitrate N, Phosphorus P, Potassium K, Magnesium MG, Calcium Ca, Sodium Na, Sulfur S, Zinc Zn, Manganese Mn, Iron Fe, Copper Cu, Boron B.
I Decided to compare the minerals I found in Airborne for Human needs to the same minerals needed in Plants
How they affect your Body:
Micronutrients are vital to the proper functioning of all of your body's systems. Sodium, for instance, is responsible for maintaining the proper fluid balance in your body; it helps fluids pass through cell walls and helps regulate appropriate pH levels in your blood. Here are some of the ways that other micronutrients help maintain your body's systems:
  • Manganese promotes bone formation and energy production, and helps your body metabolize the macronutrients, protein, carbohydrate and fat.
  • Magnesium helps your heart maintain its normal rhythm. It helps your body convert glucose (blood sugar) into energy, and it is necessary for the metabolization of the micronutrients calcium and vitamin C.
  • Iron helps your body produce red blood cells and lymphocytes.
How they Effect Plants:
  • Manganese Functions with enzyme systems involved in breakdown of carbohydrates, and nitrogen metabolism. 
  • Soil is a source of manganese.
  • Magnesium is part of the chlorophyll in all green plants and essential for photosynthesis. It also helps activate many plant enzymes needed for growth.
  • Soil minerals, organic material, fertilizers, and dolomitic limestone are sources of magnesium for plants.
  • Iron Essential for formation of chlorophyll.
  • Sources of iron are the soil, iron sulfate, iron chelate. 
  • Zinc Essential for the transformation of carbohydrates.
  • Regulates consumption of sugars.
  • Part of the enzyme systems which regulate plant growth. 
  • Sources of zinc are soil, zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, zinc chelate.
  • Potassium is absorbed by plants in larger amounts than any other mineral element except nitrogen and, in some cases, calcium. 
  • Helps in the building of protein, photosynthesis, fruit quality and reduction of diseases
  • Potassium is supplied to plants by soil minerals, organic materials, and fertilizer.
We continue to test our soil for plant nutrient Deficiencies and supplement as necessary, which helps our Fruits and Vegetable to be Healthy and nutritionally dense.
As you can see many of Minerals needed in your body are also needed in Plants. Fruits and vegetables provide your body with many of its Nutritional needs.
We continue to build our soil using a base of natural turkey fertilizer to increase soil organic matter and microbial activity. Then adding the missing elements to the soil as needed.

 “Know Your Farm Know Your Food”