Friday, October 9, 2015

TEN FOOT+ POINSETTIA - GREAT FERTILIZER!

 Christmas is near and few think about planting or fertilizer . . . except in California and the South. Here's a fertilizer story you all will like!
Years ago, we were given a small, potted Poinsettia plant (like many of us are) and after the Holidays my wife didn't want to throw it out, but plant it in the side yard, which she did. The first few years it struggled to stay alive in the overall clay soil we have so I occasionally gave it a dose of our 50-50 Veggie Mix. The next season it was big and healthy! As the following season as well. It has been several years and now this little Poinsettia plant has taken over our side yard (its cut back to a stub every Spring) This year it's over TEN FOOT TALL!!
Did you know that the Rainbow Farms Fertilizer 50-50 Veggie/Plant grow is 100% organic - and a bio-fertilizer as well? Great on anything that grows and healthy too!





Thursday, September 24, 2015

Poisoned French farmer sues MONSANTO and wins!

Three years ago a French farmer sued MONSANTO AND WON, stating that the company’s pesticide product known as Lasso had poisoned him, causing neurological problems. The company appealed the court decision by taking the lawsuit to a higher French court, just days ago the French court upheld the original decision that Monsanto’s product Lasso poisoned the French farmer, causing his neurological concerns.
Lasso is warned to cause blindness, respiratory irritation, liver damage, kidney damage, eye nerve inflammation, jaundice, bladder inflammation, the destruction of red blood cells and blood in urine, as well as other serious health effects.
As a result, the database includes little toxicity information about its product Roundup. The database reports that Monsanto has not provided any information about any possible chronic health effects from use of or exposure to Roundup.
Monsanto now focuses its attention on manufacturing and distributing other pesticide products like Roundup as well as genetically-modified seeds. Roundup has also received international attention. In the spring of this year, the World Health Organization indicated that glyphosate—an ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup—as well as other pesticides are probable carcinogens to humans.
Many feel that the Monsanto brand “Lasso” and the brand “Roundup” in reality, are the same blend of pesticides. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

COMPOST TEA AND VERMICOMPOSTING

Vermicomposting and Compost Tea
The term “vermicomposting” verses regular composting simply means the use of worms rather than ‘normal’ composting which is:
In North America, "anaerobic composting" generally means using cow, steer and chicken manure in addition to cuttings, unused food and just about anything else found lying around that is an organic source.
Vermicomposting for most gardeners is the use of red worms in addition to lawn clippings and organic  garbage. A new fad is using compost tea, which is the drippings from an elevated compost pile or container.

Compost teas are defined as water extracts brewed from composted materials and can be derived from aerobic or anaerobic processes. Compost teas are generally produced from adding one volume of compost to 4-10 volumes of water, but there has also been debate about the benefits of aerating the mixture. Field studies have shown the benefits of adding compost teas to crops due to the adding of organic matter, increased nutrient availability and increased microbial activity. They have also been shown to have an effect on plant pathogens.

Gardeners that like the results and physical activity necessary to produce compost tea, should know that the nutrient levels that red wiggler worms produce, even when household and garden scraps are used is quite low.
Rainbow Farms Fertilizer from mealworms (which is not a worm at all) is proven to have 300% more nutrients than red wiggler compost and contains over 75 MILLION bacteria per gram (QUICK GRO brand) which are the microorganisms that create needed soil/plant nutrients.
Rainbow Farms Fertilizer maintains a patent on LIQUID GRO which is a concentrated liquid fertilizer that contains over 100 times the nutrients found in compost teas (and you don’t have to do all that work!)
Many compost gardeners add our LAWN & GARDEN mealworm time-release pellets to their compost piles to get adequate nutrients for their soil and plants.

As our products are 100% natural and 100% organic, there are no worries to vegetarians and those wanting healthy crops.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

MEDICAL CANNABIS NEEDS ORGANIC FERTILIZER!

More than 24 states now allow medical cannabis users to purchase or grow their own plants for significant health reasons. 
Most marijuana co-ops however, buy and sell this medicine with little concern to how it was actually grown!
Many marijuana growers that supply these medical co-ops  are still using synthetic fertilizers to garner large plants for higher profits. Additionally, pesticides are used more often than not. LOTS of pesticides!

RAINBOW FARMS FERTILIZER has produced a safe, healthy fertilizer for medical patients  whom wish for 'clean' medication without the health threat of pesticides or toxic elements contained in the fertilizer. As a matter of fact, a majority of our web site sales are of our "CANNABIS GRO" dry fertilizer and our "LIQUID GRO CONCENTRATE" for both indoor and outdoor growing. Diluted one to four parts of water, LIQUID GRO is used as a foliar spray. In the event that pests or mold is seen beginning, a dilution of one to three parts of water safely eliminates this problem. Inhaling or ingesting a variety of toxins and steroids with your medication is to be avoided. Use Rainbow Farms Fertilizer for a truly healthy grow!

BIO-FERTILIZER FOR YOUR GARDEN

Containing more than 75 MILLION elements of bacteria per gram, RAINBOW FARMS FERTILIZER (100% organic) brands of QUICK GRO AND VEGGIE GRO are healthy bio-fertilizers for your plants!


A Bio fertilizer (also bio-fertilizer) is a substance which contains living microorganisms which, when applied to seed, plant surfaces, or soil, colonizes the interior of the plant and promotes growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant. Bio-fertilizers add nutrients through the natural processes of  nitrogen fixation, and stimulating plant growth through the synthesis of growth-promoting substances. Bio-fertilizers can be expected to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The microorganisms in bio-fertilizers restore the soil's natural nutrient cycle and build soil organic matter. Through the use of bio-fertilizers, healthy plants can be grown, while enhancing the sustainability and the health of the soil. Since they play several roles, a preferred scientific term for such beneficial bacteria is "plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria" (PGPR). Therefore, they are extremely advantageous in enriching soil fertility and fulfilling plant nutrient requirements by supplying the organic nutrients through microorganism and their byproducts. Hence, bio-fertilizers do not contain any chemicals which are harmful to the living soil.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PESTICIDES IN ORGANIC VEGGIES

For many years the FDA has allowed "organic" foods and "certified organic foods" to be saturated with toxic pesticides . . .
A new study released by CBC News found that almost half of organic fruits and vegetables tested in locations across Canada over the last two years are contaminated with pesticides. And almost 2 percent of the samples tested actually violated the maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides, according to data provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).  This upper limit is the amount set for any type of produce, not just organic.

The concern is that so much organic produce is contaminated. Consumers of organic produce in the U.S. trust the producers to provide a pesticide-free alternative to the conventionally-grown produce lining most grocery store shelves. This quickly becomes a dangerous game of “WHO DO YOU TRUST.”    While the amount of organic produce contaminated by pesticides is unacceptable, the non-organic situation is even worse.

Rainbow Farms Fertilizer is actually a bio-fertilizer that naturally reduces pests and mold. Our LIQUID GRO when diluted, is a foliar spray and a natural pest deterrent! 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

VEGETARIAN APPROVED!!

RAINBOW FARMS FERTILIZER
is VEGETARIAN APPROVED
for use on all veggies, herbs and fruits.
100% pure 100% organic bio-fertilizer
is made from mealworm frass which are fed
wheat bran and carrots!
No chemicals, toxins or animal manure. Find out about LIQUID GRO!
www.rainbow-farms-fertilizer.com

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ORGANIC GARDENING MAGAZINE




Rainbow Farms Mealworm Fertilizer
Approved by Organic Gardening Magazine

     After many years of recommending Bone and Blood Meal, the folks at Rodale Press (Organic Gardening Magazine) reversed their position and now no longer recommend or advise growers to use blends that contain Bone Meal, Blood Meal or commercial steer and chicken manure. Over past years there has been an increasing number of transmitted diseases to garden soil from the toxins often used; antibiotics, growth hormones and steroids. "Not worth the potential health problem, even if it's only a small chance. There are plenty of vegetative sources without having to use animal sources." – Michael G. Fertilizer expert, Extension Institution.


"Rainbow Farms mealworm castings however, are probably "organic" in the true sense of the word. It is not comprised of elements containing contaminates and is pure mealworm castings and not a blend. Anything else that comes from animal byproducts is suspect and I would not use them." -Michael G. Extension Institution

Rodale Organic Gardening Magazine response:

Hi Joe,
Your logo is certainly eye-catching! Thanks so much for sending the information on your product – I have passed it along to Doug Hall, our Garden Editor. I think our readers would respond well to your product, so I am copying Jessica Siegel.  Your mealworms must be happy campers from the great food you feed them.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Healthy Greens Aquaponic Growing Test

Frederick from Healthy Greens sent a few photos of his Aquaponic growing test using only Rainbow Farms Fertilizer LIQUID GRO and LIQUID GRO tea. He planted watermelon, corn and several other dirt-grown veggies only in water and LIQUID GRO (which he also uses on his organic wheat grass and other organic herbs.



Sunday, August 16, 2015

But is it really organic?

A happy RFF customer with the fruits,
or rather vegetables, of her labors
     You like to garden and plant veggies that are fun to watch grow and are healthy for your family. When you select the fertilizer for your soil you decide to spend a little more for the organic blends that state they are the best grow element for the veggies you are planting. The box or package has “Natural - Organic” written all over it with pictures of happy tomatoes and celery on both sides. Nonetheless, you look at the small print and the list of ‘ingredients’ printed on the package back: bone meal -  blood meal -  chicken manure– cattle manure, etc., and perhaps even chicken meal (dried and ground chicken feathers).  While you may not be sure of what these strange contents mean, you trust the commercial maker and brand name and put it in your shopping cart.

     What you don’t know about the fertilizer you just bought is the possibility that  it can make you very sick! Why? It contains antibiotics, growth hormones and steroids!!

     Whether it’s in human medicine or animal agriculture the overuse, or misuse, of antibiotics poses a health risk. The fact that about 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used on farm animals who don’t need them should be eliciting a serious call to action from regulators, not decades worth of inaction and bows to agribusinesses and pharmaceutical companies.

     Antibiotics are routinely given to healthy animals on farms in a non-therapeutic manner, or before they actually get sick, to compensate for filthy living conditions and to promote growth. The problem with this is that animals receiving low doses of antibiotics on a regular basis become walking reservoirs for bacterial growth that can result in antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.

     According to the report, from 2001 to 2013 FDA scientists studied 30 different antibiotics drugs in the penicillin and tetracycline drug classes that were approved for use decades ago and called 18 of the drugs in question “high risk” because they could expose us to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, which can be spread to other animals on farms or to us through the food supply.

     Antibiotics, growth hormones and steroids used on cattle and chickens and pigs are in that organic fertilizer you recently purchased!  Bone meal –blood meal and the manure your fertilizer contains also has high quantities of antibiotics and other toxins.  ORGANIC GARDENING MAGAZINE strongly suggests not to use fertilizer that contains any of these elements!
Rainbow Farms Fertilizer uses only  mealworm castings and is 100% pure. And grows healthy, safe veggies with great taste!


Thursday, August 13, 2015

What is "biosolids?"


  There is a new "organic" fertilizer in town that is promoted by municipalities across the country for use by school gardens, green areas, local farms and home gardens - it is extolled as being both safe, organic and affordable. It is called "Biosolids."

    While the name Biosolids may sound like a 21st. century newbe, the reality is the fertilizer itself, was foisted upon the American gardener over thirty years ago by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).

HUMAN WASTE FOR YOUR VEGGIES!
   
Biosolids organic fertilizer is nothing more than sewerage treatment sludge dried and somewhat sanitized  and is today agressively promoted for use by commercial farmers and home gardeners and municipalities throughout the country! Biosolids is little more than toxic sludge!

     The ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION is fighting the use of Biosolids  especially in California, a strategic battleground state and America's breadbasket of commercial farms. This is what they have to say about it:
Scientific evidence has confirmed that municipal sewage sludge contains hundreds of dangerous pathogens, toxic heavy metals, flame-retardants, endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, pharmaceutical drugs and other hazardous chemicals coming from residential drains, storm water runoff, hospitals, and industrial plants.  Sewage sludge contains everything the sewage treatment plant was able to remove from the sewage - plus every new chemical and pathogen formed in the mad synergy of this chemical soup, including virulent, antibiotic-resistant bacteria created through horizontal gene transfer. 
San Francisco public officials have helped the toxic sludge industry score a major victory in the Bay Area, where they've been able to convince hundreds of regional (non-organic) farmers to spread the hazardous material on farm land and pasture, and have actually been able to get city residents to take hundreds of thousands of pounds of toxic sludge and spread it over their backyard and community gardens. 
San Francisco is a strategic battleground to stop the sludge industry from poisoning more farms and communities. In 1998 the organic community rose up and banned the use of sewage sludge in organic farming. Now it's time to ban its use on farms, gardens, lawns, and land in general. California proposition 65 (P65) requires the listing of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Chemicals known to the SFPUC that are in San Francisco sewage sludge that are also found on the California P65 list include: Mercury - Molybdenum - Cobalt - Antimony Chromium - Dibenzofurans - Naphthalene - 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (Dbcp) - Di (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate (Dehp) - Tcdd Equivalents (Dioxins) Such As Octachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxins (Ocdd)

   The EPA was tasked with stopping waste water run-off from sewerage treatment plants into the oceans, rivers and streams. They accomplished this by forcing sewerage treatment facilities to filter all human excrement into a 'sludge' allowing a cleaner water run-off, and using this toxic substance as an "organic" fertilizer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The organic difference

By Greg Martin
reblogged from aginfo.com

Organic Producers and home gardeners alike are always on the lookout for safe ways to get bigger and better produce. A new product just on the market shows some incredible promise in providing quality returns with zero impact on the land. Joe Caro with Rainbow Farms says their new fertilizer is a 100% natural product from the castings of meal worms.

CARO: In doing my research I found that even in the other "organic fertilizers" or worm fertilizers that are derived from worm castings, general earthworms are fed just about every thrown away thing you can imagine, and some things I won t even mention are put in the pile.

The product doesn' t change nor does the healthy composition of it because they re continually fed the same amount of food and the highest quality of food in order to produce the highest quality of fertilizer.

Unlike most fertilizers, the natural meal worm castings are safe for use around pets and kids and have no odor. Caro says the product is really easy and versatile to use.

CARO: The applications are simple. You open up the tub you take a teaspoon out and you spread it around spread it around it around your flowers and then you mix it into the soil. You can even make a tea out of it. We find that soaking one part of Rainbow Farms Fertilizer into 5 parts of non-chlorinated water and stirring it up a bit and leaving it over night you can just pour it directly onto your plants and or vegetables and it ll just grow them like you won t believe.

That' s today 's Line On Agriculture. I m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.