Posted by AvidLiving
on 20 January 2019 - 08:39 PM
Nice! I like the way eggplants grow - I just wish I liked to eat them more. I try to source less common peppers and other vegetables directly from other countries and last season I had someone bring over Turkish eggplant seeds for me from Istanbul. Great blooms on the plants.
Heck yeah! I feel you there. I won't say that they are my favorite but they are growing on me. Especially if you can convince the kids to eat them!
Here is a pic of the patio eggplants. A few more weeks till we can harvest them.
I found this, its a little long but informative. This is why I do a shot of wheatgrass juice every morning.
THE COMPOSITION OF WHEATGRASS JUICE
Wheatgrass juice is a pure, natural source of a broad spectrum of essential nutrients.These include vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes.
In laboratory test one isolated more than 1000 elements found in wheatgrass, which leads to the conclusion that wheatgrass juice is a full nutrition-power source.
Wheatgrass juice is called "the world's most concentrated liquid food". The juice of wheatgrass contains such high doses of natural vitamin E (more than for example in spinach and lettuce) and consists for 21% of amino acids, the building blocks of high-quality protein.
The Japanese researcher Hagiwara Yoshide has examined two hundred plants for their levels of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes and concluded that wheatgrass juice is one of the richest sources of these nutrients. It also contains the enzyme PD41, which would prove good service in repairing damaged genetic material by X-rays. Also, the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) has been found in wheatgrass juice. This enzyme is found in all body cells. It is assumed that it has anti-inflammatory properties, may help slow down the aging process and may decrease the effects of radiation.
Which nutrients does wheatgrass juice contain?
Vitamins in wheatgrass juice
Beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E are also important antioxidants.
Pro-vitamin A(beta-carotene) for growth, tissue repair, eyesight and immune system
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) for combustion of carbohydrates and functioning of heart, nerves and skeletal muscles.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavine) for production of energy and activating of vitamin B6.
Vitamin B3 (niacin) assists in the energy production, and promotes the action of the nervous system
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) for the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats and production of hormones.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) for a healthy digestion, a strong immune system, the production of red blood cells and a proper functioning of the nervous system.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for a good resistance, strong bones, protect against free radicals and iron absorption.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) for resistance, production of red blood cells, protecting against free radicals and maintain healthy muscles and tissues.
Vitamin K for blood clotting and bone metabolism.
Minerals in wheatgrass juice
Magnesium, potassium and calcium give wheatgrass juice ist highly alkalizing (= alkalising) operation.
Calcium for strong teeth, bones and joints, blood clotting, muscle contraction and proper functioning of the nervous system.
Phosphorus for strong bones and teeth, the structure of DNA cells, a healthy metabolism and energy supply.
Iron for the transportation of oxygen to body cells.
Potassium for a healthy nervous system, regulating blood pressure, muscle contraction and energy metabolism.
Cobalt for the production of vitamin B12 and red blood cells.
Copper makes it possible that iron absorbs oxygen and is required for pigment formation in skin and hair.
Magnesium for strong bones, creation and proper functioning of muscle cells, metabolism and the transmission of nerve impulses.
Manganese for the production of bone tissue and the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and cholesterol
Selenium neutralizes harmful free radicals and detoxifies heavy metals in the body..
Sulfur for the formation of collagen, the absorption of moisture in the intestines and regulate electrical activity in the brains.
And further it has also:
Enzymes in wheatgrass juice
Cytochrome oxidase, catalase, and peroxidase are found in high concentrations in wheatgrass juice and are also found in human red and white blood cells.
cytochrome oxidase (role in cell respiration)
lipase (fat splitting)
amylase (starch splitting)
superoxide-dismutase (SOD; 'anti-aging-enzyme')
Amino acids in wheatgrass juice
Wheatgrass juice contains the 8 essential amino acids (lysine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, threonine, valine and methionine) and 9 non-essential amino acids (alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, proline, serine, tyrosine)
In addition, wheatgrass juice contains P4D1, a glycoprotein that stimulates the production and natural recovery of human germ cells and DNA.
That was a great read! I can see why you have this daily. Who knows, I am pretty swayed into doing something like this. My wife may kill me but such is life.
I saw the kombacha and.. It doesn't look appetizing but I am sure you'll make it delicious.
Posted by AvidLiving
on 16 January 2019 - 03:18 PM
I was reading something last night about just using a heavy duty black garbage bag as a liner inside the container.. Forget who's log that was on.
I want to do Kratky outside and I would think you'd have to repaint a black bucket for that, or it'd get too hot inside. If you used a black liner in a white bucket, the algae would probably be limited to the outside of the liner, while not increasing reservoir temps.. At least that's what I took from it.
So, if you use a liner, there shouldn't be any algea because none of the nutrients are exposed to the light.
Generally if you pick up a can of chalkboard aerosol..you can cover it black or any color and the light shouldn't come through. I've done mine in blue, white, pink and black.