- The root ball of a plant acts as the “gut” or intestinal tract of the plant, housing essential microbes, just like your gut does, provided the soil system is healthy
- The cooperation between soil microorganisms and the plants’ roots is responsible for allowing the plant to absorb nutrients from the soil. Without proper soil biome, the food will lack nutrients that are important for your health
- Soil health connects to everything up the food chain, from plant and insect health, all the way up to animal and human health
- Health, therefore, truly begins in the soils in which our food is grown
- Scientists have discovered that gene swapping takes place between your gut microbiome and the soil biome, as well as with microorganisms from other places in your daily surroundings
- One of the reasons for concern about genetically engineered crops is a main characteristic of such plants is resistance to the potent herbicide glyphosate, which decimates soil bacteria
So Easy to grow and so much fun.
The basic recipe for preparing it is……
Step (1) Rough or Fine Powdered/Ground/Mortar & Pestled/Blitzed/Food Processing the seeds, depending textural preference and YOUR particular tastes BUT ONLY DO IT HALFWAY.
In other words just HALF chop/crush it now, as you will be chopping/crushing it again at the end.
I like it at a sort of medium heat so I add half cup green immature seeds, and 1 full cup nice dark mature seeds.
Step (2) Whack the milled seeds in a large bowl and fill till just level with the top of the seeds, with ICE COLD water. (Heat kills the “HEAT” of the seeds, Cold water is a catalist to the chemical reaction that takes place)
If you like it really, really HOT, use 100% mature, dark seeds, but that’s a bit overpowering for my tastes…….
If you like it MEDIUM HEAT, use slightly younger picked seeds or just room temperature water.