Today’s guest post is written exclusively for the Edible Goddess blog by Christian Bates, co-creator and formulator of the WildBar. To read more about our current low-glycemic lifestyle, check out this article.
Last Fall, Bethanne and I rented our “Wildly Edible Super Raw Mountain Home of Bliss and ORMUS Paradise” with a half acre alongside Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, CA. With massive gardening areas, the first thing I did was order lots of heirloom seeds including many vegetables from Seeds of Change. I threw most of every seed into a mason jar of spring water, GroPal, Marine Phytoplankton, Mycogrow, our saliva, and a pinch of salt to germinate and be planted under the full moon.
In other words, the seeds are prepped to be planted chaotically together (instead of carefully spaced out, so that only the strong survive to sprout in the spring) and biodynamically (working with supernatural forces as well) in ORMUS + mineral technology based soil in beds that are setup using Permaculture principles!
With this combination, instead of growing mineral deficient produce, you end up with plants exceeding upon their normal nutritional characteristics and can actually out-do many Superfoods on the market today. And if you grow Superfoods in this way, then they become off the charts in flavor and nourishing efficacy – far better than many packaged Superfoods.
While soaking the seeds, I made several square yards of multiple super soil beds for $137 out of:
~ 150 lbs of Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust from local landscaping center (cost $60)
~ Organic Forest Mulch ($10), Organic Planting mix containing all kinds of organic goodies including muchroom growth, mulch, various mineral dusts, chicken manure, etc) ($20), and Bat Guano ($10) from local garden center
~ Ashes from our fireplace (cost of firewood)
~ Lots of dirt from the property already containing worms (our rent)
~ Purple Corn Powder (got it from Sunfood like 3 years ago)
Mixed those dry ingredients up then added a couple buckets of:
~ 105*F spring creek water from our spring creek water filled hot jacuzzi
~ Paul Stamets MycoGrow ($20)
~Spirulina / Blue Green Algae / Vitamineral Green – just a little ($5) (all from HealthForce)
~GroPal (Approx $10 worth)
~Kelp powder ($2)
I raked it all together and made 3 large beds and filled several pots for indoors (we plan on growing heirloom cacao trees to live in an indoor cacao jungle.) 😉
In a couple months when it gets warmer we will have a ton of compost made in our compost tumbler to help create new beds and top our existing ones as well.
And if you all think its crazy to plant in the late fall or winter then welcome to the rigorously wild aspects of chaos gardening. Its all about abundance, if you plant enough, there will always be an ample yield (both seeds taking root quickly plus many seeds that will finally take root in the spring) full of only warrior plants with the strongest spirit, immuno-modulating substances, deep-rooted lifeforce, physically and meta-physically. That being said I also plant certain seeds individually to their recommended depth and spacing to create a balanced permaculture landscape.
Gardening with the highest quality seeds and highest quality soil amendments feels so natural to me. I am so excited to be combining the noble aspects of being a human with the wild-technology of the secret life of plants. This is the future of food where more and more people take the greatest seeds and plant them in the greatest soil ever using the greatest gardening and farming practices ever. Have the best garden day ever!
P.S. That’s Java, our raw Superfood dog on the right who just turned 4 years young yesterday!