SQWorms does currently have Water Soluble Calcium Phosphate (WCP) available for order. Anyone wanting some WCP; can request an order; or is welcome to cultivate their own, by following recipe’s provided below.
Calcium phosphate is used for better plant growth, health, pest and disease controls. Calcium deficiencies show up in several forms such as fungal disease on plant surfaces, in the soil, and blossom end rot in several vegetable varieties. The lack of calcium can be caused by PH imbalance, Calcium / Magnesium ratio issues, and improper watering problems. Adding normal powdered forms of mineral calcium to the soil; is problematic because it is not water soluble requiring soil microbiology to break the minerals down and cycle the nutrient into a plant available form. If your soil microbiology is weak the plant suffers being unable to access the calcium phosphate.
Under the theory of Nutrioperiodism developed by Japanese horticulturist, Yasushi Inoue, plants and animals need a very specific nutrient relative to the stage of their development, essential vegetative growth to changeover and the reproductive periods. It is not only critical to provide the right nutrient at the right — infantile, juvenile and adulthood — stage of development. Calcium Phosphate is critical in the juvenile or changeover period, as nitrogen is critical in the vegetative stage and potassium is critical in the flowering and fruiting stages. The changeover period is critical in determining the quality of fruit in the final reproductive stage; when the plant requires calcium phosphate. It is good for pregnant plants ‘morning sickness’ to enable strong flower/fruit.
Natural farming water soluble calcium phosphate is made by roasting eggshells into ash, adding to organically naturally fermented apple-vinegar, for a couple of weeks until calcium is broken down by the vinegar acids. Use bio-nutrient by diluting with 20 parts water and spraying on plants during changeover period.
– Source: Agri Pinoy.
A lot of agriculture advisers have used calcium phosphate for better plant growth, health, pest and disease controls. Natural farmers use this very specific bionutrient. Under the theory of Nutrioperiodism developed by a Japanese horticulturist, Yasushi Inoue in the 1930’s, plants and animals need a very specific nutrient relative to the stage of their development. In the plant, there is the essential vegetative growth , changeover and the reproductive periods. In animals, like humans, there is the infantile, juvenile and adulthood. It is not only critical to provide the right nutrient at the right stage of the development, but also critical to use or apply specific nutrient of calcium phosphate in the juvenile or changeover period. For the plant, for example, we know that nitrogen is critical on the vegetative stage as potassium is critical in the flowering and fruiting stages. It is however, the changeover period that is most critical that will determine the quality of the final reproductive stage. At this stage, an additional nutrient is badly needed by the plant. And this is calcium phosphate. Calcium phosphate is good for plants ‘morning sickness’. It is the stage that additional baby needs to be fed or the process where flower/fruit is about to come. Ash made from soybean stems are excellent for this purpose.
Here is a simple, natural method of generating calcium phosphate. Get eggshells and roast them enough to generate some good ashes. Afterwhich, dip these roasted eggshells on about equal visual volume of vinegar. Allow it to sit for a couple of weeks until eggshells are practically broken down by the vinegar acids. You may use this diluted 20 parts water and can be sprayed or watered to the plants during the changeover period.
When this is applied to that changeover period, it will improve plant health and productivity. The use of calcium phosphate is important to natural farmers. This however, does not mean that we shall forget the nutrient timing application of other critical nutrients for plant growth both macro and micro nutrients, given at the right stages and combinations.
This video demonstrates Korean Natural Farming techniques to produce Water Soluble Calcium and Water Soluble Calcium Phosphate. Calcium deficiencies show up in several forms such as fungal disease on plant surfaces, in the soil, and blossom end rot in several vegetable varieties.
The lack of calcium can be caused by PH imbalance, Calcium / Magnesium ratio issues, and improper watering problems. The typical solution is to add one of the many powdered forms of mineral calcium to the soil; however, this is not water soluble and can take weeks before the effects become apparent.
Soil microbiology has to break the mineral down and cycle the nutrient into a plant available form. If your microbiology is weak or lacking then the plant suffers.
The Korean Natural Farming method presented here is an alternative to buying and using store bought chemical liquid formulas.
As is the case with most Natural Farming inputs, Water Soluble Calcium and Water Soluble Calcium Phosphate can be made at home with no special tools using off the pantry shelf items that are non-toxic and safe enough to supplement livestock’s nutritional needs as well as the plant’s needs.
– Source: ProKashi..