Antibacterial Grain Soak Experiment
Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:45 AM
you just have the wrong numbers for those.
Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:48 AM
Thanks for fixing:)
Posted 08 April 2007 - 10:51 AM
should prove very interesting. :)
Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:32 PM
Spores are germinating on the jar inoculated with a spore syringe-
This is pretty freak'n cool:headbang:
Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:35 PM
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:30 AM
You should change the thread title to have no-pc in it or something.
Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:06 AM
Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:18 AM
I have a willow right there!
hmm...i think a willow tea soak might be in order....
Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:26 AM
i think a willow tea soak might be in order....
We may be able to make an organic version of this idea yet!
Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:33 PM
Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:02 PM
Native Americans and early settlers used willow bark for toothaches and applied it to the source of other pains. But they also recognized that you can actually grow a whole new tree by taking a stem and sticking it in moist soil. The hormones in willows cause rapid rooting, and they discovered these same hormones could induce rooting in other plants, too.
To harness this power, they made a tonic called “willow water” by collecting willow twigs, trimming the leaves, immersing the stems in a pail of water, and pouring the water on newly planted trees, shrubs, and bedding plants. Commercial rooting preparations contain a synthetic form of indolebutyric acid (IBA) and growing tips of willows contain high concentrations of IBA, depending on the quantity used and length of time you soak them. Any willow (Salix) tree or shrub species will work.
Make your own willow water:
Gather about two cups of pencil-thin willow branches cut to 1-3 inch lengths. Steep twigs in a half-gallon of boiling water overnight. Refrigerated liquid kept in a jar with a tight-fitting lid will remain effective up to two months. (Label jar so you won’t confuse it with your homemade moonshine.) Overnight, soak cuttings you wish to root. Or water soil into which you have planted your cuttings with the willow water. Two applications should be sufficient. Some cuttings root directly in a jar of willow water. Make a fresh batch for each use. You can also use lukewarm water and let twigs soak for 24-48 hours.
(Cannabis cloners, this might be useful to you, too!)
Posted 10 April 2007 - 05:38 PM
The popcorn I knocked up the night before last with an lc is showing growth. Hard to see it in the pic, but if you look close enough you can see it. Keep in mind the prep was different with the popcorn than the rye. It needed to be cooked on low heat in soapy water to hydrate. Strained them and loaded the kernels wet and saopy into the jar. After steaming there was a little extra water in the bottom. I will keep a close eye on it.
The soap really lubes up the grains too, no sticking whatsoever.
Posted 10 April 2007 - 07:34 PM
Hope you keep getting consistant results!
Posted 11 April 2007 - 09:55 AM
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