Here again another growing solution that is not sustainable! Why? Because this gardening system uses chemicals! As the editor should I ditch this solution? The answer is a clear loud NO! Why? Because it is perfectly in line with my mission: collecting solutions from around the world to heal, improve and fix our Planet Earth!The Mittleiger gardening system is less damaging to the environment because chemicals are used in very small quantity in very delimited space avoiding contamination that we found in traditional systems. Not perfect but less damaging to Mother Earth! This system, in a way, is a much improved version of the Coca Cola Cap one! Roger Pilon, Editor
The Planet Fixer Digest
Situation – To Grow Where Nothing Had Grown BeforeIf someone told you that:
- nothing grow “here”!
- you can´t grow “that” vegetable, many had tried before you
- the earth here is mainly rocks
- you have some space but no ground, no earth to use
Challenge – Growing Anything Nearly Anywhere
- produce a large quantity of food in a small area of land?
- minimize gardening time and effort?
- garden with only simple gardening tools (so you won’t need to invest in expensive equipment)?
- conserve water?
- do achieve uniform plant growth and raise healthy, attractive plants?
- minimize weeding time?
- make sure my plants are getting the nutrients they need for optimum growth (no matter what my soil is like)?
- harvest two or three crops each year?
- grow any vegetable, in any climate, with minimal water and effort per unit of produce?
Solution – If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, the Mittleider Method is for you
- Dr. Jacob R. Mittleider, world-renowned international agricultural consultant, developed this method of gardening while conducting family garden-size agricultural training and program development in 27 different countries
- the Mittleider Method is based on 55 years of study and gardening experience
- the Mittleider Method is different than any other method you’ll see! It can be done in the dirt or in raised beds or containers
- it’s been called “the poor man’s hydroponic system” and uses principles and procedures from the best commercial growers, but sized and adapted to the family gardener
- it is highly intensive, producing as much as 5 and even 10 times the quantity of vegetables traditional methods produce
It’s a complete, easy-to-follow plan that eliminates guesswork and ensures success anywhere: an apartment patio, a city yard, a country lot, or a farm. The method is based on maximum utilization of space, time, and resources. Crops are large because plants are close together, nourished by supplemental feedings of natural mineral nutrients (as in hydroponics), but with no special equipment.
Also, unlike hydroponics, the Mittleider Method (hydroponics for the poor) gives plants access to the natural soil for nutrients as yet unknown or that, while not essential to plant growth, are useful in human nutrition. You can use the Mittleider Method by raising crops in either soil-beds or grow-boxes.