We’re 17 1/2 years into New Millenium/Millennium and over 20 years into the development of the Millennium/New Millenium plant feeding system. Needless to say, we’re standing on the shoulders of both a motley crew and of giants. This blog post won’t go into depth about the people as much as a subsequent post will because unspooling those memories will take much longer to do.
This post will cover some conventional as well as more esoteric aspects of the thoughts behind the now New (yet somewhat older now) regime which has more than a 20 year inception. It’s important to note that plant/soil feeding knowledge has evolved the entire time, even though the project’s focus had been put on hiatus for several years.
This author reminisces about an experience, circa 2003, of being taken by a, now diseased businessman, to speak to the sales crew of a major garden products distributor and was asked to describe the value of adding pH down to a nutrient solution. In the interest of being technically accurate, the foundational definition of pH was uttered, echoing a real chemist’s comment. The definition of pH is the inverse log concentration of the relative abundance of free Hydrogen (H) ions relative to hydroxyl (OH) ions in an aqueous solution. The businessman appropriately stepped in and translated that pH down makes water more acidic. Needless to say, it was a comical moment.
All of that was mentioned to illustrate the point that most of New M’s clientele are gardeners, not hardcore scientists. Gardeners have had substantial input into the user directions, thus, the vocabulary is clearer to gardeners than it is to those with formal, technical educations. When the expression base nutrients is used, that doesn’t refer to alkali. That refers to the source of most of the Major (N, P, K) and Minor (Ca, Mg, S) plant essential elements. Equinox, Spring Green, Summer Shift, and Autumn Gold are thought of as the base nutrients.
That being said, here is part one—an overview of the history of the thoughts behind what is now known as the New Millennium plant growing system. Our client’s plants evolved in and from the thin, upper layer of the Earth’s crust known as soil, which is affectionately referred to, by us, as dirt (Many Soil Science professors consider the use of the word dirt, in place of soil, blasphemy.) The western educated scientist is taught that soil is energized material. Think of Einstein’s equation: E=mc squared. Please read a quick wiki-like review of the equation, if needed. The notion basically means energy is the same thing as the mass of matter (material) times the speed of light, times the speed of light. Ultimately, all matter, including soil along with its resident organic matter, has, in both senses of the word, massive amounts of energy.
Journal entries such as blogs, with little effort, snowball. We’re stopping here now. The next entry will likely cover a bit of an elaboration of the following concepts and possibly a few more, as well: space, photosynthesizing-integration (molecular knitting), pheromones, tides, mycelium (the net), light, electromagnetic pulses, smells (olfactory stimulation/attraction), biostimulation, dimension of potential (dialogue), and virtual reality (as it pertains to humans understanding, the nourishing of soils & plants).