Benefits of Potassium Silicate

    Thursday, July 19, 2018, 3:14 PM [General]

    Why You Should Use Potassium Silicate.
    Many benefits can be gained by using a good Potassium Silicate product in your feeding program. Increased tolerance of environmental stress, heat, cold, drought, water and soil toxicity or deficiency, improved growth rate both in the root zone and in the plant it foliage. By using Potassium Silicate with clones can increase the rate of roots kicked by as much as 80%.

    Potassium Silicate is a natural fungicide, it helps build the plants defense from attacks by insects, fungi. Potassium Silicate helps the plant growth by depositing it self epidermal cell walls, enhancing the plant's ability to keep the leaves pointed towards the light source. It also increases the stem strength, making it easier to hold up more weight. As the plant builds it self up with Potassium Silicate, it helps with balancing nutrient uptake and distribution, and increased concentration of chlorophyll and RUBP carboxylase in leaves. (AKA the Calvin cycle)

    How Potassium Silicate Increases Resistance to Pathogens
    Potassium Silicate is impregnated in the epidermal cell layer acting as a barrier against penetration of fungal attacks from powdery mildew, black spots, pythium and phytophthora and many more fugal problems. Silicate also increase the mechanical strength of the plant to help it in extreme heat and cold swings, salt build up in soils or increased TDS in water, and controls the rate of transpiration of plants.

    Potassium Silicate plays an active role in combating fungal growth by the production of polyphenolic compounds, this is a main part of the plants natural defense against fugal and insect attacks.

    The plants leaf system will rapidly bound potassium Silicate in the tissue and cell walls with in 24 hours of uptake. Therefore a continuous source of Silicate is very important. When silicate uptake by the plant it will start with the older growth and work is way into the newer growth to help build up the mechanical strength of the plant.

    When adding Silicate to a foliage spray program, it will help lower the rate of disease attack and helps protect the plants new leafs from spider mites, aphids, and many other sucking type insects.

    How Potassium Silicate Increases the Metabolic Rate of Plants
    It has been shown that silicate improves resistance to wilt, resistance to water stress, can help fight heat stress up too 105 deg F. If your plant has excessive transpiration, the plant will cease it metabolic function and stunted or no growth will occur.

    Use if silicates in cloning or new seedlings helps speed up the rate of growth by as much as 90% (University of Florida and Minnesota). Also the study showed that 18% top 80% increase of dry weight of fruit and herbs.

    It also increases reproductive rate in plants (Bud Growth). Increases tolerance of Zinc deficiencies, excessive phosphorus, manganese, sodium and aluminum toxicity.

    My favorite is Dyna-Gro's Pro-Tek it is the most refined and concentrated there is on the market. 5 ML per gallon to start and 1ML per gallon add back with top off water.

    EPA- Potassium silicate is the potassium salt of silicic acid, and, in formulation, is readily absorbed by the plant. Silicon comprises 32% of the Earth’s crust, and silicic acid salts (silicates) are the most common form of silicon. Consequently exposure to silicates is widespread in activities involving contact with soil and natural water. The other part of the chemical, potassium is a required element for survival of both plants and animals, as is silicon.

    Potassium silicate is an active ingredient to be used as a fungicide, insecticide and miticide. Potassium silicate will be used as a broad spectrum, preventative fungicide with optimum control obtained when used under a scheduled preventative spray program. Potassium silicate also provides suppression of mites, whiteflies, and other insects. It is approved for use on agricultural crops, fruits, nuts, vines, turf and ornamentals.
    Most common used in hydro is Potassium Silicate.
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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 1:28 PM [General]

    I am hearing a lot of bad stuff about wheat .

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    nice to see Londoners protesting trump

    Sunday, July 15, 2018, 1:20 PM [General]

    trump made to feel unwelcome,mission accomplished.

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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 5:14 PM [General]

    Research from the Walk Free Foundation based on its Global Slavery Index 2016 estimated that there were about 45.8 million slaves around the world in 2016, with 58% of them living in the top five countries—India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, and Uzbekistan.We had slaves in Canada,Indians and Irish,it was never mentioned in school.

    In Sussex the auction advertised was held on the last day of the year. Here is what was advertised in the 1884 Saint John Daily Sun;

    The Board ,Lodging and Clothing of Bernard McCann, Hannah Boles, Martin Condon and John McLaughlin, Paupers, will be let to the lowest approved bidder for a period of time on Wednesday the 31st December instant at the Railway Station at 2 o’clock P.M. The overseers rounded up the four paupers from their owners homes and brought them to the train station. Here shivering in their thin garments and clutching their few possessions, they climbed up onto the station platform. One by one their fate was decided. What was their value? The services of Hannah Boles went for $72.00, and no one wanted Martin Condon who had long been a parish charge. Though opposition to the sales of the paupers increases ,the practice did not stop until the overseers of the poor realized that it was an expensive way to care for the destitute. 

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    GuestToGuest home exchange

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4:44 PM [General]

    GuestToGuest is the largest home exchange network. It has 270,000 residences listed in 187 countries. It is an example of the barter economy; there is generally no money exchanged between the host and the guest.Recently we had 2 guest from France,Agnes was a retired Family Doc and Paul a retired Prof and Dean ,they were on a 4 month vacation.One of the things I enjoy about travel is meeting people so this was a convenient way to meet people from the comfoert of home.
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    Water front propery

    Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:19 PM [General]

    People love to live near the water and water front property is expensive  here and that is where people build the big expensive homes.Sometimes it's not a good idea.Today many people in New Brunswick have their homes flooded ,the power companies have shut off their power because of a fear of the water causing a fire or electrocution and people have evacuated their homes.
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    Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:06 AM [General]

    I don't belive in ghosts but my wife is very familiar with them.That reminds me of a line by Bob Dylan "Hell's my wife's hometown " ... ,.Anne worked for many years in intensive care units and they had regulars there,one was a little girl ,they weren't nasty.Sitting around a campfire my niece told us her experience sleeping at a friends house and seeing an old man who had died.I have had a couple experiences,one was at an old  house once owned by a sea captain and the owner was telling us that they used to have a family of 3 ghosts but that he had hired someone to get rid of them and then something passed thru me.
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    Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 8:07 PM [General]

    I do not have any use for tags.There are too many players .I read recently there are ten million players registered on Poker Stars and poker 888 is not too far behind.It is also not easy to figure out someone's play as it depends on the stage of tournament, their mood etc.A tag could be used as a warning for an obnoxious person but disconnect chat works well for that.

    I think fish are just the ordinary Joes,unpretentious,nothing fancy,players that play well with others.Fish can get together and have some drinks and munchies and lose no more than $20 for a four hour night.I am amazed when I watch the top players on the telly playing for big money and they are laughing and joking and having a ball.I have seen only a few confrontations on the tube and they were probably the sharks.I think the sharks are mean ,nasty bullies,I would tag Donald Trump as a shark.I would also tag Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari as big sharks as they can be very aggressive betting and bluffing.They get great enjoyment out of antagonizing poor Phil Helmouth who I would tag as a whiner. Of course a picture of Phil would be used as the whiner icon.I think the donkey icon is for the more advanced players ,they are unpredictable and can fool you by bluffing with poor hands,,they play the player ,not their hand,they play without fear and probably many are drunk and stoned.

    I do not use the chicken tag,I am not sure if that is a chicken or a rooster.A rooster tag would be good ,the Donald would be tagged a rooster as well and we could use him as the tag icon.Roosters crave attention and want people to know how great they

    I think roosters are dangerous psychotic people.

    Then there are rocks,I think they are the more patient sensible players who play to win and over all I think they at in the 10 % of players who win.I think rocks do well by taking advantage of 

    mistakes rather than from their brilliant play .Watching the pros play,I am encouraged in my own play as I see these very successful players making poor plays,of course it is very easy when you can see their hole cards.There are other player who do not win ,they play for the action.I would say Billy the Kid would be a good icon for the action lover.We could add an icon for players who like to instruct others at the table.We would need two icons ,one for the few players who genuinely want to help other players and those who offer useless advice.

    It is not easy to put one tag on a player as they are usually a combination of animals and it will depend on what pond they are playing in.Gus Hansen might be tagged as a shark as he had live tournament earnings up to 2014 of eleven million and won the Aussie Millions in 2007.He thought he was so smart he wrote a book about the tournament in detail how he played ,hand by hand.Maybe as a result in 2015 he lost 20.7 million on Full Tilt Poker.Has he slid down to be tagged a fish?

    We need a tag for bozos. I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus

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    Poker - Past. Present. Future

    Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:09 PM [General]

    Poker - Past. Present. Future My new years resolution is to laugh more and I am determined to make a serious effort.Laughter lowers blood pressure ,reduces stress hormones ,releases endorphins and gives a sense of well being.On the other hand presciption drugs are a major cause of death “It takes a lot to laugh ,it takes a train to cry” a song title by Bob Dylan ,funny the random things that pop into my mind .Anyway I appreciate Bob's humour.As Bob says it does take a lot to laugh and I will be happy most of the time if I am pleasantly amused.So far I have been doing well in actually laughing.My younger brother cracks me up,I like being around positive people who see humour in everyday life and I stay away from cranks.My wife Pauline,used to work as a nurse in the intensive care unit and there was often conflict and drama.My wife has a strong personality but she prefers to do her own thing and avoid the hens bickering and ****ing.When someone comes to her ****ing and complaining she looks them in the eye and tells them in a deadly serious voice that her psychiatrist told her to avoid negative people and they shut up and go away.A lot of people did like working with Pauline because she was often laughing and laughing is contagious.Pauline is half crazy.I was watching a documentary on Scientology and an interviewer asked the founder L Ron Hubbard if he thought he was mad ,Ron said only a mad man thinks he is not mad,I googled that quote but could not find it ,but I did find one by Mark Twain,”Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination”.So anyway I am very confident in achieving my New Years resolution.Besides all the amateur comedians [everyone wants to be a comedian] I have access to a wealth of professional comedians that are very effective in cracking me up,there is HBO,Netflicks and youtube .George Clooney ,Zach Galifianakis,Jim Carrey and Will Ferell work well for me and stuff by the Coen brothers.I am hoping to get a laugh from the new Coen's movie “Hail Caeser”Another attempt I am making to laugh is by going to a local comedy club.They usually have several local comedians and a “headliner”.We are fortunate here to have a UK comedian James Mullinger settle in our community as he has been a great support for the club.One local rising star is Dr.Ansar Hassan,who is the chief cardiac surgeon in these parts by the by anyone interested in laughing might want to try the ANALOG CAFE AND THEATER Portland Oregon US of A One simple amazing trick in achieving a goal, is to write it down.I have tried this before and it does work like magic.An experiment by psychology professor Dr.Gail Matthews found you are 42 percent more likely achieve your goals simply by writing down. My888 ilie has written an excellent blog explaining the power of the power of suggestion .I have written my goal and made my plan,my work is done here.

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    My.888poker Holiday Special ‘Open Blog’ Competition.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 11:16 PM [General]

    Is this the right room for an argument?
    Or abuse?
    It is all hopeless.
    I was recently watching "Real Time with Bill Maher" and they were talking about Syria and Isis and US Republican politicians and John Cleese kept making his point that everything was absolutely hopeless.
    Cleese was a cofounder of Monty Python’s Flying circus,he was the guy that did the silly walk and helped make “Monty Python  and The Holy Grail "and "The life of Brian” The Meaning of Life” and “A Fish Called Wanda","Fawlty Towers"and "Now For Something Completely Different".Cleese says the ultra rich have a strangle hold on everyone and the world is in a nasty mess.He says it is not possible for the world to be run in a rational way as there are always psychopaths at the top,selfish power hungry people.In another interview Cleese says that recently in the last two or three years he has reached the conclusion our existence is absolutely hopeless.After seeing Cleese on Maher’s show I checked out some of his interviews and skits on You tube,very entertaining guy.Cleese was a patient of psychological therapy.His therapist was a psychiatrist Robin Skynner with who he co wrote two books “Families  and How to Survive Them” and "Life and How to Survive It” .Skynner had been a Royal Air Force pilot who flew  a fighter bomber in World War II.He was badly affected by the slaughter and destruction of the war and the experience drew him to psychiatry.He told Cleese  you cannot begin to enjoy life until you realize how hopeless everything is.In an interview in 2015 in der Spieler about his view on religion,Cleese says he can sum up all religions by saying you should  be nice to people.He said he had met the Dalai Lama and had a lot of respect for him.Cleese read the audio for  the "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying"
    by Sogyal Rinpoche.The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a contemporary  masterpiece  that interprets Tibetan Buddhism for the West.Cleese is a Buddhist,a vegetarian and an introvert.In an interview with Canada’s national paper  he compares Canada to the US .He says the US has an extroverted culture  and a belief in their exceptionalism. He says he has never met a Canadian who thought there was anything exceptional about Canada and that is why he says Canada is about the sanest country there is.
    I can relate to Cleese, as we were both drug up in the Church of England [as my father called it,although they call it Anglican in Canada] and we were both turned off by it.I was confirmed with quite a large group of students and most stopped going to church soon after we were confirmed as we reached the age of reason.Cleese is against stupidity and says people should think for themselves not like the people in “the Life of Brian” who blindly follow Brian.
        Python's Terry Gilliam has a new comedy out "The Zero Theorem", , it's about a misanthrope who trys to find meaning in a meaningless surrealistic world.
        Anyway,it's hopeless.
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