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Hey guys, today we are going to look at an experiment called ‘Pyramid Power’. Do Pyramids have some kind of mysterious powers? All around the world, ancient builders created pyramid-shaped structures in places like Egypt, India, and Mexico, etc. Do they have some unknown effect on our bodies? Some people claim that the Pyramidal structure itself is very special and has some strange powers. In this experiment, I am going to test, if Pyramid Structures have strange effects or not. So, I have created a Pyramid made of Granite. The base is made of one granite slab and I can lift this whole thing up and you can see that it is hollow inside, just like Egyptian Pyramids. What is the idea? I am going to cut some fruits and vegetables and put some pieces inside the Pyramid, and I will leave some pieces outside the Pyramid. And I want to find out if there is any difference in how they decompose over a period of time. Just think of the apple as a Human Body, and we can see what happens. I want to make this experiment as scientific as possible, so, I have also created a granite house. It has windows and a door, but they are all going to be shut closed. It has a granite slab as a base and the top can be removed and closed. Now, what is the need for this granite cube? This is important to determine if the shape of the pyramid has anything to do with the preservation or growth of cells & not the material. Look at the Pyramid & the House. These 2 objects are made of the exact same material and have almost identical volume of air inside. The only difference is the shape. So if there is a difference in deterioration, we can conclude it is because of the SHAPE of the objects, since the materials, the volume inside and control materials are the same. Now, here I have an apple, a banana, a potato and an egg plant, also known as brinjal. I am going to cut all of them into 4 pieces and I am going to leave one piece outside, in open air, one piece inside the stone house, and one piece inside the Pyramid. Don’t ask me what happens to the 4th piece, there is a surprise reveal, if you watch till the end of the video. While these fruits and vegetables will tell us about how degradation happens in these three settings, it does not show about growth of the body. So, I wanted to study this, and decided to take a few small cups, fill them with soil and put fenugreek seeds inside them. I will put one inside the stone house and one inside the Pyramid, but I will not leave one outside, because if I leave one outside, it will get light, while the other 2 structures are totally dark. So this is how the entire set up looks today. And this is Day 1. So I am going to come and see how everything looks after 24 hours. Day 2 – Day 7 – Various stages of decomposition shows if Pyramids have special powers or not!
Oyster mushrooms are one of the easiest varieties of mushrooms to grow, they’re delicious to eat & really healthy for you too.
The problem is finding a reliable step by step guide to show you how…
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That way you can avoid all the mistakes and hassles of beginning oyster mushroom cultivation and get to the good stuff; harvesting & eating your own fresh Oyster mushrooms grown at home.
Why Grow Oyster Mushrooms?
Oyster mushrooms are plentiful in the wild, growing on dead standing trees or fallen logs and were first cultivated by the Germans in World War 2.
In more recent years commercial production has skyrocketed.
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Total commercial oyster mushroom cultivation worldwide increased over 18-fold between 1965 – 1997 (from 350,000 metric tons in 1965 to 6,160,800 metric tons in 1997; source).
So why the huge jump in popularity?
The answer: fast production methods + an increased interest in the health and culinary benefits of Oyster mushrooms.
Quick & Easy To Grow…
Do you want to learn how to grow mushrooms?
If so, I’d recommend starting with Oyster mushrooms as they are possibly the easiest variety of mushroom to grow.
They are super quick, relatively resistant to competitor organisms and they can grow on a wide range of substrate materials.
We’ll cover how to grow Oyster mushrooms & what equipment you’ll need below, but the basic process is quite simple and can be broken up into 3 main phases:
Oyster mushroom spawn is mixed with the substrate material (often straw or sawdust, but a range of other materials can also be used; see below).
This growing medium is then usually placed into bags with small holes or air filters in them for air exchange.
The bags are then placed in a warm (20-24C/68F-75F) dark room to incubate and begin the first phase of growth.
Only 10-14 days are needed for the spawn to grow a full web of root-like threads of mycelium and colonise the growing substrate.
Once the growing medium is fully colonised by the spawn, it is time for the mushrooms to start fruiting.
The bags are exposed to autumn-like conditions with fresh oxygen, high humidity, low level light & often cooler temperatures.
This signals to the mycelium that it’s time to start producing mushrooms and small pins begin to emerge.
Fed by water and nutrients from the mycelium, these tiny pins then rapidly grow and develop into full size mushrooms in just 5-7 days.
A crop of mushrooms can be harvested three times before the mycelium becomes exhausted, with a new crop of mushrooms manifesting every 7-14 days during this time.
In other words, it takes about just 5-8 weeks to grow 3 crops of Oyster mushrooms…and all this can be done with minimal equipment or expertise.
That’s why they’re so popular commercially and also for people first venturing into growing mushrooms at home too.
To see this process in action, check out this short video tour of our low tech mushroom farm:
Health Benefits of Oyster Mushrooms
The ease of growing Oyster Mushrooms isn’t the only perk. Here are just some of the medicinal and nutritional benefits of Oyster mushrooms well:
If you’re really interested in the health benefits of mushrooms, check out our guide to medicinal mushrooms for more info.
Bio-Diesel is an exceptional cannabis hybrid as evidenced by the 1st place title it earned at 2009’s 2nd Annual Colorado Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup. This four-way cross between Sour Diesel, Sensi Star, Original Diesel, and NYC Diesel excels at delivering both intense and balanced effects: an acute, speedy onset gravitates into numbing relaxation. The hybrid effects make this strain a reliable choice for mental and physical relief alike, so it’s no surprise that Bio-Diesel is cherished by cannabis connoisseurs.
Farms that normally serve restaurants, amusement parks and cruise lines are transforming into community supported agriculture
Last month, Florida farmers let countless tons of produce rot in their fields after the restaurants, theme parks and cruise lines they normally serve this time of year were suddenly closed due to nationwide quarantines.
This month, they are changing their business model, selling directly to the consumers who are doing a whole lot more home-cooking these days.
Changing course was a bit like turning the Titanic around, but now Florida farmers are getting help from the state department of agriculture, which has created a website to connect them to local buyers.
Floridians can search the website for farms and co-ops near them and a list of what each farm offers.
While some farms grow primarily mono-crops – such as tomatoes for ketchup – some are bio-diverse, organic farms with a wide variety of specialty produce that used to be sold in high-end local restaurants, including:
Caimito, citrus, mamey sapote, papaya, sapodilla, jackfruit, chard, collards. kale, escarole, greens, beets, cabbage, celery, corn, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, green peppers, peppers, okra, tomatoes, scallions, turmeric, yellow squash, zucchini, oyster mushrooms.
Some farms are even offering milkshakes, poultry, seafood and shell fish.
Dandelions – not an annoying weed, but a medicinal plant in your garden
THE PLANTS OF SANTERÍA AND THE REGLA DE PALO MONTE. USES AND PROPERTIES
The forest, the trees, and the plants were the refuge of the fauna and also suppliers of food and elements to prepare medicines. The gods and their dead live in dwellings that were built with branches and leaves. The forest became a sacred place, and human beings had to ask for permission to use its abundant richness. The health-culture connection is a field of interest shared by both social and biological sciences because of the social implications of health issues. Medicine men or healers establish a relation between
health systems and those of religious beliefs. The information collected in this publication describes the mythical properties of herbs and plants in Santería and in the Regla de Palo Monte.
Source – Aureliaediciones