In regards to Episode 10

Hello everyone, this is EdRay speaking. Throughout the past month, I’ve been working pretty hard to provide not only blogs and reports in regards to gardening, health, and economizing. If you think March was hectic month for me, the month of April will contain two milestone videos. First being Episode 10 of The EdRay Report, the other being an EdRay Special regarding cannabis.

What does this mean for me for the remainder of March? It’s means I will go easy on blogging as I try to recover. I want to be mentally prepared for Episode 10 of The EdRay Report in which I cover the subject of diabetes. Meanwhile, I’ve been going outside and relaxing by tending to the garden.

Once a month, I will let you know the progress of my permaculture garden method. In the mean time, please tell your friends, family, and even enemies about The EdRay Report. I know you folks want to see something good and I will provide my best efforts in April. But right now, I need to go easy.

The next blog that I post will be about the airdate of Episode 10. As for The EdRay Special? It will air on April 20th (aka 4/20). I will also provide updates regarding The EdRay Special. Thank you for your time.

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The EdRay Report- Episode 9

At long last, Episode 9 is here. The final episode for the month of March. Tell you friends, family, and even enemies about The EdRay Report. This episode covers steps on how to turn your baron land in the desert into an oasis with basic knowledge. If this can work in the desert in Africa, Middle East, and Asia, it can work here in America.

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Postponement of Episode 9

With me working very hard this week starting my Spring garden, I didn’t have a chance to come up with a subject to talk about. I don’t know when I will do Episode 9, but bear with me if you please. Throughout the past few days, I’ve been planting vegetables, herbs, and summer fruits like watermelon and honeydew melon.

I’ve also been helping an old man start his garden. When I post Episode 9, you’ll see it. Enough about Episode 9. Tomorrow, I will be busy finding stakes to hammer in the ground so I can straighten out my cherry trees and plum tree. Gardening is the main subject of The EdRay Report and for good reason.

Food prices are unbearable. Food as a whole is unbearable due to terrible taste and poor quality. Modern day farming is failing, so applying a permaculture method can increase yields of food, allowing for more food to be grown here in America.

If you are a true gardener, don’t just talk the talk, actually walk the walk. I will show pictures of my garden following Easter Sunday. In the mean time, relax and enjoy this season depending on where you live. Here in America, planting season has started. Check the weather before you start your garden. Thank you for your time.

In regards to Episode 9

I’m not sure what Episode 9 will be. But the episode will be out this week. Once the episode is up here on The EdRay Report, I’m taking a break from uploading videos on this site. I might upload specials that break away from the purpose of this site, but with the following that I’m getting, branching out occasionally is necessary.

What will I talk about? That’s something I’ll have to find out. I will still do blogs, but videos take a lot of time and effort. I hope you folks understand. Episode 10 will come in April. Stay tuned for further details. Until next time, take care of yourselves.

The EdRay Report- Episode 8

The most anticipated episode of The EdRay Report as I talk about cancer and the sick practices used to exploit unsuspecting victims. Pay attention.

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Update again

Today is editing day. I have never done so much research for the topic of cancer, which is the focus of Episode 8. The anticipation is high for the episode on cancer. After Episode 9, I’m taking it easy on this site because I’ve been working so hard to make the videos. Continue to tell your friends, family, and even enemies about The EdRay Report.

Episode 9 will be sometime next week and I will let you folks now about the airdate. Meanwhile, be sure to watch the other episodes of The EdRay Report if you please. Thank you for your time.

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How propagation can make gardening easier

Remember when I talked about the benefits of propagating in a blog about it? Well, I’m going to expand on propagating certain foods and how that can give you certain foods year round guaranteed. I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom in the garden, but this is dedicated mainly toward people that live in the Northern and mountainous parts of America. The growing season is very short.

With the advent of greenhouses all over the North and places in the mountains (Rocky, Appalachian, Smoky, and Sierra), more food is capable of being grown. Yes, it was a pain over 150 years ago to grow and preserve food. A lot of things went wrong. Rain storms, droughts, no way of preserving food if the seasons were short. I get that the old school way of growing food 200 years ago is getting pretty serious. When you have less acreage to grow food and you have 300 million people to feed in this country, what can you do to alleviate the situation?

Build a greenhouse farm. Why? Because greenhouse farming is becoming revolutionary to grow food in the cold period up north and in the mountains. Organic food in greenhouses where bugs can’t mess with the plants. But what about growing foods from seed?

Up in the north and the mountains, some people have to wait until late-May to plant their crops from seed. And even so, the yields are not great. While greenhouse farming is helping to grow foods for a longer period of time, it still takes a while. So what can greenhouse farmers do? Propagate cuttings of certain fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

If you propagate the “suckers” of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, and they root successfully, the odds of yielding more food goes up tenfold. That will mean that more food will be harvested in the greenhouse farms, allowing for food prices to stabilize during the cold period. The cold period is usually the worst time to buy food due to the low supplies brought on by cold temperatures. To make up for that, supermarkets buy foods from all around the world meet up with the demand of food.

The big problem is that conventional farmers are taking out nutrients and not putting it back. Organic farmers are trying to add more nutrients, but they are still in the dark. Greenhouse farming maybe good warding off bugs and other pests, but there is no rain to hydrate the soil. Permaculture farming is best in the desert and southern regions of America.

For you folks in the north wanting to grow food in quicker time in the long run, here’s what you need to do. If you use a foam cup and fill it with at least 1/3 of water. Then get the “sucker” of plant you want rooted. Take off the bottom leaves and leave at least 3 top leaves on the sucker. Immerse the bottom part of the “sucker” in water. Change the water once a day. Once roots come up, throw out the water, put in the potting soil, poke 3 holes in the bottom of the foam cup, and water the rooted sucker. The holes will determine how much water is in the cup. Excess water drains when there are 3 holes. Just poke the holes with a toothpick.

Once the roots of the “sucker” spread in the potting soil, you can fertilize with wood ashes if you want. I suggest mulching the soil with green tea leaves because that it make it easier to determine how much moisture is in the plant. After two weeks to a month, those “suckers” are ready for transplanting. For you folks in the north, if you don’t want to put them in the ground, you can always get a potting soil and bigger flower pot to transplant the newly clone vegetable plant.

With a propagated eggplant, if you live in the mountains, you’ll get eggplants in August rather than October when it gets cold. People in the north can increase yields quickly with propagation. Just imagine the amount of tomatoes that could be harvested on a small family farm or a greenhouse farm before winter.

Propagation can pretty much work everywhere. In the south, you can propagate plants in the fall and nearly have a harvest before Spring. In the desert area, that can work if you are operating a permaculture farm. But this is NECESSARY for those that live in the Northern states. As for people living in the Sierras, Cascades, Rockies, Smokies, Appalachia, and other mountain ranges, this will help you feed your family much easier.

Propagation does not just work on crops, it works on orchards. Meaning if you want a new grapevine, you have to propagate. If you want to start an orchard of navel oranges, you have to propagate those branches every year for the next 10 to 20 years. You can propagate lemon trees, fig trees, plum trees, a persimmons tree, maybe even a pomegranate tree. If you propagate them right, you can get fruit in three years compared to 15 years for a fruit from seed. In the case of permaculture and super rich soil, maybe less than that from seed.

So remember this. If you want to increase yields of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, propagate them. You can try to propagate squash and cucumbers. It’s risky, but it is possible. You can try to propagate watermelons, but the yields and size would make you think twice. Certain foods are not meant to be propagated and some you cannot propagate like grains. Corn, wheat, etc.

I already talked about regrowing yesterday. Regrowning vegetables that have bottoms like onions, garlic, lettuce, celery, carrots. You can propagate certain herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and even stevia. Herb stems are easy because when the roots come up, you can have free herbs for life. Basil is an annual herb, so you must propagate those herbs. Oregano, thyme, rosemary, and stevia are perennial. You can increase yields for years as you grow more herbs.

Hopefully with common sense and good soil quality, you can triple or quadruple your food production in one year, giving you an abundance to feed yourself and your family. Imagine, a family of 8 propagates foods and increases their food production. Food bill gets slashed by 60 percent and there is still food to hold them until winter. You do not need rooting hormone to propagate food crops, but I would suggest using honey and cinnamon to encourage root growth when propagating. Just make sure the water is changed daily.

To conclude this blog, I want to say thank you to the people that showed me tips on how to propagate and how to improve soil quality before planting season. It makes soil more pleasurable to aerate without disturbing the ecosystem. That will allow people turn a farm into food forests that could end reverse desertification and end world hunger.

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The progress of Episode 8

Before I let you folks know about the air date, I have decided that after Episode 9, I will not upload another video until April. Reason for that being is due to me getting tired. I’m putting a lot of time and effort into making Episode 8. With Episode 9 next week, I will go easy on this site.

Factor in that planting season started early this year here in Texas, I’m very focused on transforming my backyard to create a permaculture garden. My goal is to make the best of the next couple of weeks as I turn my backyard into a food oasis. This means I will focus less on The EdRay Report. Fear not that as I will type blogs.

Episode 8 will be uploaded on Friday. It will be the longest episode of The EdRay Report. So tell your friends, family, and even enemies about the airing of Episode 8 on Friday. I want to thank you folks for tuning in to The EdRay Report, making it possible to continue the series. I’m here to educate you on gardening, health, and economizing. More will come after Episode 9, but I will make new videos in April. Until then, stay tuned for Episode 8 on Friday March 15th.

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The benefits of propagation and regrowing

I’ve often made videos about gardening, but I’m going to do a blog about this. We often talk about planting seeds, transplanting foods started in a nursery, and even grafting trees to increase the odds of food production on trees, but how often do we talk about propagation? You think with the amount of food that’s being grown worldwide (especially in desert countries) that we talk about cloning plants.

Propagation of food plants is essential because if you have certain foods that get harvested during the seasons, some of those foods do not come back. And it’s a major pain to grow from seed for late season harvesting purposes. So what do you do to solve the late season harvest dilemma? You take a cutting from a plant, immerse that cutting in water, and keep the plant watered until roots develop.

Then after the roots develop, you put the plant in the ground, giving you a late season harvest. In the northern and mountainous areas in America, late season gardening is almost impossible. If you live in the desert, you have to create a permaculture garden if you want to grow food. That’s why a lot of farmers are revered in the South because they have the temperatures and the resources to produce foods that can be harvested in the late seasons.

What foods can you clone? From experience, herbs and eggplants. Yes, I successfully propagated an eggplant stem and gave it to my uncle. Same with oregano that I bought from Walmart (which was an organic oregano by the way). You can also propagate a “sucker” from a tomato and a pepper. I’ve seen my uncle grow tomato plants out of “suckers” and actually yield tomatoes from the “sucker.” If that can work for tomatoes, it can obviously work for peppers and eggplants too.

Is it possible to propagate cuttings from squash and cucumbers? I’ve seen a video on it before, so it is possible. Watermelons are possible too, but they won’t be as big as growing the melon straight from seed. You can clone herb stems like basil, oregano, thyme, and even stevia. You got to do is let the herb stems root and you’ll have free herbs for life. On The EdRay Report, I’m all about helping people be autonomous so they can eat more good food, feel healthier, and save money.

What about recycling foods? How does that work? When you see certain vegetables in the supermarket, what is the one thing you see? Bottoms of the vegetables. Lettuce, cabbage, celery, onions, garlic, and even carrots. A lot of people tend to throw away the bottoms of those vegetables. Not only do people not realize they are wasting money, but they are accidentally missing out on an opportunity to get free food out of it. The worst part is that they are wasting gas getting the same foods when they can simply put the vegetable bottoms the ground.

How many of you folks purchase green onions in the supermarket? Do you know that after you cut up the green onions, you can put the bottoms in the ground and new green onions come up? I managed to recycle two green onions successfully. I also have bottoms of sweet onions that I put back in the ground. With lettuce and celery, it’s pretty tricky. You would usually have to soak the bottoms in water, then change the water daily until the roots are seen. Once the roots come up, put the lettuce and the celery in the ground.

When you grow your own garlic, you must put them in the ground by the cloves (not the entire bulb). How do you know when there are roots in the clove? When the garlic leaves become visible in the garden. Imagine, a proper cover that holds a lot of moisture will help you increase the size of garlic in time for harvest.

The last thing I want to talk about are carrots. Yes, you can recycle carrot tops. It is tricky to recycle carrot tops because if the carrot tops are not visible of roots, you have to create new roots. What is the trick in creating new life for the carrot top? Immerse the cut area of the top while top where the leaves normally are must have new leaves. New carrot leaves at least a couple of inches long means there’s life in the carrots. Obviously the carrot leaves mean the carrot tops have to be put in the ground.

So to summarize propagation and recycling, propagation is basically taking a stem of a vegetable plant, immersing the bottom part in water, and waiting until there are roots. Recycling is putting certain plants like root plants into the ground to regrow foods. These two ways to regrowing food to cut your grocery bill is endless. Meaning you can clone and reproduce food basically for life. That in turn will cut your grocery bill by least $100 and the food is actually healthier.

For those that are worried about how you are going to get food in the late seasons of gardening, hopefully that will solve your late season harvest dilemma and give you an abundance. Everyone deserves to eat like royalty. Propagating and recycling vegetables with bottoms will guarantee that you either eat like a king or a queen. Best of luck to you gardeners this Spring.

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This week, I will be working on Episode 8 of The EdRay Report. Episode 8 will be my most controversial episode of the series yet on a count of I’m going to talk about cancer. This is a serious issue that I will address. How come I never addressed this on YouTube when I uploaded the first 6 episodes? Mainly because when I talk about sensitive issues, people try to flag my videos down or talk me down.

But cancer is no joke. In light of Canadian game show host Alex Trebek battling pancreatic cancer, I will discuss the causes and how to manage it. As for Episode 9, I may talk about something related to economizing. That will come for next week. Episode 10, I will be talking about diabetes

The benefit of having a website is that if you want to talk about something serious, you have a little more freedom as long as you do not violate the Terms of Service of your web hosting contract. Hopefully my web host will not pull my site down and terminate my contract with them. Being independent is far better than YouTube because YouTube is censoring so much for so little.

So to conclude this announcement, I will try and upload some blogs beyond gardening, health, and economizing as the months go by. Tell your friends, family, and even enemies about The EdRay Report and stay tuned for Episode 8.

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