You stop into your local smoothie shop and pay too much for a 16 ounce drink. And you think; “this will pick me up” and it does because you have conditioned yourself. You have bought into the smoothie cult. Certainly, that smoothie is much better for you than a Coke and probably more nutritious than a Miller Lite. What did you pay for that smoothie?
Think for a minute where those ingredients came from. How far did they travel? How long were they lying around the shop and at what temperature? Were they refrigerated for a long period of time? What kind of soil were they grown in? Are they truly organic? Is the soil that it came from nutrition rich? Vitamins and enzymes can be produced by plants but minerals cannot.
With Square Foot Gardening it is ease to control mineral content because the soil medium is contained. I use Azomite and kelp to provide the essential minerals.
I advocate for you to compost and best with red wiggler worms. However, if there are no minerals in the vegetables and fruit that you are composting, there will be no minerals in the soil or in the plants that you eat.
Do you have questions? I do not have all the answers. I have some and welcome having you message me.