Originally Posted by Tim Wilson
There is not some big deal that certain bacteria consume the same nutrient forms as plants. Plants use this to their advantage to grow their herd of bacteria to attract the bacterial feeders or starve them out when it is time for a different nutrient. All I'm saying is that when one uses ionic form synthetic fertilizers, they are putting this cycle at an imbalance.
Tim, the above paragraph is the gist of the argument, IMO. Either JD can't grasp it, or chooses to ignore it.