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Organic Gardening – Soil Amendments

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Addicted2lifeandlove says:

I have rock… just rock. I can’t dig more that an inch or two without
hitting a rock
🙁 ugh to the garden store for soil

alan30189 says:

Damn maggots.

hablerz says:

Dam , that organic food must be healthy if it helps you live 4000 years.

Dave H says:

Adding ash to an area like mine that is already alkaline in not such a good
idea.

palui says:

nice job, but you forgot one element of soil that is one of the most
crucial: humus (or dead organic matter). you can call it compost if you
like, although technically humus is completely broken down compost. without
humus or compost, you don’t have soil, you just have dirt. no microbes, no
fungi, no nothing. also, be careful with blood meal. it’s not synthetic,
but you can burn your plants with it very easily.

Marc Johnston says:

@Auslander999 add some gypsum

joeseth05 says:

If your soil is nitrogen deprived, then you can also plant some special
nitrogen-fixing plants: 1)clover, if you’re having an alkaline clayish
soil. If it’s not alkaline, you may use a little fire ashes. Note that
clover may also loosen up the soil by creating lots of deep and strong
roots. 2)lupins, if you’re having a acidic and more sandy soil. lupins also
bind a little of phosphorus.

vegetablesteve says:

This video was made a long time ago but it’s interesting and inspiring
(especially the sunshine). Nicely done. Hopefully you’ll keep on giving
more and good organic gardening information.Keep up the good work.

John Moore says:

Monkey See – Monkey Fail…Above all mentioned, you need to add organic
plant matter into the soil, both on left on top and tilled into topsoil to
feed microorg’s.

Mr Deanings says:

Nice to see good organic material put back into the earth. Good job dude

Shelley DuPont says:

You were very thorough in your information. Our sandy soil has made it
difficult to grow things. I’m going to try your suggestions.

TheThirstyGardener says:

dont add sand. add organic matter and compost AND DONT EVER ADD CLAY. JUST
MORE ORGANIC MATTER.

june june says:

awesome!

Ben Borthwick says:

Phosphorus isnt for flower and fruit growth that potassium phosphorus is
for root growth and hardiness and nitrogen is for leaf growth

joeseth05 says:

seeding out clover is just too damn easy. The only problem you have is that
those methods take more time than just putting some blood meal or some
other additive.

palui says:

it’s 100% soluable nitrogen so it will be detrimental to the microbial life
in the soil. i don’t recommend blood meal because its action is like a
chemical fertilizer. it force-feeds the plants at the cost of your soil. if
you feed the soil rather than the plants, you’re ahead of the game.

MageesterMixit says:

Any experience with “bat guano”? I just started testing with it last year.
I’m leaning towards: 1.) don’t use as much as they say 2.) mix a little bit
of “bat guano” with mostly, cattle manure, but seems as if most cattle
manure is not very organic, because the cattle are feed with chemical laden
feed. Or, does the chemicals change into a “harmless form” during, after
decomposing? Still working on it..

jerrydff7 says:

they make egg!?!

Rrrrobbo says:

wow some real information, thanks so much!!

Hetzish says:

What about crop rotation? I understand that these additives replenish
nutrients, but they don’t solve the problem of diseases occurring within
the soil related to growing the same stuff every year.

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