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Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips – Leaves Composting G. Series # 10

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This is Part 10 of 12 Part Series that will help you understand the PRO’S & CON’S of Back to Eden organic deep mulch gardening secrets 101 method with wood chips to composting just Fall leaves. Great start for beginners Tour our secrets for organic soil & growing gardening vegetables 101 documentary with pest control. Looking into soil food web & soil health in a no till organic garden. diy garden. Organic gardening and farming.

LIST link: http://www.rootnaturally.com/PlantListMycorrhizal.pdf


Jackie Osborn says:

Could I get a link to mycorrhizae plant list?

Adrenaline Mma says:

Hi Mark, if you have sandy soil do you need to build up mounds before you put leaves or wood chips on top?

JoeL landry says:

Where in the list is sweet fern? It's the main cover in have on my lot and I have a strip 20ft by 900ft of it that's grown in with some 2-3 inch trees growing throughout. I was going to mulch all of it until I seen you videos, thanks for these they have help me to understand so much and better plan our garden! We are building our dream home this summer and you just made me realize that I have great soils already I just need to know what trees to much and add them back as wood chips!

Woodchip Gardens says:

Wood chip use is very versital, even in the recent 5 years I heard from more than one person that don't use redwood chips cause there is to much tannin, honestly it doesn't seem to matter, what does matter is large chips stay on the surface and fine particles work their way in, Paul uses chickens to tear down and fortify his material, I have a small gas powered mulcher with a catch bag to break down aged wood chips to a fine product to be composted, other people add cow manure to get decomposition,

Kolap Yellow says:

This is a great list.

Kolap Yellow says:

I want to improve my soil using your system, problem is it's in a tropic, no fall leaves, no wood chips, what can use??

angela rut says:

I came across your material yesterday, you are incredible thanks so much for your efforts and great information

John Murphy says:

Thank you Mark. I live in Northern Ireland and watch all your videos with great interest. This is my first ever comment on any You Tube video.
I saw Paul's film soon after it was made and immediately added wood chips to my garden. It has improved ever since. Now with your help my understanding is growing about other things I need to do.
Thanks a lot.
I wish I had paid more attention to my father's advice when he got me to work with him in the garden when I was young. He's not here to ask any more. All the best to your boys and you. John

Sonya M Jackson says:

I came across your videos about 10 days ago. I've been watching several every day since. Thank you for the effort you put in to sharing this wealth of information.

GetDamage says:

Paul, in one of his videos, said the first thing to plant in a garden are fruit trees.

GetDamage says:

I am trying to start pepper seeds in the the ground in the middle of lawn grass and white dutch clovers. Will the the grass and clovers take over and stunt the pepper seedlings or kill them? I just put in lemon, lime, orange, and peach trees, have native grass, white clovers, one tomato plant and want to add peppers directly

Neil Small says:

Will this work in the Caribbean. We only have wet and dry seasons. What will be the best why to go around this

Mercedes Fernandez says:

Thank you for the chart!

Brent McGrath says:

Top man! Im learning so much, awesome job

Marianne Kiourtzidis says:

With all the nutrients and nitrogen in comfrey, I'm surprised comfrey is not on the list. What do you say?

Katherine Lewis says:

I have a clover and Kentucky bluegrass mix growing in the lawn around my 12×12 BTE bed. Is that sufficient for legumes or do I need to actually plant more within my garden itself?

Clyde Cox says:


Assume I'm starting from scratch in my conventional garden, want to make an area with wood chips and perennial grasses. When do you cover the grass area with wood chips? Do you add 4" wood ships after sowing seeds in the dirt, or wait until the grass is tall and then add the wood chips? If waiting until grass tall, seems the clover would never get tall enough to throw chips on top of them.

Thanks ahead

Wellnness Grange Inc says:

Hi Mark,
Do you recommend inoculating cover crop seeds?

Skibrzy says:

a master gardener told me to add nitrogen to woodchips by using fertilizer  is that true?

Off Grid Junky says:

would love a copy of that list at the beginning….please share where I can find it. thanks

Jon Libby says:

Thank you so much for your videos, I'm fairly new to gardening and we put in 2 raised beds last Spring, 18" deep, I layered in wood chips, wood ash, local seaweed (washed up from storms), year old manure, greens (vegetable waste, grass clippings), coffee grounds, etc. I just layered with wood chips between each layer filling the last 4 to 6 " w/a soil/compost mix. By the end of summer everything was 'decomposed' and everything I planted in the raised beds did great but I didn't know about leaving in the roots and planting living roots/cover crops over the winter or mycorrhizal. This is all new to me and the way you present this information makes sense to me and I look forward to experimenting with your ideas as I continue to expand my gardening areas.

patricia eves says:

Did I hear you say never pull out plants at end of growing season, just cut it at ground level? What about tomatoes, peppers etc.?

Peace Pocket Mama says:

I've been gardening for decades but am new to BTE and want to give it a try. Between Paul's documentary and your
Youtubes I have learned so much I feel like a garden newbie! I have an area, formerly pasture, that I will be using for
My BTE garden. Cows grazed on it and it is quite compact. Should I cover the entire area (about 1/3 acre) with paper
And woodchips or should I leave strips to feed the soil? I don't know what it is that is growing there specifically.

Elvire Bus says:

I'm wondering if you can do this also with only plants you can also eat?
So without the Rye grass, but with something instead to eat so you could eat all year long?
Love the concept, but will love it even more without the grasses.. 🙂
I'm afraid I will be too busy with little children around here, to also cutting the grass in spring/summer instead of just eating from (winter) crops.. (maybe some 'weeds' that has also that fungi that you can eat as salad or something else?)
Would safe space also for plants that can be eaten..
Thank you!

Joy Kaluf says:

Some grasses can be invasive, do you ever have a problem with the grass spreading and taking over?  Is it a certain type of grass you can use or avoid?

Joy Kaluf says:

It's December today as I watch this video for the first time.  I'm going into my 2nd year of BTE gardening.  I've spread horse manure, then leaves, then wood chips.  I've been told horse manure can hold a lot of seeds and produce weeds in the next season.  Is this good for promoting the fungi and agrigates in the soil, or does it depend on the type of seeds in the manure?  Just wondering if I'm lucking out by not getting a cover crop in for the winter.  Thanks for all the advice!

ohhowhappygardener says:

I finally got around to watching Part 10. Great video! What you're sharing here makes sense. It will be interesting to see the results!

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