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How to Make High Quality Compost from Plants for Your Organic Garden

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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Farm Dirt Compost in Houston, Texas to share with you how they make high-quality compost from plants without any manure or animal products.

In this episode, John gives you a tour of this composting facility that creates compost teeming with microbial life. You will learn how they divert thousands of pounds of green waste that would normally go to the landfill and instead turn it into some of the best soil-building compost for gardeners, farmers, and landscapers.

First, John will take you on a tour of this facility showing you the two main raw inputs that are used to create this high-quality compost.

Next, you will discover how these two items are mixed and then aerated to create compost in as little as 5 weeks.

You will learn the three tips they use to speed up their composting process that you can use at home, so you can make compost more efficiently and save time.

Next, you will discover four ways to determine if a compost you are considering to buy is a good one or not.

Finally, you will learn about a special discount offer for you to purchase farm dirt whether you live in the Houston, Texas area or anywhere else in the United States.

After watching this episode, you will have a better idea on how wood chips and yard waste, as well as fruit and vegetable food scraps, can be turned into a rich compost that can enrich your garden and grow more fresh fruits and vegetables.

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J. H. says:

Thank you John. You are a wealth of knowledge. Because of you, I have visited JRN and now I plan to visit Farm Dirt Compost and Natures Way Resources. I am learning so much from your Videosโ˜บ

bible basher says:

Hey man if you take old dirt from farms; and farms being the toxic chemical mecca of the known universe, how yu gunna trust any of it ??

The lame non- laws that are not- protecting consumers from erroneously thinking Monsanto's Round up is a mouth wash and the crime lords that allow poison being labelled " food " how bad then should we expect businesses flogging dirt to be in regard to honesty and prudence ?????????????????????????????
I'm only at the 3 minute mark of this vid but i had to bring it up now incase i forget later.

Stefan says:

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Again, an awesome clip, John. โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

I love your passion and attitude. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒณ

sri usa says:

Dear John, I am looking for plant based compost and i am vegan!! Please help where i can get in the area of Dallas!!

pmahesha1 says:

Too lengthy video. Video length could have been reduced by highlighting few important points.

annette baker says:

What is the name & company of the compost pellet you use

Wildernessgal M says:

Yes John, a lovely bed of earthly compost to ground upon (aka earthing) whilst we sleep. The next home I live in (hopefully diy) shall have dirt floors to promote more earth contact/improved health via "grounding". Love your "sexy compost" comment ๐Ÿ˜‚ ha ha ha

Highly enjoying your videos! Thank you for your effort…your passion is amazing (relating) and your enthusiasm is infectious ๐Ÿ’—

hamid reza sadeghi says:

wow talk so much

Dango pop says:

Man, you sound stupid

bridget roq says:

what i coat my compost sifter thanks for the vid to making my own now how do i coat it

Brian Payne says:

Hi John! Thanks so much for all of your videos. Thanks for the Omega juicer too. It's great. I love you.

silverGabeNeyes says:

hey thanks man greatly appreciated, I'm definitely going to use this for when i grow some Marijuana

arshad khan Khan says:

i need your help sir to organic compost i want to established in this field my skype id arshadkhank18@gmail.com

California Girl 209 says:

๐ŸŒปGreat video John๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘, thank you soo much for the work that you do. I have been searching for a site that breaks down, the " How to do" on how to begin my own fruit and vegetable gardening, trees and beds. I truly enjoy your videos, the joy you get from growing your own food and sharing all your knowledge with your viewer's, comes and just shines, thank you. ๐ŸŒป

adam castro says:

Do you know if nutrients get washed or flushed away from a compost pile after numerous rains?

monkey saiyen says:

I started composting October 2017 because I wanted to start a garden for 2018. It was slow and tedious and I couldn't find enough material. Around April I discovered this channel. Now I shred paper and get leaves and scrap food from my neighbors. Some of the tips you talk about were very helpful and some where not for I live very far up in northern N.Y. I now have 3 pallet composters that I can maintain 130 degrees. No garden this year but thanks to your channel I am very confident I can finally have a garden in 2019. Many thanks friend. Keep on keeping on

Michael Szatmari says:

Hi John… I love your videos they are incredibly informative. I live in Murfreesboro Tennessee and have recently started composting and growing all sorts of different vegetables. I know nothing about composting or growing so I greatly appreciate you sharing your knowledge freely !

Rodney Jackson says:

Wow! you talk a good talk, keep up the good work. thank you for this great information, John.

Homestead Housewife says:

LOL!! Chicken shit compost!!!! I'm so happy to learn about this facility in Houston. I live in the northern suburbs and I have heard about how there is a lack of food available to people living in the inner city!! There are just NO grocery stores that are easy for people to get to or afford. So sad…but sustainable living and community gardens are a wonderful idea as long as people there will do the work. It is hard work though- wait did you just say sexy compost!?!? Love this video!

donald ferdinand says:

These vids are way too long. Just give us the list of things to do dude. No one has time in the middle of the day to watch 45 minute videos

PhoenixCustomPrimiti says:

That sifter, you can use a screen trommel with screens of various sizes so you can get the size of particles you need for whatever application in the garden.ย  If youย  have a little down time and feel you want to do a little making/building you can throw one together for $50-$70 dollars and it folds up to store when not in use.ย  If you have subscribers that prospect your way, they can point you to homemade trommels that you can adapt to your needs.ย  Just a thought.

Nick Rigas says:

I also suggest adding a large amount of Red Wigglers to reduce the amount of time it takes to process this large amount of vegetable and plant waste. I was watched a Tedx video about how McCain Canada processes their huge amount of potato waste. They did a national study and figured the best way was to buy millions of Red Wigglers and let them eat the potato food scraps.

The video also discussed how they were able to reduce methane & carbon that's created compared to using traditional composting methods.

It took into consideration the fact that they had to truck in leaves and shredded paper to be able to compost the potatoes etc..
I tried to find the video to provide the link here but sadly could not find it.

I'm a small home gardener and have tossed 1lbs of red wigglers into my compost piles 3 years ago and I continue to have red wigglers in my compost bins to this date and I live in a city where we have cold weather.

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Angel Grant says:

What are the rasheos of carbons and oxygen to add what kinds of oxygens are there?

Quantum Chang says:

Plant-based manure is way superior to your own poo or other animal poo. Been there, tried it and experienced it hands on.

Shane Lunsford says:

Lots of trees that are chipped by tree trimming companies are cut from roadsides to keep the branches away from power lines. Often these same roadsides are sprayed with chemicals. Also lots of the chips are from the trunks of trees which are extremely carbon dense and very difficult to break down, not making very good compost.

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