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60 Days Later Potatoes- Back to Eden Organic Gardening Method 101 in Wood Chips VS Composting Leaves

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FAIL 60 days later ON THE BACK TO EDEN METHOD and we will see how things look on Planting potatoes in Back to Eden Method with wood chips VS Fall Leaves

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Coma White says:

This year i had great success with cucurbits after many years of failure due to cucumber beetles. My strategy this year was 1 sacrificial plant in a central location. It was a cape gooseberry bush that the beetles seem to flock to and prefer over all other plants. each morning id go out an pick off the beetles from this 1 plant and squish them. It protected all my other plants and it looks like i've devastated the cucumber beetle population enough they have now disappeared! I wonder if there is a trapping plant for the potato beetles too?

Joy Kaluf says:

I have a question regarding the field peas.  Are these different from sugar snap peas because they look very similar.  If they are different, could I use the sugar snap peas instead – as my family grows them in the garden already?  There doesn't seem to be any fighting for nutrients between the peas and potatoes, and this would be fantastic if I could grow the two together and save space in my garden.  Thanks for the help, thanks for the videos, I am learning a lot!

Andrea Johns says:

Chickens devour carrots, squash, sweet potatoes so they are not turned off by the color orange. They do not like raw spuds.

Dr. Carla Northcott says:

You are pulling your potatoes too soon… let the plant die back and you will get more potatoes! Even the damaged BTE wood chips were going to give you more

Kathy Hirsch says:

sorry about those pesky things amazing how nature can survive we have to learn to copy it in our backyard without nasty sprays i love lady bugs to have them in my backyard cheers from Melbourne

coffeebuzzz says:

Send in the chickens.

norweavernh says:

My question- you continually state BTE growing IN wood chips vs other methods. BTE is NOT growing IN chips, but in the developed soil BENEATH the chips. It takes at least 2 years to develop decent soil, how long have you been doing BTE? Please clarify in your videos so as not to turn away BTE afficianados before they have given it a good chance.

Renee Brutvan says:

I was planning on growing potatoes in my patch next year, but yikes. you're right, they sure are a puzzle. These are other suggestions I've read: letting chickens and guinea hens eat the adults, toads too, vacuuming the adults, flaming the tops of young plants, also attracting grosbeaks to eat them, and confusing the bugs with aromas — tagetes tenuifolia marigolds (petals are edible) and garlic, also dead nettle and flax. This link has some suggestions (disregard the chem though) http://www.ecochem.com/resource_potatoes.html. Don't cover them, as you already have them in the ground so they'll just come up under the covers in the spring. Gosh, they remind me of this Star Trek episode, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZgWBpWnxk4. I wonder how the larvae would react to bright light…

S Bruce says:

We are learning with you on these videos. Could you give us the details on the pre planting state of the wood chip field as regards to whether the chips were applied just the previous year, fresh or aged, or if there have been chips there for quite a while. Same for the leaf mulch.

Hanle de Beer says:

Thank you for your informative videos. I am curious as to whether you added manure to your wood chips?

Plant Based Large Family says:

I am doing this next year (field peas with potatoes)! do you think it would work with garden peas/spring peas? thx for the tip!

Paul Lunney says:

Since this is your first year doing the Back to Eden method, do you think the second year will produce better results?

Erika D says:

Thank you for sharing your comparison. It's so helpful, especially being new to vegetable gardening. I wondered which set of potatoes tasted better or if they came out the same.

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