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video filmed at HerbFest, the longest running herb plant sale and herb festival in the U.S., showing the
No till gardening method using organic materials by Dr. Milton Ganyard, professor at North Carolina State University. Proceeds from the HerbFest benefit The Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, http://www.gjcae.org, a children charitable foundation promotonig the development of self confidence and self esteem using the arts.

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Infidel Forlife says:

tilling chops up the worms, that’s the worst part

Danny Rosenberg says:

OH MY GOD!!! Tilling in the organic matter uses up the nitrogen from the
soil to decompose the organic matter. never till the stuff into the soil,
just add it on top.

88simran says:

ANTI-OXIDATION IS THE KEY! p.s. the photosynthetic bacteria present in EM-1
are “nitrogen fixing”

md50md says:

I was always taught to remove all of last years residue so that no plant
virus or disease gets put back into the soil. If you just leave, lets say
any cole grop to root on the ground you can overwinter both pests and
disease even if you rotate your crop you still infest your garden. How do
you control that?

satellitetune says:

Very nice vidio awesome

Bob Johnson says:

Joseph is right that earthworms recycle available nutrients into nitrogen.
Rain and snow also get some nitrogen out of the air. He could try not
adding nitrogen in year 2 and thereafter and see how it goes. My experience
has been that our vegetables appear to remove more nitrogen than these
sources can replace. Milton Ganyard

marchetta67 says:

Very good explanation of the no-till process. Even a city-slicker like me
can understand it. Thanks Doc.

anunnaki2006 says:

Remember your urine produces nitrogen

88simran says:

speaking of ʻHealth in the soilʻ and ʻno till farmingʻ, have you herd of EM
technology? living life in the soil!!! thank you!!!!! for getting this info
out!

4micaman says:

@medfaxx It is indeed an oxymoron. I guess if there’s a need for tobacco
though, organic would be the way to go. I’ll be sure to check out more of
your videos in the near future.

vintageozarks says:

I am doing the no-till gardening this spring. This spring will have to be
part till and part no-till due to the fact that we are having to haul in
some soil from down the road for our raised beds. We have several dump
loads of mulch from last fall free from some tree trimmers. But a rich guy
in our area is about to stop that great boom. He is monopolizing the tree
trimmer mulch and having it dumped on his place, then he sells it back to
us per pickup truck load.

barkershill says:

@anunnaki2006 I’ve just had 8 months off work, had major surgery and radio
therapy to cure tounge cancer . You reckon I could have adoided all this by
chewing a few dandelions ? Can’t wait to tell my surgeon what a dunce he is
. . overlooking something as obvious as this . All those millions spent on
cancer research are just a waste. The answers there in our own back yard ?
. Get down off your pedestal dearie and start living in the real world

88simran says:

@theprofits13 My first thought is that a vacuum is void, so what would u b
composting? Say u put balanced carbon and nitrogen sources together in a
vacuum and introduced the proper biology to the mix, my thought is that
gases will form and some form of composting will occur (possibly even
thermophilic). Try it and let me know!

anunnaki2006 says:

Please remember that many of these hatefully named weeds are actually
highly medicine plants from God purposely created to the persistent because
they’re highly important against dis-ease such as Dandelion and Plantain
etc. Do your studying on these weeds and the reversal of serious problems
like Cancer. This is another reason your brainwashed into hating
dandelions. The Worshipful Company of Apothecaries wants to profit from
your misery then death.

Reximusprimebeta says:

You don’t need to add nitrogen if you rotate nitrogen fixing crops.

MedFaxx says:

@4micaman thanks again. our next door neighbor farms over 600 acres of
organic tobacco ( sorta an oxymoron isn’t it??? :), and rotates with
lentils between crop years. thanks.

4micaman says:

Good explanation on no-till and how you “jump start” the soil with the
first tilling in of organic matter… Leaves, compost, manure, lime. If an
IBM guy can do it… anyone can. JK 😉 Another alternative to manure is
rotating with cover crops. Turnips and Lentils both fix nitrogen (add it to
the soil) and as a bonus, you can harvest them for some deliciously good
eats. Clover is another good nitrogen fixing cover crop though I’ve never
tried to eat any of them. 😉

TheWholefoodfarmacy says:

Good job on your video I liked it very much!

MedFaxx says:

Thanks Patricia – you’ve tweaked my interest and now I’m googling “lasagna
gardening” to find out more. Sign up for our, mostly weekly, herb tips on
the web site and see what tips are in there. I got a feeling you could be
adding lots of good stuff to that list!! Off to find your book.

88simran says:

@theprofits13 by definition a vacuum has no particles. Since this is also
described as impossible, i will say that i think compost of organic matter
will occur. what combinations of matter and what life is present,
decomposition must occur!

cloudTheory says:

this guy is smart.

barkershill says:

@vintageozarks Be careful about fresh tree trimmings or wood chips as these
will take nitrogen out of the soil for a long time till it breaks down. In
the UK so many people keep a pony or two that where ever you live you are
never far from a free supply of horse manure. My own view is that the
manure should stand in a pile for at least a year before it goes onto the
garden . So have three piles , one youre building one youre fermenting and
one you’re digging into.

Jimmy Gallop says:

no such thing as weeds just unwanted green mulch

Dove Money says:

YOUR theory sounds goo dbut what about proof … do you have videos of your
garden as it grows or at the end to see if it looks better than someone
elses

JonFrumTheFirst says:

Whenever they say “and the food tasted better,’ you know they’re dreaming.
Better than what – the veggies they grew a year earlier? How would you
compare two tomatoes eaten a year apart? It’s just silly.

SirGarny says:

I’ve been struggling with a compost pile that is breaking down at a glacial
pace. I’ve given up. Can I take the half-composted material and just “jump
start” a new bed? In the pile are grass clippings, some sawdust, horse
manure, hay, kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, soggy leaves (that’s most of
the pile). Can I just take the above materials and till in a new spot? I’ll
see if I can get my hand on chicken manure but the horse manure is free.

cloudTheory says:

@anunnaki2006 contains

Morgan D says:

Try adding more “green”(nitrogen) matter if the pile seems to dry, or
“brown”(carbon) if the matter seems to goopy. Check that you have enough
water, rain water is better than tap, but make sure you don’t have too much
water, Tarps are awesome, they keep off extra H2O and help hold in heat,
esp in winter. Otherwise, I bet your pile would work quite well for kick
starting a new plot. Add extra leaves or straw if you can before you till,
nitrogen is easy to add, carbon has to be dug in…

Beth Muse says:

This kind of reminds me of huglekulture – only with tilling instead of
burying. The object is to rebuild the soil by helping nature along.

jerry klinger says:

Very nice vidio awesome

ScopedOUT2 says:

This was a very good method to no tilling. If we look at forests and
jungles, the natural mulch there are the leaves falling down. In essence,
all farming needs to be done this way, mimicking natural methods that occur
within the ecosystem.

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