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Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips VS Leaves Composting Garden Series # 7

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SOIL FOOD WEB. This is Part 7 of 12 Part Series that will help you understand the PRO’S & CON’S of Back to Eden organic gardening 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.


Joseph Basralian says:

The best. Everything making more sense.

Katherine Lewis says:

What is the blue strip along your plants in the wood chips?

Katherine Lewis says:

Haha, at first I thought you were saying your new garden tool was the plastic spoon. 🤣

Linda Hipple says:

Mark, thankyou for a great video, I'm glad you are exploring and showing us what you're learning b/c we learn also ! God bless, shalom.

Steve McGuire says:

Hey, Mark. I love what you are doing here. I just found you last week. I have a question. If I place fall leaves on top of grass will it kill the grass? So I can start a garden?

Harold Snider says:

Again thanks for your superb instructional productions. One more question: Where does one get the book where you got the illustrations used in this video and do you have any other books you recommend to improve learning this material?

Harold Snider says:

Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge. You are an excellent teacher. I have taught high school and college courses, and so I am well aware of prep work you have to put in to make this quality of instructional video. I do have a couple of questions. what are the blue looking tube on the side of the plant rows? Are they for irigation? Do you irrigate? If I put leaves on my garden this fall can I plant next spring? Are all of your market crops grown with this method. Meaning without any fertilization or tilling?


How about a trial of Leaves & Wood chips combined?

Sylvia Vega-Ortiz says:

Fantastic learning episode, thank you so much.

Burt Whitten says:

what courses have you taken with Dr. Elaine Ingham


Mark: This was so helpful (wood chips vs leaves). Wish you were down here in NV or AZ. Would love to hear what you would have to say about growing things in this location. There's definitely a learning curve. I'm just about to start my second year. My daughter and I have totally transformed this place (with wood chips, raised beds, fruit trees, grape vines, etc). Would love to do more. My goal would be a block fenced enclosed acre in the desert that gets 13" of rain a year (here we get under 5" annually), doesn't freeze, and has year round growing. I found the area, I think I'm about 3.5 years away from that move. Linda

Bobos Curse says:

I feel like I'm getting a college course in horticulture. 🙂

Nice microscope.

Logan Cressler says:

If the idea basically is to do it as much like nature as possible, wouldnt it be better to mix large wood chips, small wood chips, leaves, and even sawdust together in your mound to better replicate the natural size selection that is found in nature?

Wood chips work, but work better and better as the years go on, because you are starting from scratch with the largest of ingredients. Wouldnt it be better to combine smaller ones that are used up faster and larger ones for future growth?

frank p says:

Your plants look great. but I believe you have or maybe a lot of people have a misconception of the BTE method of gardening I watch a lot of Paul's videos and I heard him say that where he grows his plants such as lettuce carrots potatoes and such is grown in mulch which he gets from his wood chips another words very small twigs and leaves that he has screened from woodchips . he doesn't need to screen them for his orchards. the woodchips are chipped with the leaves so trees get all they need.  Now saying this I will start to collect leaves for my garden and also for my lawn. how did you mulch your leaves .

Renee Brutvan says:

167 people like your microscope and 1 person remembers flunking biology.

Andrew Riley says:

Why didn't you grow a cover crop in the wood chips to help build the soil there. Have yo ever had a problem with squash borers, and if so what did you do about it? They wipe out my crop.

Gaby says:

Really interesting video. The microscope bit just got me; that is exactly the kind of analysis I need to see to fully understand. Well done! Please keep learning and sharing!

dmacosta1 says:

what is the name and model number of microscope that you are using ? thank you

dmacosta1 says:

thank you for posting

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