Monday, August 17, 2015
Right in your garden beds build a compost basket; a chicken wire basket filled with dry grass, green grass, chopped up vegetable waste and good top soil. Water it. Your tomatoes will love you for this idea. They will have larger clusters of tomatoes and ripen quicker on the vine.
The big advantage is - when you water or it rains, all that soil health you are generating while making compost moves into your tomato's root system. This is God's organic composting process at work, which grows your health and required no money.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The food we eat is only as GOOD as the SOIL it is growing in.
So here is a food / soil test:
Seeds have been planted in glass jars to watch what happens underground
#1 Radish seeds in layers made up of compost, straw, compost, wood sticks and wood bark and compost
#2 Radish seeds in 100% homemade compost
#3 Radish seeds in Native Clay soils
Teaching jars ... The 2 jars on the right side of photo
A. Native Clay Soils for viewing
B. Composting in a glass jar so you can see the different layers
From the bottom up:
Layer 1. Dry grass
Layer 2. Chopped wet greens
Layer 3. Top soil
Layer 4. Dry grass
Layer 5. Wood ash very small amount
Layer 6. Vegetable waste
Layer 7. More top soil NOTE after 12 days the glass jar on the right turned to compost
Here is a photo of this