Compost video

How We Turn Plant Scraps, Rabbit Poop, and Worm Castings into Plant Gold with Composting

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This video talks about the benefits of using your own compost and how easy it is to do it right in your own backyard! We talk about our compost bin, growing comfrey, rabbit manure, worm castings, and horse manure. See details on how we built our compost bin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6CkYppC1iQ See details on how to test your compost for herbicide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ccJOrn-MI&t=5s   Learn more about growing over 70 different foods, including how to manage various pests […]

Testing compost for herbicide

Testing Compost for Herbicide

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Most of our tomatoes and many of our beans were severely damaged from herbicide poisoning last year. I used horse manure from horses that had eaten from fields sprayed with aminopyralid, a broad leaf herbicide that passes right through the horse and can stay in their manure for up to 3 years. I learned my lesson last year and this year I tested my compost first. See how I tested it and the results of […]

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Our 5 Biggest Rookie Mistakes in the Garden

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I read lots of “common beginner mistakes” blog post and articles when I started growing food, but that didn’t stop me from making them! Hopefully, this post will help you avoid the mistakes I made and avoid some of the pitfalls we encountered in our first two years. 1. Overwatering Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes new gardeners make and I’ve certainly been guilty of it myself. The roots need to be able […]