Dana King

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Have you found an affordable solution yet?  I found some waste wood grinder and bark hog videos on youtube, looks like they would work.  I can't find one scaled down for home use or affordable.  
7 months ago
Ah, thank you Hugo. I have everything to learn about sustainable ways to increase the health of the soil and therefore all that grows in it.
8 months ago
Late to the party, but I just found this forum and post searching to attract/increase/accelerate mycorrhizae innoculation of aged birch wood shavings/sawdust. The aim being to replicate preferred food of a forest floor litter loving worm maintained indoors. Interior AK climate and non-native species.

Wood 🙃 it work to inoculate mesh bags of buried aged wood chips near trees? or could soaking rotten fallen branches with lichen or another fungus on it, then spraying that solution in layers in to the shavings pile work faster?

My goal is to use the granular fertilizer spreader to broadcast worm castings all over my lawn, also out in to trees, before rains. Also add castings to produce and flower garden plants, and house plants.

Eric Hanson wrote:One addendum to my earlier post,

I once saw a video about harvesting microbes.  The basic technique was the same—harvest microbes from beneath healthy trees.  The difference though was to instead of taking soil, instead dig a little hole near the tree’s roots and bury a nylon stocking or old pair of pantyhose filled with cooked rice and let it sit.  

The basic idea is that the microbes will grow into the rice in the stocking.  After a few weeks, you pull out the stocking and you have a bunch of rice infused with microbes which can then easily be spread into the gardens.

My plan is to dig my little holes and replace with stockings of rice so that I can harvest some more microbes later.

Please let me know your thoughts,

Eric

8 months ago