Cassie Langstraat wrote:
so I am a bit confused. you downloaded it successfully the first time I sent out the email? and then it failed 3 times when I sent out the second email? to the plotskateers?
Mark wrote:However, if you are going to add manure, then you'll need to pull the chips back.
John wrote:I am assuming that you planted through the chips and cardboard and into the soil. Is there are reason you did not just plant into the existing soil?
Mark wrote: It is hard to say from your picture, so i must ask...did your top soil they sold you seem more like soil or more like a shredded wood product?
Kevin wrote:My only problem with the "Back to Eden" video is that he doesn't talk much about time. That soil that he is planting into has been developed over many years and is very rich. It is so rich that it can handle using fresh wood chips as mulch. The average soil, even from a garden center, cannot.
Ce wrote:Climate? Ag zone? Rainfall?
R wrote:One of the little critical details glossed over in the film is the TYPE of woodchips. He gets chipped prunings mainly from powerline trimming--they have a LOT of green in them, both leaves and growing branches, and very little "wood." NOT what you get when you go buy wood mulch.
Justin wrote:I think you're correct on the soil analysis idea. Take a look at what you're underlying soil is. The woodchips are acting as a mulch and have very little impact on the nutrients available to plants for the first few seasons. Are your soil tests of the underlying soil? Or the soil + woodchips? Out of curiosity, what is your base soil like (i.e. the soil below the cardboard)?
Kevin wrote:The next year I dig this wood mulch up and place it on top of my garden.