by TeamingWithNature 62,996 views
Join Will in their Probiotic Garden experiment today as he discusses the final results of the tomato experiment. The proof is in the taste! Two identical tomato plants grown in identical (trash) soil one watered with water only, the other watered with compost tea twice monthly yield very different results. The compost tea plant was better in all areas. Five times the fruit, 30% heavier fruit, as well as a higher BRIX reading which reads the flavor and nutrient density of plant juices. Contact Will if you would like more information on the merits and uses of compost teas in your yard or garden!
by garygardens 38,105 views
I'm making a new batch of compost tea and have been trying to make the highest quality tea that I can. A five-gallon batch covers my small garden pretty thoroughly. This is my third batch and I can notice an improvement already. Think the plants love it... Great stuff.
by willgardenforfood 27,975 views
http://willgardenforfood.com It's a bit tricky to find info on the internet about the difference between humus and compost. I recently bought some humus and discuss in this video the difference between humus and compost the best i could
by GreenopolisTV 117,130 views
Video by Melissa McGinnis - http://twitter.com/trashtalkin
Blog by Joe Laur - http://twitter.com/GreenopolisJoe
Boy, Melissa must drink enough coffee to keep a whole neighborhood of Starbucks gong. Or at least she finds enough uses for grounds that throwing them away should never be an option. Theres a lot of interesting things in this video post- from the ant protection that coffee grounds produce to the help for the bloomin flowers.
According to Doug Greens Simple Gifts Farm, theres solid evidence that green gardeners should be reusing this waste to resource stream in the garden.
The site states that research on slugs and caffeine shows that concentrations of caffeine as low as .01 % reduces feeding by slugs . But those concentrations dont kill. It takes 1-2% caffeine solutions to kill slugs as effectively as the chemicals normally used, but at that strength it can damage plant leaves. Coffee grounds contain about 05% caffeine. So coffee grounds will not kill slugs but can deter them from your plants. Nice. Chases them away without slug murder. How very vegan.
And apparently coffee grounds make great mulch, particularly for plants that like acidic soils. The site states that they are acidic with a pH of between 3.0 and 5.0 making them superb for mulching rhododendrons, azalea and other acid loving plants.
And you can scatter them thinly all over the rest of your garden as organic soil amendments. You need to add inches of the stuff to change the pH.
As Melissa state, worms love coffee grounds and gardeners and gardens love worms! The coffee grounds are food source for the little crawly guys.
Doug Green recommends tossing the grounds out daily- dont save them, as they can mold. And they compost very well in your regular compost bin. They are similar to grass clippings in their carbon-to-nitrogen ratio. On top of that the microbes that do the composting will turn the coffee from acidic to a neutral pH. Wont make your compost more acidic. You can read more here.
By the way, if youre lucky enough to have a coffee roaster company nearby, like our good friend and Greenopolis Partner Deans Beans, they will often give you the bean chaff the hulls left from the roasting process- make great smelling mulch on flower beds and walkways!
So enjoy that cup of Joe in your breakfast garden, and toss the grounds right on the ground. This is one of the few products that you really can throw away!
by babybabkas 46,265 views
On location in Victoria, BC, watch the step by step process of collecting and making seaweed fertilizer for your plants. Not near an ocean?? Also learn how to make this fertilizer using seaweed you buy from the store.
by Abdul Aleem Shekhani 2,800 views
So go get some seaweed, I tried this once before, though the pot I made by boiling the seaweed and then letting it sit seemed to do better, this time I'm just letting it sit in the water, and will grind or mash it down once I have time. It did do the plants some good last time also, this time I hope it will be better. Will let it sit for at least a week this time, and will get an air pump to aerate it as well, perhaps stick some sugar in there as bacteria food, what do you guys think?