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Creating Soil in the Arizona Desert | #farmwithme

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  • Scott Foster

    At least the ground has some grass cover,mowing it will help slowy get more nutrients to the soil . Quite a neat little project you have going.

  • j m

    Jeremiah 4:3
    3¶ For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

    Hosea 10:12
    12Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

  • doowroh

    Personally I think tilling or breaking the ground somehow before you build soil is essential if a person wants to plant annual veggies. The only thing I would have done different is I would have pre-soaked it the night before so soften things up a bit and make tilling/breaking ground a bit easier and I would have covered the bed at the end to help retain any moisture.

  • Hank Dearden

    Question: what about planting some kind of cover crop (grasses?) in the bed over the summer to help retain moisture and encourage organic activity?

  • pachara chong

    I am Thai, wanna visit my friend on Tucson then visit you to talk about agriculture but unfortunately, I can't coz the COVID-19. Maybe next year I hope.

  • Amy

    Happy to find your channel. We are doing the same thing with our property in the same area but having trouble finding bulk wood chips that contain the full tree (leaves and wood). Where did you all find yours?

  • Oby-1

    My 2 cents are to not mix chickens with what you are doing here as they will dig out all the worms and destroy the layers of live in what you are building. Chickens are ok in a contained space but not in your growing areas.

  • fCLEF007

    I'm so glad you haven't nuked your lovely new place with Roundup – the places where I've done that are totally dead under the soil even years later! It might kill weeds but it's death to gardens long term.

  • Bin Baghdad

    Thats really good identical way to build soil organically . The biggest challenge though is the dry heat but like you said keep them moist throughout the summer or but shade on 'em will do the job.

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