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John from shares with you the quickest and easiest way to tell if your soil is healthy. In this episode John will share an easy technique to tell if you have a healthy food-soil web in your vegetable garden. After watching this episode you will learn more about creating life in your soil and that the health of your plants are no healthier than the soil they are grown in. Website: Apple App Store: Google Play: An adaptation of the classic children’s novel by English author Frances Hodgson Burnett, this series stars a spoiled and sour girl named Mary. When Mary finds a deserted garden, she becomes determined to bring it back to life. As the garden blooms, will Mary bloom too? Little Fox is an award-winning library of leveled stories and songs. We create animated stories and songs to help kids to learn English easily as a second language (ESL). Visit our website,, to learn more about our unique curriculum and our thousands of digital resources. Related PostsThe Lines Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch GardenEasiest Raised Bed Kit, Vertical Growing and Self-Watering Containers & more at the 2011 Garden ShowThe Easiest Way to PH Balance Your Tower Garden – real food. real life.Learn english through story – The Secret Garden – level 2Inspecting Garden Soil ConditionsEagles – I Can’t Tell You Why [w/ lyrics]

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  • Steven Ellis 1 year ago

    I have slugs in my compost, is that a bad sign?

  • Emevol37 1 year ago

    Hahaa! At 1st glance I thought the video's picture was some dirty dreadlocks. .lol

  • Making My Home Happy 1 year ago

    would i be able to put red wigglers in my potting soil for my container garden? id love to get nutrients back into the soil more often!

  • Moses Boyajian 1 year ago

    I like quick episodes!

  • Gary Verderamo 1 year ago

    Well, you answered something I have been wondering about and now that I know the answer I feel kind of silly because I should have figured it out.

    Worms eat decaying matter, not roots which are living. LOL LOL

    Thanks John.

  • Karma Elephant 1 year ago

    I was told not to add red wigglers to my raised bed 🙁 you say it's ok. I'm confused!

  • dlt205 1 year ago

    I read that you don't till so what do you do with the stems and root balls before replanting?

  • Tank Nickles 1 year ago

    wow 200 000 subscribers  for gardening tips thats amazing

  • Steve Laubach 1 year ago

    Great video.

    To anyone who is looking to increase your worm population in your soil.  I've found that layering cardboard on the top and then covering it over with a mulch greatly increases your worm populations.  The top layer of material won't break down so you want to make sure the cardboard is completely covered.

    I've had as much as 5 layers of cardboard all vanish in one growing season and my soil went from mostly hard clay to moderately rich topsoil in 1 year.  The worm populations increased exponentially.

  • John Maldonado 1 year ago

    Thank goodness for worms

  • Belinda Shields 1 year ago

    Live soil is king. Worms, fungi and aerobic bacteria metabolize organic compounds into soluble nutrients that plants can use readily. Not to say that comercial fertilizer doesnt work good but over time the soil dies. I perfer organic over chemical fertilizer. Thank you john for your videos they are educational. 

  • Dennis Steele 1 year ago

    If it works for you that's all that matters. I've been using above ground beds here in LA. Co. for the past 8 years. I've never once seen a worm in my gardens and always have bumper crops of anything I choose to plant. It actually amazes me how well stuff grows here, and year round lol. Here it is the end of June and I have Lettuces flourishing in my back yard! My Pumpkins are looking awesome and the watermelons. We just harvested our corn and it was unbelievable. 4 varieties of Tomatoes Producing new color daily and all I ever put in my beds each year is cow poop and kellogg bagged soil to replenish what dissolves into the ground. Grow on!

  • willieofroanoke 1 year ago

    He keeps bragging he has a giant sized raised garden for vegetables in his FRONT yard. I bet his neighbors love him. Not.  Don't get me wrong. I'm an avid gardener, but know veggies belong in the back yard, out of site. You don't landscape with staked tomatoes, squash, pepper plants and chard growing five feet tall.

    Why not? It looks butt ugly and drags down everybody's real estate value.  

  • CM Nakagawa 1 year ago

    Looks like black gold… gorgeous!  

  • James Swing 1 year ago

    when you are talking about rock dust are you talking about the dust that comes off rocks as they are being crushed.

  • Cascade Mineral Products 1 year ago

    Great advice on the importance of building your soil!

  • corporatejungles 1 year ago

    Did you put red wigglers in there or did they just appear themselves?

  • Usman Mahmud 1 year ago

    Why did marry Cike the granny

  • Heather Patrignani 1 year ago

    How. Did. Her. Mom. And. Dad. Deed. :(

  • pulagum shiva 1 year ago