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John from goes on a field trip to Marin Soil Solutions to share with you how you can have the most productive, best tasting crops from your garden by building your soil. In this episode you will learn the ways you can easily build your soil by using compost and other organic amendments to feed the food soil web happening in your soil in this very instant. Finally you will discover the #1 nutrient that John feels should be added to every garden to supercharge your plant growth. John from shows you how he amends his raised bed vegetable garden after every growing season. In this episode you will learn about some organic fertilizers John uses to ensure his plants grow large and are power-packed with nutrition. In addition you will also learn about the food soil web and how beneficial microbes including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes actually help add to soil fertility. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsNO TILL B2E Method Organic Vegetable Gardening Soil Building with mulch for beginners 101. Pt 7NO TILL B2E Method Organic Vegetable Gardening Soil Building with mulch for beginners 101. Pt 8NO TILL B2E Method Organic Vegetable Gardening Soil Building with mulch for beginners 101. Pt 6Easy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodSoil Amendment, When and What to Add to your Organic Vegetable Garden Q&A workwithnatureHow to Grow a Vegetable Garden without Fertilizer & Soil Amendments

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  • Callie_Dan 1 year ago

    grow bacteria and plants live. nature's way. fertilizers are a mere supplement… nothing more.

  • Christopher Kelly 1 year ago

    You sold that book to me! :-)

  • Lauren Anon 1 year ago

    We have been scammed into believing that we need fertilizers to grow plants. No nutrients are needed to grow any plant. Just wake up your soil with microlife and you're ready.

  • tpsu129 1 year ago

    So, when the next year comes, I should put in new compost into my raised bed and don't rototill it? Is that right john?

  • Joseph Lathrop 1 year ago

    Dude try a Body Mic and talk Normally you sound Like your Yelling at People remember CONVERSATIONAL LEVELS

  • danielle mason 1 year ago

    John look up what phyto plankton is on youtube feed too your plants. One strain nano chloropis fits their human genome perfect. You use water a light humid acid too grow this and you drink it for ultimate health threat videos on YouTube explain everything and I've used myself on plant and there tastes amazing beyond compare. I'm using insect frass humid acid and raw reopened for taste compost homemade worm castings focusing all three enzymes and tastes at once I add essential oils and raw reopened an phyto plankton too compost tea.

  • John Holloway 1 year ago

    I watched your video concerning using Rock Dust to improve soil.
    I was shocked when I went to the two big box stores—Home depot and Lowes—asking for rock dust (online) and all I could find was rock dust used for "paving your driveway"!!??? I even typed in Azomite—and got pretty much the same results!

  • Ryin88 1 year ago

    the Womr factory CAN be used for indoors. But ive got it in my garage cuz the bugs it attracts are too much for my kitchen

  • The Abled Gardener 1 year ago

    Thanks for going to all these places and letting us see things we are unable to. Would love to be there myself, but we have you!! thanks again John.

  • InventorDeeJay 1 year ago

    cheap, super-soil mix 
    first mix together 1 bag of garden soil (fine black dirt) with 1 bag of potting soil (brown wood chips), then mix in a pot with styrofoam balls in a 3 to 1 ratio (3 cups of dirt for every 1 cup of styrofoam).  at the same time you are mixing dirt styrofoam, coil a rope inside the pot like a spring (wick).  finally, add a 1 inch top layer of gravel or black aquarium rocks, to prevent algae growth.  if you water with balanced nutrients like flora duo a + b that don't need to be flushed (drop the ph with vinegar), then this soil mix should last over a dozen harvests !     =P 

  • 1mtstewart 1 year ago

    I need help with the interface at the bottom between the air and the bottom of the worm castings. what is the size, source and longevity of this interface?

  • keysareme 1 year ago

    Hey John. I have a worm composter 360 and have three full trays, it's been going since October. I also live in the North Bay and have an organic garden. Thanks for making this video and supporting our local organic gardening community.

  • Riaan G 1 year ago

    Fun jaui 23:12. Fun guy!

  • sadi du 1 year ago

    nice video , If anyone else wants to grow you own tasty organic fruit and veg quick it's worth considering – Banfan Incredible Organic Miracle (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? Ive heard some interesting things about it from my colleague – great! 

  • pug dog T 1 year ago

    Addicted to these videos!!!

  • Kee g 1 year ago

    thats amazing and your awesome sir! never stop making videos please!

  • Theresa Dumas 1 year ago

    I forgot to mention I live in  the Midwest in zone 5 and we just had a late frost and snow season which may have contributed to  tree being seemingly dormant. I am very interested in your opinion.

  • Andrew “Andy” O'Carrigan 1 year ago

    Always spreading the good news John. Love your passion and helpful insights into these wonderful businesses supporting an 'Organics' approach. Keep up the good work. 

  • kcbennie 1 year ago

    It's Jerry Mitchell!!!

  • Andy Berlino 1 year ago

    Hi thank you for all the help seems like they want to help people make the world better 

  • Truth Seeker 1 year ago

    John, what do you think of Alaskan fish fertilizer?

  • Marc Simonelli 1 year ago

    skreech lol. I am a tile contractor and when we make mortar beds we level the mud by a method called screed

  • betty catuse 1 year ago

    Blah blah blah blah! More showing.less talking. ..

  • Bill Kimp 1 year ago

    John…you remind me of a mad scientist

  • The Bat Channel 1 year ago

    When im done im going to GROW A LIVING SPACE SHIP.

    Then im going to travel the stars and see whats out there.

  • The Bat Channel 1 year ago

    Im going to grow GIANT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.





  • Shell Bell 1 year ago

    John I'm surprised you don't make your own compost – you have an abundance of plant material and vegetable scraps to use?

  • Robert Fredericks Mensah 1 year ago

    Hi John..Would this be able to sustain the plants throughout the growing period or additional nutrients would be applied before harvesting

  • Kappucino Kiss 1 year ago

    Is there an affordable way to fertilize my garden?

  • Firdous Valley 1 year ago

    would this soil mix be appropriate for Japanese maples?

  • Firdous Valley 1 year ago

    Wow!!! that is some next level compost… respect for sharing your knowledge with us John.

  • DAV URGE 1 year ago

    heck yeah mud clot fights! right of passage in my day…that and skipping stones on the pond..

  • yes350yes 1 year ago

    Thats fine but the average person cant afford or wont afford to add all those ingrediants. My thoughts are all those ingrediants are not needed anyway, but for those who have extra money to blow , knock yourself out.

  • Regina Bree 1 year ago

    Hi John,..I enjoy your videos. don"t know if it matters to you but the advert shown before this video was for GMO by Bayer.

  • Bonnie F. 1 year ago

    John, I'm 1 week in on my new garden 15'x15' area. I'm new at it, but absolutely obsessed over my new garden! I hope I get lots of healthy vegetables outta this…I spend about 3-6 hours per day in the garden since I dug the ground up, laid soil, nutrients, planted the seedlings….now I have a mole that is determined to return after I've hand caught him, he popped up outta the dirt while I was watering, imagine my surprise, lol….so I simply grabbed him & relocated him about an acre or two away…obviously not far enough cause the next morning I see his trail again. He hasn't caused much harm, except for popping a few of my plants up along his trail, which I very easily pushed back down & watered. Besides him, I'm really enjoying my garden, but…I have planted "Cucumber Pickles" the smaller half sized cucumbers that grow on a vine, I'd like to know ur opinion on the cheapest & most efficient way to either buy or build my own trof I think it's called, someting my viney vines can grow upwards onto?
    Thank you for the videos, I really enjoy watching u alot!
    Michigan, USA 

  • Christopher Franko (Sr) 1 year ago

    bath salts 0.0

  • Stan Lindert 1 year ago

    Do you keep bees?

  • Stan Lindert 1 year ago

    Dirt clods are nice. It's the pecking order man.

  • Stan Lindert 1 year ago

    How about if I gather up some kelp on the beach, dry it ect. You know.

  • Stan Lindert 1 year ago

    Dude I love the hat. Thanks for showing me the way.