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This video explains how I prepare our garden beds with horse manure and this time I’m using woodchip as a top mulch. Related PostsEpic Garden in Arizona Using 100% Wood Chips – Wow!How to Build Raised Beds for Your Vegetable GardenPreventing & Getting Rid of Weeds/Grasses in Vegetable Garden BedsRaised Beds – Cheap vegetable gardening beds – Permaculture Design – Huglekultur Vegetable gardenHow to Build a Raised Garden Bed. THE ULTIMATE Pallet Wood Vegetable Garden.Raised Garden Beds – Vegetable Garden in Phoenix, Arizona

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18 Comments

  • Wendy Rowland 1 year ago

    As I can see the horse manure is not rotted, is it worth trying laying down cardboard and topping it with a smothering of manure. The worms do all the work if you can wait long enough to complete the process you will also have a nice clean bed. It is certainly worth blending in the poultry muck to give it some balance as horse muck is the least useful muck.

  • metalmauzen 1 year ago

    Nice Quality video. I subscribed and will check your other videos. thanks for taking the time to share your tips and tricks with us and good luck with your produce!

  • Starry Hilder 1 year ago

    Nice video!! Having a available source of manure really does help the soil…and will give that soil a extra boost. With the wood chip method one nice point is that you dont need to add tons of amendments…that breakdown of the wood chips gives your soil nutrients and nitrogen and carbon..a great balance. But as we always say..it never hurts to ADD if you have it available….and its a free source. Free sources are great! Will be waiting to see your plants thrive and produce!!! Thanks for sharing…

  • Promised Land Heirlooms 1 year ago

    G'day … Great video. New subscriber. We are a new homestead and are utilizing wood mulch in our gardens. We just started doing videos about our homesteading adventure. We just posted a video on how to get free mulch for our homestead. Please take a look at it and subscribe for updates on our journey. Be blessed sir! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn85aRSI8V8

  • NimblyBimbly 1 year ago

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hannah Daniel 1 year ago

    How do we know if the horses have not been given deworming medicine that will harm the microbes in the manure?

  • solrsys 1 year ago

    Why not ask your neighbor for horse manure?

  • Ellen J 1 year ago

    I enjoyed your video! I'm in Sacramento, the capital of California and I got some free horse manure from a ranch a couple years ago and it helped my soil a lot. This year I made some raised beds and am getting back into vegetable gardening so I appreciate your thoughts because after a lot of hard work you want to see results and doing things right really helps. Where I'm not planting I covered the soil with woods chips I got for free from landscapers who were trimming and chipping nearby. They usually pay to dump the chips so it is a good way to get free chips and save them money too. The only thing is to avoid it if they chip walnut tree wood because it is toxic to dogs I hear. So that's my two cents for everyone. Thanks for sharing your experience! Cheers! :-)

  • hope crews 1 year ago

    Nice informative and on occasion humorous-horse wee segment- ty for posting!

  • dorianna poon 1 year ago

    thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to make these very educational videos!

  • Rafs Kitchen Garden 1 year ago

    Hi Mark, This manure and woodchips should do great job with feeding plants and getting rid of the weeds, I'm planning to do the same for raspberry beds and it pain to weed it all the time.

  • R E Meadows 1 year ago

    I've always wanted to know if being self sufficient does away with having to buy ones food from the major supermarkets(?)Reece.

  • MrsW. 1 year ago

    Hello Mark,Good info again. Came in handy for my new garden beds. Just wondering as we are both in S.E.QLD is it too late for Tomato seed growing or should I just by seedlings from nursery? Also what about beans Is it too late to grow now?I have just made 2 planter boxes 1 meter long by 1/2 meter wide and will plant along trellis where morning & day sun shines but little hot afternoon sun.Another quickie.. Chillie plants  which is best for our area? We eat lots but last 4 years we had tiny red chillies but plant died when I reapplied compost (I think chicken manure too fresh for it).  Can't remember the name of the plant we had so will start again looking.

  • OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY 1 year ago

    love the chat and looking good mate =)

  • California Gardening (Organic, Easy Garden Tips) 1 year ago

    Enjoyed your video, as always! Horse manure here in the city is very expensive, so I just mix steer and chicken manure when I need them, also make a lot of my own compost – time consuming but cheap. Nice to see the views of your garden, very beautiful!

  • Ruth Williamson 1 year ago

    I really like these long "how to" videos. It really helps me to see how you do it, and seeing you at work inspires me, too! I'm in the Northern Hemisphere, so I have a lot of Spring work to get out there and do!

  • Peter Froud 1 year ago

    Great advice . When you say winter how cold do you get it .

    Cheers Pete.

  • Greg Homestead 1 year ago

    Hi Mark
    At the start, your bed didn't look like it had mulch. is this the first mulch or did it just brake down?
    Also do you mulch each bed each year?
    Thanks in advance.
    Have a Jesus filled day
    Greg in Michigan
    ps almost gardening time here in Michigan :-)