How to Properly Re-Mineralize the Garden For Spring

Remineralizing the soil is something that making a good practice of will benefit you in the long run with a healthy soil structure, healthy plants, and ultimately a healthier food source for you.
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How to Properly Re-Mineralize the Garden For Spring

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  • Vikram Desikan

    I have both raised beds as well as smaller containers. I'm thinking of dumping all the soil from the containers into the raised beds before revitalizing the bed in Fall. In spring, hopefully the soil had been enriched so I can refill the containers back with this soil. Anyone think this will work?

  • Vikram Desikan

    This was great. Will try this year.

    By the way, how do I replenish indoor potting mixes? I try to bring some of my pepper plants in to overwinter as well as some to grow over the winter. I did this last year, so I have the soil from last year and don't want to spend lots of dollars again.

  • WH6FQE - RC Anderson

    Actually, this is the way I always thought too until I learned about the permaculture way of gardening and started learning more about how the micro-organisms and macro-organisms in the soil biology actually work together. For the past 4 years now I have not added any fertilizers on my garden beds at all other than topping them off with compost and adding worm castings. I concentrate on building the life up in my soil and they create the macronutrients and micronutrients that the plants need. Think about it this way for a moment. Who fertilizes the forests? Noone does, the forests fertilize themselves through the beauty of nature working in harmony. Once I grasped that concept I started working with nature instead of against it, and I now have larger yields with no financial input whatsoever. I haven't spent a single penny on my garden in the past 3 years now, yet I am able to keep reaping the benefits of a lush plentiful garden and the soil gets better and better each year that I do it this way. Look into it, it makes gardening so much easier and less stressful.

  • concerned american

    Very repetitive presentation. At the 6 min point you have started to show how to amend the soil. I find it very difficult to watch your videos, it takes you so long to get to the point

  • sean aldrich

    can you "over mineralize"? im always nervous adding anything like Epsom salt or any kind of additive because I start thinking what if the last "helping" wasn't used up and this adds to eat then the plant dies from to much. basically im scared my plants will o.d. on stuff I give it.

  • Zach Belafi

    Love your videos! Been recently binging all of your videos as I am trying to grow as a gardener. It is only my second year as a gardener and this year was demoralizing. So, I went out to seek solutions and learn and I stumbled upon your channel. Love everything you do bro!

  • karoshi2

    I'm not a fan of moving minerals around, so I'm wondering about two other sources:
    1. humanure (wonderful word often used by Geoff Lawton) which would close the circle. Yet I'm concerned about possible diseases and the smell. Also my wife wouldn't let me experiment that much.
    2. natural locally available clay, which seems to be somewhat like rock dust. Only it's way too compacted, basically free of any life and completely dry besides the topmost half inch. We've got a thick layer of at least three feet under all of our garden. So from my understanding it's just unavailable for the plants.
    Any tips on these topics?