Added by on 2018-03-11

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Nature’s Way Resources in Conroe, Texas to share with you the worst and best wood chip mulch you can use in your vegetable garden. In this episode, you will learn about wood chip mulch. You will discover how the best type of mulch is made. You will learn if it’s better to have single source wood chip mulch or multi-source mulch, You will learn about many of the breakdown steps to making the best mulch and why you shouldn’t use dyed mulches available in plastic bags. You will discover how wood chip mulches can add fertility to your soil instead of lowering fertility and how to avoid this from occurring. You will learn from soil scientist, John Ferguson the differences in mulch and how the carbon to nitrogen ratio can vary widely that can negatively or positively effect your plants. You will discover how some mulch can have a specific purpose, such as to make clay soil more fertile, or how wood chip mulch can be used to make a parking lot. You will learn things you never knew about wood chip mulch and why growing in straight wood chips or soil with a high percentage of wood chips may not always be the best idea. Jump to the following parts of this episode: 01:19 Best Type of Wood to Use for Mulch 02:43 Is it better to chip/shred or grind wood? 04:46 The type of Mulch you don’t want to use 08:46 Double Ground Mulch – Best for Clay 10:50 How does someone know what kind of mulch they are buying? 11:40 Why you shouldn’t buy mulch made out of pallets 12:25 Why you shouldn’t use dyed mulches 13:16 Single sourced wood mulch vs native mulch 14:30 Partially Aged Mulch […]

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  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 4 months ago

    Jump to the following parts of this episode:
    01:19 Best Type of Wood to Use for Mulch
    02:43 Is it better to chip/shred or grind wood?
    04:46 The type of Mulch you don't want to use
    08:46 Double Ground Mulch – Best for Clay
    10:50 How does someone know what kind of mulch they are buying?
    11:40 Why you shouldn't buy mulch made out of pallets
    12:25 Why you shouldn't use dyed mulches
    13:16 Single sourced wood mulch vs native mulch
    14:30 Partially Aged Mulch
    17:23 Why can some mulches kill plants?
    18:30 Premium Mulch, properly aged 18 months
    19:00 How properly aged mulch feeds the soil
    19:00 How mulch can help pest control
    19:50 How properly aged mulch is fire resistant
    20:20 How long can mulch feed your garden?
    20:42 how mulch can bring more nitrogen into your garden
    22:51 Screened 18-month-old mulch
    24:45 how long it takes to make a good quality mulch
    25:36 How to use mulch to make a growing medium
    28:11 Tips about buying mulch

  • Halloween Props 4 months ago

    What are your thoughts on Cedar Wood Chips for Composting and use in my Tomato Garden.

  • Felix 4 months ago

    PLEASE LET the guy T A L K !!

  • Felix 4 months ago

    GET TO THE POINT !

  • Anthony Poole 4 months ago

    So my question is , how long does it take to compost a large pile of wood chip? I need 2 tons as of now.

  • Apples2Apples Financial 4 months ago

    Thank you John! I love learning from you

  • Gary Parrish 4 months ago

    Great video! Would love to spend some time around this man, and maybe garner some small pieces of knowledge. Most of my living is made stacking hay in season, for the last twenty years….have to clean my wagon off daily. Twenty pounds or so of hay fines. At that time I had purchased my own place and planted a few fruit trees, so I disposed of those cleanings by mulching them, and everything else. Made a huge difference on water savings, in the severe drought we were/are in ?
    A decade ago I asked for tree services to deliver their chips, which were free. I also began asking farmers I stacked hay for, for unwanted bales. Kinda been overran with it! The only cost associated with it was the fuel it took to get it here. A very minimal expense, since I took it if I was in the area and headed home anyway.
    I started filling a large arena. It has outgrown that. The only drawback that I realize is the amount of water I have to pump to speed the process. Some will have to without added water. Hundred of tons on this small scale composting place, maybe thousands…more likely thousands. I;ve got lots of land to work with.
    Many years ago I noticed the spiders. I went out looking for a skunk at night and with a flashlight and noticed my yard looked like someone had sprinkled glitter? Checked it out and there were millions of spiders!
    Would love to have a tub grinder to break this stuff down into smaller pieces as well as allowing me to mix feedstuffs for cattle. Just questionable about making it pay its way on this small scale operation?

    Thankyou for making this very interesting video!

  • Andrej Rabic 4 months ago

    tnx man great video:)

  • JUAN GRANDE 4 months ago

    Great episode!I really enjoy these and the science behind your vids

  • Mark & Emy Shibukawa 4 months ago

    Soooo…where can we buy mulch like this?

  • Josh Naranjo 4 months ago

    Now I know what to do with my old wood chips & alfalfa piles that are both breaking down for multiple years.cool thanks

  • Isabella & Jaidyns Garden Adventures 4 months ago

    Another great video, you are an inspiration for our garden and youtube channel 🙂

  • Mark Wiles 4 months ago

    John, I like your videos. Unfortunately this one doesn't measure up to your normal quality because the owner is pushing junk science. Mulch does not rub soil nitrogen. Think about it, the owner is composting the raw wood chips in giant piles. If mulch needed to rob nitrogen from the soil to break down, where is his nitrogen coming from?
    Snake oil. This guy is doing a huge disservice to the industry.

  • FlourishingLight 4 months ago

    This is a very good education on mulch.  Thank you!

  • Aaron Ryan 4 months ago

    great video John! I have 7 yrds on order right now.

  • John England 4 months ago

    If you ever want to awaken from your ignorance search for the health ranger YouTube channel. Cheers from England…

  • Dylan Markley 4 months ago

    Hey- just sent a quick message to your YT inbox!

  • HomeSteadHow 4 months ago

    Thank you for the very informative video! We have goats and chickens, what do you think of using their waste for compost? We are newer homesteaders but learning as we go along. Would love to know your thoughts on this, thank you! Subscribed and love your videos!

  • Markus Heinonen 4 months ago

    Hey, could you do a video on making your own mulch?