One of the best things about being a garden writer with some notoriety is that when I write something it becomes subject to scrutiny. I get folks that say “no, that’s not right” and I also get people writing and saying “hey, that’s a great idea… but here’s some more on that topic you need to see!”
When I posted my favorite fertilizing method on Facebook last week, that’s exactly what happened.
Here’s the video in case you missed it:
My friend Mart then sent me this video:
Okay, my mind is blown.
Potatoes, leaf mould and sea water. Whoa.
I decided I needed to try it; however, two of the ingredients are hard for me to get: potatoes and sea water.
So I substituted both of those with cooked breadfruit and urine. Seems reasonable, right?
After hitting 5,000 YouTube subscribers last week, I decided it was time to “up” my video production game and launch a new gardening series.
So, of course… in the first episode I decided to document my bacteria soup:
The concept is simple enough. You take bacteria and fungi from the soil, then breed them up to massive levels, then pour them back into the soil around your plants. These microorganisms then get to work in the soil and free up massive amounts of nutrition.
We shall see. The tests are under way.