Imagine gardening here:
That’s a picture from Sheila in Washington.
“I just wanted to touch bases with you about composting. The weeds in a bucket then add water. Works so well! The tea is wonderful. All my
plants are greening up and say thank you! I have many little buckets
of this to water and feed my plants weekly. Still doing the pee as
well. Something to remember for your viewers. If they are on any
medications they may want to forgo the pee until they are off the
drugs. It all comes out through the kidneys. But it is working so well
for me. Now to get the home owners to OK my having a chicken. Yes I live in a neighborhood with restrictions. They just don’t know what they are missing. Maybe they do. Not sure. But I have neighbors that are OK
with them but the other neighbors are not on board yet!
So thank you for the information about composting. It works! No money
to buy fertilizer! I love it!
(P.S.) This is my side kick.
We do everything in the garden together. He is like a three year old that does not talk. Keeps the birds away from eating my garden plants too! If it isn’t birds its bugs! Happy gardening.”
Beautiful view, beautiful dog, beautiful echinacea… and composting success!
Hard to beat.
The method of composting she’s discussing is my favorite “fetid swamp water” anaerobic barrel method of turning weeds, urine, manure and various “wastes” into liquid fertilizer for the garden.
It works like a charm.
You can learn more about it and many other composting methods in my book Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting.
As Bill Cantrell writes in a recent review:
“Very fun, easy read with a lot of humor, interesting stories and knowledgeable insights. People often over-complicate things but David The Good does a great job simplifying and explaining the process and benefits of composting. Growing up in the suburbs without a garden, I always thought of grass clippings, leaves and branches as waste. I think differently now!“
Potential soil fertility is everywhere – don’t let it pass you by.
I’ll address the “problem” of drugs in urine in a future post. That issue crops up a lot.
I agree with you and Shelia. Fetid Swamp Water makes amazing plants! I garden nowhere near the tropics, yet I learn from your willingness to try everything. I now use wood chips in potting mix for green wood tree starts. I like not buying perlite.
David, I’m looking forward to the post about the problem of drugs in the urine in the “stinky” tea. I didn’t think about my husband’s blood pressure meds when I told him to put his urine in the biochar soaking mixture we’ve got brewing. It’s got weeds, epsom salts, chicken manure and urine in the water mixture. My husband says the smell will put hair on your chest!