Elaine Jett wrote:Hi, I'm about to try lowering the pH for my avocado plant and was wondering if it worked for you? Thanks
Eric Hanson wrote:Redhawk, everyone,
So would I be correct to assume that with a little "conditioning"--that is drying out time--even pine trees and chips from pine trees would be good for my Wine Caps? I am asking this mostly out of curiosity, not because I have great plans to use pines or even a good source of pines.
Eric Hanson wrote:Out of curiosity, what does the drying off do that is so beneficial?
Kyle Anders wrote:Is a field covered in wood chips compatible with growing a hay crop like a mix of clover and some other perennial grass? Is there a way to broadcast seed through the wood chips, or should the hay be growing already? Or should i wait for the wood chips to break down on the surface and then plant a grass crop like normal?
Angelika Maier wrote:We are buying a garden in a coastal subtropical climate. It is sloping a bit. The median rain is 1072.2 mm per year. The soil is compacted clay. It is half an acre (2000m2)
What we want is two swales and deep ripping of the soil.
first I want to know whom to ask and what to look for? If I ask an excavator they have probably no clue. I don't want a huge machine either which would compact the soil even more.
What should be avoided when doing that work? What can go wrong?
On the photo: the land goes to the red car which is on the road$.
Leah Holder wrote:A friend recently sent me a Bokashi kit and quite frankly I’m a little skeptical. How can promoting anaerobic organisms help the overall well-being of my plants? Won’t that just stifle the growth of the good stuff? I know you explained a bit Dr. R, but I could use a little more if someone doesn’t mind.
My original question is actually about pigeon manure. Can using Bokashi kill pathogens in my pigeon manure, making it safe enough to add to my working compost, incase I don’t make temperature? Will the flush of anaerobic EM counteract the aerobic progress of my pile? And lastly, would a bucket of Bokashi be beneficial dumped into the center of my hugelkultur mound? Thanks in advance, I’m loving it here.❤️