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Post  has55 on 5/29/2016, 11:02 am

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Dr. Elaine Ingham || Valhalla Movement Network-"Soil Food Health"



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Post  has55 on 5/31/2016, 11:46 pm

I went back and found I didn't do a good job showing the boogie brew compost tea formula for those who might want to make their own compost tea with this formula.  He has made it open source. Go further down the page to see pt one and part 2 formula. It's a lot of stuff. I noticed he uses fungal dominated compost, unless I misread it.

Boogie Brew Open Source Compost Tea formula

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Post  has55 on 6/14/2016, 2:16 pm

Brewing and Using Vermicompost Tea

The Strawberry Store Vermicomposts- the good info is after the last video.

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Post  has55 on 6/30/2016, 7:40 pm

order this to to hold and use larger amount of my vermicompost in a 30 gallon to 50 gallon garbage can when i make the compost tea.

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/30/2016, 10:01 pm

I've decided no more anything other than simple items to use in the tea. A sediment builds up while brewing the tea and it's a bugger to get rid of if it dries. That $35 frame with 1/2 inch soaker hose worked nicely until it clogged up, took apart and cleaned it ok, but a bugger to get back together..nothing but airstones, tubing, and the cheap pumps.

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Post  has55 on 7/25/2016, 8:55 pm

HEATHER FROM TEAXAS WORM RANCH, posted these pictures on july 23,2016. I don't how to get the direct link from the specific post here. If someone knows , please share the method.

Living soil is the key to healthy plants and food production.
It started at the "worm Farm Alliance " group on Facebook, then I link to the Texas Worm Ranch for more info.





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If anybody was following David Murphy's post and saw my comment about continuous Organic Matter (OM) and Microbes (from vermiproducts) being equally necessary--this is what I meant. My philosophy is what I call "Carbon Gardening". Any Central Texan can tell you this is not what our soil normally looks like and not what the average garden looks like in 100 degree heat--without any fertilizer (organic or conventional). If you're wondering how productive we are right now--my husband complained that he thought I "broke the refrigerator and he can't see anything but vegetables"--that's after filling 5 bountiful CSA Shares and giving another 2 large sacks to neighbors.
PS--We never bring a shovel to the garden (let alone a tiller)--we can usually move our soil to plant with nothing but a hand or simple trowel at most. Typical Central Texas Clay is hard as concrete.


















on june 23, she posted this for her class-This is an example of what we teach in our Carbon Gardening class. Using microbes, mulch, edible cover crops, dense and diverse crops and rainforest style plant layering--if you want to learn how to reduce fertilizers and pesticides while increasing food production, sign up for this Wednesday's class!




Angela Wiggins How do u break up the garden if u dont till it?

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Texas Worm Ranch Add several inches of compost to top of garden. Always have mulch on top of garden. Always have something growing in garden-year round. Keep bare soil mulched. We don't even use shovels in our gardens.


Austin Smith . how often are you using the worm wine tea? Do you do the foliar feed with it or just soil drenching? Are you using the worm casting in the beds? you said you don't use fertilizer. awesome!

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Texas Worm Ranch  We foliar feed Actively aerated worm tea every week.

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Texas Worm Ranch And use castings in soil at planting and maybe 1 other time mid-season.

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Post  has55 on 7/25/2016, 10:02 pm

heather also wrote this for her non SFG-
John Bonitz How much carbon do you reckon you add to your gardens each year, Heather? How many cubic yards per area? How frequently? Annually or seasonally?

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Heather Rinaldi That's really hard to measure. It's more a measure of inches. On active garden area, we apply 1-6 inches of either leaves or composted
Wood chips and have constantly. Walkways have 8-18 inches which is put on 1-3 times a year. In our other garden, we don't have raised beds and walkways become next grow seasons growing area, while we compost wood chips in place to restore where we just grew.

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Post  has55 on 7/27/2016, 12:24 pm

Heather, Owner of Texas Worm Ranch, was kind enough to send me a new picture of her garden in texas heatwave. I 'm trying to set up a time to see  it and the soil and what she see has happen since using her compost tea.

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Post  has55 on 10/18/2016, 7:26 am



also increasing soil bacteria and fungi mass through cover crops for square foot gardeners 


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Post  sanderson on 10/18/2016, 5:10 pm

I enjoyed both of the videos.

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Post  has55 on 10/19/2016, 2:15 pm

@sanderson wrote:I enjoyed both of the videos.
I did too. the dots of information are becoming a weave of infomation  connecting everything together with more clarification.

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Soil Temps

Post  newbeone on 10/22/2016, 3:54 pm

I really enjoyed the short video Mat did on mulch and soil temperature. Sanderson You were right on when You suggested I use mulch. Thank You!

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Post  sanderson on 10/22/2016, 9:33 pm

Newbe, You're welcome

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Post  jimmy cee on 10/23/2016, 8:50 pm

A new book is recently been published, ( Teaming with Fungi )
I'll add it to my collection as soon as possible.


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Post  has55 on 10/24/2016, 5:08 am

Thanks Jimmie for the update. look forward to getting it too. I was hoping it would be also available in download form. Here's a little more info. Boy that picture can large. I don't know how to reduce it.

From the bestselling author of Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients
 

Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding the relationship, gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. Learn how the fungi interact with plants, how to grow their own, and how best to employ them in the home garden.

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Post  jimmy cee on 10/24/2016, 5:29 am

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Now I'll have three books in my carrying case. Whenever wife and I go shopping, she does ths shopping, I do the sitting and reading. It's amazing as to how much information I can acquire by using idle time.

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@jimmy cee wrote:has55.
Now I'll have three books in my carrying case. Whenever wife and I go shopping, she does ths shopping, I do the sitting and reading. It's amazing as to how much information I can acquire by using idle time.
same here, I love to read, even though I'm wearing glasses more often. Just let me relax and float away in a good garden book. Now days, it also include videos , but better on a iPad.  can't wait for the book to come out.

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Post  sanderson on 10/25/2016, 3:03 am

Jimmy, Please give us a review after you have read the book.  It was perception from the first book (Teaming with Microbes) that veggies and lawns learn towards bacterial and land scape bushes and trees lean towards fungi.  ??

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Post  has55 on 10/25/2016, 5:56 am

Types of Mycorrhizal Plants
 

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Post  jimmy cee on 10/25/2016, 8:45 am

@sanderson wrote:Jimmy, Please give us a review after you have read the book.  It was perception from the first book (Teaming with Microbes) that veggies and lawns learn towards bacterial and land scape bushes and trees lean towards fungi.  ??
Sure will Sanderson, however, it may take a while for me to be able to get it...
What little I know about fungi makes it an astounding discovery on my part. Especially realizing that forest / woods are 80% - 90% fungi dominated. That's telling me if I am reading things correctly that we are not placing enough emphasis on fungi in our gardens, This illustration proves that to me



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Post  sanderson on 10/25/2016, 9:38 pm

The word garden makes me think of our SFG beds. When someone tells me they like to garden, I know they mean flowers, bushes and trees. When someone on the Forum writes the word garden, I visualize the veggie boxes.

No rush, Jimmy. I still has the Teaming with Nutrients to read this winter. Very Happy

Has, Nice chart. I saved it.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/25/2016, 9:53 pm

That is interesting.  About the word GARDEN.  I too have the same cognitive commitment about that.  Anyone on here says garden, I think food.  Otherwise, I picture flowers! 

Flowers are just pretty and how I get pollinators!  LOL!  Not really my garden....

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