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woodchip mulch?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ellwilll, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. ellwilll

    ellwilll Gardener

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    just watched this movie and found it inspiring, considering ordering a load of woodchip... thoughts?

    http://backtoedenfilm.com/
    [the films at the bottom of the page]
     
  2. blacksmith

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    I couldn't get it to play, told me to switch of my virus protection and add blocker, I don't think so somehow.
     
  3. ellwilll

    ellwilll Gardener

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    :o how unfortunate... its a very good film.

    theres the trailer, it gives the general idea.
     
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    watched it a while ago

    thing is that the method will work if you grow things that are native to the area, and they will grow in the seasons that they normally grow

    as soon as you start trying to grow things that are not from that local area, and that need different nutrients and soil ph etc, you have to compensate by fertilizing etc, otherwise you will not have much luck (even if you pray everynight)
     
  5. ellwilll

    ellwilll Gardener

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    i chipped up some wood today, got a wheelbarrow full :]
    i think im going to run a trial bed, and see how it works out
     
  6. *dim*

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    just make sure that the woodchip does not 'leach' the nitrogen from the soil
     
  7. ellwilll

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    hmm maybe i should water the woodchipped bed with some high nitrogen miracle grow? i wont plant into it yet, im going to leave it a couple of weeks
     
  8. *dim*

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    it's good that you are willing to experiment .... google about high brix gardening ... thats the way to go IMHO, and that is what I am tring to achieve

    here are a few tasters:

    http://www.highbrixgardens.com/what-is-brix.html

    there are a few more parts to this you tube video:



    there is lots more to this
     
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    • Jack McHammocklashing

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      The film is basically do nothing "GOD" Will do it all for you

      Well Dim is right

      If you live in Italy then you will have good Grapes, and Tomatoes
      Cyprus beautiful Olives
      UK, Weeds and Potatoes

      No work involved

      Jack McH
       
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      Same here.

      Rusty
       
    • ellwilll

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      hmm :] thanks for the video dim, watched them all and thought it was V. interesting, i will keep you guys updated on the woodchip bed VS the non woodchip bed.
       
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