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How to improve clay soils for gardening.

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How to improve clay soils for gardening. This video shows how I have heavily amended my black gumbo type clay soil with huge amounts of compost so that it can support an awesome vegetable garden. I Show the full process of how I prepare virgin backyard for food production. These steps will also help improve drainage, reduce compaction and also promote health microbial growth and earthworm activity. Keywords: Improve clay soil Amend clay soil Working with clay soil Clay soil how to fix it Improving soil structure Tips For Organically Improving Clay Soil Improving Clay Soil In Your Yard How to use Compost
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Thom Bluemel (6 дней назад)
Great video. I really appreciated your editing, not to mention some excellent content. Thank you!
bad Good (8 дней назад)
You never want to use human waste compost for anything you will consume this is standard knowledge.
Brett White (16 дней назад)
Your soil in the very beginning looks so much better than mine. I did a jar test and have 50% sand, 50% tan clay. I don't even know how to begin. This soil doesn't even have earth worms.
Ben Huttash (10 дней назад)
I've been thinking about biochar. It's as easy as extinguishing the coals after you burn some brush and mixing it in your compost to charge it with microbes. I just did my first batch two days ago. I can't burn large fires in the city so I do it at my dad's house out in the county. It could be done small scale in a chimenea in town though.
D Tyrone (18 дней назад)
Love the cinematography! Brilliant.
Maddog8148 (19 дней назад)
Raised beds. Problem solved!!! You did to much work.
Thomas Stokes (1 месяц назад)
Where should I look for compost in my area? How much is a normal price ?
Roelof Jan (3 месяца назад)
you completely ruined your soil.. soil is a living layer.. on whatever mineral in whatever shape it is on.. you just need to puncture through that clay-layer or you keep having the same problem.. after making a few drains (fill them with course gravel),you prevent water from moving in from the neighbor use the clay..to make surrounding thing.... you can begin to use whats left after your wormmascre.. by adding or rather making compost on the spot.. voila problem solved.
Qiuyu Shi (3 месяца назад)
Probably should of done a rain garden
Derek Miller (3 месяца назад)
This is okay for quick crops. I like that you used the sources around you instead of buying big box store amendments. The 8" depth is okay + a 8" rise, It's plenty of room to grow what you want. Where the tiller comes in handy, is breaking up the hardpan that is a few inches deeper than you tilled in the video. It is packed full of minerals and keeps water from draining deeper into the earth. It is probably best to hit that with fork before you till. (If you decide to go deeper).
Ben Huttash (3 месяца назад)
Thanks for the advice. I'll go deeper next time. Now a few years after this video was made the yard has a much faster absorption rate of water. It still floods but only says flooded for a day and a half instead of the two weeks it used to.
Roy L Hunt (4 месяца назад)
Use Carburetor cleaner to start that tiller, faster.
Dashcam Drive-Thru (5 месяцев назад)
Thank you for being the first person who knows what they’re talking about on this subject!
ali lee (5 месяцев назад)
Great garden work! Wish I had a tiller!
Mat P (5 месяцев назад)
Great video.
Ed H (5 месяцев назад)
truck load of compost for 17 bucks? I'd be in raised bed heaven if we had that.
Mijed Hossab (5 месяцев назад)
Great work
Vlad Girboan (5 месяцев назад)
How did it go? We tried something similar, but the mulch on top decomposed into nice soil while right underneath it was a barrier of clay. We'll try tilting again this fall to work some compost deeper in the clay.
Random Girl (4 месяца назад)
If your soil is clay like, you should mix sand in it. That sand they use on constructions. But not much! Some will be enouth for the soil not to compact itself. Then after mixing the sand you should put compost. Horse compost and better you can make your own compost in a garbage can takes like one month to two months to be ready. And then you should finally add the much or cover of your liking. (I also had clay soil). I also used a sieve at the first place to remove any big stones and that also helped the earth a little. After the compost and the sand you will see that already shows a different aspect.
Mary M (5 месяцев назад)
Very good video. I didn't know you could get compost and mulch there.
Mary Nguyen (6 месяцев назад)
What machine did you use to dig up at the beginning? Thanks
brenyboy26 (6 месяцев назад)
the way you edited this and had the voice over the top describing made this so easy to understand and enjoy. Thanks from Australia!
こにちわ やさえい (7 месяцев назад)
Really nice video! Thank you!
Gabriel M (8 месяцев назад)
Bartacomus Kidd (8 месяцев назад)
I have a foot of white and grey clay.. little softer underneath. Really discouraged here.. I'm playing trees in big clay pots essentially. Would it help if Iz just went ahead and dug out their hole even further even though I just put them in?
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
Bartacomus Kidd silt basically is in the middle of sand and clay - so it holds more water than sand but it doesn’t hold for long periods of time like clay
Bartacomus Kidd (7 месяцев назад)
It slakes like clay.. and breaks into fine fine dust. Doesn't have any sand in it from what I can see
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
Bartacomus Kidd I think that’s silt
Jean BERNEDE (8 месяцев назад)
Al on the video is wrong!!!.... by...
rain Alaska (8 месяцев назад)
That's was a real well put together movie......thanks...gave me some ideas....
pythoncoltz (8 месяцев назад)
It's worth it to rent an excavator. They will typically drop it off, depends on the area, but isn't that expensive. Makes digging clay deeply / mixing / etc easy.
Elyinan Rayz Achiel (8 месяцев назад)
You can just put a covering on top of the clay 30 in wide for the bed and the length whatever you got and then put good compost and soil on top of that without needing to till the ground and then this will slowly condition what's under the covering and you'll be able to grow your plants in the soil on top and depending on the kinds of plants you can do a mulch covering doing your own wood chipping
Michael Dibb (8 месяцев назад)
Nicely produced and informative video. :)
Effen Truth (8 месяцев назад)
you need raised beds
Jana safi (8 месяцев назад)
wow im 9 and im learning about silt soil sandy soil and clay soil Ramadan karim
Neanderthal Ball (9 месяцев назад)
Could your "clay" be good soil that is just not that well draining? That blackness seems like migjt be nutrients.
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
It means it’s full of silt
Some Room to Grow (9 месяцев назад)
I love seeing the whole process. Great job getting shots of everything you did along the way (esp. the compost dump), then narrating over it.
LittleLargeMouth (9 месяцев назад)
What a great video!
Becky Watt (9 месяцев назад)
In the farming world a subsoiler would be the tool of choice ,as far down as you could go ,one for drainage,two for aeration roots need oxygen ,also feeds good microbes , anerobic-bad microbes and fungus . He's got it looking very nice hope it doesn't float away.
edwin atienza (9 месяцев назад)
What do you call that machine
Wayne Essar (9 месяцев назад)
Obviously you know what your doing but I found it was easier on my back if I flipped up or removed the front wheel after I move my tiller to the garden. I apologize ahead of time if yours is fixed in that position.
Wayne Essar (9 месяцев назад)
Ben Huttash No worries! I rented a tiller like you have, no instructions just a "pull here, push there", from the staff and I was a bit nervous of it but a good neighbour got me up and running, so to speak. Your video is great because it gives folks with clay soil hope that there soil will be made easier to manage!
Ben Huttash (9 месяцев назад)
Mine isn't fixed but it does have a nut and bolt holding it in position. Long story short is I was being lazy and didn't want to dig through my tools to find the right socket. I regret it now that I made the video because it really does make me look like a goof. I appreciate the kind words you chose to use in pointing this out to me.
-- (9 месяцев назад)
Great Video, I get my dirt from the same place. Cant beat it.
P Gal (9 месяцев назад)
Id get a trench machine and put in a drainage pipe. Also till in some torpedo sand, compost is great but breaks down and needs to be replaced. Putting in some drainage is best because even if you build your soil higher underneath a couple inches will still be swampy. Did the compost help. Dig a hole after a good rain and see if it pools up in that hole and measure down from the ground.
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
P Gal you shouldn’t mix sand with clay, it essentially becomes hard as rocks
Ravine Seder (9 месяцев назад)
Like most "compost" these days, it's mostly wood and little actual soil.
Ben Huttash (9 месяцев назад)
The gardening products available today are so terrible. I bought some "topsoil" in a bag from Lowe's. It looked fine so I put it in a raised bed. Once I watered it the dirt washed off the filler they used exposing that it was in large part uncomposted finely ground wood chips and was completely filled with Bermuda Grass runners. So disappointing. The compost I can find is similar in that it is mechanically ground and doesn't seem to be a finished compost product.
G Laight (9 месяцев назад)
Nice job Ben. Im with some of the others who say dont till. Theres no need in this day and age. Its old technology thats rapidly on its way out as are chemical fertilizers. Use a broad fork to deepen your soil just for a few seasons. After that just mulch with manure and organic matter. If you want nitrogen grow beans and peas.
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
G Laight legumes don’t fix nitrogen they use it all for them selves
dany richard (10 месяцев назад)
And what will you do next season with a layer of uncomposted wood chips that you aren't supposed to till into the dirt? I'm not criticizing. I want to know as I'm considering doing something similar.
paul k (10 месяцев назад)
maybe try a weed barrier type cloth with lots of mulch on top. i used some last year around my okra and did not have any weed issues. i will be using it this year around my tomatoes. you could also use cardboard or other means to smother out the bermuda. it would be a shame to not have a garden for a whole year just because of grasses. not sure where you live but i do not see how it is too late to have a garden. there are quite a few crops that grow well in the heat if you happen to be way down south. i am in tn and the weather has been unpredictable and unseasonably cool but here if you get things out before mid april you run the risk of losing plants to frost anyway. also with your flooding issues raised beds seems like it would be the preferred method. good luck on your choices and i really enjoyed the video which is more than i can say for a lot of gardening videos.
dany richard (10 месяцев назад)
Ben Huttash If you try to get rid of Bermuda grass by tilling or cultivating, the weed will spread faster because cultivation chops the stems into segments, and each segment becomes a new plant. Your best bet is heavy mulching.
Ben Huttash (10 месяцев назад)
What I wound up doing was raking the wood chips back, spreading more compost on the surface and then putting the mulch back down. I quit using wood chips and have switched to mulched leaves and grass clipping. The problem I have now, that I have no idea how to correct without tilling is that almost my entire garden has been overrun by Bermuda grass. I guess I could kill it with tarps or something but its too late for this year. I think I will just be mowing my garden like the rest of the lawn for now. The soil is real loose and healthy with tons of worms and the plants do great in it. I might give it a till next year to deal the grass. I kind of want to go with raised garden beds also. I honestly don't know what to do about the Bermuda grass because I dug down in the garden and found that the runners for the grass is nearly a foot deep and completely encompasses the entire garden. Trying to go no till isn't as fool proof as many say it is.
Sam Nikole (10 месяцев назад)
this is how you amend any soil. Carton boxes ( without tape) water Straw 10 inches thick- water well Organic compost 10 inches- water well and plant right in. Done
Sam Nikole (7 месяцев назад)
Happy_Smiles246 It takes 1 hour to put compost in your garden and get planting because I have done it and it works!
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
Sam Nikole he talks about amending the soil, to do that you have to lower the ph - but your idea is just adding soil on top which takes an incredibly long time to actually alter the properties of the clay soil
escapefromobamastan (10 месяцев назад)
My clay soil is packed down like concrete. It would take a pick axe.
GeminiStargazer (2 месяца назад)
Yep, I have a pick axe for when I need to dig a hole in my yard. It’s all red clay and rocks. And I could restore the topsoil but the reason there isn’t any is because I live on a hill and it washes away
M C (6 месяцев назад)
consider yourself lucky. you don't have to deal with foundation issues.
Fountain of Truth (9 месяцев назад)
Cover it in the fall with an organic material and let it over winter and you will see you soil improve within a few months. this is how nature does it. replicate nature and you wont go wrong. The only reason why your soil is like concrete is because there is no top soil covering the earth to protect it. This is how deserts are made. From over tilling removing the protecting layer. Restore the top and you will restore the bottom.
P Gal (10 месяцев назад)
Damn dude my buddy in Oak Lawn Illinois has that heavy clay and flooding problem too.
yennev (10 месяцев назад)
Nice video need more on homes in areas like that and clay too phew
M mangla (10 месяцев назад)
nice informatin
Kokis (10 месяцев назад)
Good job
Gary Honey (10 месяцев назад)
That little tiller would not even make it in my yard. My clay would cause it to throw a rod or cough oil.
Trash (3 месяца назад)
did you try?
Ellen and Jorge Guerrero (10 месяцев назад)
nice video, man. I live near Denton too and I feel you on the crazy amount of rocks and clay in the ground. I've heard great things about dyno dirt. ill have to give it a shot.
Katie Hay (10 месяцев назад)
While there is nothing wrong with using synthetic fertilizers while gardening, adding it when first planting your lil' babies can burn them; the compost should have more than enough nutrients. sprinkling a little over and watering in after a few months would be a good idea if you are worried about nitrogen availability or if you grow lots of veggies. first year compost should be fine, and most ppl are fine just adding some compost to the top once a year and sprinkling just a little plant food halfway through the season.
KEITH DEVORE (10 месяцев назад)
Respect...thanks for sharing! @keithdevore
Charles Cain (10 месяцев назад)
WOW, compost got your tiller to start...:-)
OoOMonkeyCoFreakOoO (11 месяцев назад)
Thank you for not making this complicated like so many others do!!
G Hollis (11 месяцев назад)
Thanks, helped me a lot. Here in North Texas the soil is the same.
Sarina L (11 месяцев назад)
I have the same problem you have. Clay liked soil is bad!
First Last (11 месяцев назад)
4:22 subbed do your wood chips wash away in the rain?
Ben Huttash (11 месяцев назад)
My wood chips would wash away big time in the early days with the flooding my yard can see. The chips would wash out and flow through the chain link fence across my yard and wind up on my neighbors driveway. The solution as it turns out was super simple. I just stacked my mulch up higher. Now I have my mulch up a few inches higher the the highest level of water I get in my back yard. Today as we speak my yard is flooded and my garden looks like an island. A little bit of stuff is floating around the edges but nothing worth worrying about. Another thing that helps is at the mulch ages it doesn't float as well. Also I have been using more mulched leaves and grass clippings recently and it composts much faster then the wood chips allowing me to add more material more frequently. My garden now sits at least six inches about the rest of my yard at this point. But if you are having this issue I would just suggest piling the wood much up high enough that the weight of the pile above the flood line keeps the rest of it from floating away.
Jo Ann Thompson (1 год назад)
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Jo Ann Thompson (1 год назад)
I don't know where you r but look for rabbit poo it's a cold fertilizer and will attract worm to work thru the clay/dirt
Jhon knoll (1 год назад)
A few tips. Don’t till, it kills the microbial activity. Fertilizers are usually synthetic. Compost works fine. Mulching is good but don’t till that wood in because the wood is gonna hold the nitrogen for long time. And keep the mulch about two inches away from the plant. Specially tomatoes it can give your plants sick
Roelof Jan (3 месяца назад)
+VincentsVideoVisions he didn't have to till could have just put the compost on it.. he ruined the soil.. it is irrelevant what is beneath the soil.. the soil is NOT the same as the sort of minnerals beneath it.. the only thing the stuff beneath the soil does, is determin the drainage.. he should have punctured it .. now he is stuck with the flood when rain falls..
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
Wood doesn’t hold that much nitrogen, if you still don’t believe me then explain why plants will grow on stumps of dead tree perfectly fine
VincentsVideoVisions (8 месяцев назад)
If the soil is mostly clay you pretty much HAVE TO till it unless you're trying to make mounds. The soil around here in some places is very poor and if you don't till and mix in some good compost, good luck.
paul k (10 месяцев назад)
what i would do, and have done, is till the top layer of grass and remove it. then go from there.
Free Spirit (10 месяцев назад)
Good advice no need to till as the cardboard and mulch and woodchips will encourage a whole heap of worms that will till for you without disturbing the microbes.
Mara Venu (1 год назад)
Wow! what an informitive video.thankyou sir.i didn't know city had compost soil to sell! i will enquire.
PandaFoxArtist (1 год назад)
Could you please give me tips for my yard? It's roughly 4500sqft and it's all dry and cracked gray clay. Hard as rock almost and it's all dominated by prickly weeds. My dog hates it and only likes the small sliver of actual grass that butts up against the house. We don't have a lot of extra $$ so if you know of something affordable, or even if you don't and it's still a bit pricey, I'm taking any suggestions. I live in northern California so trying not to use a lot of water as well.
M C (6 месяцев назад)
make your own compost. use grass and tree clippings, fruits, tea there are ton of reference material for that. Till the ground to aerate it and spread the compost around. if your dog digs up the grass block off half the yard.
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
Let some animals eat the weeds, then cover the soil with good quality soil then add mulch then water it - then plant what ever you want in it (if you want grass I would use deep rooted buffalo grass it is extremely drought resistant (I’m from Australia so I don’t know what your climate is like)
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
I would recommend adding mulch, growing things in it, plant cover crops like clover, use the space to make raised garden beds, make some swales to allow water to seep into the soil, add gypsum or lime (something acidic)
Ming Song (1 год назад)
PandaFoxArtist I saw people laying down newspaper and cardboard for weeds control. Then mulch heavily. My city gives out mulch for free. U should look at city recycle center. If u have some ones, order truck load of compost, and gypsum to amend clay soil.
Bennie Leaphart (1 год назад)
Man , this was a great video about clay soil. I live in Maryland with clay soils. this helps a lot. Thank You. Ben
Karen S (1 год назад)
Did it work Ben, are there videos of your garden a year later maybe.. Facing a similar problem with one of my customers.
Karen S (1 год назад)
Ben Huttash will look forward to seeing the results..
Ben Huttash (1 год назад)
+Karen S I will do an update soon. I had been filming one then forgot to make the video.
Doric Apella Antonio Epsinal (1 год назад)
I would use the soil that the grass was growing on and just organically fertilize it and that would make plants super happy.
CC's World AUSTRALIA (1 год назад)
Got clay soil but it is pure red, totally unworkable, thinking to put some Gypsum and then add some compost. Good luck and take care
Qamer A. Shah (1 год назад)
Great video Ben....fantastic, practical and well demonstrated steps.
Edward Turk (1 год назад)
Woodchips in your backyard may help with flooding. The fungi will consume the the wood chips and break up the compaction in the soil creating soil structure that will act as a sponge when it rains.
Denise Sim (1 год назад)
add effective enzyme will speed up the compost process
Margaret Heindel (1 год назад)
Denise Sim
CrazyBackWoodsPrepper (1 год назад)
Don't buy compost or wood chips make your own.
Coen (1 год назад)
BackWoods Gardener DIY Well that's pRaCticaL advice! Thanks old mate!
chris bernard (1 год назад)
Really great demo video - mostly because it really shows how it really is in most gardens. Far superior in production value too compared to many pro commercial videos - with good cutaways and close up details of relevant elements. Simple concise and informative narration too. But regardless it really did the job - it really did help! I have watched so many videos and been so disappointed but this was excellent. Thank you :-)
gerald dedon (1 год назад)
u in louisiana
Bantali Bey (1 год назад)
lactobacyllus lol i think i spelled that right o well check it out
Paul21691 (1 год назад)
Bit of info to save you time if you plan on doing this again, you don't need to incorporate the compost into the soil if you've tilled it before applying it. As you water it and or gets rained on the compost will naturally seep into the surrounding soil increasing it porosity and making it lighter. And as a plus wood chips also cause a dramatic level of porosity in clay heavy soils when used as mulch so that's a pretty god practice you've got already.
Kathleen Gard (4 месяца назад)
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
Paul21691 it’s better to mix compost into the clay soil because it will lower the ph quicker than leaving it on the surface (you see clay is actually alkaline, but when the ph is lowered the clay will bond together making the soil looser and easier for plants to grow in)
Horse237 (1 год назад)
Mycorrhizal fungi, nematodes and earthworms aerate the soil so your garden can absorb water. Mycorrhizal fungi brings water and nutrients some distance away to your plant roots in exchange for some of the plants sugars. See Dr Elaine Ingham.
ScoutSniper14 (1 год назад)
Did you make a follow up video yet?
Ben Huttash (1 год назад)
Not Yet but I am filming one and also going deep mulch now that my soil is improved. I have tones of worms and when I scoot the mulch back I can see the micro tubules of the microbial life. Very exciting.
Carson Jensen (1 год назад)
Beautiful truck!
Dutch Bushcraft Guy (1 год назад)
Great! Maybe compost can fix my car as well
Ben Huttash (1 год назад)
It's worth a shot.
levettp (1 год назад)
Would it not be easier to just move?
Ben Huttash (1 год назад)
The housing market is booming right now in Texas and if I were to sell my house I probably couldn't afford a new one. For real its crazy, I bought this house for $75,000 and my neighbor called me an idiot for overpaying, Now just a few years later the house across the street with the same floor plan just sold for $150,000. Right now at least we have a high risk of getting priced out of the market if you sell your home.
smoak888 (1 год назад)
nice easy voice. you should do audio books! well done. i need to do this, but for my lawn! the clay soil in missouri is awful.
maz 89 (1 год назад)
Wish i could get a truck load of compost for $17 in the UK
bubbacrabb (1 год назад)
maz 90 I am not in the uk, but I know a bunch of horse people that have piles and piles of horse manure that's sat a long time naturally composting. I usually can stop by and fire up their tractor and load my pickup. I'm sure there are livestock farmers there willing to hook you up. compost is just a combo of carbon and green. this horse bedding is mostly saw dust mixed with horse poo which is the green. good quality stuff. chicken farms would be good as well. I use my small amount of home made compost in my planter boxes and the manure in my garden beds.
Greg M. (1 год назад)
thanks, great video ! I would've liked to have seen an after video showing the yard not flooding / water draining away though ;)
James Jacobs (1 год назад)
Great editing and finding solutions with that flooding. Lucky enough to have my garden on top of the hill. Subbed.
Andre (1 год назад)
You shouldn't use cardboard in the garden. Do you know the ecological cost of producing it? Let it be recycled.
Billy Ray Valentine (11 месяцев назад)
Lighten up
Aníbal Anthony Gomez (1 год назад)
nah, we just need to get over the cannabis bullshit laws so they can grow and use more hemp, problem solved
Andre (1 год назад)
Ron to stop the destructive expansion of eucalyptus monocultures we need to use less trees to produce paper. To do that we need to reduce paper consumption and recycle all used paper to make recycled paper.
Ron Bell (1 год назад)
Andre, by re-purposing it he is recycling the cardboard!
David Bryan (1 год назад)
What growing zone/part of the country are you in?
Ben Huttash (1 год назад)
USDA Hardiness Zone 8a, Texas Zone III. I live north of Dallas.
Robert Ryerson (1 год назад)
Q why do you keep the front wheel down when it is best if lifted, this helps to keep the machine more upright saving your back a bit as Honda don't make a good handle on those older machines. Great video.
Richard Sword (1 год назад)
Ben Huttash once I went to a rear tine tiller never went back to the front tine. No more having to man handle the machine. Also forget spending the money on compost or wood malch. Catch a tree service out and about and get them to dump you a large load. Or call your power company and request a load from their service when they are in your area. Do this in late summer and let it sit all fall and winter. Black gold in the spring for the garden.
Ben Huttash (1 год назад)
+Robert Ryerson I go back and forth with putting the wheel up or not. The only reason for this is that the original quick release pin got lost and now I have a bolt with two nuts on it that hold the wheel in position. I guess I am just lazy.
eatyourgarden australia (1 год назад)
cool video mate, but i would kill for that native soil you have
Crafty Cat (3 месяца назад)
+Prince Nephron I'm in Dallas and I have the same stuff. Did you find something that works? What about this 'dont till" thing?
Prince Nephron (9 месяцев назад)
eatyourgarden I live in the more or less the same area as this guy (Denton, Texas) and, believe me, you do NOT want this soil. It's just about solid clay. Hard as concrete in the summer and sticky as hell when wet. It sucks. BTW, I've seen your videos. Great stuff. In particular, your "How to turn hard clay into soil" video... Your soil is just about identical to mine (and the guy's soil in the video here). Mine is just as red, hard clay, filled with small pebbles and rocks.
P Gal (9 месяцев назад)
eatyourgarden why what type of soil do you have?
sbarr10 (1 год назад)
We have very similar soil. When we first got our house, the soil in the back was so bad that when I tried wetting the soil down (hot dry summer in Utah), the water ran right off. To amend even deeper, we've also been using a broadfork. That gets us at least a foot down. Then I turn in organic matter and mineral amendments, especially sulfur. We've gone to our municipal dump for compost too. After a few years, all the work has really made a difference.
Happy_Smiles246 (7 месяцев назад)
sbarr10 you could of just lowered the ph of the soil mate, would of saved you hours of labour
Z S (2 года назад)
Are you in Denton, TX?
Rahsaan Moore (2 года назад)
How many yards of compost did you buy
Quarter Lore (2 года назад)
Dude, this was really well made.
Robert Alexander (1 год назад)
Agreed. 1. Delightful narrative technique. Not a ton of "uhs"! Nice volume level. 2. Very humble, non-assuming to include difficulty starting the @#$%!! tiller. 3. "Meditative time." We are cut out of the same cloth. 4. I've got some black clay, so this vid very helpful. 5. Drowning strawberries at end: I feel your pain--you are a humble man.
Lhadybee Queenkolektibols (2 года назад)
thanks to your video it can really help especially for me ..more video soon
chitownmarine0251 (2 года назад)
Good stuff Ben!
Calcoro (2 года назад)
What up Denton! I'm over here by Lee Elementary with my garden. My backyard doesn't flood that bad though - what side of town are you on?!
Calcoro (2 года назад)
I never got anything from the dump, one of the guys at the local nursery advised me against it. Instead I got it from the Living Earth place over near Flower Mound.
Ben Huttash (2 года назад)
+Zavrix near by ginnings elementary school. Have you ever bought products from the dump if so what did you think of it?
Easter Stedman (2 года назад)
You should go to woodprix if you'd like to make it yourself guys.
J W (2 года назад)
yoo..that flooding.
franzb69 (2 года назад)
just use more compost next year. another truckload. every year.
franzb69 (2 года назад)
whatever happened to this? any updates?
Rebecca Henry (2 года назад)
yeah. hows it going?
Mr. D (2 года назад)
dude... pull tiller backwards... cuts in better!
thereve (2 года назад)
Yeah I have a old POS hand-me-down tiller of similar design that also kicks my ass every time I use it, especially on virgin soil that hasn't been worked..probably ever. But re-doing the garden from last year or whatever isn't too bad. It really does seem to do better to pull it backyards very slowly.
Ben Huttash (2 года назад)
+Aaron Downing Sounds like the hard way to do it, this tiller pulls like crazy. Next time I expand my garden I will try but I betting it kicks my ass.
Andrea Stephens (2 года назад)
really great editinh

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