Q&A: Why I Don’t Shred Leaves, The Field Trials, & Why I Narrate Videos
In my first Q&A, I talk about why I don’t shred leaves, why we’re testing rock dust and biochar in good soil, and why I often narrate my videos.
0:18 – Why don’t you shred leaves before adding them to your hot compost pile? Wouldn’t they break down more quickly?
1:36 – Wouldn’t rock dust be more effective in poor soil than in soil that is already rich in organic matter?
3:22 – Why do you narrate your videos?
Link to Alberta Urban Garden’s video comparing trace minerals in leaves versus rock dust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkOwPAPDAZ0
OYR is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.
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