If you have not yet begun gardening, you should do so. This is the perfect time to start planning for the 2020 growing season. When you get started, we highly recommend watching this video and practicing the biological gardening principles you learn from it.
In a nutshell, you will not use fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides at all. Instead, you will allow natural biology to take the nutrients that are already plentiful in all soil on earth and deliver them to the plants. This will enable you to get maximum nutrition. Quite simply, it’s working in harmony with God’s design instead of fighting against it.
This wonderfully simply system involves:
- taking soil from the woods (which is rich in good biology),
- brewing it into a tea (and we recommend adding nutritious weed tea to it as well), and
- spraying it on your plants, as well as
- sprinkling the forest soil right on top of your garden.
Every time you eat your produce, you will then be replenishing your body with beneficial bacteria, which is essential for good gut health. You should also keep the garden covered with mulch, such as wood chips. We have even placed the wood chips on top of the seeds we have planted, and many of the seedlings come up just fine!
Regarding the video below, it is pretty comprehensive. As such, Chuck goes through things a bit quickly. So you might want to take some notes, or go over it multiple times. Be sure to research individual components on your own, to ensure you understand them well – especially the compost tea.
Biological Gardening with Chuck Brannaka
PS: We actually use a hybrid system of biological gardening and intensive gardening, kind of like Phil over at Smiling Gardener. Check out his thorough breakdown of his three favorite gardening methods.