The Best Gardening Experiment Ever – LAUNCH TIME!

Today we amend and plant the awesome 12-bed experiment!

Bed #1: Dave’s Fetid Swamp Water

Bed #2: Worm castings

Bed #3: Biochar charged with Dyna-Gro

Bed #4: Dyna-GroBed #5: Urine (diluted 6-1)

Bed #6: 10-10-10

Bed #7: ControlBed #8: Steve Solomon’s fertilizer mix

Bed #9: Neptune’s Harvest Seaweed and Fish
Bed #10: Lasagna garden
Bed #11: Alfalfa

Bed #12: Rye and peas cover crop

This is a side-by side test for a 2020 fall garden through our 2021 spring gardens to see how different amendments work in the garden. Does biochar work? Is 10-10-10 as good as fish emulsion? Does Dyna-Gro work? Is Urine a good fertilizer? Will Steve Solomon’s fertilizer mix beat lasagna gardening? You’ll have to stay tuned and find out!

Books and resources:

Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting:

Learn Steve Solomon’s amendment methods in The Intelligent Gardener:

Steven Edholm’s biochar Q and A:

Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza:

Earthworm Castings:


Alaska Fish and Seaweed Fertilizer:

Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening:

Grow or Die: The Good Guide to Survival Gardening:




Start composting today – get David’s free booklet:

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