Compost FACTS and MYTHS!

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John from shares with you his #1 way to make the easiest compost ever. In this video John will share his top 3 tips that will enable you to quickly make a high quality compost every single time. After watching this episode you will learn exactly what it takes to make compost, and you may be amazed at how simple it really can be
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39 thoughts on “Compost FACTS and MYTHS!”

  1. Will the hard seed pods of sycamore trees break down in a compost pile? I don't know what to do with them except throw them away.

  2. Hello Ray, we really enjoy your videos and advice.  We moved to Central
    Pennsylvania roughly thirty years ago, and natives have told us that the rule of
    thumb here is not to begin planting until May 20th.  Now that warmer
    temperatures seem to be occurring earlier in recent years, I have two
    questions.  Should we adjust this rule and plant earlier, and would we add
    compost to our gardens earlier as well?  Your video would suggest adding compost
    to gardens around mid to late April—this video, for instance, was published on
    April 17 last year, but you state in the video that you were turning the pile
    one last time before use, which I assume meant another week or two before you
    actually applied it to your gardens?  By the way, how thick of a compost layer
    do you apply?  Thanks for any clarifications and thoughts!

  3. First video I watched of yours -so refreshing. Subbed and hunkered down for binge watching, and look forward to the incoming episodes. Superb!

  4. I love your videos and am very envious of your setting. It is beautiful there. Anyhow, I enjoyed this video and thought I'd mention something that I recently stumbled on that seemed very interesting. I won't go into any details, but if you want to get engrossed in an ancient practice that has been recently rediscovered, just do a search on Tera Perta. There is a BBC documentary that is a great starting point. It's had me researching the topic all weekend. It has to do improving compost and soil while sequestering carbon in our soil for hundreds or thousands of years. It is a very addictive topic. That, or I need to get out more often. 🙂

  5. What a great talk! I am a "worm" guy who turns the raised beds into compost pits. I am still amazed at the amount of money folks pay for additives, starters, composters, covers, etc when none of these is required. (The best element for breaking down materials is urine – LOL) Great talk!

  6. That cute dog takes his job very seriously!
    I've enjoyed your video. I'm starting a backyard garden this year. I'm glad I stopped by to check you out. Wondering where you are located. I'm in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. We have a short growing season, and since I've just moved here, I'm trying to get a head start on composting for this summer. Thanks for the info.

  7. Of all your videos I like this one the best. Except for honey, I'm vegan and have had bad experiences with flies and fowl manure.

  8. I know a lady that uses cornmeal for fertilizer along with dry molasses.and the cornmeal kills Fire Ants

  9. I compost almost everything! I keep a large bowl in my kitchen and empty it into my 4x10ft. compost box outside when my kitchen bowl gets full: fruit/veggie trash, tea bags, paper shreds, yard waste…I do water my pile and "sift" with a hard rake often. I never cover my compost box-and it's deep so no critters get inside-and my compost is looking fabulous! I've been collecting and raking my bin since last summer. This is one of the easiest things to do, trust me

  10. On the covering subject, my pile will freeze solid without cover. Hard for me to believe that a frozen pile composts at all!

  11. I have an old raised bed that I had a problem with slugs and ants and blight. Should I just toss the dirt out or can I mix it in with my compost pile? I want to start with fresh dirt in the bed this year when I build new raised beds. Thanks in advance.

  12. I think you have the best, most watchable demeanor of any youtuber I've ever seen .. combined with the firehose of straightforward, digestible information = subscribed (and I've only ever subscribed to like 5 channels)

  13. Your first compost bin is not working because you don't turn it, it needs air for the process to work. Great video

  14. what do you think of composting dog waste could you use it for flowers wht do you think thank awesome videos

  15. I intentionally click on the adds on his videos so he get some amount, this guy deserve it for all his 1200 plus videos on health.

  16. My easier and quicker way is simply digging a 30 cm. deep hole, fill it halfway with grass clippings, weeds and other garden waste, add a top layer of soil to plant in. During the composting process the nutrients will be made made available to the plant as it grows.

  17. So I live in Arizona and we don't have a lot of trees. But I do you have some kind a tree that has needles on it like a Pinetree but it's not a Pinetree. Can I use that in the compost for the nitrogen component?

  18. I always assume computer paper and such had bleach chemicals in them. Are you sure its safe to compost?

  19. dude…. I love your videos, and am a subscriber, but this video felt too much like a commercial… I hope you received good compensation for this video, because for me I am considering unsubscribing…

  20. I would make a few suggestions. I wonder that putting paper towels (and newspapers, paper bags, cardboard, etc.) and dryer lint in compost piles is advisable. All of those have toxic chemicals in them; the paper towels, newspapers, and cardboard have chemicals used to make paper pulp, and to form the final paper or cardboard product (and chemicals in the ink). Dryer lint will have chemical compounds from the dyes used in the clothing you dried, and toxic chemicals from the synthetic fabric itself.

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