There are many ways to grow good food; including organic, horticulture, permaculture, ‘no dig’, bio dynamic, etc. Although these different methods do offer many benefits per se, none of them are actually classed as high brix gardens or provide medicine food.
Believe it or not, growing super delicious super nutritious food in your own backyard is much easier than you think. As a matter of fact, once you’re familiar with how it all works, it can actually be less work than driving to the grocery store.
Two things are required to develop vibrant nutritious fruit or vegetables.
Time and elements.
Time is something already given to us by default; you just need to know how to use it to your advantage. When growing your own Brix garden for a successful harvest, it’s the elements that you need to know how to combine and manage. There’s more than just compost and mulch that’s needed. And this is what we’ll primarily focus on.
Initially, you will have to do some work and spend some money, but once your garden is established and fed well, it becomes easier to maintain and more cost effective.
Here’s a brief overview on the correct steps you need to take.
Step 1 – Make a good compost pile or buy it. It needs to be 80% carbon 20% nitrogen. The pile also needs to be aerobic, so it would be good to turn it every few weeks. begin with some sticks on the bottom for aeration, then add a layer of carbon material which is the brown leaves, brown grass clippings etc, (dead material) then the next layer should be the green scraps, grass clippings, leaves, this is nitrogen, make about a meter high or you can use a compost bin.
Step 2 – Add charcoal, sea minerals, volcanic rock dust/palagonite to the compost pile.
Step 3 – Dig 2-3 feet deep.
Step 4 – Fill the trench with compost & organic fertiliser also add charcoal, gypsum with a little dolomite for some Calcium, magnesium, soft rock or volcanic rock, sea weed, sea minerals, food scraps, some soil and our special soil life organic fertiliser, and micro feeder, this should fill the trench and you will be ready to plant right away.
it all depends on what kind of soil you have also; if you are serious about it you may want to get a morgans soil test which tests nutrients and availability of nutrients to the plant.
i think a worm farm would be beneficial for higher worm numbers, you can use the worm juice and castings these are high in nutrition.
i think it is also imortant to know how to measure nutrition levels in your food so you are not guessing by how they look; brix meters are available on theis site click on shop to purchase.
You can grow a cover crop of a grain & legume before you dig if you like this will add nitrogen and carbon to the soil and will help make it more fertile quicker.
Step Feed the soil every 2 weeks initially with our special soil natural booster for the soil and microbes.
NOTE; There are other things you can add like microbes, worms etc but you will find that the microbes and worms will be increased with this method and this is just an outline in brief.
For more information you can purchase the book – Soil Dead or Alive on Amazon.