Permaculture Literacy – HHA

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  • Chandra Curry says:

    I have a question about compost: how do you maximize composting in colder climates? I live in southeast Alberta, Canada. We’re particularly cold here (10 degrees colder than the city of Calgary 3 hours east). We are frozen usually mid October to mid to late March. Thanks!

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  • Tiffani Beckman-McNeil says:

    Testing our soil is a great homework assignment! challenge accepted! 🙂

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  • susan tupper says:

    are there soil testing kits one could use at home and which do you recommend? There will be no labs easily accessible where I plan to farm…urine use makes sense but the ash problems I did not know about

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    • Bret James says:

      Susan – the at home kits really don’t tell you much, just some basics like PH, when what you really need to know is nutrients, CEC etc which can only be tested in a lab. BUT you can mail in your soil and get the lab results via email (several places online provide this service such as Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden)

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  • Rachel Searle says:

    Great video!
    My hubby tends to wee in the garden anyways so now we just need to collect it!

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    • Bret James says:

      Ha, yes ENCOURAGE him! If you are not collecting it – challenge him to aim away from the plants and hit the soil above the root zone (trust me he’ll love the challenge).

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  • Jessa Lussier says:

    so is hardwood higher in nutrients because they are more dense, grow slower and have a longer plant cell system?

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