Amending Raised Beds with Organic & Natural Fertilizers- Trying Something New For Growing Peppers

It’s time to make a change in the greenhouse. I’ve cleaned out some raised beds and I need to amend the soil. I’ve decided to try some organic & natural fert…

25 Responses to “Amending Raised Beds with Organic & Natural Fertilizers- Trying Something New For Growing Peppers”

  1. I tried to grow some flowers with my veggie too. Nice stuff!

  2. I’m not sure, but I think you’re referring to the Aconcagua. That was the only sweet banana that I grew last year.

  3. what is the name of the long sweet red pepper you planted?

  4. Yes, I have heard it said many times. Just make sure they are crushed very well.

  5. i heard if you put crushed eg shells at the bottom of the hole before you put you plant in also works for a slow release of calcium too.. i dont know if this is true if you herd this at all ?

  6. No…. I’ve never had any dealings with gourds.

  7. hey mhpgardener do you grow any types of gourds???

  8. indoorharvestgardens Reply April 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    earthworm castings, compost, beneficial bacterias, rock dust, and then the ash/lime/oak leaves/pine needles/bone meal to adjust ph up or down ;) -

  9. indoorharvestgardens Reply April 3, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    haha, man i can’t wait to plant outside again this year, love these videos ;) -

  10. 1crazynordlander Reply April 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    The old bait and switch trick , on the watering plan that is.

  11. I would work on building the soil by adding organic matter. Sandy soil tends to leach nutrients rather quickly. Incorporate some good compost, leaves, etc. and that should help hold the moisture, and thus, the nutrients. Using mulch on top of the soil will also help. Thanks.

  12. HELP!! I heard bone meal is really slow releasing and that Bat Guano is absorbed faster. I live in florida where the soil is sandy. Any ideas? I’m a first time gardner and I’m really struggling to build a quality soil like you have in this clip.

    Your videos are very informative. Consider marketing & selling them. You have a way of explaining things that even a child can understand.

  13. That’s interesting. I’ve never heard anyone mention the acidity of cottonseed meal. I’ll have to check into it. Thanks.

  14. Great stuff! I would have thought that Cottonseed Meal would be pretty acidic though (at least that was what I was told when I was preparing a planter for a Blueberry Plant I’ma fixin’ ta put in! ;-)

  15. It seems to have worked pretty well. I’m definitely gonna be using it from now on.

  16. Bone meal rules!!!!!

  17. Thank you very much. I don’t know about TV, but I have considered a call-in radio show. But I just don’t know how many folks would actually be interested in hearing what this ol country boy is up to. It’s something to think about though.

  18. You should have your own TV show! I’d watch it! Great Videos!!

  19. If they haven’t been over watered, then it does sound like they are low on nitrogen. From my experience, peppers use a fair amount of water. But not as much as tomatoes. How often to water depends on how well the soil is draining and just how much they are transpiring. When it was really dry, I was watering mine every other day. I’d check the top few inches of soil, and if its dry, water them in real good.

  20. CHEECHAKOSMONTANA Reply April 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I hope you don’t think this is a dumb question, but I am a newbie and I am so tickled about my first garden this year. I have about 20 pepper plants and they are looking a little yellowish, do you think they need fertilizer? How often do you need to water pepper plants.

  21. These were oak from last fall. Yea, they might take awhile, especially with no heat for them to compost. So I reckon they’ll just serve to keep the soil loosened up. The peppers are really looking good. Great deal on the horse manure. Take all you can get. That stuff is like gold on a garden. I wish I had a few dump truck loads myself !

  22. I’ve glanced through the comments and didn’t see this particular question asked. I am wondering, what kind of leaves did you use? We have a combination of oak & hickory where I am and the oak leaves seem to take forever to break down. Even in a hot compost pile they didn’t break down completely. BTW .. that hot compost pile was primarily … you got it … horse manure! :D There was a guy about 30 minutes away giving it away right out of his barn. IMO we all benefited!

  23. Incredible! Your my new garden hero! LOL God Bless

  24. Yes they like those conditions, and can get out of control quick, Smart move.

  25. It didn’t work. I was the only one who watered them. And as it turns out, the marigolds atrract red spider mites. So I pulled them out. Lesson learned!