Bringing Dead Soil to Life (Goodstream #143)

What do you do when you have bad soil in your garden? Today we discuss the options and learn how to bring dead soil to life.

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  • A Fishes & Loaves Life

    Darn, I missed the time while I was outside with my son potting up baby plumerias to hopefully sell soon. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

    • David The Good

      Good reason to miss it. Kids are the important thing.

    • A Fishes & Loaves Life

      Thanks DTG been telling neighbors about your book and the importance of having edible food forest. Found a sapote and avocado in our HOA on common property , so I think some of your followers must have been here before me. No Cheetos yet though.. will keep looking.

  • Backyard Tropicals

    Thereโ€™s a guitar! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿค› And…. I missed it again ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  • hayley m

    David, good to see you! Even if not live.

  • Anthony G

    Thanks for the advice DTG! I’m going to try a few on this piece of yard that is bare and dry, it got stepped on a lot. Take care.

  • Skippy

    Darn it, missed the live stream ๐Ÿ˜ญ Glad to see you back so soon David ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ๏ธ

  • Skippy

    Thatโ€™s what my garden is like, thick grey and bright orange clay, I started making bricks with it and plan to make a bbq with them ๐Ÿ˜ threw a bit into my compost bays too

  • K4lr0b

    My garden used to be a mix of really hard dirt and really fine dust on top completely dead and sandlike. Even had parts of it with engine oil since I rebuilt a vw engine there. I took out most of the top dirt that was covered in oil and just tossed kitchen scraps and dry leaves all over. In a couple of months it was gold! It’s just amazing how nature can heal the soil so fast with a little bit of input and it was free ๐Ÿ˜

  • Alejandra Jeldrez

    Nooooo, I missed it because my internet was down โ˜น๏ธ

  • Onalenna Sehume

    Hey David, how long will this video be removed before it moves to where we have to pay to see the previous goodstreams

  • ArchEnema 67

    It can be pretty hard to do when salt’s been poured on it. But, with God’s help, you can do anything that is even remotely possible. You just need to find where He’s willing to help, and follow the path He’s revealed, if you want to get where you’re going. Remember to help others on their path, if they want help, and maybe they can help you. But don’t do it because you expect or need their help. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿงกโš–๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒŽ

  • Mary Jane Cervantes Perol

    OMG not only you’re good in gardening but also in music.. Hehehe… Humorous.. Not mistaken I’ve subscribe

  • Kristen Bunny

    I liked the warning messaged that it would be at 7. I just happened to be having dinner then.

  • AA Home Gardening

    Would you post sugar cane to the UK, I need unpeeled with eyes as well
    Sonu can eat and then plant as well
    Please do let me know
    Would greatly appreciate it

    • David The Good

      No, I cannot. Regulations are strict.

    • AA Home Gardening

      @David The Good
      That’s a shame
      You could just send as a treat to a subscriber
      As here, they cut eyes off before they put them in store

    • David The Good

      That is frustrating. I have seen the same thing done with ginger.

    • AA Home Gardening

      @David The Good frustrating is not the word
      As sugar cane is my favourite thing ever
      I am Jamaican and that is one of the thing I missed most, next to mango, Guinep, jackfruit, Nasberry etc
      You got it ๐Ÿ˜
      That’s why I have a little tropical plants area here, like, June plum, guava, mango etc

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  • Ewa Hall

    Hi David. I have to say that I watched most if not all of your videos. I’ve also watched many other gardening videos. This one in my opinion is the most important, and most informative of all. It was an eye opener for me.
    Love learning from you.


    Hey David. Interesting situation in my pepper bed, and I wanted to share it with you, and pick your brain a bit lol. I saved seeds from a variety of hot peppers last season, and that’s what I used to start my plants this spring. Anyways, I’ve got a plant, which came from a seed of a red habanero, but it’s putting out different color peppers. The first few were seemingly red habanero peppers, but now the same plant is having fruits ripen to bright orange rather than red. Im assuming it has hybridized on me, but still ive never seen two different colors come from the same plant. Other than my Bolivian rainbow pepper. Anyways I figured I would just get your thoughts. Have a great day.

    • David The Good

      I have not seen that. Hybridizing wouldn’t change the colors in the same season. Interesting!


      Very interesting indeed. It truly seems that there are two different types of peppers coming from the same plant. Im hoping two of different colors ripen at the same time so I can catch it on video.

  • Nicole Luis

    Thank you so much. I’ve been trying build a food forresty thing with no money in my yard in Bonita Springs, fl and your advice has been invaluable. Planted 22 moringa trees I grew from seed yesterday. Carried buckets of seaweed from the beach and then borrowed some perennial peanut from the parking lot. Scored some mexican sunflower from an empty lot too. I put a fish and some pieces of dead coconut tree in the bottom of a container with some dirt i made and planted stuff in it. I’m melting fish in a bucket. It smells. I kill a lot of plants. I don’t care. They usually die slower than I plant them so I just plant more. It’s so hot here its stupid.

  • Sandra helmsley Jejsjdjsjd

    I canโ€™t agree with you more! I recently left Facebook and Twitter. Life is so much better! And Iโ€™m able to focus on God more!

  • MarielasSister

    I come for the gardening experience and stay for the music ๐ŸŽถ

  • Miles Of Totality

    26:35 Fork and Mycelial network song ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ„

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