What would you say to someone who told you – “you don’t need to use fertilisers”?

“Don’t be ridiculous”?

“Are you out of your mind”? “I’d like to see you do it!”

I would have said the same thing a few years back. That’s why I wanted to share this short video with you.

In contradiction to everything we have learned about farming and gardening, there are food growers getting excellent yields without needing fertilisers.

It’s not hokey pokey.

Gabe Brown and Colin Seis’s soil tests show increasing availability of plant nutrients in their soil rather than the declines we would expect. Gabe Brown’s yields are also higher than neighbouring growers.

The video is worth watching.

It will revolutionise how you look after your soil. Showing what can be achieved when we bring back ecological functions to our farms and gardens. Gabe Brown and Coin Seis both say they were forced to try new techniques by their soil that had nothing left to give.

Gabe Brown was filmed at the 2017 Dave Brandt Field Day by the Ohio NoTill Council.  I have edited the video to condense it to 15 minutes.

If you prefer you can watch the complete video here.

How can you get the same benefits?

By repairing the nutrient recycling system in your soil. Then you can also stop substituting this FREE ecological service with fertilisers, compost and bio fertilisers.

Need a hand?

Get our list of what you need to do to restore the free ecological services your soil can provide.

Or better still find out how in our Ecological Farming Handbook

 

Featured image – Gabe Brown