How I Prepare My Vegetable Garden Beds Using Wood Chip

How I Prepare My Vegetable Garden Beds Using Wood Chip

This video explains how I prepare our garden beds with horse manure and this time I’m using woodchip as a top mulch.

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  1. J H on February 17, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    U r great…thank you

  2. Lizard Geek on February 17, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    I planted kale in the half of my garden that is old manure which is basically soil at this point, fresh manure, and wood chips on top and the kale is doing really well.

  3. Sally Rose on February 17, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Do you have blackbirds in your area? They love to dig and scatter mulch down here in Melb.

  4. Anthony Mitchell on February 17, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Great name for your channel btw.
    Good on you mate!

  5. Jacob on February 17, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    What’s the name of your digging tool?

  6. Frosty Potatos on February 17, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    He has so much more, and less, hair. At the same time.

  7. Joy Beum on February 17, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Mark, I have been watching for some time and learn a great deal from your videos.
    I am keeping you in prayer for whatever is ailing you now. I hope you feel better soon.

  8. Muhammad Siddiq on February 17, 2022 at 10:37 pm


  9. Sheila Fade on February 17, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Can i buy wood chips from the big box store that says all natural?

  10. Heidi Irwin on February 17, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    If I don’t want to use blood and bone what else can I use? Mushroom compost?..

  11. Mike Wong on February 17, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I hear that horses are given various medicines, steroids, antibiotics, etc. much more so than cattle and chickens. Is that a concern when using horse manure for your garden?

  12. johnny electric on February 17, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    tell ya your vids back in this one are good ! yet wow you have come a long way as an actor !!! Good on ya mate !

  13. Madhumita roy on February 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you

  14. Ven Peddapalli on February 17, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Pack a bagful of fresh vegetables and take them to your neighbor and say hello and he/she will be your friend for life. And while leaving casually ask them, what do you do with your leftover manure from your horses, I could use some in my garden, oh your horses look gorgeous by the way. They may give you some manure on a regular basis as long as you supply them with freshest tomatoes.

  15. Crooked STRINGS on February 17, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Gee Mark you are so funny !! Not only do I love your videos because
    even though we don’t live in a sub-tropical climate,
    I am learning heaps with your gardening tidbits (does that ryme?),
    But… I also love your jokes 🤗
    Cheers !

  16. Jessie Salisbury on February 17, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Mark, It has long been an idea of my own that a lot of vegetables do much better if you hoe around them and airiate the soil. Mulch does great also. Last summer 2020 my squash had a yellow tint to the leaves and I mixed pure nitrogen and pure potash and liberaly broadcast that over my rows of squash, and in just three days they were beautiful green covered with blossoms and growing like gangbusters. Jessie from Arkansas USA

  17. LeRoy Peters on February 17, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Guy
    I really like the information. That you give and have in your videos.
    On thing that I have had fun with that I have not seen you cover. Although I have seen you talk about problems that could be cause by it.
    That is planting with the moon. And the signs as the moon go through the zodiac.
    Oh now I ma not a know it all about it, but like I say it is fun and funny how it works

  18. Susan Jordan on February 17, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you. I like all your videos!!!!

  19. Chez P on February 17, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Might give this a go with pumpkins 🙂 It’s kind of like a self-composting, rich rejuvenating mulch!

  20. Patrick Hudson on February 17, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Mark, I’m with The Future. Just wanted to let you know that your going to loose a lot of weight and look better in 4 years than you do today.
    Also, all your beds will be waist deep; you’re going to realize that "raised beds" aren’t Australian. 4 feet deep, now that’s a raised bed!

  21. Klausijr on February 17, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Love that phrase, squeezy medium. I noticed and realised that a lot of time is needed. Something im guilty of not following. Thumbs up.

  22. Craig-alicious on February 17, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    22:57 😂

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  24. Zhenya Landyak on February 17, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    god, your weeds are our houseplants

  25. Rosalie Thomson on February 17, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I have that weed. Here in Florida, it is a minor weed because the roots do not grow undergrown very much.

  26. Chewning Witmer on February 17, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I did it with Woodglut.

  27. Rick Thelian on February 17, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Too add I put fresh manure in with my compost bins to heat them up😀

  28. Rick Thelian on February 17, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Mark by putting the horse manure down first you compensate for the wood chips I knew this for my flower garden to always put my horse manure which I age a little first before laying down the wood chip so you don’t loose the nitrogen.
    The blood and bone won’t hurt….
    I live near a racetrack so I get for free, just put in my one toner, and free wood chip from my recycling centre from my council.

  29. littlegremlin81 on February 17, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Hi there Mark . Im new to your channel and new to gardning i have beîng watching youre you tube videos lately any time i have a spare moment every day. Do you have a video where you explain the differences between menures like cow , horse or chicken and are there plants that for example need chicken menure instead of cow menure. so i know wich menure to get . Please don´t mind the writing mistakes . Greetings all the way out of Finland , where we verry soon go into snowy icey winter . Love youre videos and learning yes in babysteps but never too old to learn 🙂

  30. Joe Nardulli on February 17, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    You are the best! Am I the only one who noticed how muscular Mark is? Is that from gardening?

  31. jontee ruffin on February 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    JEHOVAH YHWH BLESS YOU BROTHER MARK, SISTER NINA, AND FAMILY 😚"Shout For Joy, You Heavens, And Rejoice;You Earth. Let The Mountains Become Cheerful; With A Joyful Cry; For JEHOVAH YHWH, Has Comforted His People, And He Shows Mercy To His Own Afflicted Ones . 😚 GREAT CONTENT 😚GOOD INFORMATION 😚THANKS 😚LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY.

  32. Tee Naidoo on February 17, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you.

  33. QueenGomez1111 on February 17, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Do you ever use chicken manure?✌🏿🕯️💞

  34. Courtney Virgo on February 17, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you Sir. This will help me alot…

  35. Mr. Most Scientific on February 17, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Aloha from Hawaii. Do you worry about herbicides and larvacides in your horse manure? How do you check for those chemicals?

  36. Search4TruthReality on February 17, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Mark, thank you for creating and sharing these videos. I learn something new every time I tune in. I like your approach to weeds . . . just turning them into the soil. About that nut grass, it’s a pain. Back when I had lawns, I struggled with eradicating just a few of them. The nut grass won; and, I sold the house. ha ha. Anyhow, regarding wood chip mulch and the concern over nitrogen-loss: I learned from other gardeners on YouTube, like that guy who does no-dig (Charles Dowding) – there will be a minor loss of nitrogen; however, it only occurs where the chips touch the growing medium – not at the roots. Any nitrogen loss is returned as the chips break down. Between seasons, remove the chips, tend to soil, etc., and return the chips. If the chips (or sawdust, as I saw one guy test) is turned into the soil, then that’s where nitrogen is robbed. The guy who turned sawdust into the soil noticed poor growth, yellow leaves, and little to no yield until the following season, after the worms, et. al. had worked their magic on sawdust.

  37. Margaret Rosin on February 17, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Congrats on your 1 million subs! I’ve watched you from the beginning and you clearly work very hard to give us great information. Your garden is also a testament to what we all can accomplish. Kudos!! Love from Las Vegas 😊

  38. Ethan Warren on February 17, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    You look like big Z here from the movie surfs up!

  39. Tracey Stewart on February 17, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Good video….. please tell us what that snake was?
    Thank you for sharing

  40. Timothy Folarskovic on February 17, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I did it myself with the Woodglut plans. I think this is the best way to find out how to build it.

  41. CUTROCK RIDGE 2019 on February 17, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    It’s a shame we don’t live closer mate, you could have mine for free !!

  42. Pablo Piec on February 17, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Loved this, have been following for a while now and Iust admit I think this is one I have really enjoyed the most. Thank you Mark for all the time, love and energy you have given novice gardeners like myself. You’re a bloody champion mate! Good on ya.

  43. David Robertson on February 17, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Mark bro, I know this video is old, but advice for horse poop, it needs piling up on it’s own pile (with other fresh compostable materials is fine, like hay or leaves etc.) and aging because they use WORMING medicine in the horses and it kills the precious garden worms if the poo is too fresh, and keep it away from your regular compost heap until it is aged also, ya don’t wanna kill the compost worms either dude!

  44. Kent Rumschlag on February 17, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Merry Christmas

  45. John Savage on February 17, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    When you were bent over there for a few seconds I thought you had a man bun… LOL

  46. lame duck on February 17, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    I’ve heard horror stories about folks unknowingly getting Grazon-treated manure & hay for their gardens. It can absolutely ruin compost & soil for months.

  47. Arianna DXMX on February 17, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Mark, What is that potassium fertilizer called “blood and vein”?

  48. Nikki Sajet on February 17, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    You’re like the Bob Ross of gardening. Thank you very much for all your videos!

  49. Brett White on February 17, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Here watching in 2022

  50. Patrick Bonneville on February 17, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    "Fairly new poo" -Mark Valencia 😅

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