28 thoughts on “Mittleider Garden: Weekly Feed Fertilizer Recipe, Sustainable Gardening

    Butler Mill

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    Why do you quote using the old English? Don't you find it odd that the Book of momon is in King James English when that was NOT the common language of Joseph Smith. Hmmm something don't add up.

    Scott Mills

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    do you know the math on figuring out how much fertilizer to apply to the boxes? I have 3×6 boxes

    MetaView7

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    you should not pre-mix the fertilizers; because the granulates are of different size and density, the small and heavy particules will gravitate to the bottom, making the mix shifted outside of the originally intended proportion.

    JosiptoKorea

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    I'm sorry this is not "sustainable", it's just easier for you! It is actually bad for the environment!
    There is so much soil all around you, but you choose to depend on something that is manufactured!
    This is one of the reasons why we have climate change!

    Dave Crookham

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    Have you got any special tomato feed cheers

    Josh S

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    Don't overlook what David says at around minute 5 in regards to adding Perlite (now lime) to the mix. My first batch without that stuff is wet as can be and definitely clumps up a lot. I'll now follow the instrux as per what he says here and hopefully it'll stay dry.

    AndrewGames

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    hey david….my name is andy,,, there is possible to mix sawdust and sand to make this in buckets….

    KEN McRAE

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    THANKS FOR THE QUICK RESPONSE AND EXECELLENT ANALYSIS

    KEN McRAE

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    YOU MENTIONED 1/2 OZ OF WEEKLY FEED PER FOOT. MY FOUR FOOT BED IS SIXTEEN FEET LONG. DOES THIS MEAN I USE 8 OZ OR 32 OZ?

    Rick Shadrick

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    i grow in 55 gal plastic barrels cut in half. how much ferilizer would you put in it. i have 50 of these. thank you.

    Joe Stubbernubbensteingenson

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    How much lime do I use? 10% of what?

    AZBlueVeg

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    How is the Mittleider method "sustainable" when you promote the use of chemical-based fertilizers that are created by the petroleum industry? Most of what you show in this video is a byproduct of petroleum production. You mention that the minerals are sustainable, but not the rest. Organic gardening principles are 100% sustainable. If you are planning for the zombie apocalypse, well I'm sure you'll still be able to hop on over to the local Walmart to buy your fertilizers ROTFL! ;-)

    Lana Richardson

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    David, can you clarify what you mean about adding 10% lime instead of perlite. Is the "10%" the concentration of the lime? Or is the 10% the amount of weight you add, i.e.) you add 2.5lbs of lime to 25lbs of weekly fertilizer mix? Thanks for the info.

    netcomptech

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    I've watched many of your videos on solar and am starting on the gardening videos. You do a very good job at creating the videos. In the video above you referred to this as sustainable, but how can that be if you must purchase a secret mix of stuff, the 'Mittleider Magic MIcro MIx? If you don't know what is in the mix then you can't make it yourself to know if it is actually something which can be repeated without a commercial source.

    Jeff Deatherage

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    I am confused by using linear feet instead of square feet for the application of the weekly mix. So how much weekly feed per square foot should I be applying? For example, I have several 64×3 foot beds. I also have several raised beds of various sizes. How much weekly feed should I put in each bed?

    JC Dragon

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    I just bought a 50lb back of 15, 15, 15. however it also contains 10% sulfer. I can't find anywhere in my mittleider course book if that is alright or not. do you have any thoughts on it?

    Phaedre Bombastic

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    where did you get that giant bucket of epsom salts?

    Jerry Gottwald

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

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    John Holloway

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    Maybe you can help—checked all the big box gardening stores (Menards, Kmart, Walmart, Lowes, etc) and I cannot find anywhere to purchase the products!
    So, where do i buy the fertilizer and the other Mittleider products??

    Norman Hess

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    I just made my 4 garden beds , 2 of my beds are 4 ft wide , 16 ft long and 8" high.
    the other 2 beds are 2 ft wide , 16 ft long and 8" high. can you help me out with how much pre plant fertilizer per bed and how much weekly fee goes into my beds , I will be ready in another week to mix it all and start planting.

    Carl Adams

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    I have been watching a lot of videos of people using the mittleider gardening method and I have noticed a lot of "organic" gardeners leaving comments saying not to use the mittleider method. Are these people threatened by the lower cost of mittleider gardening? The production? Or is it just a sanctimonious attitude? If people want to grow their own food I don’t see a problem in what method they choose.

    Lerissa Beer

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    HI totally new to gardening and excited to try the Mittleider gardening. But living in Alaska having a hard time finding a straight number fertilizer. At Lowes I found a Lilly Miller 16-16-16 lawn and garden food granules (Lowe's item number #8046) I'm just ensure about the granules, is that the correct product to use? To mix with the Mittleider weekly feed?

    Scott Mills

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    good enough for me. where can I get it?

    Catherine Ellis

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    Amazon.com no longer has this fertilizer. In canada I can't find a dry fertilizer with 13 13 13 or any other number. It seems we are mostly stuck with water soluable fertilizer. Any ideas?

    Scott Mills

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    is that a natural and organic fertilizer?

    rileyray68

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    Ebay has 13-13-13 with reasonable shipping cost

    Roxanne Stewart

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    Thank you for mentioning adding the perlite to control the moisture. I didn't know about that last year and it was frustrating.

    morankewl

    (December 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm)

    You are not a real prepper. What will you do when there is no chem fertilizer available? Sustainable as you say? You're just trying to remarketing the chemical factory products. While we are now trying hard to go back to nature.

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