20 thoughts on “Wood Chip Gardening – What The Wood Chips Look Like After Two Years.

    50 shades of green

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    my wood chips broken down into perfect soil, it was 8" deep and full of life and all we did is did it all in the ground so now i need to get a load more lol

    The Gardening Addict Channel

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Hey Jim, I'm so leery of getting wood chips in fear of more snakes… I can do the bugs but not the snakes.. Glad they are working out for you. The spinach looked great, T

    Ciao chef Lev

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    I love wood chips. Our soil is very clay. We cut and shredded all the overgrown branches and leaves in our garden and tilled them into the soil. In just one year, the organic matters start to break down and the soil has already changed a lot

    Little Bean's Garden

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    I think they are doing great. It looks like they are braking down nicely. I think tomatoes would do ok if you had planted them, maybe there is still time ? 😊

    UT33200

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    The woodchip process has really been working out. I have a family member that grows in a very dry/hot zone 8b where the soil is all clay. Amending the soil is a given where I am from, but their situation could benefit from this as it is a continues process. Random obstacles block getting to projects like this for us sometimes, but would like to get it started more now after seeing it work again. Thanks for the share!

    Old School Home & Garden with Sasha

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    That looks like a very good soil to me Jim! Why are you hesitant to plant the tomatoes there?

    Alan Williams

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Good to see how this is progressing Jim, thanks for sharing.

    CB's Greenhouse and Garden

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Looks really good! They are breaking down real nicely and making some great soil. Thanks for the update buddy!

    Suzanne Fernandes

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Hi Jim, those wood chips have definitely broken down so well, the texture looks good and rich, hope that composed wood gives you good results in the garden :))

    Michelle Moore

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Looks great!

    Isaac Frerichs

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Your soil looks great!!! I think building up soil takes so much patience (which can be hard for me lol). Question: do you use any fertilizers? And how do you know if you have a nitrogen defenciency in your pepper plants?

    WORM GITTER

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    When will ye add more? Making some good soil fer sure….hope ye get some rain Jim

    Mother nature is amazing. I was kind of expecting worms.

    A little dirt never hurt

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    So nice to see the results after a few years. This will be the third year for me and it's time for a load more! Dang that soil looked good!! Have a great Sunday Jim:)

    P. C.

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Has that ever come a long way! I'll be keeping an eye out to see what you do with this area. Don't tell me, I want to wait and see lol. 👍

    Permaculture Homestead

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    i love wood chips, they do take time so people better pack some patience, however they do work, thx for the update, looks good

    Jim

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Wow it really looks like good soil.I have tried to get wood chips it hard to get.I have been using leaves I have a lot leaves.

    Gary H

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    My spinach over wintered and is getting to the point where it is bolting here in Tx. Love that soil!

    My Hillside Garden

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Jim, it looks lovely. Your soil looks dry, and at the same time, the underside with all the chips does look moist. Did you find that to be the case? I know you are in a drought. Garden is looking nice. Thanks for sharing. Have a great today! Catherine

    scott FOSS

    (July 5, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

    Looking really good Jim.

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