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Instructional Video for Shivansh Fertilizer

Shivansh Fertilizer is a cost-free that can transform unproductive land into a thriving farm, enabling farmers to reduce reliance on chemicals and increase p...

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Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on October 5, 2017 at 8:30

Jeff sound like you have native hibiscus - we trim ours every few weeks and just put a few cuttings in the ground no hormone or honey and they sprout !  spread the cuttings on the ground then run over it with the mower to break it up into useable pieces !

Comment by Dave Riley on October 5, 2017 at 8:25

Spot on, Carol. Composting isn't my style. I posted the Shivansh method because it was straightforward for those who wanted to embrace exertion.

I'm a mulch guy: let nature take its lazy course.

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on October 5, 2017 at 7:28

Have you looked at planting hibiscus have some not sure what type they are but trimmed back a few month ago and they put on new green growth and that was with no water .

Comment by Carol Wallace on October 5, 2017 at 6:45

Labour intensive but excellent compost/fertilizer.  I'm wondering however if the Richgro 25Lt bags of organic matter that you suggested to buy from Bunnings would be just as good with cow manure added.  I have plenty of mulch hay (dry) matter and cow manure but with the dry season now every blade of grass and weed is brown matter, no green to be used unless I bought green lucern/hay.  The cost of buying a round bale of green hay is $50 together with the intensive labour involved it may be better to buy the Richgro organic matter bags.  I'm not as young as I used to be so the labour would exhaust me. 

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on October 2, 2017 at 9:50
Composting so whats new the problem is that its not free lots of work transporting cutting up and competition from the so called green energy or if you live in Brisbane Green waste bins
Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on October 2, 2017 at 9:24
wow how awesome - lot of hard work but great results - wonder what Monsanto thinks of that !

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