The Perfect Soil – Forget about compost piles!


[Music] the perfect soil at first sight this might look like stages of plant growth the fact is that these five pots were planted three weeks ago the same seed planted the same day what’s the main difference the soil what are the qualities of perfect soil perfect soil is full of life is antiseptic it’s Airy soft it provides very good drainage it’s full of nutrients it has a very fresh earthy smell it provides very good water retention and it is free from unwanted seeds let’s take a look at the layers of soil in nature on the very top there’s the organic matter these are the remains of all the living creatures living on the soil as they decompose they start to form the topsoil or also known as humans very black earth then after that we see different layers of clay silt sand rock and bedrock each of these soils have different qualities for example the pH if it’s acid or alkaline if it’s salty sweet pungent and different type of minerals so let’s go back to a real-life example and let me show you each of the pots for the first one we tried top soil it was the worst performance of all of all the soil looked good it carried some sort of disease and as soon as the plant sprouted there was disease all along then we tried growing in clay at least we saw there was no disease but we also noticed that the roots were having a very hard time developing and so the plant had very poor performance then we tried growing in sand and we noticed there was no disease there was no problems with root growth but there was a lack of nutrition so the growth was medium and we tried forest topsoil the best top so we could find and we saw very nice results of there were some bug attacks and the performance was good but compared to the best perfect soil it was still far away perfect always green lush strong healthy all good qualities how can they make perfect soil here’s an overview first you have to collect grass leaves and organic material as much as you can then you have to find a way to shred it into small sized particles at the same time you have to remove rocks or hard to break items and then you have to destroy the unwanted bacteria and unwanted seeds usually done with heat you have to inoculate with beneficial bacteria so that the whole decomposition process starts and while it’s happening you have to maintain a warm temperature all along then you have to wait for several months or a year until the beneficial bacteria take over and during this whole period you have to avoid rainwater so that nutrients are not lost and then you simply have to repeat this process many many times to continuously feed your plants sounds like fun there are several methods to accomplish this one is with man-made machinery you have to buy lawn mowers mechanical sifters shredders composting tanks bins tarps etc too expensive then there is a traditional compost pile it is cheap but it takes a lot of work and you have to wait a long time and all along you have to worry about rain water protection it just takes too much time others try to avoid all this work and waiting by simply buying fertilizer from the store the problem is it’s not alive it’s not scalable it’s too expensive and it’s not homemade so you can’t do it at home it’s just too complex so what is the Vedic way of making perfect soil the cow the perfect soil generator she collects and shreds huge amounts of organic matter she inoculates with beneficial bacteria within her body and she automatically filters rocks and bigger particles to generate antiseptic seedless single units of perfect soil what’s the procedure first you have to collect the condom then you have to dry it on a wall for three days and then you have to crush it when dry and then automatically you’ll have all the qualities of the perfect soil available for your gardening full of life antiseptic every soft Katrina jewel of nutrients very fresh smell good water retention and no unwanted seeds then you can actually start your gardening projects successfully every single time there are innumerable benefits of having a cow they are removable easy to maintain they are gentle peaceful you can get perfect soil very quickly they reproduce to increase the output and they will work every day of the year non-stop as an extra gift you get milk yogurt and butter etc if you have any comments or questions please visit our website the Vedic way dot org thank you a day Krishna

100 thoughts on “The Perfect Soil – Forget about compost piles!

  1. Can I bravely suggest that Charles Dowding's 'No Dig' series of YouTube videos can help out here. He utterly embraces your approach, but explains it in a very practical way. He uses many forms of compost and utterly respects the layers of nutrition that provide for plants – I think you would like him, and find that he spends less time on the 'mystery', and more time on growing great plants without unnatural intervention. Right up your street, if I am not mistaken. Cow 'muck' is very close to his heart – so as to speak.

  2. Fantastic article because I lived in Connecticut , a cow farm is five miles down the road.
    My record size tomato was three pound. Come here to enjoy the Perfect soil.

  3. I had experienced by using cow manure got this black caterpillar came out during winter time,I think moth lay eggs in it…as I'm so freak out of wiggle insects.and I noticed cow manure got lots of nutrition and it does do the job to boost my plants,but the down side is that's armyworm larva came out.so i stopped using it.

  4. * AWESOME * From a Country Girl…I just never put cow dung up on a wall to DRY for 3 days….very interesting…we use it in Natural Form….haha!!!! Fresh
    I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW TODAY!!

  5. Many weed seeds survive a cow digestive tract. You really should compost it before planting. Cow manure is also a bit hot for some plants. Charles Dowding is a wonderful resource for no dig gardening.

  6. You dropped the bomb at us at the end of the video with the cow thing….With one of the biggest herd in NYS 500 yards away from me, I have no problem with that. Drying manure on a wall, that would present a problem. Your video spent more time explaining ways NOT to do it than your objective of accomplishing "perfect soil". Owning a bovine requires extreme maintenance to a new level of just getting perfect poop. I know that's not what the video is about..You do bring up some valid points against going other routes…I do beg to differ on weeds as a result of manure mixed in, most fertilization processes involves baking the dung first to avoid weed germination….

  7. Great! Ungulates are an essential part of the landscape if manged (bunched and moved often). You could also use proper thermophilic (heat loving) compost made in three weeks to inoculate your soil foodweb. If done carefully the heat will kill weed seeds – worms are good but for kitchen scraps or weed free material as only heat will kill the weed seeds (not sure about the cow gut killing weed seeds?). Cheers!

  8. drainage will not happen enough in this way and the cost of this material make it unaffordable for commercial operations , you and your vedic foolery shut up you vedic idiot you wasted my time ,this is like some fools say every answer is in veda which is not true ,humans in vedic time dont have any backing of science and world over people are ignorant that time and i never believe indians are any different , you guys are tarnishing age old highest respected spiritual book of india by using its good name ,

  9. You had me until cow dung. You are very detailed at explaining how impractical all the other methods are, and somehow arrived at cow dung being the best option? Do you realize how impractical getting cow dung is for 90% of the people watching your video. I would like my 6 minutes back please!

  10. Some free pallets to build a compost pile is too expensive, you need to buy a farm and some live stock to harvest the pathogen filled shit nuggets from your cow's ass and smear it on a wall to dry. Now that's some outside the box advice…

  11. Isn't a mole cricket in the cow dung? This is the main problem. Secondly, isn't the cow dung just additional matter besides the any sort of soil available? And one should have more than one cow cow the quantity required?

  12. My two Donkeys provide me with all the makings for great soil. In the winter I lay down cardboard for a new bed, the Charles Dowding way, then, once a week I pile a load of Donkey dung on the new garden bed till the bed is about a foot deep in it. The weather over the winter takes over from there and by Spring, I have beautiful soil. Maybe I could call that "Composting in place"? I don't know, but it works for me .

  13. i think you need to do some more research. https://youtu.be/q5uekYngfgY . this organization is the leading edge . complete and holistic organic growing [like a forest] has no equal . a lot of people think they have found 'a/the best system' like hydroponics [which is a joke] . in organic growing you must be in the ground .biochar is key for the reasons you see in the video above and worms are mandatory for results that can not be beat. when i say cant be beat i mean nutrient density for edibles and vitality for ornamentals. this guy can show you a small scale operation with https://youtu.be/NE6aVGnBDYs . he is not on board as the guy below states . i have to reject the video as a farce ! sorry

  14. it's good but I need a lot more than the two cows produce… so you have to mix in with the compost pile (grass, leaves, egg shells, )

  15. I plant with cow manure as you adviced but the probleme my friend , a lot and alot of pathogens and parasites killed my plants , finaly i lost them all

  16. IF THE COW EATS GMO,HEAVY METALS AND IS SHOT UP FULL OF HORMONES AND MEDS,,THEN YOUR PLANTS PICK THIS UP,,THEN YOU EAT IT,,,THIS PLANET IS DOOMED,,,NPK-UNVERSITIES,,,HARLEY SMITH HAS GOT THE ANSWERS

  17. I liked it in the beginning but when you ended up with the cow I changed and unliked. Your name is not real and you concentrate on the cow in the scene I realised it’s about religion.

  18. Just take back your comments antiseptic. The perfect soil needs to have micro organisms making it a living soil. There is a link between the availability of the nutrients to the plants and the work done by these micro organisms.

  19. Permaculture Sheet mulch and adding worms to your soil is all you need… Sure having a cow can help but sheet-mulching and worms are the way to go..  And for your pot soil test, I would not trust you on that….

  20. Cow manure is very commonly used in India as natural fertilizer for gardens. But dry cow dung is mixed with earth and not used directly as demonstrated by you. Because it is too strong and will kill the plant. Could you please clarify

  21. Wow…this guy is delusional. I have nothing against cow manure, he's right there, it's awesome for gardening. But to keep a cow just for the manure? Does he have any idea how expensive that is? Because you can't just keep ONE since cows are herd animals. You need at least several, for which you need a LOT of space. You need to feed them through winter, you need to water them and make sure they stay healthy. Then you need to run around picking up the cow patties and throwing them against walls to dry. Then you need to milk them, too. Every. Single. Day. And then you need to process that milk, since he mentioned butter and yoghurt. Anyone know how to make yoghurt? I don't. And I wouldn't even ever want to. I might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but it seems to me that a basic compost pile is FAR LESS labor intensive and FAR CHEAPER than keeping cows, if it's just for the manure, especially since plants grow almost as well in compost as in manure.

  22. So this leaves out anyone who doesn't have an actual Farm or Homestead but still wants to grow 'veggies' in their Backyard! Cute! But ridiculous!

  23. Well rotted horse manure, the more rotted the better is near enough just as good. I bury fallen brown leaves in my garden about a spades deep with fresh horse manure over the winter, along with waste veg peel, banana skins etc and it does wonders. You must have some patience because if your soil is really bad that is hard clay or very sandy and so on, it takes a considerable amount of time for nature to take it due course. I had a garden and it was hard clay and dry, so I dug in lots of horse manure, like as much as possible, dug in some grit, dug in as much fallen leaves as possible and it was hard work but after about 18 months I was rewarded with lovely friable nice soil.Then after that I just kept adding after every Summer lots more of manure and leaves, some mowed dried grass clippings,and the soil is rich, dark and beautiful. I know its quite a lot to do, but it kept me fit, it was beneficial, and my flower beds looks amazing.When I did this the worms came in by the hundreds and they keep my soil excellent. I definitely know that unless you add organic matter your soil will always look pale and not too productive at all. Good luck all from the UK.

  24. Could you please link a source/proof which certifies your sundrying method for the elimination of Ecoli bacteria from your manure ? If not so, please do not urge people to the use of "unrefined" cow shit from god knows where into your veggie garden.

  25. When I first starting watching this video, I asked myself "is he crushing up cow dung?" And sure enough I was right. I actually just shovel at least a ton of it on gardens yesterday. Great video still. Thank you and keep up the great work. 😺👍

  26. Unfortunately it's just not possible for everyone to own a cow! I use cow manure bought from a garden centre, digging it through the soil, or sometimes leaving it on the top, covering with black plastic to allow weeds to germinate, so I can kill them. I'm going to give it a shot growing in pots…I wonder if drainage will be an issue with commercially available cow dung?

  27. No soil is the best each plant species has a different soil which is best for it desert plants need desert soil each biome has its own best soil

  28. I wouldn't work the cow's non stop every day 😵 but their dung is good for growing once the worms have worked it, and they Can work non stop every single day 😁

  29. Cows are not always peaceful.Beware the bulls,large groups,and mothers with calves.They can be very aggressively territorial;I have known many who have been attacked,one nearly killed.I am not trying to be anti-cow,I would just hate for someone to lose a child because they think cows are harmless.Otherwise,thx for the good info.

  30. Simple solution, I'll convince farmers near me to sell me the dung patties and I'll use that. Simple yet efficient than buying a cow

  31. Oh man what a great idea, how convenient it would be to keep a fucking cow in the back garden. What a load of…perfect soil.

  32. BEFORE you use cow manure, please make sure the cows/horses have not been fed hay grown on conventionally farmed fields. These days in the USA and west, cow manure is NOT the best way to compost since they eat hay and feed that has been contaminated by weed killers that kill broad leaf weeds. I've now read and seen numerous youtubes that show how people have destroyed their gardens, gnarled and non producing crops from tilling in farm yard manures. and the stuff can stay in the soil for almost a decade. If you DO get cow manure, make very sure the farm or source you get it from does not use pesticides, as the crops contain these pesticides (supposedly not bad for human consumption). Or if really diligent, get a little of the compost and try a test batch on some of your seeds. There are many other ways to create good compost, just use google – there ae so many youtubes on this subject now.

  33. I didn’t have a cow handy, so I just dropped a deuce on the floor since I figured that would be the easiest method. I think my wife wants a divorce after I threw the Poo on the wall. I think she’ll come back. I told her it should dry in 3 to 4 days.

  34. Rabbit manure is by far the best. Fresh cow manure still should be composted for a time – run the risk of burning the plants up.

  35. Add some BioChar to the mix, and it will be perfect soil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMi94nILyeM&t=2s

  36. I live in the English country side, up nearby Scotland, and theres an abundance of farms with cow dung to collect.I get fresh eggs, cream, butter, milk for the pantry, while I visit the area near my home. I also get well rotted horse manure, no herbicides in it, and collect some sheep manure on my journey home to complete a great little afternoon. I have lopped eared rabbits so I use their manure on my flowers too. At the rear of my dahlia and rose garden I have leaf mould and compost at hand too ..all aged and dark. I have in one of my rooms a coal fire , when the chimney swept, I rot the soot and (get rid of all the toxins) and put that in my garden too, making my soil really really dark and rich. With super ideal soil, I have the most beautiful dahlias and roses ever grown, and some have won prizes. We don't "muck" in our residence….: )

  37. Cow Dung = cow manure.
    Pure manure IS NOT "Perfect Soil."
    It has too much nitrogen for seed starting and for many crops.
    Now mix equal parts mature manure, coconut coir (or peat) and native sterilized soil (for trace minerals), and you are close to perfect potting soil for most plants. Some will still need a little more iron sulphate, potassium sulfate. magnesium or calcium (I use finely-ground, heat sterilized eggshells).
    90% of land plants depend on mycorrhyzal fungi to absorb minerals in usable form and to extend their root network. These are destroyed by exposure to air and sunlight, as well as synthetic chemicals. You can get them from keeping a few perennials in each bed as these symbiotic fungi only live in or (more often IN a living root). These mycorrhyzal fungi actually kill many disease-causing fungi.
    You may also need more varieties of lactobacilli. The whey from yogurt is a perfect source.

  38. Okay, I'll go buy a cow and let it live in my living room in the big city sound like a no brainer.

  39. Great information but I have a few questions!
    1) If I can cow manure, I don't know what you mean by dry it on the wall? I don't have a wall like that. How else can I dry it without drawing the attention of bugs?
    2) In America much that the cows eat have all kinds of chemicals, do those chemicals pass into the manure?
    3) If I can't get cow manure, do other animals do the same thing(Goats, Rabbits, Chickens, Worms, Horses)?
    Look forward to hearing back from you! And I subscribed to your channel. 😁

  40. Cow extra expensive and hard to keep alive and healthy. Takes a lot more space than a compost bin or a hole in the ground to burry your dead veggie scraps… Plus, vegan acquaintance may complain that vegetables not pure vegan? Will pass on the moo.

  41. I buy Black Cow cow manure from The Home Depot is it the same as the cow dung in India? Because it appears that you have a different kind of cow

  42. The best success i had is by mixing compost/earthworm castings and manure in equal parts 50% and other 50% peat-moss and pumice and rice hulls for balanced biodiversity for soft, breathable and living soil! Cow dung just on its own is too strong for some plants and many seedlings. It can work but you can do much better with some extra natural amendments.

  43. I remeber watching these people farm their backyard on YouTube. They panned by their goat and the lady said "this is our pet organic composter." I cannot believe how compliacted we've made things.

  44. Correctly done compost can be done in under a month with sufficient feedstocks you need at least a metre cube of grass leaves etc mix with carbon such as hay 3:1 ratio within 6 weeks or less you can get ready compost but the longer it sits the better or this within 18 days
    https://youtu.be/40rw6OlEjN4

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