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I’ve personally seen produce growing quite large in far northern latitude places like Alaska and Norway, where the summer sun goes around and around and around, giving plants a gentle but steady application of solar goodness. But, the vegetables in this video go even further…. This Alaskan gentleman has been breaking size records with his additions of aerated compost teas. His methods result in tasty, healthy, high-brix vegetables that repel insect attacks.

P.S. To learn more about these methods, check out one of Paul Taylor’s Sustainable Soil Management courses in our courses section.

2 Responses to “Growing BIG Vegetables Using Compost Tea”

  1. Daniel

    Not in Alaska but close…

    “Now, in this year 1867
    […]the children were back with the provisions, ham and salt beef, cut in appetizing slices,
    not forgetting a few of those wonderful outgrowths of Californian vegetation, heads of cabbage grown on tree-like stalks,
    potatoes as large as melons, carrots half a yard long[…]

    […]Too great emphasis could not be laid on the vegetative power of that Californian soil, to which no other can be compared.
    It is the granary of the Pacific, and the merchant navy, that takes its produce away, cannot exhaust it.[…]
    The wealth of the Californian soil is not the gold it contains, it is the marvelous vegetation it brings forth.[…]”

    Jules Verne – Cesar Cascabel

  2. Craig Mackintosh PRI Editor

    Nice quote Daniel. So sad that soil has been squandered. Not enough people realise that the biggest theft we’re making from future generations is in regards to soil fertility, without which we have nothing.


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