These posts show how to set up and manage Gbiota beds. This section is a subscription area for people who really want to be part of the community food movement making Gbiota beds, soils and boxes which do require some technical expertise and agreement to standards.

Subscribers are entitled to use the name Gbiota which is trade marked and requires a level of quality.

Unfortunately the web is full of people trying to sell fake products using very sophisticated advertising and manipulation of the truth just to get sales.

We suggest your go to the menu item food and read the posts Mother bed and Action plan for gut health first which are open access posts and then you can decide whether you want to become a subscriber and a registered Gbiota grower.

When you have looked at the food section if you want to trial the growing section you can log in for now by going to account and login is as guest@gbiota.com temp password 28November2021

Sorry for the inconvenience Colin Austin

 

 

Making soil in Gbiota beds

Making soil in Gbiota beds

The key principle of Gbiota bed is to breed beneficial biology both for the soil and for our guts – creating the conditions which favour the beneficial biology – so they can out compete the harmful biology.

Just don’t fall into the trap in thinking you can load up a Wicking or Gbiota bed with inert potting mix – a bit may be useful in conditioning the soil – but it won’t feed the biology. You must provide food for the friendly bugs – if you don’t feed them they die. No debate – sorry.

Mother bed

Mother bed

Gbiota beds were developed to grow plants to feed our guts. Technically they have been successful but may be a bit complex for many people, particularly pregnant ladies and mums who determine gut biology for our future life.
Everyone should be able to access healthy gut food at an affordable price so we need to develop a new system for distributing gut food. Experienced growers, either amateur or profession will set up full scale Gbiota beds to grow Gbiota soil.

Action plan for gut health

Action plan for gut health

People don’t get fat and sick simply because they just happen to eat too much, they get fat and sick because their gut brain is not working as it should – so then they end up eating too much.

Making soil

Making soil

Modern food, full of sugars, fats, salts and flavourings provides us with abundant energy, is tasty, cheap and convenient but lacks key minerals and biology.

Making soil 101

Making soil 101

Gbiota beds are not simply a watering system to grow cabbages – they are to breed the biology to grow plants as natural pre and pro biotics.

Making a Gbiota bed

Making a Gbiota bed

What the difference between a Wicking Bed and a Gbiota bed. The answer could be nothing.
The purpose of Wicking Beds is better use of water.
The purpose of Gbiota beds is to create biologically active nutrient rich soil to grow gut food (Gbiota food) – they are about how to make soil that will improve our gut biology and hence health span.

Gbiota easy

Gbiota easy

This is the easiest way I know to grow Gbiota food, it is dead simple and works fine but lacks the automated flood and drain features of a full blown Gbiota bed – but it is a great way to get started.

Making soil work

Making soil work

We have the technical ability to grow food, which is convenient, taste good and is cheap in a way totally divorced from the conventional methods of food production, no longer needing soil and biology as the core of production but relying on chemistry.

Germination

Germination

Wicking beds are highly productive and water efficient, the reason why they were so water efficient is that the surface soil was dry so there was minimal loss of water by evaporation from the surface or seepage of water past the root zone.

quick gbiota beds

quick gbiota beds

Here is a link to the quick gbiota beds.pdf quick gbiota beds which explains how to make a quick Gbiota bed.

GBiota beds are simple to make and very productive in small areas

Soil destruction

Soil destruction

Soil is created by biological action but the wide spread use of chemicals and mechanisation is slowly but persistently destroying the soil on which human life depends.

Aunti Maud

Aunti Maud

I get angry about the way a few wealthy people manipulate the truth for their benefit leading to health and climate catastrophes. But not Auntie Maud, if she were alive today.

Micro farms

Micro farms

I get angry about the way a few wealthy people manipulate the truth for their benefit leading to health and climate catastrophes. But not Auntie Maud, if she were alive today.

Rock dust

Rock dust   Why not just add rock dust The amount of micro-nutrient we actually need is very small - measured in micro grams which is barely a few grains. Yet there are trillions of tonnes of volcanic rocks, and it is continuously being replaced, an almost...