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Starting a No Dig Garden – Vol.2 Cardboard and Compost

We’re really getting started on our new No Dig garden now! In this video we are going to talk about cardboard and showing you how we lay it down. It makes all the difference when it comes to smothering vigorous grasses and weeds, giving your future self more time for planting, harvesting and enjoying your garden. Next we are putting down the initial application of 8inches or 20cm of compost, which may seem excessive to some, but this is a once off investment and can be mulched with just 2cm per year thereafter as you are removing fertility by harvesting produce.

We use mushroom compost because it’s sterile with no weed seeds and it’s great value as well. We’ve been using it for over 20 years and our super diverse soil life loves it which is testimony to it’s quality. Join us for our next and final video in this series, we’ll be making paths using woodchips and planting a wide variety of vegetables and tubers in this very garden. We are going to call it the Pizza garden, because the design and layout of the paths will be in the shape of a 90sqm Pizza. 😀 Enjoy!