In this Farm & Market Garden Tour we are revisiting the Bullaun Ark in Loughrea Co. Galway (Ireland). Charles and Shannon have made amazing progress in establishing a sustainable food production system with many rare exotic vegetables, herbs and fruits. The No Dig method is really helping to develop a soil structure promoting healthy soil […]
Did you ever grow potatoes in your garden? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. In this video we are harvesting our No Dig potatoes all by hand without tools. The compost in the garden bed is lovely and malleable making it possible to pull up entire potato plants with ease. There is […]
We finished our No Dig garden along a south west facing stone wall built in the early 18th century. We smothered the existing vegetation and layered on a generous 25-30cm of compost before making our paths by simply stepping them down and covering them with a thin layer of woodchips. We added some seaweed dust […]
We’ve been adding onto our gardens in the last few months and we wanted to give you a Big Spring Garden Update Tour as tubers and seedlings are starting to grow in our newly established garden beds. Please leave comments and questions on our social media! Don’t forget the Spring Plant Sale is still on.
The other day we harvested a bed of onions & carrots and freed up another bed where our broccoli had gone to flower. Now we have space to plant something new! In this video we are showing how simple bed preparation can be when using no dig. We mulched the beds with 3cm of compost […]
We like to turn unused spaces into productive ones. It’s amazing how much can be grown in a 3 by 1 meter garden bed once planted as a polyculture with a variety of vegetable, herbs, flowers and fruit utilizing all the layers of space. We simply started by putting cardboard on the grass, planted 2 […]
We’re only midway in the second growing season after mulching and what a transformation it has been. We’ve done almost no maintenance to keep the garden in good shape, productive and beautiful. The mulch is increasing fertility and biodiversity steadily and keeping the garden free of unwanted plants and grasses. Most of the plants are […]