Conventional gardening methods involve backbreaking work including digging and weeding generally resulting in an endless cycle of poor to average yields, stressed plants and an off-putting amount of maintenance to keep the garden somewhat productive. This is mainly because soil disturbance interrupts the life cycles of the soil life and exposing it to UV light […]
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 […]
On the weekend we were helping to create a No Dig Food Forest at a workshop hosted by Rowan Wellness & Gardens in county Cavan, Ireland. We used the lasagne gardening method covering the grass with cardboard. Then adding a generous layer of compost and finally topping it off with a layer of woodchips.