No-dig Gardening

January 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm 1 comment

 A productive vegetable garden that only needs watering every 10 days!

The technique has been used since the 1977 paperback, “Esther Deans’ Gardening Book: Growing Without Digging,” promoted it as a solution to poor soil, rampant weeds, water shortages and costly food

No-dig is more efficient, water wise, because once a plant has a 10- to 12-inch root system, the layers of compost and straw keep moisture around the roots. And you can keep layering it over and over again as the organic matter breaks down.

Click here to read the Los Angeles Times article, How Do His Veggies Grow? The No-dig Way.

Click here to see photos of the no-dig gardening process.

Here’s an interesting blog post on no-dig gardening.

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Entry filed under: Community Gardens, Composting, Gardening & Agriculture, Home Gardens, Hui Gardens, School Gardens, Water.

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