No Dig Gardening, online course – Module 6
Cropping smaller spaces
How to create a bed with compost on weeds – you can plant it straight away, then see how everything grows. I explain the cropping plans for this bed through a few seasons, and the harvests too.
I use my small garden of 25m² (269ft2) to show you how, in no dig, plantings can succeed each other through the course of one year. You will learn some vegetable choices and planting methods.
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Lesson 17 – Making a bed and five years’ cropping
This is a story of one bed: how we made it in a morning then planted and sowed in the afternoon, and its subsequent growth over the following years. Year five shows possibilities for interplanting. Plus I have used the bed to trial unusual vegetables, so you have a peek at which may be worthwhile, and which may not be.
Lesson 18 – Two years’ cropping plans and harvests
The small garden is 25m2 ( 269ft2); I take you through the details of soil preparation (very little!), spring sowing, planting, edging and harvesting. Then you see the new plantings in summer, meaning that every part of the garden has grown two, or even three vegetables in one year.
Lesson 19 – a video of my talk, and the final quiz
To finish off the course, a one hour video summarises my approach to no dig, and all of its benefits.
The video also looks at aspects of growing, covered in Course 2, Growing Success.
I crop the ‘Small Garden’ here at Homeacres in a varied and productive way. There are three beds of 1.5 × 4.5 m (5 ×14.7 ft), and I plant four blocks on each bed with different vegetables. With 12 different vegetables growing at any one time, and throughout most of the growing season, my aim […]
Congratulations on almost reaching the end of this course. To round it off, here’s a talk I gave to a sold-out hall of gardeners, who were keen to hear more about no dig. Sit back and watch the talk as it will help remind you of what we’ve covered in this course, plus some extras […]