No dig international
The photo below is from Tony Carey’s new no dig garden in Norway, June 2020, based on watching my videos. Tony writes
I’m a complete novice but have tried this year as an experiment/ learning for my next garden, I live alone in a restored furniture shop, along with 8 other apts…..and am researching by doing’ how much a household can get, longevity in norwegian climate, and the effect it has on the body.
A kind of corona experiment plus needing something to do in lack of a creative space lately.
There was some dense dying woodland behind me, along the Telemark Canal, also with a few large pine trees. I cleared it and it designed itself slowly, keeping the felled trees for material, fencing, and only thinning what I needed to get enough sun. Ended with a nice mix of shade, full sun, and privacy.
I haven’t used any other guidance videos on youtube than yours, it just hit home with me, and is the only way for me. Thank you thank you thank you, and well well done. ( My grandmother is doing pirouettes in her grave.. “no’digging??”) she dug all her life, my Father left home early… possibly because of the digging tbh…
So…, cleared it, and two big tractor buckets of a mix of both older and fresher cowmanure was plopped in and I laid out 5 beds, for essentials. Potatoes (went great), spinach, (weird but gave a little, which I dried),) 35 pluck-salads ( amazing continuity, purree’d and frozen)…. 35 Red and green Kale was a must to test, as superfood. (My biggest love of them all, still going), I’m seeing how long it will last, have rough-chopped and frozen bags of it for smoothie breakfast, and I’ve also puree’d it with garlic, and frozen the concentrated mix in ice cube trays, longevity test. great instant oily powertaste for most dishes. 3 cubes for a couple, add more oil in heating.
I recently won an article in a Norwegian seed catalogue, a chain which delivers to hundreds of florists. trans: “Garden Pleasures’.. myself and somebody else were picked out, mine because its so simple, honest, naive, and effective for a novice, and inspiring to others.