What is the No-dig garden method
Using the No-dig garden method at your hobby farm weeds are removed by shallow hoeing small starting weed seeds before they get started along with additional mulching. Larger weeds missed can be removed by hand weeding.
Small debris can be left as mulch or gathered up. Mulches provides nutrients that are taken into the soil by soil organisms and worms.
Conventional tilling of the ground brings dormant old weed and grass seeds to the surface waiting for the perfect germination conditions. by adding mulch every year and not disturbing the soil dormant seeds are never allowed to start. Adding mulch every year feeds the soil for a more health garden.
How to start a No Dig bed
Start Out No Dig, one method with cardboard and compost
How to make a no dig vegetable garden
No-till garden with cardboard
- Select a sunny location
- Collect all the Materials you will need to build the garden
- Prep the ground
- Place Cardboard or thick amounts of Newspaper
- Add Manure & Compost
- Add Straw
- Use large wood chips in the walkways
How to do no dig gardening
Building a no dig garden at you hobby farm can be a fun and learning experience. Covering the ground with cardboard then adding a thick layer of tops soil and a thin layer of compost on top, water deeply and plant your vegetable and your done.
Stay on top of small weeds in the beginning and reduce your hassle through out the year.
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No dig gardening for beginners
Starting a no dig garden is an easy way to start a vegetable garden fast. This method provides better soil health for better growing plants and vegetables. Controlling small weeds with light hoeing and adding mulch to produce healthy foods.