30 Jul '15, 11am

Think no-dig gardening is nonsense? Please watch this

Think no-dig gardening is nonsense? Please watch this

I am a committed Lazivore , and have been known to share (decidedly inexpert!) tips on how to avoid work in the garden . One of my favorite tips is to embrace no-dig gardening . My mother, however, is an old-school gardener with a Finnish Lutheran work ethic, so when she helps out in my garden (yes, Lazivores like relatives to do the work for them!), she scoffs at my requests to not tread on the garden beds, and to avoid digging where possible. She seems to think that no-dig gardening is some kind of hippie nonsense. Not so. In fact as mainstream farmers discover the benefits of giving up the plough , many gardeners are also learning that going easy on soil cultivation can promote soil biodiversity, reduce labor and improve fertility too. Charles Dowding has been growing organic vegetables for over 30 years. And he's adamant that minimizing or avoiding digging—while top dr...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/think-no-dig-garden...

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