Hello, so I've discovered a couple days ago how I could stop tilling my garden, gaining time and energy
in the process. Most of my current information comes from this article:
Now, there are a few question I have.
How am I supposed to sow crops such as wheat ? Do I lay compost
in lines, so that I can then plant them ?
With crops such as onions, carrots... should
I just make sure the bed is tall enough
, or will they just grow properly as long as there is soil under the bed ?
And lastly, there is kind of a chicken
and egg problem. To make those beds, I'd need carbon
rich, and nitrogen rich material. So I can grow them... but I'd need the material first ! Of course
I am a bit exaggerating, but I think
you get the picture. One could take grass and other weeds, dry some and keep some fresh, to make each layer. However this can take some time, and as I'm starting to gain a bit of experience
, I see that green manures are a wonderful way to create, well, green manure to use in no dig beds or anywhere else. But is there a way to grow green manure in no-dig beds ? Can it work ?