New plot, no dig!

Grazing rye green manure

Grazing rye green manure

No dig for me was not a hard decision to make, the soil is free draining, friable and in good nick so why interfere? Mulch, mulch and green manure is my plan even though there are ample supplies of animal manure all around as I’m surrounded by livestock farming.

I’ve decided to follow Garden Organic ‘best practice’ guidelines to manage the soil with natural fertility builders and to make friends with the soil instead of fighting it with spades and forks! So no winter digging for me, sit back and watch the green manures grow I say!

Pics below are from last spring, April/May 2014

Straw on the beds, cardboard on the paths

Straw on the beds, cardboard on the paths

Lovely mustard green manure

Lovely mustard green manure

growing nicely!

growing nicely!