A New Old Method of Gardening

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organically grown jalapeno peppers

Organic food without crop rotation, weeding, or irrigation

I just watched a movie called Back to Eden, which shows an easy, organic, almost too good to be true method of gardening based on the way Nature does things. It’s the kind of thing where you go, Duh…why didn’t I think of that?

Simply put, you heavily mulch your garden with wood chips. That’s it. This mimics what happens in Nature, when ground is covered by fallen leaves and branches, or grass.

It maintains moisture in the soil far below, breaks down slowly, adding nutrients, and reduces weeding, watering and fertilizing dramatically.

I am excited to try to apply this to our garden this year. Our season is about to start in two months, so as soon as I can get my hands on some chipped tree branches, I am in business! In fact, as luck would have it, we are scheduling a tree trimming at our house, so that may be exactly what I need…keeping my fingers crossed.

If this sounds interesting to you, check out the movie. You can watch the whole thing. It’s 1 hour and 45 minutes, but extremely eye opening.
http://vimeo.com/28055108

And if you’ve tried this method, please leave a comment and let me know how it’s worked for you. I will report back later with updates…

You can read my first update on my trials of this method here:
http://almostveganinparadise.com/trying-out-the-garden-of-eden-gardening-method/

One Response to A New Old Method of Gardening

  1. [...] So I’ve decided I have nothing to lose by trying the gardening method in the film Garden of Eden. See this post for more information on the Garden of Eden farming method. [...]

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