Seeds are planted waiting for rain #04 Heirloom Organic Vegetable Garden

It’s been a good a day, the rain held off and the sun stayed behind the clouds to make the job that much easier. The complete garden all 40′ x 80′ got seeded…
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15 Responses to “Seeds are planted waiting for rain #04 Heirloom Organic Vegetable Garden”

  1. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I use the tiller only to mix in the organic material in the fall and spring
    to break the soil up to make it easier to work. Yes there is leaching but
    I’m in luck my water table in this location is less than 18 inches below
    the soil I’m very close to the swamp as you can see in the videos. As far
    as mulching is concerned I just personally hate the mess and I don’t want
    or need anymore yield I’m already growing more than I can eat & the
    chickens can only eat so much.

  2. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

    When you got the space why not use it, makes it so much easier to navigate
    during the growing season. As far as labour is concerned don’t really do
    much after it’s planted except watch it grow and grow, in 2 seasons as a
    hobby we’ve already grown over 2,400 lbs of food. A raised bed garden
    wouldn’t take advantage of the moisture in this part of my yard, I don’t
    have to water much at all really only when I first plant to help the
    germination process.

  3. “I don’t want or need anymore yield…” I understand the process, and i
    understand it works. The understanding I’m trying to spread to you is that
    you have have all the same food with 1/4 the time, effort, and space. Take
    5 mins to plan and avoid hours and hours of unnecessary drudgery. You did a
    lot of research to build your garden in the first place. This is just
    something else to look into “no-dig garden”, “bio-intensive garden” and
    “forest garden”. cont…

  4. I’ve watched all your videos about this. Biointensive gardening isn’t a
    rumour, it’s math. There is nothing wrong with getting the same result buy
    using way more effort and 5 times the space. All I can hope to suggest is
    that you have a look at newer methods of garden design. People have
    survived doing it like you for millennia. But horticulture has since
    developed and is at least worth a look. The reason it takes so much space
    is that you are practising monoculture nothing is mixed.

  5. “When you got the space why not use it” Oh… I would use it my friend! lol
    just differently. You spend a lot of time and energy making that wonderful
    soil then using at least 85% of it as walkways. Imagine 4 foot wide beds
    (you don’t need to raise them, just mark them) with three foot paths
    between. You have now the equivalent of 4 INCH beds with 5 foot wide paths.
    You are using the format designed for energy intensive commercial farms.
    You aren’t one of those ;) Search “no-dig” garden

  6. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 9:57 am

    @HackerGuitarist Actually it’s called experience and in 25 years of growing
    experience never done a soil test and haven’t made a mistake yet and always
    get what I expect or more from my efforts. Playing life on the edge!

  7. “…as fertile as before.” How so? Everything that a plant needs comes in
    solution, in water. That means that rain washes it way too, yes? Nutrients
    erode down to meet the groundwater. If one mulches the composting matter
    releases its goodness through and between the roots on its way down the
    water table. Tilling puts most out of reach. imho. Nature mulches. If you
    have the space, why not use this method for part of your garden. :) What
    region are you in? Late springs and hot summers?

  8. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 11:19 am

    @HackerGuitarist Last night was a bad night for the garden, we had some
    kind of visitor that doesn’t leave tracks start to eat our little
    seedlings, lost a bunch :~(

  9. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

    @HackerGuitarist It was very acid soil, as there was large Cedar trees in
    the area, and we added lime to bring it down.

  10. …cont Simple examples from watching your videos: Plant fruit tree. Then
    use those as support for your climbers. You just made more food for less
    work because you didn’t need to build the climbing structures for your
    beans plus you just used NO space beyond that for the trees. Plus it’s
    gorgeous! lol Taller plants planted with shorter ones. Smaller greens don’t
    need, they can grow in between other things. Plant your corn in with
    potatoes. They don’t compete. etc..way of the future! :)

  11. It’s not even just that. How much of that soil actually has a plant in it?
    Agriculture culture of that sort is very labour intensive. Imagine if your
    neighbour didn’t have a tractor! lol I would get my workout hardscaping
    with all those great rocks in your pile! Raised, stonelined beds are my
    style! :)

  12. Wow. You do too much work! Your videos make me want to take up squarefoot
    gardening! lol

  13. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Actually if you watch the videos later in the growing season you will see
    the walk ways disappear as the heirloom veggies grow to huge sizes. For
    2012 we actually spaced them out even more to give the plants room as we
    had no idea how huge the plants get and the amount they produce. We noticed
    the plants & yields increased dramatically with more space between them. As
    far as wasting soil I have to disagree with the soil is not going to waste,
    it’s still there as fertile as before.

  14. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    @HackerGuitarist Problem is the garden is too big to cover would need
    multiple units, it’s sending me over the edge, last week it was Crows
    eating our corn seedlings this week something else…

  15. 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub Reply February 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I look at as going to the gym except I accomplish something productive in
    my life. I’m going crazy right now waiting for the season to start, started
    my daily working out last week getting ready for April’s hard labour.