I’m going to focus on the three principles of the Fukuoka method, as I have applied them in my systems. I’m in process of changing homes and so a review is helpful for both your narrator and I hope, my listeners.
The three principles are:
- No digging,
- No weeding &
- No bare soil.
Back on episode 17 of the Organic Gardener Podcast, I was being interviewed by Jackie, the host, and I brought up the idea of no dig gardening. This was something new to her and, I suspect, to many of the listeners. Continue reading →
Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!
There were a couple of posts this week on the gentle topic of weeds.
And they got me to thinking about my own journey to my current understanding of the little buggers and how they don’t bother me anymore.
My first ever garden as a child was a small one metre square attempt at growing wheat from my Irish neighbour’s chook feed.
Without knowing it, this was the first time I would re-enact the Neolithic. Making stone tools at uni many years later as part of my degree in archaeology, was another but that’s an entirely different podcast episode.
With the wheat garden I barely got my seed back. Continue reading →