I have recently bought an amazing gardening book, Organic Gardening the natural no – dig way by Charles Dowding.
As the weather was dry I immediately wanted to get started. But of course that illusive mound of ‘well rotted’ compost that is always mentioned in all gardening books, was still just a heap of last year’s cow s....t.!
Any way I decided to go ahead and experiment ... nothing really to loose.
So I weeded thoroughly a strip of ground disturbing the soil as little as possible, then laid on the ‘not so well’ rotted manure and added a dusting of grass cuttings.
I then covered it all with some black plastic and dug it in around the edges and put stones along the free edge.
I also put a line of card board as a path and covered that as well.
|Manure laid on top of ground|
|Black plastic weighted down with stones|
|Woozle helping out as usual!|
|Digging in the edges of the plastic|
I am going to leave it for at least 4 months and then see what has happened.
So watch this space in June for the results.