Tag Archives: Mulch

  • What Should I Do?
    Dutch White Clover Living Mulch

    Mulch in the Garden

    Using a protective mulch layer
    by Phil Williams

    Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:44 PM


    When I first started gardening, I wanted to mulch my garden. Coming from a commercial landscape background, it was something I was used to doing, and I understood the benefits. Then I spoke to a relative who had been gardening far longer than I, and he told me how it would burn up my plants. Being new to gardening, I took his advice. Even though I started my garden with two feet of good compost, by summertime, my soil was compacted, and the humus was gone. Without the protection from mulch, my humus layer eroded away, and the soil became infertile and compacted.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Garden Tour

    Touring a “Back to Eden” Garden

    Learning about an alternative gardening method
    by leslie pitts

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 4:48 AM


    After taking the "red pill" and heading down the path of resiliency, growing your own food and becoming a gardener is a step many of us take and fall in love with. Some of us come from gardening and/or farming backgrounds and have years of experience with our hands in the soil.  Some say its a labor of love. We experiment, learn, and grow. It is always challenging and rewarding. Here I share a recent discovery of a gardening technique that has given me a better understanding of natural growing and hopefully better results with less effort. I would like to introduce the Back to Eden gardening method. 

    It’s hard to argue with the facts, and the fact is that the Back to Eden method of gardening is producing excellent results.  Paul Gautschi’s film, Back to Eden, provides all the information needed to get started, and viewers will find it peppered with quotes and anecdotes from the Bible, which are delightful enough even to the unreligious.  Between the Internet and word of mouth, Back to Eden farms are popping up all over the place.

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