No Dig Gardening & the Cowboy Baby Homestead

Good morning, Blog Buds. We’re all doing the best we can and there’s no doubt about that. Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what our ‘best we can’ is, however. I look at what I need to do, what I have to work with, and then I figure out a way I can get the job done.

The Cowboy Baby Homestead has lousy soil, gravely, sandy, lousy soil compacted with decades, maybe a century of weed growth, like back to the original homesteaders. I can’t till the earth, even if I did have a tiller. Which I don’t. What we do have is lots of cardboard and leaves and sticks and chicken poo.

So the first step to prepare my new garden area is to layer up some cardboard, mulch, and compost before the snow flies here in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The next step doesn’t happen until the snow melts in February or March.

Charles Dowding gardens in a different, warmer climate than mine, but he sure has some good ideas. And lots of books. Check out his YouTube Channel, if you want to see what I mean-

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Be Brave, Be Kind.