At the age of 87 I grow vegetables for two people the year-round, doing all the work myself and freezing the surplus. I tend several flower beds, write a column every week, answer an awful lot of mail, do the housework and cooking-and never do any of these things after 11 o'clock in the morning!"
Xisca Nicolas wrote:If I want to use this method and not work after 11 am, I have to figure out how to solve a few ..."difficulties"!
- I cannot find hay, maybe straw imported from mainland Spain... (not organic, so full of round up?)
- Whatever natural hay we still have (wild oats grow in winter) goes to the animals.
So, unless you rely on a truck and live in a place with hay ...who can answer THIS question:
"What is the surface of land you need, planted with grass, for what surface of garden you grow?"
or put it this way:
"Out of your garden, what % do you have to dedicate to mulch production?"
"For Ruth Stout and many people, the mulch used is purchased or salvaged waste/spoiled hay so the system is repurposing a waste product essentially. "
Xisca Nicolas wrote:Thanks for feedback and sharing! So basically you used 15 times more surface to cut than the one you covered?
When you did this, did you find it was "no work"? just joking.... well, "less weeding" method is right! Or "no dig".
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