Jeanine Gurley wrote:I am so programmed to dig with a shovel that, even though I have learned through reading and hands on experience, that is not the best path……….I do it anyway.
Reading this chapter at exactly this time answered some new-to-me questions I had been struggling with.
I have moved onto rented property. ...
So I have put…the…..shovel….away….and am going to try some clandestine container/hugel gardening. Large container with bottom cut out. Layer of wood, kitchen scraps, leaves. Then top off with some store bought potting soil and red wigglers. The bottom cut out will allow the worms to loosen up the soil below and the roots from whatever plant to go deeper than the pot.
In theory that will keep me from having to water all the time (I’m out of town a lot), it will look like a potted plant (keep landlady happy) and improve the soil without interfering with underground utilities.
That’s the plan – we’ll see how it works in practice.
Erica Wisner wrote:
- There is a difference between nitrite and nitrate; I'd love to know more about it. If the tests can't tell the difference, reports about human safety will be contradictory and misleading.