I've mulched areas like this and had slug problems.
In the video he talks about using wood chips, but is also using chicken bedding/compost/manure for fertility
In the first 12 months after spreading I have had nitrogen deficiency issues in some plants (some of the chips were turned into the soil by accident while dealing with a bindweed root infestation)
Some plants do really well on wood chips, some less so... my strawberry plants have been great this year having never previously had any joy with them, fruit trees and comfrey do well, slug delicate plants have struggled (beans, peas etc...).
Probably many of these issues would be resolved by adding chickens into our mix, which is planned for next year.
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No but every one that don't think permaculture will think so.
which will be 99% of everyone
don't worry about it just have a great garden
you will need some manure to go along with it if you can get some.
maybe someone that has done this and been successful can chime in.
we don't have a problem with lack of water we have a problem with mismanagement
beavers the original permies farmers
If there is no one around to smell you ,do you really stink!
posted 5 years ago
thanks for the feedback.
I'm trying to get all my prep ready for the new season. I'm feeling pretty stoked. Last season we used seeds from home dopey, seeds from the local farm supply, and starter plants from the local farmer's market (probably all GMO). So I'm nosing around for non-GMO favorites. So far not sure who to buy from. An asian friend gave me some giant okra that his family brought with him from vietnam. And we've purchased from Johnny's Seeds before, and were happy with those guys. Any advice, this is my third go at a garden. So I'm still a newbie.