Nc Pfister wrote:That also is very helpful, Jonathan - thank you! One question - and it feels like an unintelligent one - with your proposed method, where do I plant the seeds? Cut holes in cardboard and make a small hole in the undisturbed topsoil (which hasn't been spaded), and seed there?
I'm just struggling to visualize. Any specific YouTube videos you could point me to to help me understand this admittedly very basic component? Thanks again!
I'm so glad you asked. You don't have to do anything special. Here are two videos that were done fairly well that show most of what needs to be done.
No dig starting out, basics and a little extra detail in planting stuff too:
Similar, older video, talking about a raised bed (only if you have flooding as an issue like I do in Florida):
Here is no-dig explained in 3 minutes:
This video shows around the 2:30 mark how he plants into no dig bed:
A more direct answer to your question, sowing seeds for carrots directly into no-dig:
Anyway... Hope that all helps. This guy, btw, seems to be one of the leaders of this method as well. At least, the most visible on YouTube. So, you can watch all kinds of videos from him to see more.