Toward Do-Nothing Gardening: Weeding

“When this was a lawn, we had to work very hard to keep weeds under control. Now that it’s a vegetable garden, we do next to nothing.
Today I talk about how we turned a high maintenance lawn with a seemingly insurmountable weed problem into a productive low-maintenance vegetable garden where weeds are, at worst, a minor inconvenience.

“Weedy” Annuals That Out Compete Weeds: 1) Mustard Greens 2) Arugula 3) Red Orach 4) Amaranth

“Weedy” Edible Perennials that Out Compete Weeds: 1) Red Veined Sorrel 2) Egyptian Walking Onions 3) Chives 4) Oregano

One Yard Revolution is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.”

One Yard Revolution is a good gardening channel. The videos are short and well edited. Soo many videos have terrible sound quality, etc. so it’s great to see well made videos.

The goal of do-thing gardening becomes more important as the size of the garden increases. You quickly reach a point (like our garden) where many typical gardening methods aren’t practical. That’s where composting in place and growing lots of soil building plants really shine.

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