Back to Eden Garden Update – July 2015

On June 10th I posted THIS VIDEO and was preparing to convert our regular (tilled) garden into a deep mulch/no till garden using the Back to Eden technique.

I started adding mulch soon after and didn’t quite get it finished. I got about 1/2 to 1/3 of the garden mulched in with wood chips before things started to take off and get to the point where spreading mulch wasn’t very easy anymore.  Because of the some of the garden was a deep mulch garden and the other a traditional garden.  Seeing the two variations side by side was awesome. The mulch REALLY did make a big difference in the time spent weeding and watering (I haven’t watered ONCE this year).

I still did have some issues with squash bugs and cucumber beetles but I only lost 3-4 plants because of them and I expect to loose some each year as I do not spray or use any chemical (organic or not) on my garden.

All in all I am very pleased with the way it has turned out and how well the garden has been maintaining itself this year.  To see it yourself I took a little video of it while picking beans last night.

4 thoughts on “Back to Eden Garden Update – July 2015

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  1. I used mulch in my garden last year and it was soon nice and clean. It literally looked like a carpet between the rows. I loved that. I didn’t do that this year and it’s getting pretty weedy. The mulch does make a difference 🙂

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