How to make a ‘no-dig’ garden

Here’s what you’ll need:

A border, for example; 3 sleepers, 2 half wine barrels, link aboard (see below), bricks, rocks, old tyres, an old concrete trough or anything floating around the backyard
Old newspapers
1 pea straw bale
3 bags organic manure (for example, sheep, cow or chicken)
1/2 m garden soil
1/2 m mushroom compost
1 sugarcane bale

Here’s what you do:

  • begin on any surface with a layer of newspaper
  • surround with a border that is approximately 20-25cm high
  • add a layer of pea straw then a layer of organic manure
  • repeat layers
  • add a mixture of garden soil, organic manures and mushroom compost
  • plant your seeds or seedlings
  • finish with a layer of sugarcane much, making sure you keep the mulch clear from the seedling stems
  • water regularly
  • enjoy homegrown herbs and vegetables in the coming months

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