The concept itself is simple -- and revolutionary. You can create a vegetable garden that you never have to water, weed, or till.
You have always been instructed to water your garden, pull weeds, wait till the soil is dry and then water again. Plus weed and then till to loosen the soil.
You don't need to water your garden. Ever. You only need to prevent the winter snow and rainwater from evaporating from your garden during the summer.
In the early spring, trap the winter rains and melted snow by covering your garden soil with materials such as ...
... leaves, grass, or other rotted/rotting vegetation
... burlap bags
... mounds of wood chips (see _____ _____'s YouTube video at http:xxx )
You may already be thinking of other materials that will help seal in the moisture -- even during blazing hot summer days.
Whatever material you use, your goal is to prevent water from evaporating from your garden soil. Ever.
p.s. People will tell you that vegetable plants don't like to have wet -- or moist -- feet. They are wrong!
Throw away your hoe.
You may or not be aware of the world underneath your feet. It's alive, like an underground city filled with roadways, parks, houses that are inhabited by worms, bugs, fungi, roots, and more. Be respectful. Tread lightly. You'll be rewarded with healthy soil, teeming with life. Your plants will thrive. For details, check out the movie Dirt!
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Remember . . .
Keep yourself open
After your springtime planting is complete, and your vegetable starts are in the ground, your garden work is done.
No watering, no weeding, no tilling. For the entire summer!
In the fall, harvest your crops.
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