I have fallen in love with baby choy sum, it is delicious. I also want to grow more Kale, English Spinach and Radicchio. So I need some more garden. Looking at my garden I think the simplest way is to join two beds, it is a sunny spot and looks the right size for the amount of green and leafy I want to grow.
You can see from my photos I am not a fan of nice rectangle or square garden beds, my beds meander and curve. What I do like to do, is always have places where I can step safely without flattening the soil.
A No-Dig Garden is the easiest place to grow things.
There are less weeds and if any dare to show their face just cover them with more straw and newspaper. No-Digging required in this garden.
Slugs and Snails are less attracted to No-Dig Garden. Possibly because the rich organic layers attract earthworms which brings a more alkaline soil.
A No-Dig garden has a life of roughly seven years, with regular topping of compost, manure and hay usually at the beginning of the season.
The 5 layers of a No-Dig Garden.
More Straw 17 – 20 cms deep
Topped with 15 – 20 cms rich compost or organic soil where you are going to plant your seedlings or seeds.
In the one above I have planted seeds. So on Saturday I will put organic soil on the other side of the garden ready to thin out the seedlings. Or plant something different.