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The SFG Journey-continuing my lazy gardening idea-"Do-nothing Gardening"

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Post  has55 on 3/2/2015, 7:17 am

In some of my past posting, I explained some of the techniques I used when I was a organic farmer. I learned the techniques from the book authored by 'Dick Raymond'-"The Joy Of Gardening". That was in the days of turning over the soil with my tiller, hauling in tons of horse manure, leaves and applying the "sheet composting " method which dramatically changed my heavily red clay soil to dark rich sandy loam soil loaded with worms. I thankful for SFG and those days are long gone. But I'm still a lazy gardner at heart. That why the SFG Journey continues, looking for simpler methods so I can go do other things that are in my heart.
during this journey, I kept looking for ways not to spend more time out on the farm weeding. I ended up using "grass mulching" to suppress the weeds. I still use it around my trees to suppress the grass, avoid weed eating near the bark and bring on the worms for tunneling for allowing roots to go deeper, on site vermicomposting, soil aeration and on site surface sheet composting. this year will be following the result of my Grass mulching, BTE mulching and in bed vermicomposting and the worm tea.

here's my winter picture of sheet composting around my trees. don't have a fall or spring picture. forgot to take a picture. 


anyway, I continuing looking for easier ways to produce great crops in my no till SFG beds.the video below talks more about Mr. Masanobu Fuuoaka style from his book "the One Straw Revolution". It seems I found some of his practices on my own. so did Patrick Dolan. Enjoy.

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Post  has55 on 3/2/2015, 10:48 am

I thought I add this one to the theme too.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 3/2/2015, 12:25 pm

Thanks for posting both of those videos, they were quite enjoyable with my morning coffee Very Happy

I'm working more toward the letting the compost make itself on the beds mode (with supplemental hot composting for making new SFG bed Mel's Mix)  Gathering the materials from our pasture is enough exercise on it's own so being able to accomplish more with less work is a good goal!  My theme for this year is from Jesus' words "My burden is easy, my yoke is light."  God made nature to take care of itself and improve with the gentle hand of stewardship.  

I LOVE learning about this stuff!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 3/4/2015, 9:51 pm

Wonderful videos, thank you so much for sharing!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 3/4/2015, 9:55 pm

Has55 I had forgotten the idea of using cut grass as a weed suppressor, thank you for posting that. My grass clippings just get cut up back on my lawn. Good for the lawn, but no clippings for the beds or around the trees.
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Post  has55 on 3/6/2015, 12:17 pm

this is what the grass mulch looks like with the snow almost gone . it breaking down. so additional grass will be added this late spring. the worms are doing their thing, plus aerating the soil.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 3/7/2015, 1:38 pm

It is looking nice and Spring will be there very soon!
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