Every year I would till my garden. I’m almost 77 years old. I’m in very good shape for my age, but it’s getting more difficult to till. The ground is hard as a brick. I was looking on the internet and accidentally came across Charles’ youtube channel. I looked at it and evaluated it in light of what I had been doing (tilling) for many years. I thought I might be able to do this, so last year I made my initial beds using both mushroom and green compost that I purchased. While doing that I made two compost bins so I could start my own compost (which I now been giving away!!!).
Last years garden produced about 20 kg of half-runner beans, 60 kg of sweet potatoes (from 8 plants), some broccoli, radishes, spinach, and tomatoes. It was not impressive because I don’t think I made the beds deep enough (about 3cm). Weeding is a breeze!!!!
However, our potatoes did not do well. This year the potatoes are growing very well. We will probably harvest in June. We’ve never been able to grow carrots but this year they are doing very well.
I also bought Charles’ book and it was very beneficial. Currently, we are trying to grow Sweet potato slips and then plant them. Stand-by for more information on that (LOL). We also found a hoe like Charles uses and it is wonderful. I’m thinking about expanding next year to add another 50% to the garden area.