My friends in Sheffield, amazing gardeners, are great fans of a no dig garden. I always learn something from them and they enjoy sharing new information. As it happens I follow the “no dig” philosophy, mostly because I have to use my time wisely in order to look after flower beds, hives, backyard orchard, new trees planted on property for wildlife, and pastures for hay (has to do with maintaining green belt status). I live in Hamilton, Montana where the growing season is short, summers very hot and winters very cold (in general). Attached is a snapshot of part of my veg garden. I of course have compost piles which to be honest are a bit unmanageable. This year I may have to dig one row for carrots and parsnips. They are always very stunted.