I have started a real no dig vegetable garden in the fall of 2020 and the winter results are very good. In summer we have too much sun and heat and drought and I am searching for solutions (will start with a shade cover next spring) and some form of irrigation.The vegetable garden is in the olive grove, in very hard clay soil.
The picture is of the second year. I have put olive oil pits on the paths because in Italy wood chips are used for heating and impossible to get in smaller quantities. The olive pits are sold in a big bag. I have added grass cuttings all around the vegetable garden to slowly make it a bit more fertile and also to have some cover in the summer.