Small Garden (3) in April 2018, how winter unfolded and new, spring plantings

Homeacres small garden of 25sqm/270sqft, no dig and compost-mulched. See the evolution of this space through a year of planting and picking a wide range of vegetables and herbs, with little weeding needed.

There are limiting factors such as paving slabs in the soil, the neighbour’s shrubs with moisture-sucking roots, slugs in the edges, and shade from buildings. See episode (1) for those details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUMbt…

Harvests in the first two videos were from plantings made in August and September. As crops finish, I twist out plants and spread 3-4cm/1.5in compost on beds, then they are ready for spring plantings. The no dig method means preparation is quick and easy, plus there are only a few weeds you need to pull.

I raise plants in a greenhouse to set out as 4-5 week old seedlings: the only direct sowing of seed is carrots. The climate is zone 8b: in winter we enjoyed occasional harvests, then I aim to pick a diverse range of veg, say three daily from late April to November. The thumbnail is picking spinach in April. I am writing this in May 2018: the garden is now growing fast, and we shall film an update in early June .

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