Not Weedless

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Yesterday I tried to re-edge this end of the bed with my new edger. The original edge was hard to pick out, and I didn’t seem to accomplish much without getting a fork under the weeds to pry them out and make the cut edge visible. Suddenly I thought, “Wait, this is supposed to be a no-dig bed!”

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Holly October 4, 2008, 9:22 pm

I think perhaps a few of the key parts of a no dig bed were missed here
No dig beds are usually used for annual vegetables and flowers, this means the layers get quite well mixed during the growing season, and then occasionally you add an extra layer of newspaper, green hay (i.e. alfalfa) straw, compost.
Another part of a no dig bed is having a definitive edge – usually bricks or a boxing.
Yates (new zealand seed company) do a good guide on a no-dig garden, its the guide i’m using for my raised veggie patch

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