I felt like you were having a conversation with C-3PO
C-3po with madd gardening skills, though
I got a ton from this episode. I really needed to hear about his battles with perennial weeds in his first year beds, as I’m having those same battles (especially with cooch/quack grass).
Kncdelano, Amazing how some of this stuff comes up through ANYTHING - I think the bindweed in our newly made beds could lift up a truck. What grows back gets weaker and weaker every week though, so there is hope!
I suspect his "tiny garden" is probably not what he is exclusively living from these days he is more of a content creator, writer currently than market farmer. But i like his style especially multysowing (multiple seeds per cell) root crops for transplanting such as beets, carrots, onions, leeks is a HUGE time saver. Also poking holes with a long handled dibbler and dropping in seedlings into holes without much bending over is surprisingly quick and good on the back, AND allows for a very sloppy bed prep in fact the other day after clearing spinach that was in plasticulture i just twisted out spinach, removed plastic, dibbled holes and dropped in lettuces and watered. Really lean bed flip, no compost just some added fertilizer over the dibbled holes, so far so good and truly no-till.
I love that long handled dibbler idea. I always want a long handled trowel.
When transplanting into well rotted compost it's so dense and wet that I can't get my fingers in when transplanting so I got a dibber like his and works well.
Nice, good to know
I'm thinking of a tool that would be cross between the bed roller and the grider for planting into manure would be cool.
They make those dibblers for the johnnys bed roller that might work. They are not cheap but with enough weight would likely get through
Based in the UK, so probably need to get something made. But yeah that's a great shout