There is just something about biting into a fresh picked veggie, isn’t there?
At first, when my friend Dara mentioned a new gardening method, I felt a little like “No way I can grow veggies without water”. I watched the 2 hour video on the Back to Eden website and just absorbed all the info that I could. Have you heard of it? I decided to change my method to the BTE (Back to Eden) this Spring. What better way to honor God than through the garden. After all, that’s where it all started, right?
Just five days ago, this little cucumber was this size below. Isn’t is amazing how we take a seed and it grows!
I’m so excited about my new garden this year. I do not have irrigation installed. In fact, we don’t even have a well installed yet at our new property. I only use water on the really hot days which fortunately, hasn’t been too many so far. When I do water, I take my 2 gallon sprayer container and go back to our shop ( about five acres away) and fill it up.
So, here is the new method I am using. I have to say, there are not pests at all. I NEVER use pest control as my garden is all heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Seeds.
The above photo is where it all starts. I lay newspaper or cardboard down and then add a layer of manure on top of that.
I then add about 8-10 inches of wood chips. The wood chips help retain all the moisture hence the no need for much watering.
Then, goes the rows filled with manure again. Once the plants start growing, then I will spread the chips on top of the roots.
I truly am so amazed at how gorgeous all of my veggies are growing. I had the faith that God would provide and he has indeed! Above is Basil that I planted all from seed. I will split the basil up here in just a little bit so it doesn’t get so top heavy. A future goal of mine is to grow herbs in pots and sell them and maybe a possible veggie stand in the future . 🙂
Alrighty, stay tuned as I’ll be posting the progress of everything else too. Have a great week!