I am redesigning the garden… Again.
This is a bit exhausting if to be honest, but it seems like I need to try every method of gardening before I settle on the one I am more comfortable with. So onward we go to set up a Back to Eden garden.
I’ve tried gardening in beds, I’ve tried gardening in raised beds, and I’ve tried gardening in traditional rows where the tractor is the one who supposed to do most of the work. All of those methods were fine but I am looking to make gardening simpler.
I want to grow food for us and also for others. I have four little kids that are homeschooled and a whole homestead to manage and during the summer I feel like the garden takes too much of my time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love every minute of gardening and if I didn’t have kids and shopping to do and laundry to wash I would probably spend every minute of my day there, but for now, there are many other things that need my attention and many other things I want to do, so I am trying to find a way to still have the huge garden that I want without spending more time than I have for gardening.
So lately I’ve been learning more about permaculture and I am trying to set things up to be easier to manage and more productive.
The Back to Eeden gardening is a form of gardening where the soil is covered by mulch. I’ve been gardening with hay mulch for a while but never with wood chips mulch.
In the video below I explain the benefits of this method of gardening and I show you how I am using the free wood chips we came across to set up a large Back to Eden garden. If you want to watch the full Back to Eden movie, you can find it here.