No – Dig Gardening, the gateway for an action plan add dirt between your toes, and you are on your way to self-resilience and healthy options for body and mind.
There is an awareness building regarding aspects of the fragility of the “just in time” food supply: the predominant way supermarkets and supply chains are stocked in our modern age.
There is also more of an understanding that the way food is grown in the contemporary agri-business model leaves a lot to be desired for the environment and people’s sustainable and nutritional needs. The “good old days” of homegrown food, locally sourced produce, is a viable option that needs those of us who value self-reliance to revisit and implement at a personal and community level.
It is not uncommon for someone who had a realization during the latest clown show response the authorities implemented as measures to the pandemic narrative, to decide now is a good time to build some resilience against shortages, state-run systems and controls.
The probability is high that there would be a great deal of enthusiasm in the first flush of action until the weeds started to appear somehow magically, and the vision splendid died on the vine just as did the few vegetables that managed to struggle into existence.
As I mentioned earlier, no-dig gardening implemented well can be a gateway to understanding the larger umbrella of permaculture thinking.
Once the concepts behind what it takes to grow food in a small controlled area are understood, it then becomes a springboard to expand your thinking of what is possible when applied to self-reliance and community engagement as an alternative to existing systems in place now.
You need to understand the local climate conditions, seasonal fluctuations, sun aspect and time limitations; you have to implement a successful action plan.
Consistency is a crucial element for understanding what it takes to develop food resilience is is something I try to impart in the learning process of implementing a simple No-dig garden.
When you look at benchmarks for self-sufficiency, it is percentages that matter relevant to your particular circumstances striving for total “self-sufficiency” can be a false idea of what preparedness is really about.
When you set up a well thought out patch of ground for the project, you will be called on by the natural order of things to attend to and work with nature and your environment to achieve a successful outcome. This aspect alone can break down the wall that many do not see that separates
the real world of what it takes to bring food to the table and the carefully crafted world of convenience shopping and loaded shopping isles.
By starting with 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters, it is enough area to grow a reasonable amount of plants that will add to your plate and give you an understanding of what it takes to go successfully from bare ground to planting a seed and then to harvest. By limiting your initial garden plot, you will find yourself better positioned for the outcome of completion and consistency to determine your enthusiasm and direction for further garden projects.
The bright side is that every little thing else will be effortless when you understand the principles and master them. In my ebook and the ten-part challenge course, you’ll discover the fundamentals of natural horticulture. While it’s not brain surgery, there are a few reminders worth recognizing.
Planning is an essential element for a successful outcome in your No-dig garden. The location of your garden is the essential variable that will identify what plants you can and can not grow.
The dimension of your garden will also limit your passions. If you have a little plot to work with, you’re not likely to be able to have a cornfield. Some crops require more land, some call for even more sunshine and water, and so forth.
The ground requires to be correct also, and the garden must preferably get direct sunlight. It should not be undercover due to a big tree or structure close by. It must be away from cords, pipelines as well as there needs to be a water resource close by to permit you to water your plants conveniently.
All these considerations need to be part of your preparation prior to you growing a single seed.
The dirt in your garden is another variable that determines which plants you can grow and which you can’t. Various plants thrive in different types of soil.
The pH of the dirt is while being an essential element, with the no-dig garden method its more about feeding the soil, more so than the plant. Ideally, the plant medium ought to be neutral. If it’s acidic, you’ll need to take steps to counteract the soil with compost or by other ways.
The seeds you make use of should be natural. Doing a quick search online or get in touch with local clubs will reveal suppliers that offer non-GMO garden seeds.
You can purchase these seeds as part of a co-op or as an online purchase.
As you learn to build a garden using the No-dig garden success method, it’s ideal to begin using organic seeds.
As soon as your garden flourishes, you can use the seeds from your very own crops for future garden needs.
While you can buy compost from a garden supplies store, if you can do it yourself, you’ll have the ability to save quite a bit of money.
Composting can be a fulfilling skill. If you have adequate room to develop good garden compost, it’ll be easy to sell the excess and make some money.
Lots of farmers and horticulture enthusiasts are continually seeking to find sources of great compost.
You’ll require compost for your garden since it’s rich in nutrients and also aids to balance the pH of the soil.
Since you will not be using store-bought plant foods, it is necessary to have a consistent supply of compost for your organic no-dig garden.
Once you have the soil set and done the planting, all that’s left is upkeep.
You’ll need to water your plants consistently, according to the weather conditions.
Throughout a hot climate, even more water is required.
Too much watering will kill your plants. So note that you ought to have some form of drainage for the excess water in the garden to drain out.
There will be various other issues to keep an eye on, such as weeds, pests, plant diseases, and so forth. Monitoring your yard each day will aid you to nip any issue in the bud.
These are several of the essentials of organic no-dig gardening that you ought to know.
There are many more, yet you’ll learn more about them as you go through the No-dig garden success method ebook and 10 part challenge.
The very best thing you could do is read a couple of other publications on natural gardening and make a note that might apply to you.
You’ll see after going through the steps outlined in the ebook and course and the private group to answer questions, you will have a far better understanding of the procedure. You will be less likely to make any unintended blunders.
The opportunity to grow your food returns numerous advantages and is among the most gratifying things on earth.
Gardening, in general, has a cumulative effect on body-mind harmony and connection. While not always measured in a physical yield, gardening and getting your hands in living soil positively affects your physical output.
Connection to the earth’s energetic field is fuel to the self-sovereignty engine that healthy individuals need to tap into.
The process of building resilient communities based on a shared commitment for resilience, health and freedom is keyed to the availability of a sustainable, nutritionally rich food source that can be kick-started with a no-dig garden project.
The Bill Mollison inspired permaculture concepts are standards that can be broken down into small steps that start with an understanding of working with the aspects of your environment and what you can work with to achieve a positive result in a low energy sustainable manner.
A simple no-dig garden will tick many boxes that are at the heart of building self-reliance and wellness. The further our reliance is on mono-cropping agriculture and the industry behind it, the more possible it is for systems of control and tyranny to exert a hold on a population’s freedoms, wealth and health. Centralization of food production is caused by moving away from a communal decentralized permanence and sustainability.