Last year I was fed up with weeds overtaking my garden and decided to try the "No Till" method. I posted about it here. I originally got the idea from my Mother Earth News magazine I receive. You can check out their article here.
I LOVE this method of gardening. There was no tilling this spring. The weeding is minimal. The watering is minimal. And everything seemed to thrive with the exception of my hot pepper plants.
This year I only had to add a layer of compost to the top of each bed and we were ready to go!
Here's how it looked two weeks ago:
The tomatoes are big enough and now have been mulched.
My onions are doing great and the lettuce is needing to be thinned.
My son wanted to plant cauliflower and corn. Not a lot of room for corn, but we are trying it and it seems to be growing so well.
And the cauliflower already has little baby heads on the plants!
We've planted several bell and hot pepper plants again this year, as well as spinach, beans, and carrots.
I'll post more pics as the garden comes along and we harvest things.
Lastly, here's a glimpse of the part of the garden that hasnt been converted yet. Look at those weeds!