Added by on 2017-03-12

Woodleaf Farm mimics nature in the Sierra foothills of northern California with a no-till orchard (150 varieties of peaches, pears, apples, cherries, plums, figs) and “patches” of trellised, reduced-tillage vegetables, using a perennial living mulch system that cycles and recycles nutrients, builds organic matter, and provides habitat for biological control organisms such as insect predators and parasites and microorganisms. Related PostsPi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living WallsJohn deere | Farm | Tractor | Agriculture | Vertical Tillage Double FoldRaised Bed Gardening For Beginners. Site Selection, Organic Soil and MulchNO TILL B2E Method Organic Vegetable Gardening Soil Building with mulch for beginners 101. Pt 8True NO TILL Homesteading Organic Vegetable Gardening with mulch for beginners 101. Pt 6True NO TILL Organic Vegetable Gardening with mulch for beginners 101. Pt 7

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6 Comments

  • Darryl Hopper 7 months ago

    Good lookin stuff

  • Doug stevens 7 months ago

    i subscribed to your channel and hope you like and subscribe to my channel Doug Stevens keep up with your nice videos 🙂

  • Galen Nordland 7 months ago

    Looks like you all have a winning, healthy, and sustainable operation. Congratulations and I hope it continues. Thanks for sharing your farm and experiences.

  • Caiti Hachmyer 7 months ago

    Carl, thank you for such a detailed video! This is an amazing system, and I know you grow some amazing produce so it really must work well.
    A few questions – how exactly are you trellising the cucumbers? Do you just weave them through or do you find clips to be the best method? Spacing? Do you plant on both sides of the trellis or just down one side?

    Regarding the perennial summer cover crop, do you find that white clover smothers out most other weeds? I'm wondering if the beds were sufficiently spaced apart, could you mow the clover pathway during the summer to prevent competition/encroachment or would that be detrimental to the clover in the long term? Additionally, does it need to be watered? I use drip irrigation on my farm, so any living mulch I plant for the pathways would need to be drought-tolerant.

    Thanks for any more tips you can provide!

    Caiti
    Red H Farm

  • dobe762 7 months ago

    Excellent, you're certainly not work shy… great to see proper food production, thank you.

  • Turtle Bushcraft 7 months ago

    Very cool system . thanks for all the tips. atb John