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  • Giggi Widit

    Huw is so right, you have to have a vision. I've recently taken on an Allotment, and at the moment, I am getting it set up with raised beds etc., which it's taking quite a bit of time, because I'm a five foot two 49 year old woman, doing it on my own, with no access to a car, and so I'm transporting everything by hand, using just a gardening cart, and my own two legs lol.

    I'm also slowed down by the fact that I have very little money, so I am needing to scavenge free stuff, like pallet wood etc =9, and I'm not able to get some things, like Topsoil, to easily fill my beds, because its just too heavy for me to transport by hand. So necessity had bred ingenuity, and I have found, that if I dig down each of my raised beds as far as I can, and then fill in the bottom of my 'future' raised bed, with the plant matter, that I have taken off of the top of it, and then back-fill the soil, that I have dug out, back in on top of the layer of plant matter, then it is enough to raise the beds up by a good 6 inches, which is all that I need, for e decent raised bed, and means, that I can have a raised bed, without the need for extra topsoil. =DDD

    But a lot of my fellow Allotment growers keep saying things like 'It would be so much quicker and easier, if you didn't have raised beds.' But I say to them, 'Yes. it would. But I have a vision, of how I want my Allotment to look by the Spring, and I would feel as if I had cheated myself, if I didn't put in the extra effort, to get it as close to that vision, as possible, and I don't mind the extra effort, because the sense of achievement at the end, when it is looking how I see it, in my mind, will be worth it.' But a lot of them just don't 'get it' lol.

    Yes, it's not 'easy', but its worth it =DDD…I would also like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to gardeners like Huw Richards, who have helped me NO END, with their know-how, and experience, to avoid a lot of the pit-falls, that relatively new gardeners, like myself, often fall into, through inexperience, because you guys have helped me soooo much !!! =DDD

  • Eidolin

    This is a very relaxing format for a gardening video. Amazing visual quality, limited relaxing music and just you talking with less of a scripted or rushed feel. I love this please continue

  • munchkin5674

    As you are basically gardening year round, are you must be a market gardener or do you have a large family you grow for or both?

    As for mulch, compost makes a very awesome mulch, period!

  • Logan YouTube

    Bare soil is detrimental for soil health…figuring out some way to keep the sunlight off the soil would speed up your results(plant slightly closer rows, make removable row covers out of planting fabric, plant a crop in between your rows so that when one crop comes off the other takes off)

  • Julia Entz

    Our temperatures in summer are always in the 90’s and often over a hundred. Our soil can get hard and hot. Mulching keeps the roots cooler. Do your soils not get “sun baked?”

  • Richard Frazee

    You mentioned using "Injection" to get your fertilizer into your watering system. Have you done a video on making that Injection System, so the rest of us dummies can make something like it? Or can you tell me what I need to mke it?
    Fertilizer: Have ya ever tried Natural Fertilizer, like Bananas, Coffee grounds & any & all food scraps? Drect Compost the scraps into the gardem!

  • Paul Mastre

    You make me think a lot. When I go to church I hear a choir. I watch you to think about different choices. You make my brain explode in a nice way. Your posts are great

  • My Rural Life

    I have been experimenting with woodchip mulch (bout 2 hrs south of Travis, in Florida) and I will concur about the ant issues. I have been making a habit of raking the top of the mulch to mimic the shallow cultivation and it seems to help.

  • Homegrown Farmacy

    I cover cropped my raised beds. Chopped and dropped and covered with black plastic. Now I have nowhere to put my lettuce and cabbage. Can I set the containers on top of the plastic, or is that mustard going to drive the bugs out of the beds and into my containers?

  • Everett McDonald

    Great video Travis! My garden is quite different being 30”x30” and consisting of 15 small raised beds and I keep most of them planted year round here in Spartanburg county. It’s never tilled, fertilized with my compost, vermicompost, and cover cropping. My beds are permanently mulched with grass clippings all summer and shredded leaves come fall. I do it cause that’s what I like. What you’re doing is wonderful! I look forward to all your videos and have picked up some nice little gardening tips. Keep up the good work and thank you.