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13/02/2013 at 11:13

The book "TINE" How to Garden Without Digging. Explains a revolutionary method of cultivating soil, available from soilisalive.com Has anyone tried Green Manure and Direct sowing / planting successfully?

13/02/2013 at 11:15

Are you plugging your book Andrew -for the second time today????

13/02/2013 at 11:18

Haha Geoff - I just asked that on the other thread

13/02/2013 at 11:59

Soorry, it is a superbly well illustrated guide about how to garden without digging, did I mention that before?

13/02/2013 at 12:28
13/02/2013 at 13:33

only with the flower borders and then I only dig about with a trowel.

13/02/2013 at 14:33

I will try to be polite about this.

No-dig gardening is an old technique, dating back to the 1940s. Here's a comprehensive Wiki article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-dig_gardening

The idea was promoted in the 1970s, principally by Esther Deans, who wrote this book:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Esther-Deans-Gardening-Leaves-Life/dp/0732270995/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8

No-dig can take many forms, I practise this to some extent myself. I never dig around roses, nor around most perennial plants.

There are numerous instructional videos on YouTube, for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewfxHHpDSiw 17,600 views (recommended)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXcC0rVhkF0 59,000 views

This practical reference is at the bottom of the Wiki article:
http://www.permaculturevisions.com/no-dig.html

13/02/2013 at 15:07
Lyon Greene wrote (see)

I will try to be polite about this.

Well I don't think I will-if someone comes on this forum trying to plug a product-in a sneaky way- then in my eyes everything is fair game

So in the interest of being fair and open-Andrew's instructional video-make of  it what you will-would recommend a view just before bed-time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZZClcb8Jdw

13/02/2013 at 15:21

Hi LG

The references in “TINE” acknowledge Masanobu Fukuoka who wrote “The One Straw Revolution” and Bill Mollison’s Permaculture by Design. Masanobu wrote in 1975 about agricultural practises he trialled in the 1030’s. Other links on the website acknowledge more recent soil science that supports many advantages of minimal cultivation. 

13/02/2013 at 15:26
Andrew Astle wrote (see)

Masanobu wrote in 1975 about agricultural practises he trialled in the 1030’s. 

Crikey. And is he still at it after all these centuries?

13/02/2013 at 15:37

i heard Masanou deed polled his name to Monty i don't myself believe it but you never know these days figrat, and i never could understand why farmers plowed there fields so much i used to watch the birds follow and scoff every living thing there was, mind you i don know how else they could do it And as advised yesterday iv repotted my Hydranges and there in the rain all smiling to be outside till tonight,

thanks for all the help AGAIN 

13/02/2013 at 15:39

Figrat !

13/02/2013 at 15:43

Hello Soton Geof

Who's sneaky? I'm the only one here using my real name.

Hello fligrat

hanks for spotting the typo.

13/02/2013 at 15:50
Andrew Astle wrote (see)

The book "TINE" How to Garden Without Digging. Explains a revolutionary method of cultivating soil, available from soilisalive.com Has anyone tried Green Manure and Direct sowing / planting successfully?

 

 Andrew Astle wrote (see)

No more digging or double digging there is a beautifully illustrated book called "TINE" How to Garden Without Digging, available at soilisalive.com

 

That is sneaky-and no-one else here is trying to flog something

13/02/2013 at 15:58

Appologies again soton geoff, I'm sorry you think so.

Do you think sneaky because you don't accept the method is revolutionary or because I wrote a book about it and you didn't.

13/02/2013 at 16:13

I am not going to get into an argument about this -it is not revolutionary as has been pointed out

And if it is such a great book and idea -why are you on here trying to flog it by stealth?

If you had been open and above board in the first place people would have more respect for your views-as it stands you just come over as being a bit silly and are now making childish responses.

13/02/2013 at 16:35

You could die wishing that the 4m 34sec would end soon. The U.S.Army wasted its time inventing waterboarding.

13/02/2013 at 16:35

Well I have watched the short video (Thank goodness) and it hasn't inspired me one bit to be honest. It was dull, and didn't really show me anything 'revolutionary', which, as a newbie, thought I might be able to learn something. I fear the book would have me snoozing by chapter 2.

And I think what Geoff means by sneaky is the fact you don't say it is your book in either of those quotes. You say it as if you are just recommending it. Therefore, sneaky.

13/02/2013 at 16:51
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