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Wood ash

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 10:09

Thanks Bob that hadn't occured to me before. Is it best never to burn anything treated or painted because of dioxins or toxic gasse? I have a wood burner but take any furniture or old fence to the recycle centre.

 

Does no digging work?

Posted: 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.

Does no digging work?

Posted: 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.

Does no digging work?

Posted: 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. 

Does no digging work?

Posted: 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?

Wood ash

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 11:56

Hello' The rain depleting ash goodness is that  when a down pour washes the surface away? Do green mauure crops reduce surface erosion? Ash acidity is certain in sulphate of potash, it contains sulphur. I'm not sure about wood ash, is that acid as well?

 

Does no digging work?

Posted: 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?

Allotment Heavy clay heavy mud

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 09:52

The book "TINE" How to Garden Without Digging, available at soilisalive.com, explains that less is more when we consider cultivation. A green manure crop hoed off, narrow drainage channels cultivated under crops sown or planted in bands, produces healthy crops and saves and awful lot of work. 

Wood ash

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 09:44

We mix our wood ash into our kitchen waste. The resulting compost comprehensive soil improver. 

Living Walls

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 09:40

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

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