Kitchen Garden

DITCH THE SPADE

“We’ve been fed lies my friends – digging is no more central to kitchen gardening than artificial fertilisers or chemical pesticides are”

Digging is synonymous with vegetable growing. It’s the belt-and-braces start to everything we do – after all, how else would you incorporate the annual dump of compost or create those coveted crumbly seedbeds?

But what if we’ve got it all wrong? What if you could achieve stunning results without the sweaty, back-breaking, harrumph-inducing effort? To many traditionalists it sounds implausible, corner-cutting, even lazy. And yet more and more of us are ditching the spade only to discover the incredible results that can be enjoyed without ever breaking ground again. We’ve been fed

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