Cone technique - no dig

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Cone technique - no dig

Post: #283555 dave45
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:48 pm

Many moons ago (pre-internet) I borrowed a library book that expounded a technique for growing veggies on any ground whatsoever.

AIRI it involved no digging at all. Instead it used a metal rod that you bashed into the ground and rotated to make a cone-shaped hole. You filled it with some copyright compost mixture plus a seed/seedling and left it alone.... eventually the cones and compost would take over your garden and bring forth multitudinous good stuff. ....

I've always remembered it but never given it a go ... is it worth a try? is my memory faulty?

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Re: Cone technique - no dig

Post: #283556 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:07 pm

That sounds like something John Yeoman would have expounded in a book called the Lazy Kitchen Gardener, I lent my copy to Doofaloofa

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Re: Cone technique - no dig

Post: #283564 becks77
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:07 pm

Could make for an interesting project :dontknow:
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Re: Cone technique - no dig

Post: #283572 doofaloofa
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:08 pm

I will go directly to the bookshelf
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Re: Cone technique - no dig

Post: #283575 diggernotdreamer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:39 pm

doofaloofa wrote:I will go directly to the bookshelf


We await your report with interest

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Re: Cone technique - no dig

Post: #283577 dave45
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:14 pm

Spot on DND - cheers

and here it is online and in a new edition by the looks http://www.gardeningguild.org/resources ... Grower.pdf


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