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Monday, May 12, 2014

10 Weird Intensive Gardening Methods That Really Work

I am quite happy with my square foot gardening system, but am always open to experiment with others. I am intrigued by these "10 weird intensive gardening methods that really work" from the gardening channel.

  1. Tire gardening (gardening in used tires) - http://www.tiregarden.net/
  2. Mittlieder method (combines soil-based gardening with hydroponic gardening) - http://growfood.com/
  3. Square foot gardening (planting in a square foot grid) - http://squarefootgardening.org/square-foot-gardening-method
  4. Keyhole gardening (raised garden with a center composting basket) - http://www.gardeningchannel.com/how-to-make-a-keyhole-garden/  
  5. Aquaponics (use fish waste to nourish plants) - Oregonlive.com
  6. Window farms (Plants grow out of the bottle while an air pump circulate liquid nutrients that gently flow down the structure) - one woman’s window farm initiatives
  7. Straw bale gardening (use straw bales to make raised beds) - http://strawbalegardens.com/
  8. Straight from the soil bag gardening (leave the soil in the bag and plant in it) - Mother Earth News
  9. Lasagna gardening (don't dig up the ground, just layer cardboard and straw and soil) - Learn more with these articles over at Mother Earth News and Organic Gardening Magazine.
  10. Ruth Stout no-work garden (heavily mulch your garden) -  Mother Earth News

If you give any of these methods a try, please let me know how it went by leaving a comment below.