Back to Eden Method experiment
I don't want to start a ruckus here, but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in reports on the Back to Eden Gardening Method experiments I'm conducting.
I promise, I did not do anything to my deeply composted and cared for garden. I simply realized that I already had a Back to Eden area in my yard -- a place where I had the tree chipping guys dump a pile of wood chips about 4 years ago, and when I couldn't use all of them, they sat there and rotted. So . . . since the Back to Eden movie made me very curious about the method, I decided to clean up the area and try growing some things there this year and comparing the results to what I grow in my regular garden.
The area is soft and spongy, just like the BTEG guy says. The weeds came up easily, even dandelions, just like he said. There were worms in the soil, which is significant since the soil here doesn't normally have many worms until I feed it with compost and manure. So far I've planted potatoes (he says they don't need hilling in BTE gardening -- that would be nice.) They got the same treatment as the potatoes I planted in my garden. If anyone is interested, I'll post about the results.