How to Build an EASY No-Dig Garden | Home Gardening: Episode 3

Your step-by-step guide for building an easy, sustainable, weed-free vegetable garden — with or without raised beds. Thanks to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds …


  1. Mushroom Compost is some of the best stuff to use. I love it and your so fortunate to live so close to this resource. I have had great success with mushroom compost and use it each year.

  2. I put landscape fabric on my tomato bed last year to cut down on the fungus infection problem I was having. After I planted my tomato's, I put a thick layer of pine bark over the fabric. I had some fungus last year but it was the air born type, not the soil born fungus I had the year before. Landscape fabric works.

  3. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Nothing, its coz i came to you video right after a knife making video so read the thumbnail as “home grinding :Ep3”

  4. Cardboard is kraft paper and does not contain chemicals except possibly kaolin (a natural aluminum silicate) which is a stabilizing agent and improves the surface for appearance and printing. Kraft paper is not bleached so no residual bleaching chemicals are present.
    Corrugated cardboard is multilayered with corrugated layer in between. These layers and the surface of the corrugations significantly increase the surface area for the activity of microorganisms.
    I put my cardboard boxes out back and let the rain and sun work on them. I mix them with other waste like leaves, pine straw and small wood chips from a chipper I bought this year. I run a mower over this and it shreds the cardboard and mixes it with the other material and I have more free stuff for raised beds and containers.
    Another great video. Keep it up. Quarantined folks have plenty of time to garden.

  5. Thank you for the simple easy to follow information, looking forward to having a go at this method and saving myself an awful lot of backache. Loved the video.

  6. You said you used 4-5 inches compost on top of your cardboard and original soil. In the past I’ve read that you should not use compost straight, but mix it 50/50 with “dirt” 🙂 … any comments Nicole? Thank you!

  7. Gardening the yard: it's all I do now, raised beds and tilling wastes so much time and space.

    There is a Ruth Stout method similar to this that uses hay for the dual purposes of mulch and compost: works similarly to hugelkultur by using plants decomposing to feed plants and prevent tilling.

    Love your videos, been a fan for years! Good work to all of you.

  8. Yet another amazing episode! I’m definitely doing cardboard next year. What a great idea since I don’t rototill anymore. Your garden looks great. Now go back and close the gate! With you’re dramatic ending. Love it.

  9. 0:23 haahha… 😂🤣👍 I like that dual self chat ..LOL … that was entertainingly fun

    True or False ??
    8:26 My gardening buddy tells me that when there are WEEDS in your garden…it is a sign that your soil is depleted of certain ingredients…these weeds service the soil…like bandages, attempting to replace the lost nutrients, minerals from the sunlight, , and eventually they become compost materials….After the composting, the microbes, and earth critters, return to the soil…

  10. I assume after one season of laying the landscaping fabric it should be pulled back up? I understand that it should be used for the sake of getting rid of the grass and other undesirable plants from the lawn, but i don’t like landscaping fabric because it doesn’t allow the soil to breathe and worms and other organisms have a hard time living underneath it.

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