[permaculture] Double-dug?

Tripp Tibbetts slowfoodguy at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 7 16:28:58 EST 2009

No, I didn't mean to say that.  But your garden is your garden.  Double-dig if you like.
I'd wager that if you knew the true origins of cultivation, you'd be a bit embarrassed that you ever subscribed to such an idea...


The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.
-Chinese proverb

--- On Mon, 12/7/09, Lawrence F. London, Jr. <venaurafarm at bellsouth.net> wrote:

From: Lawrence F. London, Jr. <venaurafarm at bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Double-dug?
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Monday, December 7, 2009, 9:09 PM

Tripp Tibbetts wrote:
> Yes!  Deep cultivation is a practice that is slowly being abandoned.  Heresy in some circles, I know...

Good grief, again. Complete heresy. Tell us about deep cultivation and 
why ...<fill in the blank>.

Where do you detractors get these crazy notions? GG Liddy is off the air 
but I realize the dittoheads breed their lame mindset like flies 
hoarding a cowpie like it was their last meal.

Seriously, didn't you mean to say that _tillage_ on agriculture fields 
larger than gardens has fallen out of favor because of soil erosion
and exposing organic matter to be oxidized and lost releasing Co2 into 
the atmosphere. But to disallow double dug gardening for the above 
reasons is extremely short sighted and representative of poor planning,
depriving a gardener of one of the best time tested soil quality 
improvement methods ever devised. Read John Jeavons and Alan Chadwick on 
the subject, also Eliot Coleman and hundreds more experienced organic 
gardeners who have written on the subject.

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