After watching the Back to Eden Film
(a must see video) and his “no till” gardening method I decided to change my gardening direction by using a combination of this gardening method and using my No Til EZ Digger in combination with a modified form of Permiculture gardening.
I started to rebuild the soil by adding compost and vowing to never till again. Secondly, always have a layer of natural organic material on top of the soil which has many advantages as pointed out in this great film.
I am not a soil engineer or an expert at gardening. However, at this point I reasoned that there must be a way that the soil structure could be loosened without “double digging” or tilling and thereby destroying the natural soil structure.
If this could be achieved then the natural soil enzymes and earth worms would benefit from the added oxygen and aeration. In addition, things like carrots and other root crops would have a much easier time of growing without fighting concrete like soil.