Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ruth Stout's gardening system

Chinese squash
Sticking with this week's gardening theme I recalled a video that I first viewed in the 1970's while in college about an eccentric gardener, Ruth Stout. She had a simple and effective gardening method which made great use of hay for mulch. This eliminated the need for a compost pile, weeding, hoeing and watering.

Mother Earth News published an article about Ruth Stout's System.  If you can spare just a bit more time I would also highly recommend viewing a video with Ruth Stout at her garden. I admire her free spirit just as much as her gardening advise.

She's definitely an 'outside of the box' kind of lady.  She didn't need to read a bumper sticker to"question authority".

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