If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ruth Stout's gardening system
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".