sheeshshe, I'm doing something that is pretty experimental for me and not one that I already have successful personal experience with -- for sowing oats, anyway. I can say with confidence that [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12804]my experiments with rice
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But if you look up "no-till" here in the HGG forum and elsewhere, there are a lot of articles written about it. We've also been talking a lot about cutting weeds at the ground level rather than digging them up -- one good thread is [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21761]this one[/url]. Also, the two books we've read/are reading in the Gardening Book Club Forums advocate no-till.
[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=43]Teaming with Microbes[/url]
[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=46]One Straw Revolution[/url]
I have a pretty easy going attitude about how successful this is going to be. I'm curious and *want* it to succeed. You might not feel the same way.
Please note though, that in the rest of my garden, I have not tilled or dug the ground, except to build raised beds by digging the topsoil out of the path and piling ONTO the beds. So I have a pretty good feeling about this method.