Over the last two years I have really come to appreciate traditional single row gardening.
We started planting single row gardens at the end of 2020 after moving to Alabama. We needed a lot of food quickly and it’s the simplest method.
Those did well so we kept going. Steve’s water-saving methods, as explained in Water-Wise Gardening, were also very influential. Without a working well or decent irrigation – other than dragging a hose around – having widely spaced gardens allows us to grow with little to no irrigation.
In our latest video, my son and I rebuild and plant some new rows of crops in one of our single-row garden plots.
We used all of our compost on the potato plots, so we’re using soaked biochar in the rows instead. It’s an interesting experiment. I’ll bet they do well. We’re also sowing by the moon planting dates on the Farmer’s Almanac this year to see how that works out.
Experiments inside of experiments!