This widely popular technique of bed preparation will ensure healthy roots, beautiful blooms, and a bountiful harvest. Popularized by John Jeavons of Ecology Action in his book “How to Grow More Vegetables than you ever thought possible, on less land than you can imagine”
The Grow Biointensive site has added a Self-Teaching section with a handbook and videos that you may find helpful.
Community Crops beds are dug 3-4 ft wide and 8-20 ft in length. The width provides a manageable distance for working in the bed without ever having walk in the bed again.
This helps to alleviate soil compaction, keeping air space in the soil at an optimum 50%.
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