Our no dig vegetable garden in the interior of Portugal (Zone 10a) has changed a lot since we started it back in November 2020.
We started with 2 beds – each measuring 80cm wide and 5m long. They were made by layering cardboard (from packing boxes from our recent house move) and 600 litres of shop bought compost. In the paths we added a layer of homemade wood chip.
6 months later we increased our growing space to 5 beds and started adding our own homemade compost into the mix. A further 6 months later we refreshed the whole area with more homemade compost and used pine bark in the paths.
In this flashback video we take you right back to the beginning and show the evolution of the garden over our first season of growing food. In the next video we’ll show you our most recent – and biggest – expansion for a selection of summer crops. If you’re new to our story (or just like to reminisce) then this flashback will catch you up with what’s happened so far.