If you’ve been thinking about taking that idealistic step away from the mainstream and moving towards self-sufficiency, then you’re not alone. It’s a term we’ve heard a lot more this past year and a bit, and has become a lot more mainstream itself. So how realistic is it these days? With a cultural shift evolving and lots of us re-evaluating and changing priorities, we seem to be gleefully stepping further and further away, or so it seems, from the benefits of modern life.
Gardening can be a lot of hard physical work. You need to till the soil up in the spring, weed the beds weekly, fertilise often, and water daily. If you want to reduce the time commitment, it’s time you tried the deep mulch method.