Heather’s Easy No Weed Garden

I stopped by at Heather’s garden in late April before she planted her warm season vegetables, to see how she manages weeds and water in her garden.
Heather lives in the North End of Boise, her garden is large, dry and made of sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Tomatoes require a lot of water to produce good fruit and water is expensive and she grows a LOT of tomatoes-some years, she has planted 100 tomatoes!!
She has developed a method to minimize water usage and limit the time she spends on weeding. This is something every gardener is looking for!

Here are the timesaving things she does in her vegetable garden:
1. No tilling
2. Dig in bottomless planting pots in the ground
3. Plant the tomato in the pot.
4. Add soil, compost, fertilizers to the pot.
5. One dripper per pot. (5 gallons per hour)

Check out this short video on here gardening system that she calls, The Bucket System!

Published by Vicki

I love gardening and when it comes to vegetables, organic gardening is important to me. I am an Advanced Master Gardener with the University of Idaho, and my favorite garden activity is pruning. When I'm not cutting down plants, you can find me shooting photos on my Canon DSLR or out smashing overheads on the tennis courts.

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  1. Thanks, Vicki, That was really interesting!! I can’t believe she only uses 3-5 minutes of watering. Very Efficient. It would be great to see her garden again in high season so that we can see how her garden grows.

    1. Watch the last 20 secs of the video. You will see her “forest” of tomatoes and her outdoor kitchen for processing the tomatoes

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