Gardening without work by Ruth Stout

Gardening Without Work

Ruth had a kindred spirit. What’s happening in your backyard

Perm enate mulch state no mulching, watering, weeding.

It’s the easiest way to garden

The year-round mulch, no plowing, sow, or cover, weed water, or irrigate P. 6

use cotton seed or soybean) P. 6) minimal labor need. Need to use hay. Have a mulch 8 inches deep

She does not use manure, the mulch takes its place

if you see weeds, throw on some jay or mulch

Chapter 2: P. 19 Asparagus is the easiest vegetable to grow

requires less work…no diseases…fresh pick

Peppers do not have a mind for themselves…or do they?

use roots, not seeds for asparagus

use surface planting for asparagus

maybe combine vegetables and flowers

mulch with hay use about 8 inches

mulch does keep your soil a little cooler (so mange your mulch)

hay is the best mulch of all

Plant the asparagus in the tulip beds

Chapter 3: Grow your own corn

11 ways to make mulch work

Dr. Dick Clemons about mulch

corn should be placed 6 inches and a half a foot apart

close planting is questionable because of sun

Do you need a garden bigger than you need?

don’t hill up corn. like squirrel, woodchucks, or animals

she puts up a screen for a barrier. Use a bag to put over your corn, maybe use a rubber band to secure. or slip a paper bag over the corn (P.40)

Chapter 4: Potato’s in the iris bed and onions in the hay

are iris and potato’s ae food idea? it’s to tame, but it worked!

Re and his iris. Plant on surface

Way of living is more important than “hair, cosmetic, and etc”********

Chapter 5 All those pesky so-and-sos

mulching helps (over many years)

We don’t spray tomato’s ******

keep mulch close to plant

cabbage worm-a little salt on the cabbage ***

poison is sanitary, worm holes are unsanitary ***

Do slugs like beer?

birds have no gratitude for a bird bath’

Eating like bird or 5 times your human weight

Chapter 6 Where to plant what

Is it necessary with rotting mulch?

Add cotton seed and meal to the ground for nitrogen.

on page 75 she was talking about St. Peter and entrance to heaven

Need a plan put on paper

need lima beans, pole beans (spread of 12″)

try corn (8″ apart)

Buy seeds at a seed house P.85 *****

Chapter 7 Jack Frost and children garden

mulching is good

never to much mulch

shows life in a mulched garden (P. 94-96)

Chapter 8 Rotation

need to use mulch to plant anything next season

potash distracts beetles (p.99)

cool lettuce seeds before planting ******

author buy virus free plants

rabbits like crocuses

Thinnig is a painful process

Chapter 10 Conservation is not enough

mulching is the cost conservative process (p.132) for soil conservation

talk about the soil bank. Needs to be in grass

use so much paper in a days (so save trees)

man is the most terrible sight of all (P.136) Mr. Krutch

he thinks we all need love

man hopes that man can be the game.

man is a threat to himself (p.138)

note: we need earthworms

Chapter 11 fifteen hundred beavers she did not get too impressed

stressed health of no poisons nor chemicals

rich soul with earthworms

Chapter 12 Be glad you’re a food faddist

garden organic, no fertilizer

it’s as old as all time

Cain (garden of Eden) was a digger

Organic is letting the natural process take place

Organic gardening is all natural

for organic gardening 40 years ago there was very minimal diseases.

the automobile was a the start of chemical fertilizer

organic farming does limit both insects and diseases.

Organic can relieve some pesty insects

organic gardening is just at the scratch of development

talk of organic vs. chemicals trials

To let bean et old and tough

beets will wait for the first frost (p.178-181)

young onions are scallions

radishes can get hot and pithy if old

eat these vegetables raw or use a juicer

the author would prefer a nap over juicing (p.183)

use French dressing instead of heating

use mustard and sour cream

she does not freeze carrots

serve cheese with this or that or carrots with raisins

Chapter 14 How’s that again

nitrogen needs to decompose to conserve nitrogen

need earthworms

people plow is doing things just as they have also had

more air in mulched soil

watch out for weed seed for mulching

to be happy for life….Plant a garden (P.206). Chinese proverbs; you will see gratitude when it sprouts

One thought on “Gardening without work by Ruth Stout

  1. Talking Points

    if you see weeds, throw on some hay or mulch
    corn should be placed 6 inches and a half a foot apart
    Way of living is more important than “hair, cosmetic, and etc”********
    We don’t spray tomato’s ******
    keep mulch close to plant
    cabbage worm-a little salt on the cabbage ***
    poison is sanitary, worm holes are unsanitary ***
    Do slugs like beer?
    birds have no gratitude for a bird bath’
    Eating like bird or 5 times your human weight
    Add cotton seed and meal to the ground for nitrogen.
    on page 75 she was talking about St. Peter and entrance to heaven
    Need a plan put on paper
    try corn (8” apart)
    Buy seeds at a seed house P.85 *****
    never to much mulch
    potash distracts beetles (p.99)
    cool lettuce seeds before planting ******
    mulching is the cost conservative process (p.132) for soil conservation
    talk about the soil bank. Needs to be in grass
    he thinks we all need love
    man hopes that man can be the game.
    man is a threat to himself (p.138)
    stressed health of no poisons nor chemicals
    rich soul with earthworms
    people plow is doing things just as they have also had
    more air in mulched soil
    watch out for weed seed for mulching
    to be happy for life….Plant a garden (P.206). Chinese proverbs; you will see gratitude when it sprouts

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