I've had my eyes opened by an article I found while searching online for 'no dig gardens'! It's an amazing article by a lady called Ruth Stout. What a wonderful woman she was, I'd love to track down one of her books. You can read the full article here. It's totally changed the way I view my garden and suddenly no longer feel overwhelmed by the tasks ahead. I already had a small knowledge of the no-dig system and started the current veg beds with cardboard and some mulch, but clearly, I've not been using enough. We have plenty of spoiled hay due to the extensive rain and fussy ponies, plus I have the modest compost heap, so with the help of my son, I'm going to get going later.
I've also been looking at Rhonda Jeans posts about dishwashing. Is it possible to wash dishes with bar soap? I'm running out of shop bought washing liquid and my supplies haven't yet been delivered for the liquid soap. I need Potassium Hydroxide for liquid soap as the Sodium Hydroxide I bought for bar soap doesn't work the same way. I've discovered a bottle of caustic soda that I bought in England and it contains Sodium Hydroxide, well, who knew??? It was so much cheaper than the 'proper' stuff. I may give it a go later and see what the soap turns out like.
ch a little of the lemon and mint soap that T made on our
course. I'm sure he won't mind and I can always make more :D