No Dig Gardening. Interesting Experiment To Compare Three Mulches – And Full Results…

250 elephant garlic plants growing under 3 different mulches. And a control area with no mulch. That was the experiment. The results after a full growing season showed that the 10 best bulbs from under the sawdust (5 kg) weighed more than the ones from the straw pellets (4.5 kg) and the sand (4.5 kg). And they all out-weighed the un-mulched ones (2 kg). Now the next step to this experiment will be to compare the next crops – do the various mulches have a beneficial or detrimental effect on them? I’ll be putting some winter brassicas in that bed soon so maybe we’ll find out..