Living Small. Gardening. Biointensive.

Biointensive Gardening

This system, developed by John Jeavons, relies upon manual disruption of the soil on an annual basis, growing most plants for compost and very little input from animals.

Each year, each garden bed is double dug. This means to two spade depths. It does this to aerate the soil and avoid compaction. It claims to increase productivity over conventional, chemical methods by 100%.

Further reading

Grow Bio-intensive 

Bio-intensive Agriculture

The 8 Major Principle of Bio-intensive