You know how gardening is hard and takes up space?
Yeah, except it’s not.
This is a nourishmat. It’s a way for you to get started, like, right now, growing your own food, in a way that makes the best use of your space and leverages what we know about best practices in creating and keeping healthy garden environments through soil protection companion planting.
This is how it works: You create a 4x6 ft. bed–raised bed or dug into the ground, doesn’t matter. Get 6-8 inches of good quality soil in there.
Put your Nourishmat down on top of it. Set up drip irrigation or get yourself a watering can. Plant the seeds they give you in the pre-cut holes. Water it when it needs water. Harvest when food grows.
The mat prevents significant weed growth. The spacing is set up to be ideal for those plants, so you’re maximizing your use of space. The plants in your space work together, playing off each other’s strengths and resources to keep everything healthy and productive, without you having to put in fertilizers or pesticides–the plants give each other the nutrients that need to be added back into the soil, they deter pests and attract desirable bugs like pollinators or pest-eaters.
The mat tells you which direction to lay it so all the plants get the amount of sun they need. It also tells you what’s growing where so when it’s time to actually harvest it, you can see what you’re doing. Oh, and it’s four feet wide–so you can always reach into the middle of the bed from either side without ever walking on all that nice dirt. That’s good because walking on your soil would compact it and make it harder for roots to grow and for worms to turn the dirt.
Currently in beta in the American mid-Atlantic region. SO GROW SOMETHING ALREADY.
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