DISCOVERING KEYHOLE GARDENING
I couldn't believe it when I first read it - so I had to try it for myself.
We stumbled across the idea about 2 years ago researching ways to garden and reduce water. The concept looked fascinating and too-good-to-be-true. Reduce your water. Grow more. Compost in the same vessel. I had to try it.
I built our Keyhole garden together in July in one of the coldest Canadian sun-less summers I could recall. Immediately the layers of yard waste began to compost creating a rich warm environment for our new vegetables to thrive.
The vegetables overtook the garden, as the summer grew on. At the end of only 3 months, we tore apart the garden and to our surprise all of the yard waste we had used had turned to beautiful rich black compost.