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This site is devoted to the Betterment of Humankind by teaching how to grow your own food…better!

Kudos to the Diggers & Weeders Garden Group who has raised funds for local causes: 1997 Cancer Lodge, 1998 Critical Care Unit at Kelowna General Hospital, 1999 the Belair Women’s Society, 2000 Rose Arbor in Knowles Park, and 2001 Gellately Nut Farm.

Thanks a bunch to all who purchased or traded yummy bakery art for my exotic baby vegi plants this spring! To learn more about your particular plant go HERE

Hundreds of photos and 32 years of organic mulch gardening lessons, tips, and tricks are going into the creation of this website. Learn how I turned a 35 x 35 foot piece of lawn into an award winning food factory that produces more food than you can imagine.

 All personal information is internal only! There will be no soliciting of email addresses if you send me anything. Daniel Tomelin -  Text or call : 250-317-3966 or email me at  daniel at mulch gardening dot com

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Private consulting on how to build your mulch garden is available for a reasonable rate.


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1. Fall Preparations:

a) how to turn a lawn into a food factory

b) how to change your existing garden into a mulch garden

c) planning your garden according to sunlight & drainage

d) irrigation

e) how to collect for FREE all the mulch you will need

f) how to process mulch for flowerbeds

g) spreading tricks

 2. Harvesting:

a) canning & recipes

b) seed harvesting

c) storing produce

 d) composting

3. Spring:

a) plant planning

b) seed germination

c) starter beds & cold frames

d) planting in mulch

e) container planting/transplanting

4. Pest Identifying & Control:

a) using plants

b) traps

c) helpful insects

d) organic insecticides/fungicides

e) eyes & fingers


5. Composting:

a) different types and how they work

b) planning and constructing




6. Vegetable tips & tricks:

beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumbers, garlic, herbs, lettuce, onions, peppers, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes (did I mention I really like tomatoes?)




This site cannot cover everything about gardening but IS specialized to the deep mulch method. I have developed many tricks over the last 33 years and almost all of this information can be applied to conventional gardens as well. I also limit our expertise to organic gardening and do not condone newspaper, plastic mulch, or straw/hay/manure that may have Roundup in it.

Any suggestions/tips/requests please send me an email: daniel at mulchgardening dot com


REMEMBER: When the leaves fall it is time to load up your mulch garden.


IF you were traveling into our solar system and needed to find me, to see my little piece of Heaven on Earth,  go HERE