I really just can’t get over how great chop and drop is – and I’ve been doing it for years.
In my latest video you can see me use the method to feed and mulch a lovely breadnut a friend gave me when we first moved here.
I got the idea from Geoff Lawton originally and love how easy it is.
Got an invasive tree? Chop and drop it.
Plant fast-growing and nitrogen fixing species, then chop and drop them as mulch around your fruit trees.
There’s a section in my Compost Everything movie where I demonstrate this around a pear tree.
Though I often deliberately plant species to feed my trees, I also use the naturally occurring weeds and grass to build the soil, like this guy:
Weeds are soil bandaids, remember?
We are too quick to knock them down, rake them up and throw them away.
Use them to build soil instead.
One you start thinking about the many trees and weeds you can chop and drop to feed the plants you want to feed, you’ll see all of nature differently.
Chop and drop and build soil in fast forward.