“To Soil Less” promises to change gardening and agricultural landscape forever

Farm Forum

Washington, DC – As the newest innovation in geological agriculture, “To Soil Less” has been hailed as nothing less than revolutionary. The new method, “To Soil Less” uses gravel and sand to encourage the growth of vegetation and flora in drought like situations, creating what may represent the most resourceful and efficient method of crop growing to ever exist. This cutting edge process was formalized after the company grew more than 100 cucumbers in a 4-foot by 4-foot by 2.5-inch deep gravel garden in the summer of 2010 and realized they were bridging the gap between modern day and the future of agriculture.

“To Soil Less” was invented during a particularly dry, hot July in 2010, when, founder Richard Campbell, created a large gravel garden in middle of open dry, unfertilized land with the intention of not watering or fertilizing. By mid-August both the planted corn and beans have grown about 6- 10 inches and by Mid- October, Richard had discovered a small crop of beans.

This experiment was not conducted randomly. Richard Campbell had made prior observations on the correlation between the sun and gravel. “We have known for some time that with the proper depth, gravel gardens retains water for extended periods of time; but we always watered first. What is new here is that we did not water the gravel garden at all. The moisture was created by what could be referred to as a “condensation effect,” between the rock cooking at 100+ degrees on the outside and the Earth cooling the base of the enclosed gravel structure a few inches below on the inside, creating moisture enough to sustain the bean growth cycle.”

With this breakthrough in gardening, this new method is slated to be a global phenomenon in agriculture placing gravel and sand as primary ingredients in the cultivation of plants, and crops. The Drought-resistant properties and minimal care are some of the many benefits that “To Soil Less” offers. Additionally Gravel gardens reduce the need for fertilizers, soil, weeding products and water in the gardening process. Gardeners, scientists, botanists, students and more can learn how by downloading the Gravel Gardening How to Guide at