I have been gardening this way for years. I call it lazy gardening. The more I leave the soil alone the more I notice my plants grow...some of them anyways. Right now in Nov I have tomatoes growing in my garden. One year I had to harvest my November tomatoes right before the freeze and so they were still green but they were huge. I can't get tomatoes to grow here in the summer or Spring. It's way too hot and is too much work.