Posts Tagged ‘Mulching’

Mulching

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 25, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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Thanks to Helen’s excellent post about mulching I have decided to give it a good go last night. I really don’t know why I did not mulch before especially when I have literally unlimited supply of cardboard and wood chipping. It is the perfect combination to make long term mulch and create some good compost on the way. I have this really horrible corner what I tried to fight over the years but the battle was lost every spring and nothing has really grown well there. I dug it up every spring and even manured it once and grown sweetcorn there two years ago, last year I had a few beans and a few tomatoes in that awful spot but the weeds come back stronger than anywhere else on the plot, weird. So here it is in progress. You can see a thick layer of cardboard and a thick layer of woo

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The Answer to Weeding is Mulching.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender May 14, 2012 Posted Tags: , , , , Comment No Comments
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We are in the busiest time of the gardening year. With greenhouses fit to bursting and our plots filling up with seeds and plants. We all have too much to do and too little time in which to do it. The weeds of course are growing even faster than our crops are. Many folks are so busy these days with work, families and of course the garden. What we need is a solution to weeds that doesn't mean constant work, a solution that will last at least for the season. Also a solution that is not expensive and one that for many like me, is 'eco friendly'. When I moved back home and took over my mothers neglected garden, I was taken aback by the amount of nettles, buttercups, docks, bindweed and couch grass there was. It was a solid mass in places. I need a solution that was fairly cheap and easy.

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