Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sheet mulching a flower garden bed

When Bria was here in September, she helped me begin sheet mulching the flower field. Sheet mulch is cardboard laid on soil and weighted down with organic matter -- straw, compost, etc. The mulch prevents weeds from growing (being deprived of sunlight), and adds organic matter to the beds. This project involved cardboard followed by straw. Next spring I will poke holes in the partially decomposed cardboard and plant the starts I've grown in the greenhouse. Eventually all the straw and cardboard will turn into soil.

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