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Week 4: Cardboard

Sheet Mulching is a method of creating no-dig garden beds by layering compost materials to suppress weeds and grasses and improve the soil. It is especially useful when converting a relatively large grassy area, like we had, into cultivable land with little equipment or machinery. 510 more words


Before and After

Today was one of those amazing blue sky days that winter graces us with from time to time.  There was not a cloud to be seen and not even a puff of wind.  967 more words

Sarah The Gardener

Goodbye Lawn, Hello Garden

Have you ever tried to kill your grass (without chemicals) in order to start a garden? Grass is very resilient…it might be slowed for a few weeks, but it bounces back stronger than ever, thwarting your efforts to replace it with edible options. 526 more words


in which i deal with a lot of crap

extending some of the garden beds this year by a technique called “lasagna” or “back to eden” or “sheet” mulching, which is really just “pile all of the scraps, yard waste and chicken sh*t into a pile and wait for it to decompose over a bed of cardboard” mulching. 10 more words

Garden Diary

Mulch Madness!

I am not a basketball fan, but I am a huge – read HUGE!!! – mulch fan. And March for me, means mulch.  Now, when I say mulch, I specifically mean shredded hardwood.   575 more words

building garden beds from the soil up

Although the space we have fenced in was once the site of a very successful garden, it hasn’t been maintained in years.  Then as if to add insult to injury,  some thoughtful person seeded it heavily with Bermuda Grass.   484 more words