Sunday, June 9, 2013

Experiments with mulch in the garden!

Every year when it gets to be around mid-July our garden looks VERY lush and green -- with an overabundance of big, tall, hard-to-pull leafy green weeds. :( Yuck.

Soooooooooooo this year we are trying a new approach!! :) We are going to try using mulch :) We are putting down newspapers covered with straw for the walkways and putting dried grass-clippings over the dirt between/around plants. We'll see how it works! :) Hopefully it'll do the trick and make our garden at least not 2/3 or more of the plant matter being weeds :)

Here's what it looks like right now. We'll see as the season progresses!

If you're a mulcher, I'd love to hear your suggestions/comments!!



  1. I'm a big mulcher. After my seedlings are big enough to spot, or right after I have put plants in the ground, I mulch with whatever I can get. I save junk mail (throwing away any shiny pages) and use that, newspapers, paper bags, leaves that I collect each fall- pretty much anything! It saves my knees, and is terrific for the soil!

    Your garden looks amazing!

  2. Sheila
    Be sure to watch the Back to Eden video online great to learn all about mulching in the garden.