Anne Miller wrote:Hi, Matt
Your plan sound good though I am wondering why you are not putting the cardboard down first?
Something to consider is that most wildflower seeds are sown in October. You can buy seed mixes that say you can plant in the spring and some seeds will germinate in the spring. The one that need stratification will not germinate until October.
I have not had very good luck with spring sown wildflower seeds from seed mixes.
Thanks Ann! I did end up putting down just a bit of decomposed leaves under the cardboard, but all the woodchips on top. I get you on the "seed in October" part, makes sense with cold stratification. I guess my concern is how well my cardboard and woodchips are going to break down in a year. Do you think it will break down enough for the seeds to germinate and take root? I considered tilling in the spring to make sure dirt was accessible, but don't imagine I can do that with if I already have seeds down since October.