wayne fajkus wrote:Nice write up. I'm pretty sure i gave you the suggestion to use potatos. It's still my favorite so i don't have another method to ad. I'm glad it worked for you. The bed i did last year turned out great. I can turn over a spade fork pretty easy in that bed this year. This years new bed is twice the size (for twice the potatos!)
Julie Reed wrote:Alicia, I’ve sort of done a hybrid method, where I plant the potatoes in a gallon or so of good soil or compost, but the rest of the area just gets the mulch. I think if you just use grass clippings it’s too heavy a layer. Straw or hay works well, or a mixture with dry leaves. I actually use grass clippings as you do the kiddie pool. I have a lawn care guy that dumps truckloads, and all from chemical free lawns.
I've been noticing that, too, with the grass clippings. If I put down too thick of a layer, it seems to go anaerobic or something.