Catie George wrote:
My plan right now is to kill grass in a large sunny area with multiple layers of large pieces of wet cardboard, and poke holes for seedlings, and throw on whatever organic matter we can scrounge in lasagna layers. I plant to dig, turn, and rake out weeds/grass to start a bed for onions, carrots, and other fine-seed plants. Mom still has snow, and I am self isolating for a few more days before I head home, so it's not going to be dug for a week or two yet!
How do you start new gardens? What are your plans for new gardens this year?
Timothy Markus wrote:
If you're not in London, chickens are the answer to starting new gardens. I've penned hens into temp runs where I wanted gardens and they kill the grass and weeds, dig up all the grubs, and fertilise too. I found that hens could prep about a square foot a day. Best and easiest garden prep ever. Once the garden's established, I let them in for the last hour or so before sunset and they'd eat the bugs for me too.
I lived in KW for years and spent the rest of my time around London. Where abouts are you? Don't worry if you don't want to say. I moved to Murray Corner NB last year. Love it here though the 'yotes come right up to my door.
We've gotta get close enough to that helmet to pull the choke on it's engine and flood his mind! Or, we could just read this tiny ad:
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