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Gerrit Jan Brethouwer
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Hy everybody,
here is a complete newbe, with interests in ecological gardening ( you know get a permie garden going)
I have read that some of you use oldnewspapers for mulching layers.
My question: "Isn't this ink very toxic?"

Anyway I get tons of useful information here.
 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Gerrit, welcome to permies! Here is a link to a thread on that topic.

http://www.permies.com/t/2157/organic/concerns-cardboard-newspaper-mulch
 
Gerrit Jan Brethouwer
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Thanks for the link.
 
Leila Rich
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I'm aware of the issues, and I've made the decision to use both cardboard and newspaper.
It's one of those 'comfort zone' things!
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