Dan L wrote:
I don't want to be too off topic but my question is whether I should sheet mulch or not. I live in a city and plan to break concrete to expose about 290 square feet of soil (29' by 10'). I didn't know about Permaculture last fall so, I missed the chance to lay down a sheet mulch for winter. It is now March and things are warming up, but I don't know if, after freeing the soil, I should throw down a sheet mulch or jump right ahead to sowing white clover as a ground cover, which I would like to keep as my regular mulch. Should I sow the clover into the mulch? Also, I have yet to build a raised keyhole bed for my herbs and annuals and greens (with the leftover concrete from the jackhammering), would I do this at a later date or should sheet mulch go on top? I hope my questions aren't too dizzying, but I am new to gardening and permaculture techniques so I would really appreciate any tips.