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Neil G Jay
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I live in a zone 8/9 Wales in UK. I have 2 allotments and after a bad year (2016) due to being overrun with weeds. I saw a video on the ruth stout gardening system.  So I've started laying mulches of straw, leaves and cardboard. It's already started killing the weeds and I'm looking forward to planting and growing veg this year in the hope the weeds will be substantially less and allow my veg to grow healthy.  
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Forgot to add that I put 2 Hugelkulturs in there last year too which I've mulched over too.
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Daron Williams
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Looking good! Is it still working out for you? I'm using straw mulch around a lot of the perennials I recently planted. So far been working well - my neighbor had about a dozen bales leftover that I got for free and figured I should put to good use.

I attached a couple pics of one of my recent mulching projects. The previous owners of my place really let a bed fall apart. They had used weed fabric which got covered by grass. I pulled all that and added a bunch of new shrubs and then heavily mulched it all. Should turn into a nice little hedge row that will hide a future shed that I hope to build next year or the year after.
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Cardboard down first after the weed fabric was removed
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Added some woody debris and wood chips
 
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On my phone my last pic is not showing on my previous post so here it is!
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Mulch done
 
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