7553Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: advice on how to turn a lawn into a veggie garden
- Apr 30, 2008To help kill the grass underneath the straw, I use cardboard or
newspaper (thick 20 pages or so) as a first layer. I push back the
straw, then use a knife to open a small hole and plant into that
pushing the straw back into place.
Works for me.
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 1:26 AM, basjoos <MKTurner7@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Inesinlove@... wrote:
> > I need some advice how to turn a lawn into a veggie garden without
> > disturbing the soil. It has been a lawn for a long time and I don't
> think the soil is
> > very good. I don't see a lot of other species in the grass.
> > Thanks Ines
> One way is to put down a thick enough layer of hay to kill out the
> grass (unroll a round bale or lay down overlapping leaves from a square
> bale) and add enough manure to the hay to help it start composting.
> Then ideally let it sit for a month until all of the grass had died
> before planting, altough if you are in a hurry, you can plant large
> plants (tomotoes, squash, okra, melons, etc.)through the hay into the
> soil under the hay.
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