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7554Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: advice on how to turn a lawn into a veggie garden

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  • Pat D
    May 1, 2008
      I once heard that cardboard has glue in it. Anyone else know any danger of using cardboard or newspaper?

      David Keltie <david.keltie@...> wrote: To 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 fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.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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