transition to semi-natural gardening
I rented a half acre garden which has not been cultivated for many
years. Garden is full of weeds and grass. Soil is deep and mellow. It
doesn't have access to running water. It is located in temparate-semi
arid region. (about 40 degrees latitude and 800m altitude)Main crop is
wheat-barley. I want to grow vegetables for family consumption in
natural farming methods. I don't have so much organic material to
create sheet mulch. I have access to lots of cardboards and some
summer leaves. Shall I cut tiles of grass, turn them backwards and put
cardboards under or over to create some sheet mulching effect.
I plan to grow transplants in a different place and move to garden
Any advice on how to proceed.