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Sheet Mulching - How to Sheet Mulch

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by greathomesteader, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Hello,

    To turn my front yard into an edible garden, I used the sheet mulching method.
    I got many pictures.

    Steps ---> Sheet mulching method

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  2. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey+

    My brother has used this method with a lot of success. I'm leery of trying it where I'm at now because of the problems with a healthy population of copperheads, which I think would move right into a garden built like this.
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  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    poor website layout, overly complicated and can't get to the info

    another self promoter who found the monkey.... so annoying
  4. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Copperheads, rattlesnakes and moccasins to worry about in my neck of the woods
  5. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    I had a good friend many years ago whose small company made potting containers to start grape plants. Did real well sell to the big vineyards. Then source dried up and changed paper source and glue to new suppliers. As the plants got bigger and roots made contact with the new containers, the ink and/or glue was toxic and killed the plant. Cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars to compensate all his customers, darn new bankrupted him. Beware of the ink and glue on used cardboard.
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I really like your site. Very easy to use and great idea of using recycled materials. I am envious that you are about to get good deciduous mulch. Around here one is apt to get lots of pine if you get the free or cheap stuff. Any idea how long it takes for the cardboard to breakdown? I know that Canadian thistle seeds can be dormant for up to 10 years so I wonder about weeds years down the road.
  7. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    I've been doing this at my house as well. Running grasses cannot be stopped. They are easy to remove because they root into the mulch but it's going to be a fight for me for a while.
    I have spread out the first Giant truckload, but, I need 3 or 4 more to get the job done.
    It took about 10 hours for 3 people (30 Man Hours) to move it in wheel barrels. Next loads I going to dump closer to the site.
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