Do you love gardening, but can’t seem to keep up with all of the weeds?
I planted my plants. Here in this picture you see newly planted zucchini.
Then I took cardboard boxes and layed them down on the dirt around the plants. I put bricks or wood on the cardboard to hold them down until we mowed our grass. (we never spray the grass so I always have organic mulch) Then I put the grass down on top of the cardboard. Then I wet the whole thing down. The water helps keep the grass from blowing away. I have heard that worms love the cardboard cover. I didn’t ask a worm myself but they do seem to be happy in my garden. haha And I have lots of them.
My husband is getting some more boxes today. Often a grocery store will have lots of extra boxes they are happy to give away. I am going to overlap the boxes for full coverage. In a few weeks I will be able to see where I have cardboard and where I didn’t put it down.
Cardboard helped me a great deal in the garden. The weeding was much less. I have a nice grass carpet to walk between the rows and plants.
This post is part of Real Food Wednesday