|Food garden pre-mulching|
Over the weekend, I mulched and added a few more plants to the edible garden, which next to the Hugelkultur.
|Pre-mulching with first row of cardboard|
My favourite weed-matting material is cardboard boxes. Its thick, its free, it breaks down, forming compost and its fairly non-toxic. Its important to overlap the cardboard on the edges and to ensure its in the perfect location in relation to the tree stem. Too far means you'll get weeds growing up, too close can kill the plant. I usually leave a gab of a few centimetres and also don't mulch right up to the stem. I also find the cardboard more manageable if its slightly damp. So either water it, or leave it out for a few days.
|Sugar Cane Mulch|