[nafex] Weed fabric

ED Mashburn ribes60 at currants.com
Tue Jul 4 10:56:11 EDT 2000


At 09:25 AM 7/4/00 -0400, you wrote:


In reply to these comments:  I agree with Lon, I have used fabric and do
not like the long term results. I have found the same problems. I have
access to large amounts of leaves and find that they are the best in the
long run, I apply about 5 to 6 inches of leaves to the rows in the fall and
sometimes again in the early summer. This has provided adequet mulch, weed
suppression and organic matter in the rows (of gooseberries and currants).

I do not like clover because it is a heavy moisture user and tends  to
creep into the rows. I have grass growing in the alleyways between the rows
and blow the clippings onto the rows as I cut the grass.

This method has allowed me to grow berries without irrigation to the rows.



Ed Mashburn
Northumberland BerryWorks
707 Front Street
Northumberland, PA  17857
(570) 473-9910
WWW.currants.com
Ed at currants.com

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