[permaculture] Living mulch garden update

darren simo wannafarm at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 20 18:17:40 EDT 2002


Hi All,
Here a good site selling living mulch with an explaination of the use.
http://www.greenharvest.com.au/links/cat_links.htm
Darren.

>>Mark wrote:
>> >
>> > The concept is fairly straight forward, I plant most of my plants into 
>>a
>> > growing carpet of white clover.  This is my third year with the
>> > practice.  I mow the clover to control weeds and to generate mulch for 
>>the
>> > soil.  The is also quite a bit of black medic volunteering in the beds,
>> > though this tends to decline rapidly in the late summer.  Many of my
>> > transplants were from root trainers, a very narrow but tall type of 
>>pot, to
>> > plant I just jacked open the soil with a spading fork and inserted the
>> > plug.  Worked great.  For direct seeded crops I use a weed burning LP 
>>gas
>> > torch, two hot passes pretty much knocks out the clover, but also tends 
>>to
>> > encourage crab grass, a prostrate c-4 annual.  If you have any specific
>> > questions I would be glad to answer them.
>> > Mark


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