[permaculture] No-till potatoes - surface cultivation and deep mulching

Dieter Brand diebrand at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 1 16:27:30 EDT 2007



Lisa in Oregon <lisamaciver8 at yahoo.com> wrote:    >Would a layer of cardboard or newspapers help ensure the light 
>didn't get through? 
   
  I think the sprouts probably won't be able to grow through the 
  newspaper or cardboard.  If you don't have enough mulch, it is
  better to go for shallow cultivation, covering the tubbers with a
  little soil and/or compost and then use the mulch to cover that.
   
  Dieter Brand
  Portugal
   
   

 
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