Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Mother Of A Smother

The garden has gotten it's share of attention lately.  It should have a sign that says

  


After weeding what I could, I unrolled all the landscape fabric I had on hand and "blocked" the walkways and beds in the back garden.



I've been saving cardboard boxes that come my way and laid those in the newly deweedified raised beds.




I'll be gathering cardboard all Winter and replacing the fabric with cardboard over time. Cardboard really seems my best option.  It's a bit of a pain as it degrades but it smothers the best.

Standing back and viewing all this makes me realize that I've given up on planting a Fall garden this year. 

Sort of. 

I've left the tomatoes and peppers alone for now.  They look horrible and don't have much fruit on them but they usually start blooming again with the cooler weather.

The sweet potatoes are still spreading out.  We've got another month before our first frost is due so we'll see what we can get.




And I did toss some lettuce seeds in one of the raised beds.  I'd love to eat some fresh salad greens before Winter.


1 comment:

  1. That is one heck of a lot of landscape fabric! I tried the cardboard box smother, but I didn't make the layers deep enough, so weeds worked their evail through. I have a huge mountain of wood chips, so I'm hoping the combination of cardboard and wood chips will give the desired effect.

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