When looking in my shed this afternoon, I discovered about two miles of six
feet wide heavy weed barrier cloth, purchased by my wife some time ago for a
dozen gladioli that she never planted.
My idea is to continue tilling tomorrow, picking out the weeds, making rows,
installing water lines, and using the cloth as much as possible to kill
weeds in the ground, and keep new ones out.
For an overcover, what's good and cheap (keyword - cheap) to put on top
the cloth? We're in zone 6, iirc, 3700' elevation, north of St. George,
And can I expect that the weeds I miss that go under the cloth will die out
and not return with a vengeance? I figure when I pull the stuff up after
this season, I can cover the whole garden for winter except for any winter
planting I'm going to do.
It depends on the cloth. I got some of that breathable black cloth for my
herb bed. The bindweed came right through it. Black plastic garbage bags
might work better--those kept my weeds very quiet one year.
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