have about 300 sq ft lawn area i am converting to vegetable garden. have
put down cardboard and newspapers and covered with about 3 inches of
shreaded leaves. anything else i should do before the snow arives?
if you're really looking for more work
you can dig along the edges and put down
a barrier so that surrounding grasses and
weeds cannot keep sending runners and roots
into your garden. the plants underneath
will still have viable roots for several
years. the surrounding plants will
gladly send their roots into this space
to get to the moisture and nutrients and
they are very good at finding gaps to
heading that off will pay off later. :)
otherwise, give it a shot of water if it
is dry out, that will help keep the leaves
in place when the wind comes.
Sounds more like converting to a landfill than a vegetable garden,
come spring just rototill and you're essentially ready to plant. If
the ground is dry enough you can rototill now, then you'd need only a
light rototilling prior to planting in spring. I can tell by your
writing style that you're the lazy type but what you're planning for a
vegetable garden will create a lot more labor, not less.
No. In late winter add
N: 18.37 lb. chicken manure/ 100 sq.ft. (2.88 oz/sq.ft.)
P: (rock phosphate) 3 lb. / 100/sq.ft. (.48 oz/sq.ft.)
K: Use one gallon of ashes per square yard on loam to clay-loam soil,
and half as much on sandier soils.
Then cover with fresh newsprint or card board, and top with more mulch.
In April, use a dibble to make holes in your garden for planting seed or
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