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Vegetable Garden Paths


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Karen26-Apr-11 06:19 PM EST 3a   
Karen26-Apr-11 06:19 PM EST 3a   
Greg01-May-11 02:55 PM EST   
Greg01-May-11 02:55 PM EST   


Subject: Vegetable Garden Paths
From: Karen
Zone: 3a
Date: 26-Apr-11 06:19 PM EST

I'm trying to find ideas on temporaty paths in my vegetable garden. Whatever I choose has to be temporary as the plan changes yearly. I have balance issues (a recent problem) so how I used to get around does not work for me anymore. Suggestions anyone?


Subject: Vegetable Garden Paths
From: Karen
Zone: 3a
Date: 26-Apr-11 06:19 PM EST

I'm trying to find ideas on temporaty paths in my vegetable garden. Whatever I choose has to be temporary as the plan changes yearly. I have balance issues (a recent problem) so how I used to get around does not work for me anymore. Suggestions anyone?


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Paths
From: Greg
Zone:
Date: 01-May-11 02:55 PM EST

Hi, Karen,

For the last few years I have been trying to solve two problems at the same time - how to build temp paths in the garden and how to get rid of grass clippings.

In the Spring, I dethatch my grass and I get tons of dead grass to dispose of. Around the same time I am planting my veggie garden. I put newspaper down two sheets thick and then put about four inches of dead grass on top. Then I give it a good soaking with the hose and tread on it to pack it down. I do about three or four feet at a time. It keeps the weeds down all summer and the following spring I just till it into the soil and it's gone. newspapers and all.

I have also done the same thing with green mower clippings. You don't have to soak them down either.


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Paths
From: Greg
Zone:
Date: 01-May-11 02:55 PM EST

Hi, Karen,

For the last few years I have been trying to solve two problems at the same time - how to build temp paths in the garden and how to get rid of grass clippings.

In the Spring, I dethatch my grass and I get tons of dead grass to dispose of. Around the same time I am planting my veggie garden. I put newspaper down two sheets thick and then put about four inches of dead grass on top. Then I give it a good soaking with the hose and tread on it to pack it down. I do about three or four feet at a time. It keeps the weeds down all summer and the following spring I just till it into the soil and it's gone. newspapers and all.

I have also done the same thing with green mower clippings. You don't have to soak them down either.


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