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More sheet mulching on a gorgeous fall day.

October 13, 2012

Still windy today, but at least it was warm when the sun wasn’t hiding under a cloud.

I have two major projects before the cold sets in, planting around thirty trees that I am expecting any day now, and sheet mulching a field for beds of grain an large crops.

I had a burst of energy today because of the last couple days of too cold and windy weather to work outside.  It felt so good to be progressing again my permaculture design!  I can really feel my strength gaining as I am able to stick to it and work faster than when I started this endeavor. ImageImage Here you can see the beginning of the first bed.  I put a layer of top soil mixed with compost right on top of the grass.  We have very sandy soil, like at the beach sandy, so I had a truck load of top soil delivered which a friend mixed with compost.

In the next picture you can see the different levels.  After the soil I put a layer of cardboard then another layer of top soil and then leaves, these happen to be sasafrass and birch, and finallly a layer of straw.  I finished two beds today, still have to put the wood chip paths in though.  Tomorrow weather permitting I will put in two more!

One Comment
  1. The garden is really coming on good. Sheet mulching like this is the very best way to start new beds and so easy!

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