Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Planting in a Deep Mulch Garden
Late last summer i started this type of garden, over my existing garden, using layers of newspaper, grass clippings, and leaves this past fall. One question is when i plant plants like tomatoes i remove the bottom leaves and lay the plant on its side. Do i dig the hole and plant it all the way down to the initial soil or not that deep? Also do i ever till this new part up, or just keep adding to it?
Also will you be in the Milwaukee area in the near future?
Watch the video from The Wisconsin Gardener. The link is here.
You plant just a few inches down into the damp mulch--not down to the soil.
You never till again. You just keep adding mulch year after year. Fall clean-up is the easiest--you just pile leaves on top of all the dead plants.
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