Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

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Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Postby vivienz » Mon May 14, 2018 9:48 pm

Duh, ignore me, Robo, I've just re-read your earlier post and seen the answer to my question. It's getting late and I don't make much sense earlier in the day!
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Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Postby robo » Mon May 14, 2018 10:05 pm

My beds are all 12x4 feet except for one which is eight x four , it's not the first time I've grown through cardboard I did it last year but only on one bed this year it's three beds up to now and the borders in the pollytunnel the idea in the pollytunnel it to try and keep blight at bay , the other reasons through family illness I find my time I can spend down the plot limited I don't think I will have much time for weeding this summer
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Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Postby Colin2016 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:15 am

Robo interested in your growing through cardboard, is this purely to keep slugs at bay or are there other benefits.

Wondering if this keeps the ground wetter like when you put chippings on top?
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Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Postby robo » Tue May 15, 2018 8:53 am

It's just to keep weeds down and it breaks down over summer and fertilises the soil
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