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Mulch layer working wonders!

Posted by jrslick KS/5 (My Page) on
Wed, May 15, 13 at 15:13

I am one of the happiest market gardeners around these parts! I really have the mulch layer dialed in and it is doing great! It is throwing a little more soil on the plastic, but I can easily have one of the girls sweep it all off. I could also add some dirt shields, but I haven't done that yet.

I am almost out of drip tape, but I will order that and get it here soon.

If I would have done all this work by hand yesterday, it would have taken me several days. Instead it only took 3 hours, with a few breaks (it was 95 degrees)

Here will be the outside lettuce patch in white plastic
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Peppers and Tomatoes in black and white
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Okra or Sweet potatoes
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Cucumbers and Zucchini
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First planting of Melons
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RE: Mulch layer working wonders!

Glad you're happy

RE: Mulch layer working wonders!

What a time saver and how efficient!!

RE: Mulch layer working wonders!

Last night, after I got home from the Farmers Market, I put out another 6 beds of mulch in about 30-40 minutes. The sun was going down fast, but the chance of rain was going up too! I have 3 more beds, but I am almost out of drip tape. I probably can get one in, but that is all. I will just have to reuse some tape to finish the last two beds. I might try to get that done tonight.

Now I just need to start planting!


RE: Mulch layer working wonders!

Way to go. I am still waiting for the dirt to dry enough to really dial it in. I did 2 200 foot rows the other day and it was just too wet. I can't wait to get the rest of our beds in!

RE: Mulch layer working wonders!

You should feel very happy with your layer. It took me all day to prep for half of the tomatoes, the other nightshades and 1 bed of brassicas. I didn't get to the sweet potato or melon areas yet. It was a lot of work by hand!

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