Raised beds, collecting rainwater as well. - perhaps tiered beds can have a French drain at the end that catches excess water run off from the rain. It would be a larger area to collect rain water and would only be extra If the other plants were all watered.
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Using Cardboard In Compost – How To Compost Cardboard Boxes
Composting Cardboard: Information On Types Of Cardboard To Compost Safely - Using cardboard in compost is a rewarding experience that makes great use of boxes taking up space. There are different types of cardboard to compost, so knowing what you are working with beforehand is important when learning how to compost cardboard boxes.
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Fired Up - Gardener says she fills her raised beds with 3-4" of paper shred, then quickly burns it to kill the weeds. She said it did not leave a mark on the wood. I would top with cardboard afterwards for extra weed protection,
I am doing this...I have several areas in the yard I want to turn into flower beds but because of the clay it is a lot of hard work! Also, it would give me the winter to plan what I want to plant there. The easiest way to turn lawn into garden
Money Plants - I saw in a TED video that money plants produce a high amount of oxygen for their size. Four plants can provide enough oxygen for an adult to live. Because of this, these plants and some others are being used in inside work environments with lots of people to increase oxygen flow and efficiency. These make excellent inside plants - just be sure to clean off the leaves occasionally.
Have you ever heard of a garden that waters and fertilizes itself? We certainly had never heard of such a thing until last week when we stumbled across a short video showing women in Africa building a "keyhole garden." @Brynne MacDonald Stamatis This looks niffty!
good to know... Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspaper. Good composting!
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