Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. 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 newspapers.
Lay down a thick layer of CARDBOARD in your raised garden beds to kill the grass. It is perfectly safe to use and will fully decompose, but not before killing any grass below it. They’ll also provide compost and food for worms.
tips on foxgloves, a shade-loving cottage garden plant. I especially like the idea that you can plant different varieties and they cross-pollinate to create surprise variations. I also like that they reseed and end up all over the place.
Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start - One tip: Tomato plants form roots all the way along their stems, so you can give your plants an extra-strong root system (especially the tall, leggy ones) by planting them on their sides.
Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fills the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight! So smart!!
how to stop weeds from growing - pull weeds that are there -- then lay newspaper over the entire area --- when covered wet the newspaper real well-- then put mulch on top of that. Ready to plant and be weed free for a year!