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Brown Tree Wood Grass Plant


woodchips that the tree company has brought me so far. there are 4 huge truckloads over 100 yds. I will put some of this on top of my lasagna beds about 4 inches thick. with my wife's help we are also putting it down in the path's between the raised lasagna beds. I watched the "back to eden film and thought it was great. Of course since these are mostly green chips they will be used as mulch on top. This should save water and provide the right amount of moisture to the plants.
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thanks Phonetool, Stephanie, you right about worms, but if I get anymore in my garden I am going to be enticed to go fishing!lol
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does organic matter mean...kitchen waste..after i cleaned out my garden last year i started burying kitchen waste in my garden..i got quite a bit in befroe the hard freeze...i am a little nervous i did something wrong...will it be ok after i till it all in when spring comes..also i have lots of leaves that are wintered...do i add them to the garden and till them in as well..thank you all for your help..i would be lost without you...sue
 

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Angel, kitchen scrapes are great to use but no cooked or meat waste. leaves are one of the best organic material to use leaves has so many minerals that plants need and they also will create worms. Myself I like to mulched the leaves, it helps them to break down better and will not mat up like whole leaves but if you are tilling your garden it won't matter if they are mulched, the tiller will do that for you.
I think it would be better to till in your organic material in the late fall, it will be composted come spring. but spring will be ok to
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yes organic is kitchen waste,hay,manure,wood chips,leaves any thing that can decompose and become dirt. With the leaves I would just use them as mulch on top of the garden after you plant your veggies that way they can be used to help block weeds and help retain moisture to the soil so you don't have to water as much.It also gives good bugs and worms places to hide. basically it is this till the kitchen waste in,plant your veggies, mulch with the leaves,pull any weeds that come up. Then if you can get some wood chips for between the rows and around the veggies as they grow it will help with weed control and moisture retention and you will water less.
 

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I've never used anything in my garden, I have alot of cypress wood chips and straw would this work around my plants? Should I water everything really well and then add chips and straw? Never done anything like this before need info please. Will I get worms too.
 
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