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Post  JustMe on 5/12/2012, 11:09 pm

Before I knew about SFG, I planted a raised bed left by the previous owners with two rhubarb plants. It also holds a compost bin. Rhubarb's growing okay, but I cannot keep up with the weeds - mostly grass.

I'm thinking about adding a worm tube, but is there anything I can do to salvage the 'soil' in this box?

Should I add MM on top? Should toss down cardboard around the rhubarb and mulch over it? Just keep weeding and adding compost? (Which is what I've been doing.)

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Re: Suggestions to salvage my non-SFG box?

Post  CindiLou on 5/12/2012, 11:40 pm

I use the leaves I take off my rhubarb as weed cover. I just put them on the ground around the plants...never mulch or anything lol..bed has been there since before I moved here 16 yrs ago...It was well established then and still going strong. I am going to move some around again this year to tidy up the bed...but I never do anything with mine.
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Re: Suggestions to salvage my non-SFG box?

Post  camprn on 5/13/2012, 7:58 am

My recommended solution, in a word, Mulch. What a Face

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Post  JustMe on 5/14/2012, 9:30 pm

I'm going to raid the recycle bin for newspaper and cardboard to save for covering and mulching.

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Re: Suggestions to salvage my non-SFG box?

Post  GWN on 5/14/2012, 9:55 pm

any deciduous trees in your area, or neighbours who want to get rid of them? I found an empty lot with a large deciduous tree with a thick layer of leaves under it, packed them into a bag and hauled them home.
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