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Re: CULT: How to dry out bed?

I filled the flower & veggie beds with compost and planted on top of 
the news paper. Better Homes & Garden magazine is where I saw this 
idea.  The compost I got for free at the local landfills.  Being a on 
the move military family, I have had to keep landlords happy, by not 
tearing up their yards.  Upon moving I only had to rake off the 
compost and toss down grass seed.  Each time I did this the news 
paper was bio-degraded and giving away the composted dirt was easy.  
The only weeds I had to pull were the seeds that germinated.  With 
the loose compost these weeds came out easy.  We are retiring and all 
my perminate flower & veggie beds have been started the same way. 
I 'putter weed' every few days.  For me this is the way to garden.
Lucy Harris  zone 8a - Coastal North Carolina  

--- In iris-talk@egroups.com, storylade@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 8/1/2000 8:16:32 AM Central Daylight Time, 
> harrisfamily@c... writes:
> <<  I layered news papers on the bottom, six layers thick or 
>  more.  I do not plan on weeding.  >>
> Did you plant through the newspaper or pile fill dirt on top of it 
and then 
> plant?
> Betty in Bowling Green KY

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