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Re: Using newspapers

They are really awful when you next try to fork over your dirt:   the
fork doesn't go through that layer.     I used them in Ohio on my
vegetables for 20 years but didn't use the colored pages.    I threw 2-3
inches of dirt on top to keep them from blowing.    By the next plowing,
they were part of the soil.
	Here, near Phoenix, I put them under a layer of sawdust in a path and
this week was trying to turn them into the soil.......they didn't
disintegrate as well as they did in Ohio where we had 43 inches of rain
each year.   I think I discovered this idea in Organic Gardening which
you should evaluate first..........
	I don't think it would work very well with Bermuda Grass.   

On Thu, 9 Sep 1999 21:30:31 -0400 "James Shepherd" <jashep@usit.net>
>    Can anybody tell me about the possible dangers of using newspapers 
>as a way to kill grass where one want's to make a flower/garden bed?  
>My girlfriend is trying to do some resarch on the subject for a 
>professor at VA. Tech.  I was hoping that this would be a good place 
>to ask.  
>                                Thanks to any who reply,
>                                        Thomas

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