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RE: odds and ends


It really does Bonnie! Ever since Jesse loaned me her lasagna gardening
book and I built my first bed - I'm hooked. Beats the heck out of
digging and amending black concrete, I mean clay....

 

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 24 Apr 2003 23:09:22 -0400

>People at work think I'm crazy when I start talking about lasagna gardening
>and using newspapers to plant into, but it really does make the best beds!
>
>Blessings,
>
>Bonnie
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Andrea H
>Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 8:40 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] odds and ends
>
>I'm with Jim, but I would still put down wet newspapers around the plants
>after they are in and mulch them well. This seems to be the best way to keep
>weeds from reoccurring. I've got a bed that's so loose now from all the
>lasagna gardening that I can just yank any stray weeds right out.
>
>Andrea H
>Beaufort, SC
>Zone 8b
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 5:32 PM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] odds and ends
>
>
>> chris, we usually make two roundup applications, one week apart, before we
>> do anything with the bed. we mix the roundup strictly to label directions,
>> which tends to be a bit on the weak side. but you want roundup a bit on
>the
>> weak side because you don't want to kill the leaves. you want the grass
>and
>> weeds to absorb the stuff and kill the roots. two strict label
>applications
>> at week apart will do that.
>>
>> depending on what you are dispatching with roundup, you may want to
>> incorporate a pre-emergent in the second application. might as well kill
>> off the grass and weed seeds, too.
>>
>>
>> At 02:04 PM 4/23/03 -0400, you wrote:
>> >Hi everybody!
>> >
>> >I've been outside trying to finish the fall and winter clean up!  It's
>> >only about 55 degrees and the wind is blowing!  I'm taking a break to
>> >warm up a bit before venturing out again. I carefully sprayed Roundup on
>> >a small area where I want to plant daylilies.  It's all grass right now.
>> >The directions say that it works best at 60 degrees or more, but I'm
>> >desperate!  I hope to own a Honda mini tiller by tomorrow and then I'll
>> >till that area.  Does anybody know if you have to kill the grass first?
>> >I thought that if I till, plant and then mulch well, I might not have to
>> >first do the Roundup thing.  What do you all say?
>> >
>> >Just purchased Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata", figwort, at Home
>> >Depot.  The tag says: large evergreen crinkled foliage splashed with
>> >cream.  Tiny wine-red flowers July -August. 2' sun/ part shade, zone 5.
>> >Do any of you grow it?
>> >
>> >http://www.joycreek.com/231-001.htm
>> >
>> >   Chris
>> >Long Island, NY
>> >Zone 7
>> >
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