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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I usually plant my veggies in soil bags or containers. This year is the first time I am doing some raised beds. My question is when I plant the plant, do I cover it with mulch? When I look at some pics it looks like there is a layer of mulch applied. Thank you!
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    30 March 2012 Wood Chip Mulch 30 March 2012 Wood Chip Mulch Wood chip mulch is available from the city. There is a half cubic yard box in the rear of the van for transportation. A stockpile is obtained for later use in the vegetable garden. My main purpose is to retain moisture. When the...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    14 September 2009 Wood Chip Mulch 14 September 2009 Wood Chip Mulch Over the last three years, I have become an advocate of mulch on all my garden beds. This wood mulch is supplied by the city available in one of the parks. It varies a bit in texture depending when one picks it up. In my case...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    29 September 2011 Mulch. 29 September 2011 Mulch. Mulch, partially composed wood chips, are available from the City free of charge. It is only necessary to pick them up. There is a half cubic yard box placed in the back of he Van to accomplish this task. Today a load was transported and the...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    8 October 2010 Wood Chip Mulch 8 October 2010 Wood Chip Mulch Nine cubic yards of slightly composted wood chip was delivered to my driveway. Cost was 15 dollars per yard. It took a day and a half to dispense in various locations in the yard by wheelbarrow. About five yards was retained for use...
  6. Question and Answer
    Good morning, I am going to purchase mulch which is either $8 for a garbage can (approximately 32 gallon) or $42 a yard. I would prefer to purchase it with a garbage can but would like to know how much it would cost a yard doing it this way. Thanks! Karen
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Does anyone here have any experience with the rubber mulch that is out now? How/where did you use it? Like it? How deep did you make it? I have a dirt strip running down the side of my driveway that is impossible to have grass grow.........gets too hot next to the cement driveway........and...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    (from another thread) I'm intrigued. Last time we had a garden, we did it the yuppie way with all sort of costly doodads, one of which was that water permeable black fabric stuff to put on top, slit holes in for planting. What a PITA and expensive too! Can non-walnut American domestic wood...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    This is more of a landscaping post than a gardening one, so I hope it belongs here, but I just wanted to share that dh and I had our first real day of yard work today since we bought the house last spring. We were too preoccupied with fixing up some immediate projects inside the house to deal...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    What is the best mulch to put in my raised vegetable gardens? I have 2 small gardens - about 50 square feet each - so I don't need much.
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    Wood Chip Mulch http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WXDVC 14 September 2009 Wood Chip Mulch City of Brantford supplies wood chip mulch for public uses all year around. A removable box of half a cubic yard is installed in my minivan, and chips are picked up as required. This load was stored in a large...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    Hi all! I wanted to see what other gardeners thought of this idea. DH had to replace the pond liner in the main part of our pond over the weekend. I picked up a 13x20 liner at Home Depot for $100:(. There is some left over after trimming. I was thinking that I could cut circles out of the...
  13. Freebies
    Even though Denver residents scooped up huge amounts of mulch at the Treecycle Mulch Giveaway this past weekend, there is still more mulch for the taking. http://www.denvergov.org/recoth/SeasonalPrograms/tabid/425875/Default.aspx Denver residents looking for FREE mulch can collect it from...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Its early I know to be thinking of mulching our gardens in the Northern Hemisphere, but the remnants of my last year's mulch got me to wondering what you all use for mulch. Last year I tried using newspapers in my vining garden area. I absolutely hate wading through weeds (tells you...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/simple_homesteading/60401
  16. Leisure Articles
    Mulch Your Spring Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display Flower bulbs need a good, long, winters sleep. Like some people we know, if they wake up before they are fully rested, they get kind of cranky, and then they don’t bloom well at all. Actually what happens is during a mild...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    and if so what type?
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