(Insert evil plan laugh) I'm grabbing another 5' section of lawn for the veggie garden.
When I put in the veggie bed I just turned all the grass under about 12" and that worked very well! However, currently being 5 months preggo my condition is not going to be alleviated any time soon & I don't think I have the energy to turn under this next section of garden. Obviously hubby is a good option but he's really busy with his own projects .
So I understand the black-plastic method but I just don't think I can make it work (there being a toddler/dog issue). What about piling a TON of cow poo on top of the grass? It is 2/3 years old, apparently almost completely soil and about 50' from my veggie garden (our farmer was overjoyed when I asked if I could have some, so I may even be able to snag him between other jobs to run it over with the tractor).
How deep do I need to pile it to kill the grass?
I REALLY want to plant garlic for the winter (sometime very soon) is it going to survive? The poop is not fresh at all so I shouldn't have an issue with burning. I'd better get to work to get that garlic in actually...
Also I just put in some transplanted raspberry bushes (not expecting anything from them this year, I'm just hoping they will survive & produce next year) is burying their stems that deep going to be ok?
I also need to figure out where I am going to put the $1 strawberry plants I'm going to the nursery to buy (I'm going to try to overwinter them, somehow).
Of course I also have to move the clothes line, get started on the new fence for the garden, cut down that little silver poplar that is shading my garden... you guys are an terrible bunch of enablers!!