Member since December 19, 2017
Wet or not?
Any specific reason you do not wet down the cardboard when putting it down?
I find it takes a long time to break down if you don't.
Sometimes, when my compost looks a bit "weedy", I put the cardboard on top of the compost, and then cover the cardboard with a woodchip mulch. Any thoughts on that?
thanks a lot for the vids,
How thick of a layer of compost do you recommend putting down? As I understand from the vid, your compost, with a mulch on top, is basically what you plant into later on. I myself cut slits at planting time in the cardboard and plant through the compost and cardboard into the soil, because I have noticed plants can take a while to grow roots through the cardboard, especially if it was put down dry. Any thoughts?
To wet or not to wet?
Is there a specific reason you don't wet down the cardboard when putting it down or before adding compost on top of it? I usually do because it breaks down faster that way. I've had cardboard that I did not wet when putting down, and it hadn't broken down after a year!
I sometimes put the cardboard on top of the compost, when the compost looks like its full of weeds/seeds. Is that something you have experience with?
thanks for the vids,