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Thursday, September 10, 2015



We recently cut a bunch of big weeds throughout the forest garden and around the place to make silage for the rabbits. With the weeds gone, the ground was somewhat exposed to the heat, and it has been a very hot and dry August.

mulchSo we decided to cut huge areas of a grass that the rabbits aren’t fond of. We then spread it through the second row of the forest garden and throughout the circle drive. Both places have several new trees planted, and we wanted to make sure that these young trees retained some moisture in between waterings.

Mulch is an absolute miracle for any garden or orchard area. We spread it thick (at least 6”) wherever we have anything important growing, and it truly does wonders for the plants and soil.

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