MEDITTERANEAN Newspaper weeding "machine"

by Mark Attwood
(White River, South Africa)

Hi Permaculture sorts,

I have a small vegetable garden that I grow my own veggies in that I have been trying to do in a permaculture way for the past 9 years. I have always spent a lot of time weeding, but about a year ago I discovered that by laying down a single sheet of newspaper on top of the beds, and then spreading fine mulch on top of that and planting my seeds and seedlings through the mulch that I hardly get any weeds coming up in the beds and it frees me up to spend more time planting and doing other stuff that the garden needs, and it seems to really help to the beds grow better too.

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