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Old 05-14-2010, 03:31 AM   #9
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Location: Northern Wisconsin

Originally Posted by oakhick View Post
what an odd coincidence -- i just read this article today!

i really try to crush the plants in, square-foot-gardening style. it annoys me to see empty space in the garden bed!
The only empty space in my garden are my walking paths. I put cardboard down on the paths and cover them with shredded leaves. I tried this for the first time last year, and it worked great! The cardboard was completely incorporated into the soil by late fall. I was stunned.

Like you, I've started placing my crops closer together over the last few years. It doesn't seem to hinder their production, and it certainly keeps the weeds in check. I no longer follow the plant spacing guides on seed packets. The seed companies must think we all have 100 acre vegetable gardens.
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