In this episode Greg talks about the use of mulches in vegetable gardens.
Why Mulches are important
-ideal environment for beneficial organisms
-generates compost in your garden
Types of mulch:
Mulches and permaculture design
– Permaculture is about copying systems that work in nature
– Virtually anywhere you see something growing in nature, the soil is covered in some sort of mulch
– Mulches greatly reduce the amount of work that you have to do in your garden, moreover, they make use of locally sourced inputs, thereby benefiting the environment.
Also, be sure to check out Greg’s column in the LocalXpress – ‘Growing Food With Greg‘