Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mulching the garden beds

 I did do quite a lot Sunday. I know, it's a day of rest. But when the mood hits, I jump.

So I got the wagon and loaded up 3 huge loads like this one of the best hay mulch. This is where I fed the sheep hay and it's sat here all winter. It's FULL of big red worms. I mean FULL. Every time I got a fork full there were worms.

This is where all that went. On the cabbage and onion bed. It's really deep too. Still have a flat of cabbage and some broccoli to get planted. It will get done.

I have all this to get on the garden too.  Under the sheep shelter. Lots of good stuff. Then there's the other shelters. The chicken coop. And the goat barn. I should have lots of good arm muscles soon!

What do y'all use for mulch? I like this because it has all the sheep, goat and chicken manure mixed in with it. So good for the garden. And I can mix it in later to the soil and it makes it richer.


Linda said...

That is a great idea! I plan on using leaves...

Kris said...

Leaves are great to use on the garden. You can also use grass clippings a few days old. I have even used the wool from the sheep that's not good. It's really good and no weeds go through that.

Kristin said...

I need to get my barn all cleaned out too. It's just so heavy and matted right now. I think I'm going to spread it on some grass just outside the veggie garden to kill the grass so I can expand the garden.

We usually use leaves and grass clippings to mulch the vegetables.

Kris said...

Sounds like you need some pig helpers. That's where my pigs are now. They're doing a great job mulching it all up.