Is your garden winter ready?
Yesterday, I laid cardboard over a bare patch in the herb garden. The idea is to stop weeds seeding there over winter.
Last year, I put compost over cardboard in another area and ended up with a mini field of chard, which was great as a one-off. I’m not keen on the herb garden transforming into a chard garden, no doubt peppered with rocket, next year, so I will forego the temptation to mulch this time round. Unless it is with something guaranteed weed-free, like coffee grounds.
Now, that actually might be a good idea. The cardboard-covered hugel bed does need a nitrogen boost, considering that the wood, which I hope is decomposing, might still be drawing nitrogen from the soil. For the time being, though, I think I will continue to use the grounds on the garlic hugel bed instead.