LIVING MULCH

On the journal we write often how much we use mulch here on the urban farm to combat weeds, retain moisture and build soil.

Here’s an example of ‘living mulch’ in action – do not disturb.

Comments(16)

  1. OuterBanksMom says:

    wow, that is so sweet, really brought a smile to my face. aren’t animals the best? whenever I need a little laugh or a good smile, I always hang out with my backyard critters and they always seem to do the trick!

  2. OuterBanksMom says:

    wow, that is so sweet, really brought a smile to my face. aren’t animals the best? whenever I need a little laugh or a good smile, I always hang out with my backyard critters and they always seem to do the trick!

  3. ~~Melissa says:

    Sweet! My cats always did that inside my house when I kept house plants. Outside is much sweeter. 😉

  4. ~~Melissa says:

    Sweet! My cats always did that inside my house when I kept house plants. Outside is much sweeter. 😉

  5. Sue says:

    awwww that’s so cute

  6. Sue says:

    awwww that’s so cute

  7. Sinfonian says:

    My kind of mulch. Though mine likes my lap while I’m on the internet.

    I haven’t actually haven’t gotten into mulching my veggies. I plant so close I don’t have room to mulch, and then when I replant the mulch gets mixed into the soil or I have to move it to plant. Straw wouldn’t be so bad, but I don’t have any of that. I did use my first attempt at composting to mulch my flower beds. I made a novice mistake by adding saw dust to the bed as a brown near the end of the composting cycle. Unforunately it was “chain” sawdust and it was maple (hardwood), so that isn’t going to decompose until my 4 year old can drive. Oops. Anyway, it makes a great mulch/compost for my flower bed!

  8. Sinfonian says:

    My kind of mulch. Though mine likes my lap while I’m on the internet.

    I haven’t actually haven’t gotten into mulching my veggies. I plant so close I don’t have room to mulch, and then when I replant the mulch gets mixed into the soil or I have to move it to plant. Straw wouldn’t be so bad, but I don’t have any of that. I did use my first attempt at composting to mulch my flower beds. I made a novice mistake by adding saw dust to the bed as a brown near the end of the composting cycle. Unforunately it was “chain” sawdust and it was maple (hardwood), so that isn’t going to decompose until my 4 year old can drive. Oops. Anyway, it makes a great mulch/compost for my flower bed!

  9. Terry Corum says:

    That’s cute! One of my kitties likes to lay under the corn and squash plants. The other kitty like the peppermint patch. My jack russel terrier keeps eyeing the cucumbers, he thinks they are some kind of toy!

    I get a kick out of seeing your goats sitting in chairs too! That is hilarious.

  10. Terry Corum says:

    That’s cute! One of my kitties likes to lay under the corn and squash plants. The other kitty like the peppermint patch. My jack russel terrier keeps eyeing the cucumbers, he thinks they are some kind of toy!

    I get a kick out of seeing your goats sitting in chairs too! That is hilarious.

  11. Ginny says:

    LOL! I like that kind of mulch. It is portable and it leaves part of itself behind it wherever it is used (hair). LOL!

  12. Ginny says:

    LOL! I like that kind of mulch. It is portable and it leaves part of itself behind it wherever it is used (hair). LOL!

  13. Sandra says:

    Very cute. Reminds me of when I was a child and we had a new puppy. We couldn’t find him any where – we called and called. We even drove around the neighborhood looking for him. We came home and had given him up as gone. Until about 30 mins later he came out from under the beans. He must have been asleep there the whole time.

  14. Sandra says:

    Very cute. Reminds me of when I was a child and we had a new puppy. We couldn’t find him any where – we called and called. We even drove around the neighborhood looking for him. We came home and had given him up as gone. Until about 30 mins later he came out from under the beans. He must have been asleep there the whole time.

  15. dave says:

    That is the cutest, sweetest picture! My ‘living mulch’ likes to lay on my hands while I type on the keyboard.

    We keep her inside though because because she views birds as cat food 😉 (and therefore when we feed the birds she probably thinks we are putting out the bait)

  16. dave says:

    That is the cutest, sweetest picture! My ‘living mulch’ likes to lay on my hands while I type on the keyboard.

    We keep her inside though because because she views birds as cat food 😉 (and therefore when we feed the birds she probably thinks we are putting out the bait)

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