Feeding Your Plants in the Garden, the Lazy Way.

@buenavida (7795)
Sweden
May 5, 2007 9:42pm CST
I once read about a lady who used organic material to cover the earth around her plants and flowers. Instead of putting it into a compost, she spread the material directly where it was needed. It has three benefits, it keeps the soil soft and damp as it does not dry so fast. It is a good fertilizer for the plants. It prevents the weeds from growing and saves a lot of time since you don´t need to take them away. I have tried this method and it works really good. Have you tried it?
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@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
6 May 07
I've only used leaves as a mulch and it helps in keeping the soil moist and keeping the weeds out. Thanks for the tip...I'll try it, although I'm a bit worried that it might attract flies. I really hope not!
@buenavida (7795)
• Sweden
6 May 07
If you only use plant material, not rests of fish or meat or other things that could attract fries, I think there is no risk.
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
7 May 07
Thank you very much for the tip, Buenavida!
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@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
7 May 07
Organic matterial? Do you mean like her veggie scraps and things like that? I would think that i may sell kind of bad as it gets rotten. Maybe I am missing the big picture here. Help me out!
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@buenavida (7795)
• Sweden
8 May 07
It could be grass, leaves, straw and even hay. It will work like any materia like that in the nature, the earth bacteria will change it into soil or compost. The same process that happenes in the compost will happen directly on the earth where it will feed the plants and protect them at the same time. The earthworms also love this kind of food and will change it to an excellent soil where the plants will grow and stay healthy. Just try it, if you have a chance and you will see how it works. This all makes us feel a healthy respect for the Creator of this system, doesn´t it?