Thursday, April 18, 2013

Primer For Permies

Since nature abhors bare ground, covering it is the key.

Gautschi says he's used straw and other materials as a covering, yet prefers wood chips because they stay in place and gradually break down to create a nutrient-rich planting medium.

He recommends using no more than 4 inches of chips if you're going to plant seeds.

When it's time to plant, pull back the wood chips to the ground and seed directly into the soil.

Once the plants are up, push the wood chips back around them.