I have continued to create a thick mulch for planting the garlic and shallots. It worked so well last year with an almost weedless crop. I mow the leaves and twigs up and have sprinkled native woodshavings along with the clippings to make a mat about 2" thick. Now I'm waiting for some rain to flatten the dried material down. Underneath has gone a sprinkle of lime, a bit of blood and bone and old chicken manure and a bit of organic slow release pellets. That should do them!
Added by Robyn Wolfe on May 6, 2010 at 11:05pm —