In today’s episode I wanted to talk about the area at the edge of the market garden; maintaining the edges is not often talked about, and I like the way we manage it…You’ll also get a peak of our chicken-powered grass and of how midsummer is celebrated here in Sweden.
How do you go about managing your edges?
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Very interesting insight and it is easy to see the benefits of clean borders. In my case I would add white clover as a plant that brings many advantages (insect pollination, N fixation) as well disadvantages (fast creeping action, rapid border breakdown). Regular mowing and border cutting does keep the problem in check. From my experience recovering a 10 year abandoned plot given over almost exclusively onion production, black plastic cover is a short term (weeks) solution for killing off / reducing spreading weeds, but really to exhaust the weed seed bed takes a long time, it is easier to move to no dig and compost cover. Cheers for that Richard.
Next tip, low cost sustainable fencing?