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CathyZ from Kauai

In the 70s I gardened in bushel baskets of mulch- worked great. Same principal

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Posted to Thread #23962 at 9:36 pm on Mar 5, 2013

I used dried grass clippings, dried leaves then I tried mulched tree branches and it worked the best. Ang, I'm sure you could find something that will work for you in AK. Bales of straw or hay are prohibitive cost-wise here in HI too. But just try to find bushel baskets these days :) Wooden crates would do fine. Not plastic- would hold the moisture too much.

Another popular gardening method at the time was to just take large bags of potting soil, cut an "X" in the bag and plant tomatoes or whatever right in the bag.

I'm actually thinking of doing something with mulch here as our soil is very hard red dirt clay.


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