[gardeners] Cardboard & Veggies

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 13:17:19 -0400

I read somewhere recently that cardboard has undesirable chemicals in its
seemingly innocent paper plus makeup. I was going to use it, too, then
changed to newspaper except in the paths where the cardboard will be fine.
Wish I could tell you where to verify this info...Cheryl

>When I finish digging the last 2 rows of potatoes today I'm planning on raking
>the area level, adding a little more 10-10-10 fertilizer, perhaps a little
>manure and covering the whole patch with cardboard and spoiled hay.  Next
>spring I'll move my strawberries to this spot.
>Terry King                  North Central Eastern Washington
>taeking@televar.com        USDA zone 4, Sunset Zone 1

Cheryl Schaefer, Schaefer Yarns
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