paul wheaton wrote:Ruth's techniques are the best. They work. Or, at least, they did work. Things changed. Now, nearly all hay and straw is loaded with persistent herbicides. Unless you are attempting to grow some type of grass, you might not get much of a garden.
Dave Dahlsrud wrote:Another thing to watch out for with Ruth Stout's methods or any deep mulch technique is that it can make a really great habitat for some pretty destructructive vermin. Not just snails and slugs but mice and voles as well. Over time the predictors will move in, but in the beginning steps should be taken to minimize those destructructive little creatures! Having a heavy border of course wood chips surrounding your beds helps quite a bit with the file problem.....
Can anyone point me to the pitfalls of this method?
Brooke Bell wrote:From my reading I don’t think I can really “Ruth Stout” my new gardens with sawdust right? But other than compost, paths or mushrooms, any other innovative uses?